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RCC calls for a fair and independent investigation of May 2, 2014 massacre in Odessa, Ukraine

Dear Member of Parliament, In the commemoration of the third anniversary of the tragic events in Odessa on May 2, 2014, the Russian Congress of Canada (RCC) remembers those who fell victim to the violence of right-wing Ukrainian radicals and draws attention to the failure of Ukrainian authorities to properly investigate and prosecute the culprits. RCC calls upon the Canadian government to exercise its influence on official Kyiv so that the investigation…

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The Immortal Regiment March in Toronto 2017

The Immortal Regiment march is a rememberence event that commemorates the millions of lives lost by the Soviet Union in World War II. Known as “Immortal Regiment,” this event has spread to dozens of cities and made the Victory Day celebrations the most meaningful holiday in Russia. It has also restored the bond between generations, merging millions of diverse family stories into a common memory of suffering, courage and resilience….

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Victory Day 2017 Charity Auto Rally

Toronto-Hamilton The Russian community of Toronto has launched a new tradition to start Victory Day celebrations in World War II with a spring auto and motor rally “I remember! I’m proud!” For the third time this year, the Association of World War II veterans from the USSR, activists from various public organizations and members of the Russian Congress of Canada took part in the event. The event took place on…

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118th anniversary of the first pilgrims to Canada from Russia

  By Koozma J. Tarasoff, Ottawa source : http://spirit-wrestlers.blogspot.ca/2017/04/canadian-doukhobor-culture-at-russian.html 150 Years of the Canadian Federation: From a British Dominion to a Global Player’ was the theme of this year’s  international conference held April 7-8, 2017 at the University of St. Petersburg, Russia.  The event was co-sponsored by the Institute for US and Canadian Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences; the Russian Association for Canadian Studies; and the ‘Moscow-Quebec’ Educational and Scientific Center Russian…

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Appeal to Prime Minister Trudeau to question Minister Freeland’s integrity

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada March 21, 2017   Dear Prime Minister:   The Russian Congress of Canada would like to register its utmost concern with the appointment of Ms. Chrystia Freeland as Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. Apart from distinguishing herself as a prominent critic of Russia, Ms. Freeland has few qualifications for the job. Diplomacy presupposes an ability to build bridges and…

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Will Chrystia Freeland Finally Ruin Canadian-Russian Relations?

MICHAEL JABARA CARLEY  16.03.2017   On 10 January 2017 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fired his minister of external affairs, Stéphane Dion, and replaced him with Chrystia Freeland, who was then minister of international trade. This cabinet shuffle might not have gotten much public notice except that Dion is a distinguished parliamentarian, former leader of the party and leader of the opposition, and a former key minister in the Liberal…

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Canadian cabinet minister claims Russian disinformation campaign

by Ken Hanly Mar 9, 2017 source http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/politics/op-ed-canadian-cabinet-minister-claims-russian-disinformation-campaign/article/487533 At a recent news conference Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced that Canada would extend its training mission to the Ukraine. The announcement was no surprise as Canada has long been a supporter of the U.S.-led NATO campaign supporting the Ukraine in reaction to the annexation of the Crimea and Russian support for the rebel enclaves in eastern Ukraine. Freeland herself is…

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Canada’s proposed ‘Magnitsky Act’ and Canadian-Russian relations

By Halyna Mokrushyna, source New Cold War.org, February 22, 2017   Relations between Canada and Russia have rarely been worse. After the Conservatives with their strong anti-Russian rhetoric were defeated in the Parliamentary election in October 2015, a tiny hope for improvement flared. The new foreign affairs minister Stéphane Dion stated that his Liberal government would at least engage in some kind of dialogue with Russia. Alas, the good intention…

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RCC Condolences for Loss Of Vitaly Churkin

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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