150th anniversary of the visitation of Russian Imperial Naval Squadrons to New York & San Francisco.
Gingerbread Faire and Gingerbread Workshop is taking place Sunday, December 8th from 12noon to 2pm in the Hall at Parish of St. John’s, 162 Edgell Rd/Central. Framingham, MA. After Liturgy, come in and warm up with hot borscht and piroshki. Then join the fun of the Gingerbread Faire – Festive Shopping, Raffle, and a Gingerbread Workshop – decorating your own gingerbread house. $25 per child charge for Gingerbread house decorating will benefit Parish of Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco and will include a ready built gingerbread house for children to beautify with candy decorations and frosting. The Congress of Russian Americans is one of the sponsors of the festive event. For details please contact matushka Larissa at 415-793-3058 or email@example.com
150th Anniversary of the visit of the Russian Imperial Naval Squadron to San Francisco
400TH Anniversary of the founding of the ROMANOV DYNASTY - a commemoration of 400 years of Russia's beneficial influence on Europe, America anf the World. Recepton took place on Sunday, 15 September 2013. It was sposored by Society of Russian Cadets and Veterans of World War I in San Francisco 2041 Lyon Street San Francisco, CA 94115.
Graduations at Burlingame Russian School
Детский Танцевальный Фестиваль
Day of The Russian Child Celebration
Серия лекций КРА и Русского центра
III Международный Фестиваль Детских и Юношеских Русскоязычных Театров
Russian Festival 2013 in San Francisco
CRA Members atted the President's Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC
CONGRESS OF RUSSIAN AMERICANS HELD Commemoration of 200 Years of Russian Patriotic War of 1812 & Battle of Borodino Friday, December 14, 2012 at the Russian Center of SF, 2460 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA. MORE
CHARITY CONCERT: In Unity Is Our Strength!
Renova Fort Ross Foundation Bicentennial Gala
Fort Ross Bicentennial Committee trip to Russia
Columbia Artists Music presents Moscow Sretensky Monastery Choir
Annual "Taste of Russia" festival 2012
"Compatriots and the Russian Orthodox Church: An Experience of Cooperation in the North America and Oceania".
San Francisco – St. Petersburg AIDS Eye Initiative Medical Mission 2012
Russian House "Rodina" opening in Howell, NJ
Bodega Bay celebrates early Russian days
"НЕ ТОЛЬКО ЗА ГРЕХИ НАШИ"
CRA-Russian Center Lecture Series
Maslenitsa in San Diego, CA
Russian Festival 2012 in San Francisco
Lecture and reception commemorates the 200th anniversary of Fort Ross
2011 Graduations at Russian American Schools
Russia Days in Chicago
2011 marks the 270th anniversary of the Vitus Bering Expedition and discovery of Alaska and Aleutian Islands.
The Congress of Russian Americans Fortieth Anniversary
On Friday, July 26, 2013, the Congress of Russian Americans commemorated the fortieth anniversary of its founding at the Russian Center of San Francisco, headquarters of the nationwide organization. The CRA marked the jubilee with a conference "Russian America: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow," which was dedicated to preserving Russian language, culture and history abroad and to socioeconomic issues of stimulating better relations between US and Russia. The conference brought together US and Russian leaders, Russian American organizations, businessmen, teachers, scholars, cultural, historical and business activists, community leaders and youth representatives from different cities and states of the US, as well as Russia.
The official opening of the conference began with the presentation of US, Russia and Russian-American company flags by Russian scouts, St.George Pathfinders, followed by prayer by Archbishop Kirill, head of the Western American Archdiocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad. Archbishop Kirill presented the CRA with a proclamation from the Synod of Bishops by the Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion.
CONGRATULATIONS FROM: CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLY, CALIFORNIA SENATE, CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR, CALIFORNIA SENATOR, FORT ROSS, MINISTRY_RF, NEW_REVIEW, SYNOD_ROCOR, ALAMEDA COUNTY, RUSSIAN CENTER DC, KRASNOYARSK ADMIN.
The National Board of the Congress of Russian Americans condemns the executors of the cowardly act of terror of unspeakably senseless cruelty committed at the Boston Marathon. We express our deepest sympathy for the victims and their families.
New Russian Consul General in San Francisco
Russian Heritage Week
Congress of Russian Americans encourages all members and friends to sign the petition addressed to the US House of Representatives to officially recognize and observe Russian Heritage Week, during the days from June 6 through June 12. Russian Heritage Week is an appropriate time to recognize the enormous contributions that Russian Americans have made to the US and the world throughout our history, including generals, philosophers, economists, and Nobel Prize-winning scientists, writers, composers, musicians, dancers, choreographers, filmmakers, actors, composers, painters, sculptors and atheletes, Russian Heritage Week will be an officially recognized time to salute the Russian American community and to recognize and express appreciation for the contribution of Russian culture and heritage in enriching the lives of the people of the US and the world. A minimum of 100,000 signatures is required to be put on the ballot for review. We urge you to gather the necessary signatures or send yours to CRA for inclusion in the petition. A copy of the petition is attached or available at the CRA office if you would like to circulate it in your organization or community. Please send all completed petitions with signatures to the CRA office, 2460 Sutter St., SF, CA 94115 More information is available on the official Russian Heritage Week website at http://www.russianheritageweek.com/index_en.htm
2012 is the year for celebrating of the 200 anniversary of the Fort Ross founding.
