In memory of Alexander Sevastian

February 17, 2018- Toronto With great sorrow, we say farewell to the renown performer, the winner of the Accordion World Cup, Alexander Sevastian, who resided in Toronto and passed away this Friday, February 16th, 2018 The Russian community of Canada has suffered an irreparable loss of a wonderful musician, a virtuoso accordionist and a soul-hearted person. He has died in the prime of  his creative carrier. The memory of Alexander will remain forever…


EURUS launches Russian language competition

January 29th, 2018 -Ottawa In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Canada and the 75th anniversary of Russian-Canadian Diplomatic Relations, Carleton University (Ottawa) in cooperation with the Russia-Canada Business Council is pleased to announce a writing contest for all students studying Russian in Canada. For more information, please see the link:…/eurus-launches-russian-language-comp…/

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How to become a 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia spectator

Foreign citizens wishing to visit the Russian Federation as spectators of the FIFA 2018 ™ Football World Cup need to obtain FAN ID  that can be used for multiple entry into the Russian Federation and departure from the Russian Federation without visas with valid identity documents recognized by the Russian Federation Federation. For more information about the passport and the filling of documents, please visit the website.  


Russia and Russians in Canada: barrier-free environment

Toronto On December 12, 2017,  representatives of organizations of Russian compatriots in Canada welcomed a group of Para- athletes from Moscow, Russia to participate in a discussion “Russia and Russians in Canada : barrier-free environment”. The para- athletes came to share their experience with Canadian sports paralympic organizations. In particular, they held several amateur competitions with Canadian athletes at the Ability Center of the Variety Village that helps people with…


Donation to the Alexander Palace State Museum at “Tsarskoe Selo” by the Russian community in Canada

October 20, 2107 is marked by a significant event for the entire Russian community of Canada. On this day XI Alexandrovsky Ball , the first joint project of the Russian Congress of Canada and the Slavic Culture Association “Svetoch” with the support of the Tsarskoye Selo State Museum, was held in the city of  Toronto, province of Ontario. The purpose of this event  is to return cultural values ​​to Russia as  expression of our…


We are the community united by love for our Motherland with its rich cultural and historical traditions

source November 01, 2019 The Russian Congress of Canada and the “Svetoch” Association express their deep gratitude to everyone who has come to our first Alexander Ball in Toronto, to all those who have supported us morally and financially, to all who value our past and our future, to all who feel that we are not just individuals scattered in the foreign lands, but the community united by love…


New education law in Ukraine renews controversy over minority language schooling

By Halyna Mokrushyna, New Cold, October 10, 2017 A common place cliché about democracy is that a gauge of its maturity is the capacity to guarantee the rights of minorities. Language is one of those basic, fundamental rights for which people sacrifice their lives and shed the blood of others. The language of a minority is the pledge of its survival amidst a surrounding majority, a cornerstone of its…


RCC Statement on Libel and Slander in reply to the statements made in the media with the aim to smear the reputation of  the civic organization of Russian Canadians

October 7th, 2017 The Russian Congress of Canada has on numerous occasions explained that the organization has been created by the Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada without any official or unofficial sponsorship from any third party. We unite Russian-speaking Canadians of any ethnic origin on the basis of their shared interest to the Russian culture and history, as well as well-being of people of the multinational Russian Federation…


Open Letter to Hon. Justin Trudeau on the suppression of constitutional rights of minorities in Ukraine

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada ‎   September 22, 2017 The Amendment of the Ukraine Education Act   Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, The Russian Congress of Canada expresses its deep concern about the law on education adopted on September 5th, 2017 by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine that restructures Ukraine’s education system and specifies that Ukrainian must be the main language used in schools, rolling back…