Experience Slavic Hospitality at it's Best!

The Best by Russian-Speaking Community Awards Ceremony 2022

Invitational Event
When: Friday, November 14, 2022, 6pm – 9pm
Where: The Center at Twenty-Three Hundred
2300 Sierra Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95825

Tickets/VIP Ticket:

$250/person | VIP $350/person
(916) 299-1777

Sponsorship Opportunity:

(916) 519-6461

Sponsorship/Tickets: (916) 299-1777


The BEST by Russian-Speaking Community VIP Award Ceremony is a highlight of community’s business life. It features the most successful companies, community leaders, volunteers and artists. Every year more than 1 million Russian-speaking consumers of California Region vote for best companies and individuals via: www.RussianAmericanMedia.com/vote

Consumers’ votes go to both Russian and American companies, community leaders, politicians and government entities. The BEST by Russian-Speaking Community Award Ceremony is a VIP event, which celebrates success. We invite guests to experience our hospitality, enjoy traditional food, culture & world-class performances. Top rated companies get awarded for their excellence and customer’s satisfaction. The competition is featured in the annual Russian Time Magazine, Russian Observer Newspaper, Russian Community Directory, online at www.RussianPerspective.com, and other community media outlets.

The BEST by Russian-Speaking Community Award Ceremony is a mark of consumers’ trust, highly regarded in the community. Therefore, this event offer a unique marketing opportunity for your company. It is a straightforward way to increase your visibility and build customer’s loyalty.

Traditionally, Autumn is the time of the year our ancestors celebrated the Harvest. Now, it’s our privilege to celebrate your success annually at our community event.

Here in America, your efforts in many fields of business bring our «harvest». Those efforts put bread on our tables. Each of you, whatever your company, office or organization, you are the backbone of our local economy.

We all know from life experience that being talented is not enough. We depend upon Faith, will-power and cooperation to produce our optimum results. We recognize those results – which each of you has produced in your field. We are humbled by your achievements.

This event brings together truly extraordinary people who explore new frontiers in their professional fields. From classical music to innovative surgery, like a famous Russian-cut diamond, our Russian-speaking community will shine in multiple facets during this Award Ceremony.

We welcome media sponsors, including Capital Public Radio and CBS 13 | CW31 Good Day Sacramento whose Anchor Bethany Crouch will add «sparkle» to the evening. Greetings especially to others who join us for the first time this year.

To everyone, please make yourself at home and enjoy Slavic hospitality. On behalf of our Russian-speaking community of California, the event organizers, our RAM team, our caterers and Miss Russian California finalists-contestants, we hope you will enjoy this evening with us.


Sergey Ivannikov

Founder & CEO

Russian American Media, Inc.

(916) 519-6461



“That was an incredible event! Thank you Sergey Ivannikov & Olga Ivannikov as well as entire Russian American Media Team for making the 13th Annual Best Business Awards event a success! It was an honor to have our dear talented friend Nick Steward with Cyr Wheel Performer participate to make this evening extra special! Great people & great connections – super recipe for success!”

Eugene Ivannikov
Coastal Breeze Limousine



“You are the BEST. Great presentation and entertainment. Looking forward to next year and continued good relations.”

California State Bar Certified Specialist – Criminal Law



“Dear Olga and Sergey, RAM agency and the team organizing the Gala event!
Thank you very much for your hard work. It was one of the best event I attended lately. The program, participants, food, decoration everything was perfectly arranged. I was honored to be your guest, I’m happy to receive the Best RE Broker of Southern California award. It was fun event, with many respectful guests. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart!!!”

Olga Solovyeva
Real Estate Broker
South California



“How kind of you to acknowledge our partnership, Sergey. The event was dazzling and we are honored to support the community.”

Jamie A. Corcoran
First American Title Company
Central California



“Дорогие Оля и Сергей,
Большое спасибо за приглашение на ваш замечательный вечер. Все было, впрочем как всегда, организовано на высшем уровне, начиная с гостеприимства на входе и до тщательно продуманной программы.
Желаю вам и в будущем только успехов во всех ваших делах. Вы очень много делаете для русскоговорящей общины и ее репутации в американском обществе Сакраменто.”

Наташа Овен



“Last week was full of beauty and special moments!
– I passed Miss Russian California title to gorgeous Olga.
– Cawa Bunga and I had our first Family performance on stage!
– First time being interviewed LIVE in news!
Thank you so much, Russian American Media Team, Olga and Sergey Ivannikov for organizing such wonderful event – Best of the Best Award. Ceremony and Miss Russian California!”

