The Annual Russian Friendship Concert will be on Thursday, January 8 at 7:30 PM, at Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School. There will be a reception after the concert upstairs at the Cominsky Promenade.
Archaeology in V Novgorod made the front page of the NY Times today.
NY Times article
Here is a photo of V. Novgorod, Oct 19, 2014.
Tuesday August 19, 5:30 – 8:30
Bring a dish to pass,
Linkages will provide the main course
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Linkages of Rochester has learned that its application to the US-Russia Peer to Peer Dialogue program has been selected for funding. The program, administered by the US Embassy in Moscow, offers opportunities for Russian and American organizations to team up to work on projects of mutual importance and interest to both societies. Linkages will partner with the Family Center in Rochester’s sister city, Velikiy Novgorod to address a prevalent social problem in both US and Russian society: domestic violence. Over a one year period professionals, students and individuals whose lives have been affected by domestic violence will compare approaches and programs that can prevent domestic violence and that can offer hope for a life free from violence to victims. The year-long dialogue will take place through videoconferencing, e-mail and other long distance communications. The project will also include two in-person exchanges. A group from Velikiy Novgorod will visit Rochester in October and an American group will visit Novgorod in spring 2015. Other partners in the project include Novgorod State University and the College at Brockport.
Linkages Board member, Dr. Barbara LeSavoy, has been awarded a faculty post to the 2014 summer session of the SUNY Stony Brook/ St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture (NYI).The St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture (NYI) is an advanced study program organized every July in St. Petersburg, Russia at St. Petersburg State University. This year’s institute will be held July 14-August 1, 2014. Continue reading LINKAGES BOARD MEMBER AWARDED FACULTY POST AT ST. PETERSBURG INSTITUTE
April 9, 2014
5:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Description: Marina will present her findings after 3 weeks studying American schools.
It’s been a very rough time for US-Russian relations. It’s hard to believe that just a few months ago we were witnessing the spectacle and excitement of the Olympics in Sochi. The stunning figure skating performances, incredible skiing and snowboarding feats and exciting hockey games between global rivals were riveting. Russia put its national stamp on the winter Olympics, showcased Russian culture and history to the world and made its mark as a global player through hosting and competing in the Olympics. As the crisis in Ukraine unfolds, the tensions between countries threaten to spill over into sister-city relations.
It’s important to remember that one of the principles of Sister Cities International is that sister city organizations do not get involved in national politics. Continue reading President’s Letter, Spring 2014