More than 8,000 visitors attended the most recent edition of Obuv Mir Kozi, the Russian shoe show sponsored by Anci in Moscow, which featured 195 companies including 165 from Italy. The amenities included a dining area serving Italian food. The event was accompanied by videos advertising Italian-made footwear on the Fashion TV and World Fashion satellite channels. At a meeting with Italian Ambassador Antonio Zanardi in Moscow, Cleto Sagripanti, president of Anci, lobbied against a planned increased in Russia's import duties on footwear and discussed the possible organization in the second half of this year of a cultural initiative revolving around the history of Italian footwear from the 1950s to today.