Katrina Ponina
Miss Russian California 2016



“Dear Friends! Thank you so much for your support. I was able to win the Miss Russian California People’s Choice Award with all of your help. I couldn’t have done it without all of you! It was an amazing and glamorous evening. I learned so much, developed new interests, and made new friends. All of the contestants were beautiful, brilliant, and kind. I am honored to have had the opportunity to be a part of it. I want to also thank the event organizers and sponsors. A special call out to Masha, Sharon, Sergey -Olha, Olga, and Sean. You were there every step of the way and I am beyond thankful. With your help, in just 4 short weeks, I learned how to walk in heals, dance, pose and gown walk amongst many other things. I developed a new confidence and am excited about the new journey I’ve embarked upon.”

Luba Pislar
Miss Russian California People Choice Award Winner



“Last night’s event Miss Russian California I consider another great success for Russian American Media with Olga and Sergey Ivannikov at the helm of their team.
My dear wife Katrina Ponina performed on stage and passed on the crown to her successor after a fantastic performance from these beautiful ladies.”

Sasha Bunga



“I am so proud of my girls!!! Both of my contestants won today!!! Congratulations Olga for becoming Miss Russian California 2017 and Ulyana Zilbermints 1st runner-up!!! Great show Sergey Ivannikov and the RAM team!”

Karina Zakharov
President of Miss Russian San Francisco



“Thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful event. Great job!”

Yen Marshall



“Congrats on a great event!!!”

Rick Pickering
CEO of CalExpo State Fair



“I’d like to express my gratitude for the opportunity you have extended for me to participate with George Komsky at the Best of the Best Gala. You’ve put a lot of effort with your team to make this event a remarkable one. I feel very appreciative toward people like you who have a genuine heart and innovative ideas to better and unite our Slavic community. Thank you!”

Tanya Karaseni
Vocal Performer



“The event was great! Вы поднимаете планку выше и выше. Молодцы! Спасибо! Mы чудесно провели время. Еда была просто великолепная…”

Valentina Vasilchuk-Serdichenko



“Sergey and Olya, wanted to say thank you; the event was amazing! The program was very entertaining, saturated with variety of talents and overall the entire evening was very well planned and conducted; well done! It’s the type of event that one could invite colleagues and business associates and feel proud of the Russian community! Again, thank you for all that you do!”

Serg V. Abrams



“Serezha i Olenka, spasibo vam Ogromnoe! !!!! Chydesnij vecher!! Vse ochen krasivo, vkysno i professionally done!!! Spasibo ewe raz”

Kate Poliakova


“The Best event was spectacular! Thank you for making me be part of it.”

Anna Penkov
Mortgage Officer



“RAM is an impressive organization with a great team in place. They are very professional, communicable and a pleasure to work with. Their events are always well put together and portray a great side of the Slavic community. It would be nice to see more organizations emerge such as RAM. Organizations that stand for the good in humanity and that make it a priority to contribute positively to our society. Thank you for the opportunity to get involved.”

Marianna Pristupa
Miss Russian California 2015


“Sergey, Olya and all RAM team, it was absolutely a pleasure and honor to part of your wonderful event. Thank you for opportunity to be part of your community and events. My wife Nancy also enjoyed it tremendously. We would like to continue being part of your community and serve in any possible ways. It was a great evening my friend and you guys did an absolutely stunning job!!!”

Augustine Joseph
President/CEO of JETEXE



“Thank you for inviting Senator Runner to attend the Best of Russia event and congrats on another great year!”

David Nelson
Regional Liaison Manager
Board of Equalization – District 2
SUTD, Sacramento



“What a great evening with amazing people. Thank you Sergey & Olya and thank you Karla L Nelson for the day!”

John Kunhart
Managing Director
American River Ventures



“It has been an absolute blessing to work with the Russian American Media. They are very professional, benefit our community in so many amazing ways, and are the most kindhearted of people! I couldn’t be more proud to represent them as Miss Russian California 2014.”

Nadejda Angel
Miss Russian California 2014


“They do great work in the community!”

Joshua Paul
Owner, Chick-fil-A of Arden-Arcade



“What a first class event! You are a great asset to our community.”

David Sobon
Sobon Auctions



“AMAZING!! I’m honored to be a part of this annual event. This year RAM and the Sponsors of Miss Russian California and The Best Awards outdid themselves. It was a spectacular event complete with awesome music, amazing dance companies, wonderful food, and of course the beautiful contestants competing for the crown. Again, it’s an honor to be a small part of such a great event. The only thing I can say now is, can’t wait until next year!”

Bradley Clark
Bradley Clark Band



“I loved the event. Wonderful job. I definitely will be part of this event next year. One work -perfect.”

Lyubov Love Ilnitsky
Miss Russian California Grand Finale guest