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…


Russian Congress of Canada address to the memebers of the Russian community before 2015 Federal election

  Dear Friends,   On October 19th, you along with millions of other Canadians will be making a very important decision. The outcome of the election will determine not only who will form the next Government, but also what Canada will we live in, what legacy will we leave to our children. Your voice, your vote, your support for the candidate, your intelligent decision will make a real difference.  …


Address to Candidates in 2015 Federal Election

Toronto – October 2015. The Russian Congress of Canada (RCC) released an address to the candidates in 2015 Canadian federal elections on the issues related to the current Canada-Ukraine foreign policy  and its affect on Russian and Ukrainian diasporas, as a matter of high importance to both communities. The statement is available for downloads here:    Address to Candidates The RCC National Council encourages RCC members, its friends, and members…


Meeting with the members of the Russian-Canadian Trade mission

August 21, 2015 – Toronto The Senior Trade Commissioner of the Trade Mission of the Russian Federation in Canada Konstantin Trofimov and the Deputy Commissioner Igor Prigaro had a meeting with the members of the Russian-Canadian mission and the general public. The members of the Russian Congress of Canada were among those invited to the meeting. The issues of development of bilateral relations in trade and economic sphere under the…


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…


Russia Day Celebration

The Russian Congress of Canada hosted a festive celebration of the Day of Russia in Toronto that took place at the Holy Trinity Church on June 12, 2015. More than 100 people attended the cocktail party and the concert that followed the talk given by Halyna Mokrushina, a freelance journalist and Doctoral Student in Sociology at University of Ottawa, who was among the special guests at the event. Halyna shared…


RCC Statement – Act Of Vandalism In Montreal

  The Russian Congress of Canada would like to express its greatest discontent in connection with the act of vandalism that took place in Montreal. On May 12, 2015, following a celebration of victory over Nazi Germany in the Second World War, an individual or group of individuals had set fire to a car decorated with the Russian national flag. Over the past few months the Russian Congress of Canada…


Victory Day 70th Anniversary Celebration

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…


Victory Day Ceremony in Nathan Phillips Square at Toronto City Hall

Toronto-May 5, 2015.  James Pasternak, Toronto CIty Councillor, Ward 10 – York Centre honoured World War II veterans with a Victory Day Ceremony in Nathan Phillips Square at Toronto City Hall. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the World War II Allies formally accepting the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany. The celebration was joined by World War II veterans and their families, Canadian and American military…