About 300 people, most of them members of the Russian American Chamber, were in attendance, and roughly 80 percent of them are Russian business owners and managers in industries ranging from real estate to computer technology and finance.
It's a crowd that has grown increasingly concerned about its financial situation in light of the economic downturn of the country where many of them do business, CNBC's conversations with the attendees revealed.
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Chingiz Askerov lives in Miami but owns a major shopping center in Moscow, Domodedova Shopping Mall, which includes grocery stores and clothing merchants as well as restaurants. He also owns commercial and residential real estate in Moscow, which he told CNBC has lost significant value with the fall of the ruble.
"Any person doing business in Russia right now is being harmed," he said.
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He noted that his business also has suffered because of low oil prices and the sanctions imposed against Russia by the United States and European Union in retaliation for its support for rebels in eastern Ukraine.
"People are buying a lot less, because having a salary in rubles does not help," he said. "It's as though everything is now worth half of what it used to be."