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Mourning the Victims of Odessa Massacre, Ukraine

Toronto- On May 2, 2015,  RCC hold a memorial meeting and service commemorating the first anniversary of Odessa Massacre in Ukraine. An Orthodox memorial service which followed the meeting, was performed by The Very Rev. Archpriest Vladimir Malchenko, Rector of  Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia  in Toronto, ON. This day one year ago, thousands of Odessa residents took it to the streets to voice their protest against…

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Russian, Ukrainian groups go digital to define conflict

EMBASSY, Wednesday, April 29, 2015—10   Russian and Ukrainian groups in Canada want to set the record straight—they just can’t agree what straight is. A tenuous ceasefire has curtailed some of the real fighting in Ukraine, for now. But the battle to define the conflict has continued between those who oppose and support the government in Kyiv. In Canada, organizations that promote the cultures of Russia and Ukraine have gone…

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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…

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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 ( http://www.petergoldring.ca/media/2015-03-06-goldring(1).pdf ) 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…

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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….

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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.

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ISSUES WITH THE EARLY SEX EDUCATION CURRICULUM IN ONTARIO

ISSUES OF THE SEX EDUCATION CURRICULUM WHICH THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT IS PLANNING TO IMPLEMENT IN SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 WERE DISCUSSED WITH THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE WELL INFORMED PARENTS. It is fair to say, that general public has been following the Ontario Ministry of Education plans to radically change the Sex Ed Curriculum in provincial schools for months. Hundreds of thousands of parents reacted in an highly negative way to the fact that the…

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Letter to TSO Regarding Valentina Lisitsa

Valentina Lisitsa is a famous pianist who also actively comments in respect to the Ukrainian conflict on her Twitter account. She was scheduled to perform at the Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto on April 8 and 9 but the Toronto Symphony Orchestra decided to silence her music and her political views. Members and friends of the RCC strongly disagree with this bias approach  and expressed  their resentment in an open letter addressed…

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