Michael Wynne-Parker, Chairman of the Guild of Travel and Tourism, presided over a Dinner in honour of King Kigeli V of Rwanda, who was celebrating his 80th Birthday, at the Cavalry and Guards Club, London. Various African and European Monarchies were represented. Speakers included HRH Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia,The Marquess of Reading, Major General Jonathon Shaw, Ian Paisley MP, Lady Olga Maitland and Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh.
Michael Wynne-Parker, Co-sponsor of “The Orthodox Icon in Estonia” with Aleksandr Volohhonski, spoke at the book launch in the Russian Cultural Centre, Tallinn. The event was presided over by HE Metropolitan Cornelius, Primate of the RO Church of Estonia and organized by Sergei Mannik.
Michael Wynne-Parker, President Commonwealth Sambo Association addressed a Reception in the State Duma at the Opening of the Russia-SAMBO-United Kingdon Exhibition. The event was presided over by Vasily Shestakov, President of the International Sambo Federation and Member of the State Duma.
See the following links:
All photos from exhibition: http://www.sambo-fias.org/gallery/495
TV News from exhibition(MATCH TV report): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdvUnCQZ1A0&feature=youtu.be
About exhibition: http://www.sambo-fias.org/news/7857
Michael Wynne-Parker has been appointed President of the British Commonwealth Sambo Association. Sambo is a combination of martial arts techniques from East and West developed into modern practice during the 20th century. There are branches in most countries of the British Commonwealth and the next Commonwealth Finals will be held in Edinburgh in September this year.
Michael Wynne-Parker was awarded the Order of St. Isidore Yuriev (3rd Class) for his services to the Russian Orthodox Church in Estonia, during a ceremony at Phutitsa Monastery, Estonia, presided over by HE Metropolitan Cornelius, Primate of the RO Church of the Moscow Patriarchate in Estonia.