RCC Condolences for Loss Of Vitaly Churkin

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February 20, 2017

February 20, 2017-Toronto   Russian Congress of Canada expresses its condolences on the sudden death of the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations and the UN Security Council, Vitaly Churkin. It is a terrible loss for Russia and all humanity. His voice, at times lonely, sounded strongly from the tribune of the UN Security Council defending the position and interests of Russia on the international scene….

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2016 Annual General Meeting

Toronto, 18 December 2016 The second annual general  meeting of  the Russian Congress of Canada, held in Toronto,  summed up the work of RCC for 2016 and elected the new Board members. We sincerely thank all members of the Board and its Chairman Alla Suvorova for the contribution of time, effort and ideas for development of our organization and building of strong Russian community in Canada. We congratulate all RCC members,…

December 19, 2016
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Bill C-306 Defeated

We welcome the defeat of Bill C-306, an Act to establish a Crimean Tatar Deportation (“Sürgünlik”) Memorial Day and to recognize the deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1944 as an act of genocide.

December 16, 2016
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Appeal to reject Bill C-306, An Act to establish a Crimean Tatar Deportation (“Sürgünlik”) Memorial Day and to recognize the mass deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1944 as an act of genocide

November 25th, 2016-Toronto, Ontario The Russian Congress of Canada appeals to the Canadian Parliament to reject  Private Member’s Bill C-306, An Act to establish a Crimean Tatar Deportation (“Sürgünlik”) Memorial Day and to recognize the mass deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1944 as an act of genocide, introduced by Mr. Kerry Diotte, MP for Edmonton-Griesbach. In his presentation of this bill, Mr. Diotte said that he has a “clear, irrefutable…

November 26, 2016
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RCC Statement on Dismantling of World War II Soviet Army memorials in Poland

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April 24, 2016

The following  letter from the Russian speaking community in Canada was  forwarded to Andrzej Duda, the President of the Republic of Poland, and the National Assembly of Poland.   Toronto, April 19th, 2016   Andrzej Duda President of the Republic of Poland   Dear President Duda,   The Russian Congress of Canada is deeply concerned about the Polish authorities’ initiative to dismantle more than five hundred monuments to Soviet soldiers…

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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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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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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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