Valentina Lisitsa’s triumphant return to Toronto

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April 12, 2016

Many of us had the pleasure to attend the concert of the Ukrainian pianist Valentina Lisitsa, which took place on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at the Koerner Hall of the Royal Conservatory of Music. It was an undeniable landmark event both for Valentina and for our community when common sense and justice prevailed over attempts to politicize arts in Canada. Certain individuals from a small but loud group of Russophobic Ukrainian political…

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Update on cancellation of the Russian Heritage Night by the Ottawa Senators

Dear Friends, As you might know, on March 10th, 2016, the management of the Ottawa Senators hockey club announced cancellation of the Russian Heritage Night previously scheduled for the March 22 game against the Washington Capitals.  {http://senators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=873155} The Russian Congress of Canada received numerous complaints from the fans in our community as well as many Canadians who expressed their outrage over such indicative action. As a follow- up, we wrote a…

April 5, 2016
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The Information and Press Department of MFA of Russia on the new Canadian sanctions against Russia

19.03.16 We are disappointed with Canada’s decision to expand the anti-Russia “black list” in the context of developments in Ukraine. Contrary to statements by the new Government of Justin Trudeau about a striving to act in the spirit of cooperation in international relations, Ottawa continues to aggravate a negative situation. The tendency to look to Washington, which is demanding that its allies hold their ranks on the “sanctions front” against…

March 19, 2016
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Second Anniversary of Crimea’s Incorporation into the Russian Federation

Press release on  the second anniversary of Crimea’s incorporation into the Russian Federation. March 16, 2016   Two years ago on March 16, 2014, the people of Crimea voted overwhelmingly in favour of secession from Ukraine and applying to join the Russian Federation. Their application to join Russia was quickly accepted. The secession decision was immediately condemned by governments in Europe, North America and elsewhere in the world. It was labeled…

March 16, 2016
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The Ukrainian diaspora’s private war with Canada’s national interests

Mikhail Molchanov OPINION source: http://www.russia-direct.org/opinion/ukrainian-diasporas-private-war-canadas-national-interests 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
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An Appeal to the Members of Parliament in connection with the visit of Andriy Parubiy to Canada

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February 26, 2016

An appeal from the Russian Congress of Canada to the Members of Parliament in connection with the visit of the Ukrainian politician Andriy Parubiy to Canada. We would like to share some troubling information with you that comes from those who sincerely desire to help Ukraine to become a prosperous and democratic country. Several institutions in Canada have welcomed in the past few days a person who is known as…

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Civilian conflict in Ukraine still not resolved

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February 22, 2016

Appeal to the Members of Canadian Parliament on Minsk Accord– Seek Diplomatic Solution to the Conflict in Ukraine February 12, 2016 marked one year since the Minsk Agreement on Ukraine crises was signed. The conflict claimed thousands of lives, left tens of thousands injured, and more than a million seeking refuge, all as a result of brutal force used by the Ukrainian army against civilians of densely populated areas in…

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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
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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
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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
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