TEFI with a cup of Greenfield tea
TEFI, the National Television Award, took place in Saint Petersburg for the second time. On September 26 the ceremony announced the winners in the category Faces at the Mikhailovsky Theatre.
The event started right on the Square of Arts, where guests, officials, nominees and future winners met and greeted each other, drank champagne and Greenfield tea, the later being a traditional hot drink of the Award. Michael Shvydkov began the evening by reading congratulatory messages from Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin. Alexander Gordon (Gordon Quixote TV show), Ivan Ugrant, Garik Martirosyan, Alexander Cekalo, Sergei Svetlakov (ProjectorParisHilton TV show), Kirill Nabutov (for series of comments broadcast at the Winter Olympics 2010 in Vancouver) got their bronze Orfei, documentary Word Translation (Podstrochnik) got a special prize of the ceremony.