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Sadly for Vampire Diaries fans in Russia, the full TVD Moscow convention had to be cancelled. Thankfully, Ian Somerhalder teamed up with his foundation’s Russian affiliate to hold a convention of his very own!

“About to meet amazing Russian Fans-so sorry about the mixup,” Ian tweeted on Sunday, May 26. “For those of you whom left Moscow-you are here w/ me in spirit!”

Fans that turned out for Eco-Con 2013 got a chance to chat with the actor about his hopes for the CW show, his feelings about co-star Paul Wesley, and why Damon and Stefan "destroyed Elena's life."

Following the convention, Ian hit to town to celebrate the launch of the Russian translation of The Power of the Actor, a 12-step technique created by his acting coach Ivana Chubbuck. “Me and my hero, the best acting teacher in the world,” Ian posted on Instagram, while posing next to Ivana. “Love this woman...”

But Ivana wasn’t the only woman Ian was spotted cozying up to over the weekend. The previous night, Ian stopped by Premier Lounge's annual "El Circo Fantastico Del Senior Toras,” where he was seen partying it up with a super sexy brunette.

Scroll down to catch all of Ian’s adorableness at Eco-Con 2013!


Credit: YouTube Photo: Ian Somerhalder Professes His Love For Russia at Eco-Con 2013 (VIDEO)


Credit: YouTube Photo: Ian Somerhalder Talks to Fans at Eco-Con 2013 (VIDEO)


Credit: YouTube Photo: Ian Somerhalder Jokes About Paul Wesley at Eco-Con 2013 (VIDEO)


Credit: YouTube Photo: Ian Somerhalder Talks About Preserving the Environment at Eco-Con 2013 (VIDEO)


Credit: YouTube Photo: Ian Somerhalder Talks About Seeing His Grandfather’s Ghost at Eco-Con 2013 (VIDEO)


Credit: YouTube Photo: Ian Somerhalder Reveals His Hopes For The Vampire Diaries at Eco-Con 2013 (VIDEO)


Credit: YouTube Photo: Ian Somerhalder Reveals His Similarities to Damon at Eco-Con 2013 (VIDEO)