AL.com: Birmingham teen Elizabeth Lindsey, 16, was able to spend six weeks this summer studying ballet, as well as Russian language and culture at the famed academy in Moscow, part of a program sponsored by the Russian American Foundation read more
The Suffolk Times: “The Bolshoi is the biggest company in the world,” Ms. Kiel, a Babylon native, said. “And to have us accepted there was —” “A little bit surreal, I think, right?” Aela’s father, Gene, interjected. “I almost didn’t believe it.” read more
RiverheadLOCAL: Aela Bailey, 9, lives in Jamesport and attends Aquebogue Elementary School. She spent her summer with the Bolshoi Ballet’s summer intensive program in New York, steps from Lincoln Center at the LaGuardia School of Performing Arts read more
NYC Gov: Mayor de Blasio: Dobryi vechir. I hope my practice worked. It is a joy to be with you this evening. I want to thank Marina, for her wonderful contributions, not only to this evening, but to the community, for her dedication as a founding president of the Russian-American Foundation. Let’s thank Marina for all she has done. read more.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Tourists whipped out their cameras as six students from the Annual Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive visited the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday to photograph some of their dance moves. read more.
The Jewish Channel: Presbyterians vote in favor of BDS; Jews across the world campaign to #bringbackourboys, the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers; renowned violinist Phillipe Quint stages a concert for the Russian American Foundation; and a peek at our “Up Close” interview with Rabbi Daniel Sperber, author of “On The Relationship of Mitzvot Between Man and His Neighbor and Man and His Maker.” watch.
Oberlin College: This spring, the Russian department, with generous funding from OCREECAS and OCLC, held two events designed to counsel students on the wide range of career opportunities available to individuals with knowledge of Russian language and culture….The panelists included Rina Kirshner of the Russian-American Foundation (RAF), a non-profit devoted to promoting bi-lateral dialogue through initiatives in youth educational exchange in the arts and athletics. read more.
НТВ-Америка: В Нью-Йорке в рамках фестиваля русской культуры “Наше наследие” открылась выставка русских художников авангардистов начала 20 века. Выставка продлится до 19 июня в “National Art Club”. Репортаж Юлии Райдлер. НТВ-Америка. 6 июня 2014. watch.
Examiner: Russia’s famed S.V. Obraztsov Puppet Theatre makes its English-language debut this weekend at 92nd Street Y in a program sponsored by the Russian American Foundation. The Moscow-based troupe will present an English version of its wildly popular An Extraordinary Concert, a puppet parody of inept singers, dancers, musicians and magicians that premiered in Russia in 1946 and has since been performed in hundreds of Russian cities and over 40 countries. read more.
New York Post: Mayor de Blasio on Wednesday night promised to be “focused” on the Russian community — unlike his predecessors — while honoring some of its members at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. read more.
Russia Beyond the Headlines: On June 11, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Sackler Wing was invaded by Russians in the best possible way. Some of New York’s most illustrious Russian-Americans were on hand to open the 12th annual Russian Heritage month, which celebrates the contributions of Russian-Americans to New York City. read more
Broadway World: The Russian American Foundation is pulling out all the strings when it proudly presents the renowned Russian puppet theater, The S.V. Obraztsov Puppet Theater of Moscow, to American audiences for the first time. The show, which is suitable for families with children 13 and over, will present its renowned puppet production of “An Extraordinary Concert”, on Saturday, June 21 at 8:30pm and Sunday June 22 at 8:00pm at the 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave, NYC. read more.
Lucid Culture: The bill Tuesday night at the Times Center was a casual “Philippe Quint and friends,” but these friends are in high places, musically speaking. Great players never have trouble finding similar top-level talent, but this violinist has a particularly deep address book. Introducing his own Caprices from the film The Red Violin, John Corigliano attested to Quint’s eclecticism. “He can do bluesy swing, salsa, anything you ask him to,” he marveled. Quint validated him with an alternatingly terse and sizzling performance of the plaintively neoromantic solo theme and variations, through daunting octave passages, lightning descents and nail-biting intensity as they reached a peak. read more.
Artfix Daily: Thirty-five works on paper by some of Russia’s most notable modern artists from the private collection of Marina and Nikolay Shchukin will open at The National Arts Club in New York on May 19, 2014. From Primitivism to Propaganda: Russia’s Modern Masters, curated by Matthew Drutt, showcases works by celebrated and less-known Russian artists including Natalia Goncharova, Mikhail Larionov, Rosalia Rabinovich, the Stenberg brothers, Nikolai Suetin, and Pavel Tchelitchew. Most of these works have never before been shown in the West. The exhibition is part of the 12th Annual Russian Heritage Month®, a celebration of events and exhibits highlighting Russian culture. read more.
Broadway World: On Tuesday, May 27 at 7:00 pm, the Russian American Foundation (RAF) will present “Philippe Quint & Friends,” a benefit concert hosted by the renowned Russian-American violinist at the New York Times Building’s Time Center (242 West 41st Street). The evening will feature performances by special guests such as Joshua Bell, John Corigliano, Josh Ralph, Emily Bergl, Michael Bacon, William Wolfram, the Matt Herskowitz Trio, and Quint’s own Argentine tango group, the Quint Quintet, featuring JP Jofre, Octavio Brunetti, Oren Fader, and Pedro Giraudo. read more.
Haaretz: Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman addressed members of New York’s Russian Jewish community on Sunday, praising Russian-born immigrants who have succeeded in Israeli politics, and wondering aloud if a Russian-speaking prime minister is imminent. read more.
Broadway World: On Wednesday, March 12, violinist Philippe Quint was awarded the Ambassador of Arts Award at the 16th Anniversary Gala Banquet of the Gateways Organization celebrating The Brownstone Experience. The banquet, held in the Delegates Dining Room at the United Nations, was attended by distinguished elected officials, world business leaders, dignitaries and over 400 prominent guests, also honoring fashion designer Valentin Yudashkin and Virginie and Mark Cohen, CEOs of Stonehouse Capital Management. read more.
Moscow Expat Life: Maria Beck and Gabe Shayer, two Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive alumni, discuss Russian ballet training. read more.
NBC Olympics: Reporter Mary Carillo visits with legendary figure skating coach Tamara Moskvina and learns how Russia’s great tradition in pairs skating is inspired by the country’s historic passion for ballet. Coverage features one of RAF’s alumni of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive. see more.
Denver Post: This weekend, the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet Academy will hold auditions for its 2014 summer intensive program in New York and Connecticut. Aspiring area ballet dancers aged 9-24 who make the cut will get to hone their skills with master teachers from the Bolshoi, which is responsible for training international stars like Natalia Osipova, Alexei Ratmansky, Polina Semionova and Maria Kochetkova. read more