Opinion: Olympics is not for everyone

by Vlad Fedorov member of RCC   Last night the news came: the International Olympic Committee decided not to disqualify the whole Russian team from participation in the Olympic Games. I must say I’m not interested in sports and, more precisely, not interested in the coverage of sport events in the media. I have no sports channel in my TV package and I don’t care when they show the Super…


Canada’s Liberal Gov’t Joins NATO’s War Escalation

source: http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/07/15/canadas-liberal-govt-joins-natos-war-escalation/ by Roger Annis Canadians who hoped the federal election last October 19 would usher in change to the aggressive, foreign policy of the defeated Conservative government are wondering what happened to their wishes. The transition in imperialist foreign policy from the Harper Conservatives to the Justin Trudeau-led Liberals has been utterly seamless, if not predictable. In the Middle East, Canada’s support to ‘regime change’ in Syria stands. The…


2016 Victory Day Celebrations in Toronto, Ontario

We invite all residents of Greater Toronto Area to participate in the events celebrating the 71st anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war of 1941-1945 in Toronto . April 23, 2016  – Auto Rally 2016 Toronto (620 Ortona Rd, Borden) https://www.facebook.com/events/426086300886739/ May 8th, 2016  – The Immortal Regiment march with the Russian Congress of Canada followed by the Victory Day celebrations in Earl Bales Park, North York, prepared  by the Organizing Committee for the May 9th celebrations. https://www.facebook.com/events/1563632417291979/


In memory of those who were killed in Odessa Massacre on May 2, 2014

Two years ago, on May 2, 2014 pro-Kiev ultra-nationalists blocked anti-government protesters in Odessa’s House of Trade Unions and set the building on fire by hurling Molotov cocktails inside.Most of them were burned alive, others were stoned and gunned to death by the crowd outside while trying to escape from a burning building. According to the official report 48 people were killed, over 200 injured but the actual numbers of…


Odessa: Averting Another Massacre

  By Nicolai Petro, Counterpunch, April 28, 2016   May 2 will mark the second anniversary of one of the most horrific, politically inspired tragedies in modern European history — the fire in the Odessa trade union building that killed 48 people and wounded another 200. Numerous pleas by the United Nations and the European Union for a thorough investigation into the causes of this tragedy have gone unanswered. Multiple…


Paschal Greetings from the Russian Congress of Canada

The Russian Congress of Canada wholeheartedly greets the Russian Canadian community and all our Orthodox brothers and sisters in Canada, Russia and Ukraine, with the bright feast of Pascha of Christ, which has become the most important event in the history of the salvation of the humananity We pray for revival of traditional spiritual and moral values, education of the younger generation based on those values, and strive for the protection of family, motherhood and childhood. We wish…


The Immortal Regiment in Toronto joins Russia for the second time

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

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!”

“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….


RCC Statement on Dismantling of World War II Soviet Army memorials in Poland

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…