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

RCC expresses condolences over the Russian passenger plane crash in Egypt

The Russian community in Canada is deeply saddened by the horrific tragedy that took place in Egypt, where the Russian airliner crashed 20 minutes after leaving Sharm el-Sheikh airport in Egypt, that took  lives of 224 passengers, including 25 children. Most of them were Russian citizens, four Ukrainian and one Belorusian citizens. On behalf of Canadian people of Russian descent the Russian Congress of Canada would like to extend sincere…

October 31, 2015

Ontario Wide Empty Schools Campaign

Mark your calendars and participate! On October 1, 2015 the Canadian Families Alliance is calling on all Ontario parents to keep their children home to protest the radical sex curriculum that is being implemented in elementary schools starting this year.    

September 25, 2015

Statement on the Malaysia Airlines Flight Crash in Ukraine

Toronto – July 17, 2015. The Russian Congress of Canada (RCC) issued the following statement in commemoration of the victims of the flight MH17 shot down in Ukraine one year ago. On July 17, 2014 the Malaysia Airline flight MH17 was struck over heavily involved in the civil war eastern part of Ukraine. As a result 298 passengers lost their lives, including children. That was one of the biggest tragedies…

July 17, 2015

Victory Day 70th Anniversary Celebration

May 10, 2015

Toronto-May 9, 2015 RCC contributed to the celebration of the 70 years of victory over fascism in WWII held in Toronto. Close to a thousand of Russian-speaking Torontonians joined the people in Russia this weekend to take part in the so-called ‘Immortal Regiment’ march, carrying photographs of their relatives in memory of those who took part in the Great Patriotic War (a term used in Russia and other former Soviet…


100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

  We express our extended sympathy on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide! Today, April 24, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide in Ottoman Turkey (Western Armenia). The four stage of the Armenian genocide that began in Turkey in 1894 destroyed the Armenian civilization in most parts of Western Armenia, taking the lives of more than 2,000,000 people, about 300,000 were killed in 1894-1896, 1,500,000 in…

April 24, 2015

Op-Ed by Very Rev. Archpriest Vladimir Malchenko

This open letter with regards to the March 5, 2015 press release of Peter Goldring, MP from Edmonton East ( ) was written by the Very Rev. Archpriest Vladimir Malchenko, Rector of Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (Toronto, ON), head of the RCC Committee for Religious Affairs, and confirmed by the Russian Congress of Canada.  To the Most Reverend Bishops, Clergy, Pious Laity Of the Orthodox Church, And…

April 22, 2015

RCC Visits the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Ottawa

Ottawa -April 20, 2015.   Representatives of the Russian Congress of Canada visited the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Ottawa where they met with His Excellency Mr. Alexander Darchiev, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Canada,  Mr.Konstantin Zatulin, Director of the CIS Institute, and Andranik Migranyan, Director of the New York office of the Institute for Democracy and Cooperation. The expert opinions on the political processes in Russia and former Soviet Union were shared at the meeting….

April 20, 2015

RCC Meets Ottawa Friends

Ottawa – April 19, 2015. Valentin Lossev, the President of the Russian Congress of Canada, meets the activists of the Russian community in Ottawa and members of the Russian Congress of Canada. The possibility of opening of the first regional  brunch of the Russian Congress of Canada in Ottawa is discussed at the meeting.

April 19, 2015