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Russians in the USA: History

The topic turned out to be so broad that it is difficult to fit it into the framework of the time given time for today's meeting. Marina Adamovich, the author of the remarkable book “The Russians in America. Waves of the Russian emigration to the USA” writes:

“It's hard to imagine the culture of the United States without the “Russian influence”. Emigrants from Russia made up the avant-garde in painting; they were at the origins of the national ballet in the United States, influenced musical compositional and performing culture, educated a constellation of American actors, who defined the face of Hollywood and the American theater for many decades”. (page 5).

Aware of the breadth of our program today, we have tried to organize all the listed topics of our cultural wealth into five separate titles in the following order:

  1. Church and charity: N. Shevelchinsky - Introduction, - Novo-Diveevo Monastery, St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco, Tsar’s family. Fresco. I. Shvetsov - about the Tolstoy Foundation, Dasha Azrikan with the kindergarten class and Lena Hoperskaya about Beloselsky-Belozersky.

  2. Science: Tanya Tkachenko - aviation engineer I. Sikorsky, Sveta Ericheva and E. Budzilovich.

  3. Art and graphics: a) Archimandrite Cyprian - icon, b) Klava Hechinova and Slava Nikitin - artists: - M. Verbov, V. Gashurova – “The royal family. Fresco". Fyodor Stepanovich Rozhanovsky - illustrator of children's books "Little Golde Books", Anatoly Samochornov - fashion.

  4. Music: a) Natalia Anatolyevna Yagnyuk with the 3rd grade students, b) Katya Lukina with the school choir - S.V. Rachmaninov and concert No. 2, I. Stravinsky.

  5. Ballet and Theater: a) Olya Sazonova - Diaghilev, Anya Zudeyko - Balanchine, Liza Shevelchinskaya - M. Baryshnikov, Nureyev, Irina Vishnevskaya - ballerina Olga Spessivtseva.

Published by: Pavel Borisovich Molchanov