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Russian Events Every Week: (Events in Yellow are sponsored by the GCC Russian Club)
Every Sunday Evening 3 Russian Language Radio Programs for greater Phoenix dial to AM 1190 (Talk-1190) KMYL
  • 4 pm Russian Wave ( ) Began in February 2004. A For-Profit corporation managed by Tamara Babekov. Producesreports and news about and by Russians in Arizona -- taxes, immigration, fasihon, health, etc. with popular music.
  • 9 pm For You, For Me ( , ) Began on July 4, 2004. A For-Profit corporation managed by Micheal Mulladzhanov. Each show has a single sponsor and theme, with popular music.
  • 10 pm McMurrin Presents Began on December 23, 2002. Rebroadcast on tape from Ukraine from Super Nova radio station in Kiev, Ukraine, where it became a hit. Roger McMurrin shares with his young co-hosts (Dasha, Toma, and Pepsi) why they need to listen to orchestral-choral music, and answers their questions about the orchestra, the text, and the history of music with a live studio audience. McMurrin speaks in English via a Russian translator. Click here to read more about the show
Click for MORE Russian Children's Center For the development of children
Language and culture for 2 age groups, professional teachers, monthly fee $20. Information: Natallia: 623-362-2873, or Alyona: 480-206-8600
ON SUMMER BREAK -- ENROLL FOR NEXT SEMESTER
Every Monday 7 pm Russian-Jewish Dance Rehearsals for Loca Rosa and Byelaroza Eastern European Folk Dance & Music Ensemble. New members, visitors and interested public welcome. No charge. Location (Apache Junction) subject to change, so phone first Tish Dvorkin (480) 986-6016 or e-mail. Continuing every Monday evening. Listed on the Arizona Arts Roster, twice
Every Wednesday 7:30 pm Tucson: Spartak
Arizona's Russian Soccer Club weekly practice at Udall Park, Tucson. Also competition games.
Russian in American TV shows
Other Russian Events: (Events in Yellow are sponsored by the GCC Russian Club)
Everyday Russian Impressionism Art
17 artists featured. Overland Art Gallery, 7155 Main Street (south of Indian School Rd) Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Everyday Elena's Art Exhibit
Vintage Market, Biltmore Fashion Park, 2442 E. Camelback Rd ( 24th Street next to Macys ), Phoenix, AZ. Elena Thornton is originally from Bendery, Moldova.
May 21 July 15 "Romancing Impressionism: Paintings by Elena Kohn"
West Valley Art Museum (Heffernon Gallery), 17420 N. Avenue of the Arts, Surprise 623-972-0635 Noted collector of Russian Impressionism shows her own work. "I feel that my creative process has been influenced by the freedom I've experienced in America." Hours: Tue - Sun 10 am to 4 pm. Adults $7, Students $2, kids 5 and under free. Also see: Elena Kohn Studio, 7336 E. Sand Hills Rd, Scottsdale studio 480-513-4886 cell 602-370-7521 This is the second show. See article about the first show in Arizona Republic: "From Russia, piece by piece" (Oct 23, 2003)
Everyday Gallery Russia
Gallery Russia, 7000 East Main Street, Scottsdale (480-596-9533) Specializing exclusively in fine art from Russia and the former Soviet Union. We hope your visit to this site intensifies your appreciation of this fascinating and historically-significant school of art.

2004

May 29 thru Sept 5 Russian Summer in Sante Fe, New Mexico
The biggest and most exciting celebration of everything Russian outside of the Motherland. A city-wide extravaganza designed to explore, understand, enjoy and celebrate Russian culture, showcasing the performing, visual and culinary arts, literature and poetry, fashions and music unique to the great empire of Russia. Nicholas and Alexandra Exhibit (200 objects), The Stepanova Collection, Vodka Tasting, art exhibits, foods music, folk dancing, 'Bering Strait' performs, photography, Painting Demonstration by Nikolai, children's activities, Faberge Trunk Show, 6 restaurants serving Russian foods, much more....
July 3 Sat 6 to 11 am TV Channel 12 Womens's Wimbledon Tennis:
Wimbledon Tennis Finals
Maria Sharapova RUSSIA vs. USA Serena Williams
(pronounced: Sha-RA-po-va) Due to illnesses of top players, a 17 year-old teenage is a first time Russian tennis player who makes it to the womens' finals against a 22 year-old champion. The women's final at the All England Club in London. Serena Williams is the two-time defending champ after last year's victory over her sister Venus in three sets.


7:30 am -- Sharapova dominates Serena to win title
First Russian to claim women's crown is third youngest champ after 6-1, 6-4 victory -- a Grand Slam!