National Museum of the American People
“Memory Eternal to 1812”
"И вечной памятью двенадцатого года"
CRA scholarships for Russian-American students
70th Anniversary New Review/Novyi Zhurnal
Congress of Russian Americans National Board congratulates the New Review/Novyi Zhurnal on its 70th Anniversary in recognition of its outstanding contribution to the Russian culture.
New Review/Novyi Zhurnal, founded in 1942, and is the oldest Russian-language literary magazine, where the cultural life of the Russian Diaspora was featured, celebrated their 70th Anniversary. Among the many Russian American writers and American professor- slavists, were also Nobel-prize laureates, Bunin, Solzhenitsyn and Brodsky as well as numerous famous writers, poets, philosophers, artists, politicians, Nabokov, Ivanov, Adamovitch, Berberova and others The New Review regularly and professionally discusses the history of Russian emigration and of the Russian Church, deals with the problems of education for Russian-American children in the US, publishes memoirs & archives of the emigration, and discusses contemporary issues of the Diaspora. MORE
Congress of Russian Americans Hall of Fame
Главное правление КОНГРЕССА РУССКИХ АМЕРИКАНЦЕВ поздравляет газету и членов редакции с 90-летним юбилеем основания старейшей зарубежной газеты "РУССКАЯ ЖИЗНЬ" и с особым удовлетворением отмечает ее содержательность и заслугу в этом членов ее редакции и желает им успехов в дальнейшем.
ГАЗЕТЕ «РУССКАЯ ЖИЗНЬ» – 90 ЛЕТ
В 2011 году исполняется 90 лет непрерывной публикации газеты «Русская жизнь» в Сан-Франциско.
Congress of Russian Americans National Board is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. John C. Stepanchuk as CRA Washington DC representative. Mr. Stepanchuk has many years of U.S. Department of State experience, his previous positions included former Deputy Economic Counselor with the US Embassy in Moscow, Russia, Consul General with the US Consulate in Yekaterinburg, Russia, and Economic Counselor for the US Embassy in Athens, Greece. Mr. Stepanchuk, a foreign policy analyst, graduated with a B.A. in political science from Boston University, and has an M.A. in International Economics: International Law from John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and an M.A. in Strategic Studies from the U.S. National War College.
The CRA National Board joins the Fund for Assistance of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia in its appeal to help the victims of the recent disastrous earthquake in Japan.
According to the available information there are Orthodox Churches in the disaster area as well members of the Orthodox parishes among the victims. More detailed information about what is happening and how to help can be found in these links.
July 10, 2010
Неопубликованное интервью — жертвы войны 1941-1945 гг.
Помещаемый текст интервью старшего научного сотрудника Санкт-Петербургского университета, кандидата исторических наук Кирилла Михайловича Александрова представляет результат исследований по истории войны между Советским Союзом и нацистской Германией в 1941 - 1945 гг. — войны, беспримерной по количеству жертв и тяжести лишений русского народа, который оказался между молотом и наковальней в этой схватке, не на жизнь, а на смерть, двух тоталитарных режимов. Интервью было приурочено к 65-летию окончания войны. Редакция портала КРА благодарит Кирилла Михайловича за разрешение поместить текст его интервью.
June 29, 2010
CRA protests the inclusion of Stalin's bust in the US National D-Day Memorial
Congress of Russian Americans strongly protests the inclusion of Stalin's bust as part of the US National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia. While Stalin is a historical figure of World War II, the inclusion of his likeness in this memorial is out of context as his involvement in D-Day planning and operation is indirect and only minimally relevant.
Our main objection to any display of Stalin's likeness is based on his brutal human rights violations record. His crimes against his own people and humanity are of epic proportions. It would be a horrific affront to the millions of his victims, living and perished, and their descendents for many generations to come. The memories are still too fresh, the wounds are still healing. Inclusion of the bust in the memorial is akin to rehabilitation of Stalin's reputation.
Just last week Stalin's statue was removed from the central square in his hometown in Georgia to be replaced by a memorial to his victims. Let's remove Stalin's bust form the US National D-Day Memorial as well.
The National Board of the Congress of Russian Americans condemns the executors and all those who are behind the cowardly act of terror of unspeakable cruelty committed in the Моscow subway. We express our deepest sympathy for the victims and their families.
Главное правление Конгресса Русских американцев осуждает исполнителей и всех, кто стоит за трусливым актом террора непрвзойденной жестокости, совершенным в московском метро. Мы выражаем наше глубокое сочуствие пострадавшим и их семьям.
Press release APR 20, 2009
On U.S. - Russia relations.
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