The Ukrainian diaspora’s private war with Canada’s national interests

Mikhail Molchanov OPINION source: The right-wing Ukrainian-Canadian Congress (UCC) has been the driving force behind the Canadian government’s unwavering anti-Russia policy. The elections of the Liberal government of Canada in October 2015 brought hopes for a change in the country’s foreign policy course, which took a rather extreme turn under the leadership of former Prime Minister Stephen Harper. As a result of Harper’s “conservative revolution,” Canada became the most pro-Israel country…

March 3, 2016

RCC Open Letter regarding Kyiv Pechersk Lavra in Ukraine: New attempt to seize the UOC shrine

THE OPEN LETTER OF THE RUSSIAN CONGRESS OF CANADA REGARDING THE ATTEMPT OF UKRAINIAN AUTHORITY TO SEIZE THE PROPERTY AND SHRINE OF THE UKRANIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH BY UKRAINIAN AUTHORITIES The Russian Congress of Canada has learned of an Internet petition urging the transfer of the Kiev Caves Monastery of the Dormition from the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (sometimes called the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate) to the schismatic…

December 11, 2015

Statement on the Turkish act of aggression against Russia

The Russian Congress of Canada expresses its strong resentment towards the Turkish Air Force act of aggression against the Russian Federation in its struggle with terrorist groups led by IS in Syria. Russia’s antiterrorist operation in Syria is fully in line with the Charter of the United Nations and the request of the legitimate President Bashar Assad. Turkish Air Force made an unprovoked attack on the Russian warplane Su-24 and…

November 24, 2015

La lettre de félicitation au Premier ministre du Canada

6 novembre 2015 Le très honorable Justin Trudeau Premier ministre du Canada Cabinet du Premier ministre 80, rue Wellington Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2   Le très honorable Justin Trudeau, Au nom du Congrès des Russes Canadiens, nous vous félicitons pour votre nomination en tant que Premier ministre du Canada. Nous vous souhaitons un mandat long et fructueux. Nos félicitations vont également à l’ensemble de votre équipe et à votre famille. Nous sommes ravis…

November 14, 2015

Congratulation Letter to Prime Minister of Canada

November 6, 2015 The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2   The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, On behalf of the Russian Congress of Canada, we congratulate you on your new appointment and inauguration as the twenty-third Prime Minister of Canada and wish you a long and successful mission. Our congratulations are also extended to your entire team…

November 14, 2015

Russian Congress of Canada address to the memebers of the Russian community before 2015 Federal election

October 18, 2015

  Dear Friends,   On October 19th, you along with millions of other Canadians will be making a very important decision. The outcome of the election will determine not only who will form the next Government, but also what Canada will we live in, what legacy will we leave to our children. Your voice, your vote, your support for the candidate, your intelligent decision will make a real difference.  …


Address to Candidates in 2015 Federal Election

Toronto – October 2015. The Russian Congress of Canada (RCC) released an address to the candidates in 2015 Canadian federal elections on the issues related to the current Canada-Ukraine foreign policy  and its affect on Russian and Ukrainian diasporas, as a matter of high importance to both communities. The statement is available for downloads here:    Address to Candidates The RCC National Council encourages RCC members, its friends, and members…

October 7, 2015

Victory Day Ceremony in Nathan Phillips Square at Toronto City Hall

May 5, 2015

Toronto-May 5, 2015.  James Pasternak, Toronto CIty Councillor, Ward 10 – York Centre honoured World War II veterans with a Victory Day Ceremony in Nathan Phillips Square at Toronto City Hall. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the World War II Allies formally accepting the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany. The celebration was joined by World War II veterans and their families, Canadian and American military…