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…

Read More >>

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…

Read More >>

Meeting with Peter Goldring, MP for Edmonton East

On February 20, 2015, representatives of the Russian Congress of Canada and the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad had the pleasure of meeting with Peter Goldring, Member of Parliament for Edmonton East. Peter Goldring shared his UKRAINE MISSION REPORT which he compiled after his trip to Ukraine on May 7- June 1, 2014 and presented to the Canadian Parliament. The Very Rev. Fr. Vladimir Malchenko, Rector of the Holy Trinity parish…

Read More >>

“Is Ukraine United?” Conference in the University of Ottawa

An Insight and International Community Viewpoint at Euromaidan Revolution and the Rebellion in Donbass Conference at the University of Ottawa  (December 4, 2014) Press release The leading political scientists and sociologists in Canada shared their thoughts on the civil war in Ukraine.  It is noteworthy, that their view of the so called “Russian aggression” and Russia’s support of the militia in Donbass is different from the official line taken by…

Read More >>

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.

Read More >>

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…

Read More >>

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…

Read More >>

Say “No” To Proposed Ontario Sex-Ed Curriculum

OPEN LETTER REGARDING SEX EDUCATION AND HEALTH CURRICULUM, REINTRODUCED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO Hundreds of Russian Canadian parents, who reside in Ontario and have school-age children, approached the Russian Congress of Canada to express their concerns  in regards to the revised early sex education and health curriculum, reintroduced by the Government of Ontario in 2014. Four years ago, when Kathleen Wynne was the Minister of Education in Ontario, the Ministry tried…

Read More >>

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…

Read More >>