Press Release: CRA 45th Anniversary conference: “Russian America”.
Congress of Russian Americans (CRA) announces it’s 45th Anniversary commemorative conference and reception with concert to be held in September 2018 with a conference “Russian America:”, which will be dedicated to preserving Russian language, culture and history abroad and also, to socio-economic issues to stimulate a better business climate between US
Founded in 1973, CRA, a nationwide organization, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with chapters throughout the US, has been the recognized voice of Russian-Americans in the US for the past 45 years. The main objectives of CRA are to preserve the Russian spiritual and cultural heritage in the US and to pass it on to the next generation; to defend the interests of Russian-Americans and to foster their participation in the social life of the US; to combat Russo phobia and enable the development of friendly relations between the US and Russia.
With the support of the Russian Embassy in the US and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the conference is planned to be held in the San Francisco Bay Area in September. The exact date and venue will be determined shortly and event details will be available on the CRA website www.russian-americans.org. The purpose of this conference is to bring together US and Russian leaders, Russian American organizations, businessmen, teachers, cultural, historical, business activists, community leaders and youth representatives. The forum will provide an opportunity to meet other community and business leaders from the different cities and states of America, as well as Russia to discuss common interests and concerns, capitalize on the experience of other Russian Americans and to exchange information and network, with a focus on preserving our shared history, our youth and educational programs, as well as business and economic prospects of a working relationship between US and Russia.
The following topics are proposed for discussions during the conference:
1.) Preserving and strengthening of the Russian language and culture among the Russian compatriots in the US, with a focus on the younger generation in understanding their culture, heritage and historical roots and to develop leadership skills and encourage their involvement in the community.
2.) Development of strong US-Russia relationships and business ties through understanding the business and
economic climates of both countries, including an opportunity to network and build a strong working relationship between the two nations.
The conference includes the following: an introduction by official delegates, including Russia’s Ambassador to the US, Honorable Anatoly I. Antonov, representatives of Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Director of the Department of Work with Russian Compatriots, Department of Work with preservation of Russian American historical landmarks, along with US and Russia’s city administrations & government officials, as well as academics and historians. Other speaker topics include dialogue with business & trade officials, with special guest speakers, on working in and with Russia, investments & economy, as well as an audience participation.
Pre-Registration will be mandatory and all participants, including Media, must register before August 25, 2018. For registration & information, please contact the CRA office at email@example.com or telephone 1-415-928-5841. Please leave a message with call back information. Finalized information will be available after February 25, 2018 on the CRA website
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We thank you for your interest and look forward to your participation at the 45th anniversary of Congress of Russian Americans.