The Immortal Regiment in Toronto joins Russia for the second time

April 30, 2016

The Immortal Regiment march is a joint family rememberence event that commemorates the millions of lives lost by the Soviet Union in World War II. Known as “The Immortal Regiment,” this event has spread to dozens of cities and made the Victory Day the most meaningful holiday of the year. It has also restored the bond between generations, merging millions of diverse family stories into a common memory of suffering, courage and…


Murder is a non-pardonable offense… for Nadezhda Savchenko and anyone else

April 29, 2016

Stephane Dion, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, issued a statement on March 8 in which he called on Russia to immediately release from custody Nadezhda Savchenko, the Ukrainian citizen arrested in the summer of 2014 in the midst of armed hostilities in Donbass.  On March 22nd, a Russian court found Savchenko guilty of murder for the killing of two Russian citizens, both of whom were journalists, and one an ethnic…


“I remember, I am proud!”

April 28, 2016

“I remember, I am proud!” is the motto of  the charitable rally, one of many upcoming events dedicated to the WWII Victory Day in Canada that started from Toronto’s Earl Bales Park on April 23, 2016. On this day, the Russian community of Greater Toronto Area celebrated the anniversary of the Elbe Day, the day when Soviet and American troops met at the Elbe River, in Germany, on April 25th , marking an important step toward the end of World War II in Europe….


World War II V-Day Ceremony at Toronto City Hall

April 23, 2016

  On Monday, May 9, 2016, the Toronto City Hall marked World War II V-E Day and Victory Day with a ceremony in Nathan Phillips Square outside of Toronto City Hall. V-E Day, May 8th, and Victory Day, May 9th, commemorate the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany in 1945. World War II veterans, elected officials and representatives from the Allied countries  paid tribute to the sacrifices and…


Protest At Turkish Consulate In Toronto

November 29, Toronto. The Russian Congress of Canada held a protest in front of the Consulate General of Turkey office. People came to express their resentment towards the Turkish Air Force act of aggression against Russia. On November 24, Turkish aircraft violated international norms and entered Syrian airspace, where it ambushed the Russian bomber jet Su-24 that participated in the fight against specific terrorist groups in Syria recognized by the…

November 29, 2015

Ontario Wide Empty Schools Campaign

Mark your calendars and participate! On October 1, 2015 the Canadian Families Alliance is calling on all Ontario parents to keep their children home to protest the radical sex curriculum that is being implemented in elementary schools starting this year.    

September 25, 2015

Russia Day Celebration

June 12, 2015

The Russian Congress of Canada hosted a festive celebration of the Day of Russia in Toronto that took place at the Holy Trinity Church on June 12, 2015. More than 100 people attended the cocktail party and the concert that followed the talk given by Halyna Mokrushina, a freelance journalist and Doctoral Student in Sociology at University of Ottawa, who was among the special guests at the event. Halyna shared…


Victory Day 70th Anniversary Celebration

May 10, 2015

Toronto-May 9, 2015 RCC contributed to the celebration of the 70 years of victory over fascism in WWII held in Toronto. Close to a thousand of Russian-speaking Torontonians joined the people in Russia this weekend to take part in the so-called ‘Immortal Regiment’ march, carrying photographs of their relatives in memory of those who took part in the Great Patriotic War (a term used in Russia and other former Soviet…


Mourning the Victims of Odessa Massacre, Ukraine

May 2, 2015

Toronto- On May 2, 2015,  RCC hold a memorial meeting and service commemorating the first anniversary of Odessa Massacre in Ukraine. An Orthodox memorial service which followed the meeting, was performed by The Very Rev. Archpriest Vladimir Malchenko, Rector of  Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia  in Toronto, ON. This day one year ago, thousands of Odessa residents took it to the streets to voice their protest against…


Presentation of the Russian Congress of Canada

On March 8, 2015 the Russian Congress of Canada (RCC) held its presentation in Toronto. All members of the National Council, friends and activists were present at the event. Among the guests were also media representatives, a member of Slav community, and a delegate from the Russian Consulate in Toronto. The meeting was held in a warm and friendly atmosphere with tea and pies and turned into a live and…

March 8, 2015