Russian airplane Tu-154 crash

Today’s news of the Tupolev-154 crash is devastating for many Russian Canadians . All but three members of Russia’s most beloved vocal ensemble have died in the tragic plane crash. Of the 92 souls on board, the vast majority were members of the Alexandrov Choir, colloquially known as the Red Army Choir. The rest were civilian journalists and charity workers, including Elizaveta Glinka who has worked tirelessly to help the…

December 25, 2016

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

RCC hosts a musical program “Songs in the Flames of War…”

On February 22, 2015 the Russian community in Toronto celebrated the Defender of the Fatherland Day and the anniversary of lifting the siege of Leningrad at a charity lunch hosted by Crystal Grand Banquet Hall. The event was organized for the veterans of the World War II residing in Toronto area. The lunch was accompanied by a musical program “Songs in the Flames of War…” All the money collected at…

February 22, 2015

First Annual General Meeting

On January 17, 2015 the Russian Congress of Canada held its first Annual General Meeting in Toronto. At the meeting, members of the organizational Committee  adopted the Constitution and elected the National Council of the Russian Congress of Canada. Valentin Lossev became the President and Dmitri Ivanov the Vice President of the RCC.

January 18, 2015

Letter to the Members of Canadian Parliament regarding situation in Donbass, Ukraine

January 15, 2015 – Russian speaking Canadians express their profound concern with the atrocities perpetrated by the Ukrainian government and its military against the people of  Donbass  in eastern Ukraine. Russian Canadian Congress  addresses the Canadian government  to reverse its actions in supporting the Ukrainian militarily and use all available means to engage Ukrainian leaders, responsible for the repressive measures, in peaceful negotiations with the heads of the breakaway regions of…

January 16, 2015

War crimes of the armed forces and security forces of Ukraine: torture of the Donbass region residents

This report was written by a non-state organization “The Foundation for the Study of Democracy” (headed by M.Grigoriev) and the Russian Public Council for International Cooperation and Public Diplomacy (presided by S.Ordzhonikidze) with the assistance of V.Dzhabarov, S.Mamedov, I.Morozov, S.Markov and other members of the Committee for Public Support of the Residents of South-eastern Ukraine For the purposes of investigating specific cases of torture, inhuman or degradintreatment, experts of the Foundation…

December 30, 2014

RCC on the Statements made by Andrew Bennett, Canada’s Religious Freedom Ambassador

Andrew Bennett, Canada’s Religious Freedom Ambassador (article by Mike Blanchfield of the Canadian Press, October 6th, 2014) has made a number of deeply misleading, inaccurate, and contentious statements that have caused serious concern and outrage among Canada’s Orthodox Community. In that article, he is reported to have accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of having a “calculated plan” to “systematically target” and “orchestrate the persecution of Orthodox Christians, Catholics, and Muslim…

October 20, 2014