Sometime happens to find bad people in the choral world! For bad people I mean true swindlers… In the specific case I refer to Mr. Anatoly Akinshin, the patron of the Festival ‘Expectations of Europe’ (http://en.festcenter.ru/index.php) which takes part in Sochi, Russia. I was invited to be part of the Jury at their Festival in January 2012. he agreed to pay me a certain amount for my job as juror but I never got the money from him. The same happens to the other members of the Jury from Russia and from abroad. We all were very upset with him, you can imagine. The Festival is very poor in the organization and only made for commercial purposes. I suggest you to avoid this like it is the hell!