July 3 Sat 8 pm to 1 am TUCSON Russian Disko Nights
DJ TOLIK performs at "Rock 'n' Billiard" (new name), 6211 E.Speedway Blvd (just west of Wilmot Rd), Tucson.
No age restriction!
ID card needed to drink - $10 cover 2 any drinks included -- Come early special, 8-9:30 pm only: $5 cover + 1 free drink $5 cover charge. Must be over 21. All new music from Russia and Europe (50% Russian, 30% European, 20% American, plus your requests).
July 6 to Aug 6 Tue & Thu 6 pm to 8:50 pm ASU 2nd Summer Session
RUS 494: Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Figures in Russian Culture, Literature, Music, and Art
  • 8 students needed to offer this class!
  • SLN: 86229 Room LL-264 5 week course taught in English
  • Instructor: Tatyana Dhaliwal Phone: 480-201-4885
  • Expand Your Horizons! Magical Art. Russias Best Music.
  • Unforgettable Masterpieces of Literature and Cinema.
  • Experience Russias past, Roaring Twenties, and beyond!
  • Can be taken as a graduate course RUS 590 or FLA 590 on approval of your advisor.
  • Fulfills L, H, and HU requirements upon petition. 7/6 - 8/6
July 8 Thu 12:30 pm Culture and History in Armenia
ASU Critical Languages Institute (CLI) Summer Events Calendar. Lecture by Siranush Khandanyan. Ms. Khandanyan has her degree in English Philology, Linguistics, from the Faculty of Romance and Germanic Languages at Yerevan State University, where she is currently an instructor of English. At ASU Coor Building, Room 4403 (Find map coordinates E-2) More information from Carol Withers, Acting Director, Russian & East European Studies Center, Arizona State University, Coor 4465, Tempe AZ Phone: 480-965-4188.
July 17 Sat 6 pm GCC Russian Club Summer Vecherinka
GCC Student Union
  • Potluck: Bring a Russian food dish to share
  • Door prizes: ?
  • Songs, Music Videos, Disko Night?

Refreshments: Krepki Chai, sodas.

July 20 Tue 12:30 pm Armenia Lecture: (To Be Announced)
ASU Critical Languages Institute (CLI) Summer Events Calendar. Lecture by Margarita Sekoyan about Armenia. Rita is currently the Language Program Coordinator at the US Embassy in Yerevan where she teaches both Armenian and Russian to embassy personnel. At ASU Coor Building, Room 4403 (Find map coordinates E-2) More information from Carol Withers, Acting Director, Russian & East European Studies Center, Arizona State University, Coor 4465, Tempe AZ Phone: 480-965-4188.
July 26 to Oct 1 TUCSON BDAA Convention
Balalaika and Dorma Association of America meets in Tucson 5 days of music lessons, concerts, banquets, singing, workshops ... for kids, students, musicians -- classes in balalaika, domra, bayan, bass, Jewish music, character & folk dance, chorus, choir, Russian art, zakuski, computer notation
-- also jam sessions, auction, parties each evening and 2 concerts. Scholarships and student rates.
  • Workshops in Russian Music & Dance from Master Teachers
  • Festival Concert at UA Music Dept Crowder Hall (Speedway Blvd and Park Ave), Saturday, July 31st, 7:30pm, Tickets $15
  • Contact Mia Hansen at miajhansen@msn.com or 520-327-2628 for more information
Oct 12 ? Tue ?? pm Tucson Kiev Symphony Orchestra Concert
Christ Community Church, 7801 East Kenyon Drive, Tucson Roger McMurrin conducts the most touring orchestra from the Ukraine. Hear him on the radio every Sunday night at 9 pm, on AM 1190, Phoenix. Donations requested. A short history of Music Mission Kiev.
Oct 13 Wed ?? pm Flagstaff Kiev Symphony Orchestra Concert
Trinity Heights UMC, 3600 N 4th St, Flagstaff Roger McMurrin conducts the most touring orchestra from the Ukraine. Hear him on the radio every Sunday night at 9 pm, on AM 1190, Phoenix. Donations requested.
A short history of Music Mission Kiev.
Oct 19 Tue 7 pm Mesa Kiev Symphony Orchestra Concert
Love of Christ Lutheran Church, 1525 North Power Road, Mesa Roger McMurrin conducts the most touring orchestra from the Ukraine. Hear him on the radio every Sunday night at 9 pm, on AM 1190, Phoenix. Donations may be requested. Contact: Don Thompson: 480-981-6199.
A short history of Music Mission Kiev.
Oct 20 Wed 7 pm Scottsdale Kiev Symphony Orchestra Youth Concert
Copper Ridge Middle School, 10101 E. Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale Roger McMurrin conducts the most touring orchestra from the Ukraine. Hear him on the radio every Sunday night at 9 pm, on AM 1190, Phoenix. Donations may be requested. Contact: Don Thompson: 480-981-6199.
A short history of Music Mission Kiev.
Oct 21 Thu 7 pm Mesa Kiev Symphony Orchestra Youth concert
Desert Mountain High School, 12575 E. Via Linda Ave, Scottsdale Roger McMurrin conducts the most touring orchestra from the Ukraine. Hear him on the radio every Sunday night at 9 pm, on AM 1190, Phoenix. Donations may be requested. Contact: Don Thompson: 480-981-6199.
A short history of Music Mission Kiev.
Nov 4, 5, 6 Fri, Sat, Sun Tucson: CIS and Eastern Europe Business Forum
The 11th annual Business Forum at the University of Arizona. An up-to-date analysis of political, economic, and legal aspects of business ventures in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, with case studies of successful American businesses and strategies for success. Government representatives will answer questions. If you would like to be a presenter, e-mail or fax (520-298-6599) Roza Simkhovich.
November 7 Russian Holiday: Peace and Harmony Day
Formerly October Revolution Day. The anniversary of the socialist revolution of October 1917, which established communist power, still survives. The system is gone, but many still cling to the custom.
December 7 Russian Holiday: Constitution Day
This was instituted in memory of the nation-wide referendum held on December 12, 1993, which resulted in the adoption of the first Constitution of the Russian Federation. The original Soviet Constitution was first observed on December 5th, and then changed to October 7th in 1977. In today's Russia, Constitution Day (December 12) is not considered a popular holiday, for many people Constitution Day is simply an additional day off.
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