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Snowmen contest

Published by: Pavel Borisovich Molchanov

Please send us photos of your snowmen and we will select the best one! You will get a small price!


2019-2020 is coming to an end

Published by: Pavel Borisovich Molchanov

2019-2020 school year is coming to an end. We have created a video trailer of the school events of this year. At the beginning of the year, we haven't expected to start virtual education. We hope that you enjoy this 1-minute video a lot.


The Tale of the Fisherman and The Fish

Published by: Pavel Borisovich Molchanov

The Christmas holidays ended with a wonderful Christmas performance by our Russian school. So much effort and labor was invested within half a year by everyone who worked on the play.

A special thanks to Vyacheslav Nikitin and Ekaterina Andrievskaya for their leadership and staging of the play. There was great work with actors, preparation of sets and costumes and the organization of parents and assistants.

Actors and performers:

Old Man - Dmitry Nikitin Goldfish - Aleftina Yericheva Old Woman - Lisa Ben-Zvi The Old Woman-Noblewoman - Anisya Zudenko Old Woman Queen - Sonya Andrievskaya Travelling Queen - Maria Hetchinova Sea Tsar - Fyodor Zimovsky Advisor to the Sea King - Eric Willis

Jellyfish: Elizabeth Derkach, Anastasia Saima, Elizabeth Stekunova, Isabelle Agaronova, Aurora Schneider, Alisa Derkach, Sofia Zisk, Valeria Breya.

Seahorses, lobster, squid: Alexey Eliseenko, Andrey Palon, Alexey Mamizhev, Philip Poltarakov, Maksim Zektser, Ivan Chabanyuk-Lapitsky, Philip Morin.

Fish-Sisters: Eliseenko Dariya, Zudenko Kira, Nicole Schneider, Ovsyuk Alina, Kogan Victoria, Kogan Alexandra

Fishes: Maria Khechinova, Alexander Kochergin, Nicole Hramov, Ashley Hramov, Dasha Vishnevskaya, Emilia Lapitskaya.

Waves: Veronika Ilinska, Anna Andrievskaya, Elena Tazina, Alisa Pena, Alexandra Vasilieva, Anastasia Vasilieva

Servants: Ivan Nikitin, Ilya Maltsev

Nobles, Boyars, Townspeople: Ivan Nikitin, Agaronov Alexander, Ilya Maltsev, Alisa Pena, Alexandra Vasilyeva, Anastasia Vasilyeva, Lisa Ben-Zvi, Maksim Chabanyuk

Boyar’s wife - Alice Peña,

Guards: Alexandra Vasilieva, Anastasia Vasilieva

Costume Assistants:

Irina Vishnevskaya, Alena Romashenok, Svetlana Yericheva, Irina Tazina, Yana Khramova, Natalya Pena, Klavdia Hetchinova, Anna Zudenko, Ekaterina Andrievskaya, Ekaterina Derkach, Victoria Vasilyeva, Olesya Sarimsakova, Elena Zektser, Maria Saima, Lyudmila Zovys, Ogul.

Production of scenery and props:

Slava Nikitin, Maksim Kudinov, Svetlana Yericheva, Alina Lapitskaya,


The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish

Published by: Pavel Borisovich Molchanov

The Christmas Season welcomes us to celebrate this special time of year with our friends and families.

For this season, we would like to invite you, your friends and families to a special Christmas performance of "The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish".

It will take place at Christ Episcopal Church, 105 Cottage Place, Ridgewood, NJ, 07450 on Sunday, January 19th at 3:00 pm.

The performance will commence with a prayer service and include:

  • Ded Moroz (Santa) and Snegurochka (Santa's granddaughter) around the Christmas tree;
  • Gifts for all the children:
  • A delicious buffet presented by Garik Hetchinoff and Santa's helpers; and
  • Dancing and music

And the best of all, like the Christmas star at the top of the Christmas tree, our delightful Christmas performance of "The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish" by A.S. Pushkin.

We are all very thankful to the children of our school and our maestro Slava Nikitin for preparing and presenting this show for all our friends and families.

Ticket prices are:

  • Free for children under 6
  • $15 for children over 6 years old
  • $20 for adults

We look forward to seeing you there and sharing this performance with you!


The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish

Published by: Pavel Borisovich Molchanov

The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish (Russian: «Сказка о рыбаке и рыбке», romanized: Skazka o rybake i rybke) is a fairy tale in verse by Alexander Pushkin. Pushkin wrote the tale in autumn 1833 and it was first published in the literary magazine Biblioteka dlya chteniya in May 1835. The tale is about a fisherman who manages to catch a "Golden Fish" which promises to fulfill any wish of his in exchange for its freedom. The storyline is similar to the Russian fairy tale The Greedy Old Wife (according to Vladimir Propp) and the Brothers Grimm's tale The Fisherman and His Wife.