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In The News | 2011

Russian Legends Open Hearts

IIHF: NEW YORK – Valery Kamensky was undergoing a pre-season physical at the Dallas Stars training camp on Sept. 11, 2001 when he heard the shocking news that two planes had crashed into the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Centre. Read More

Nov
5
2011
American Ballerinas Leap at Chance to Train at Moscow’s Bolshoi Academy
NBC NEWS WORLD BLOG: Moscow – For some teenagers, the idea of spending part of the summer indoors and in class would be a punishment.  For 16 young American ballerinas, though, it is a privilege.  Chosen to take part in a State Department funded six-week trip to Moscow, the group is spending their days in intensive ballet training at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy while also learning Russian language and culture. Read More
Aug
12
2011
Former Rangers left wing Steve Vickers says NHL's focus with concussions should be on equipment

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Skating in a game against the Russians at age 60 is a risk, but it’s still safer than skating in the NHL today. Read More

June
20
2011
‘Battles On Ice’ brings Chilled War to Aviator

THE BROOKLYN PAPER: Dem fightin’ words will be flying across the ice like a runaway Zamboni this weekend when New York smoke-eaters and their counterparts from Russia lace up their skates for a friendlier version of the Cold War at the Aviator Sports and Events Center, where the “Battles On Ice” exhibition ice hockey tournament will usher in Russian Heritage Week. Read More

June
16
2011
FDNY, Russian legends and firefighters, former New York Rangers in Battles on Ice for 9/11 charity

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: The hockey match 31 years ago between Russia and the United States in Lake Placid was played amid great international tension. This weekend the rivalry will be renewed with much different national and personal implications. These Battles on Ice are all about friendship, charity and coming together to remember those lost 10 years ago on 9/11. Read More

June
14
2011
Irina Shayk attends the 9th annual Russian Heritage Festival

NEW YORK POST: Irina Shayk attends the 9th annual Russian Heritage Festival at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Read More

June
10
2011
Slava Zaitsev wows the Russian Heritage Festival in New York

RIA NOVOSTI: Russia’s preeminent fashion designer Slava Zaitsev has brought his winter 2011-2012 collection to New York. The public was overwhelmed by a riot of color a la Russe with a Tartar hint, kaftans, valenki felt boots and dresses made from Pavlovo-Posad shawls. Read More

June
6
2011
National Arts Club Celebrates Cultured Quilting

NEW YORK NEAR SAY.COM: The National Arts Club is holding a special exhibit featuring quilts from two separte cultures called  Pieced Together; Moscow Meets Harlem, the New York Daily News reports. Read More

May
24
2011
RAF’s Vice President in New York Times

THE NEW YORK TIMES: RAF’s Vice President Rina Kirshner honored among those who help build better public schools in New York.Read More

Apr
30
2011
Russian and Harlem Quilters Come Together for Exhibit

DNAinfo.com: A new exhibit opening in June called “Pieced Together. Russia Meets Harlem. Patchwork & Quilts,” will display quilts from Russian artists and African-American artists side-by-side in a bid to show how the similarities outweigh the differences. “People from two nations so far apart were able to express themselves with the same material,” said Marina Kovalyov, president of the Russian American Foundation, which organized the exhibit. Read More

Apr
14
2011
Erickson Beamon Fall/Winter 2011 presentation at Milk Studios

Violinist: Tim Fain.
Countertenor: Jeff Palmer and the Metropolitan Opera.
Choreographer: Stephen Petronio.
Ballerinas: Russian American Foundation’s Bolshoi Ballet Academy US Youth Program. Read More

Feb
15
2011