EMERCOM combined team won American firefighters in a friendly hockey match

MCHS.GOV.RU: 18 and 19 June charitable hockey matches “Battles on ice” took place in New York sports complex Aviator Sports and Event Center. read more

Russian Legends Open Hearts

IIHF: NEW YORK – Valery Kamensky was undergoing a pre-season physical at the Dallas Stars training camp on Sept. 11, 2001 when he heard the shocking news that two planes had crashed into the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Centre. read more

Slava Zaitsev wows the Russian Heritage Festival in New York

RIA NOVOSTI: Russia’s preeminent fashion designer Slava Zaitsev has brought his winter 2011-2012 collection to New York. The public was overwhelmed by a riot of color a la Russe with a Tartar hint, kaftans, valenki felt boots and dresses made from Pavlovo-Posad shawls. read more

National Arts Club Celebrates Cultured Quilting

NEW YORK NEAR SAY.COM: The National Arts Club is holding a special exhibit featuring quilts from two separte cultures called  Pieced Together; Moscow Meets Harlem, the New York Daily News reports. read more

2011 RAF NSLI-Y Participant Personal Statement

MEET RAF’S NLSI-Y Russian American Heritage Experience participant Anna, NYC Brooklyn (Stuyvesant High School). Video.

American Ballerinas Leap at Chance to Train at Moscow’s Bolshoi Academy

NBC NEWS WORLD BLOG: Moscow – For some teenagers, the idea of spending part of the summer indoors and in class would be a punishment.  For 16 young American ballerinas, though, it is a privilege.  Chosen to take part in a State Department funded six-week trip to Moscow, the group is spending their days in intensive ballet training at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy while also learning Russian language and culture.  read more.

Former Rangers left wing Steve Vickers says NHL’s focus with concussions should be on equipment

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Skating in a game against the Russians at age 60 is a risk, but it’s still safer than skating in the NHL today. read more

‘Battles On Ice’ brings Chilled War to Aviator

THE BROOKLYN PAPER: Dem fightin’ words will be flying across the ice like a runaway Zamboni this weekend when New York smoke-eaters and their counterparts from Russia lace up their skates for a friendlier version of the Cold War at the Aviator Sports and Events Center, where the “Battles On Ice” exhibition ice hockey tournament will usher in Russian Heritage Week. read more

FDNY, Russian legends and firefighters, former New York Rangers in Battles on Ice for 9/11 charity

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: The hockey match 31 years ago between Russia and the United States in Lake Placid was played amid great international tension. This weekend the rivalry will be renewed with much different national and personal implications. These Battles on Ice are all about friendship, charity and coming together to remember those lost 10 years ago on 9/11. read more

Irina Shayk is honored at the 2011 Russian Heritage Festival at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

THE HOLLYWOOD STORY.COM: Irina Shayk is honored at the 2011 Russian Heritage Festival at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Thursday (June 9) in New York City. read more

Irina Shayk attends the 9th annual Russian Heritage Festival

NEW YORK POST: Irina Shayk attends the 9th annual Russian Heritage Festival at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. read more

Sports Illustrated cover model Irina Shayk and others to kick off Russian Festival with gala

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: The ninth annual Russian Heritage Festival kicks off Thursday night with an opening ceremony headlined by Mayor Bloomberg. The event, sponsored by the Russian American Foundation and the Daily News, features everything from arts and fashion to international hockey showdowns. read more

RAF’s Vice President in New York Times

THE NEW YORK TIMES: RAF’s Vice President Rina Kirshner honored among those who help build better public schools in New York. read more

“Pieced Together, Moscow Meets Harlem”

HARLEM WORLD BLOG: On June 23 2011, patchwork artists from Harlem and Russia will collaborate on a unique quilt presentation at the National Arts Club. read more

Russian and Harlem Quilters Come Together for Exhibit

DNAinfo.com: A new exhibit opening in June called “Pieced Together. Russia Meets Harlem. Patchwork & Quilts,” will display quilts from Russian artists and African-American artists side-by-side in a bid to show how the similarities outweigh the differences. “People from two nations so far apart were able to express themselves with the same material,” said Marina Kovalyov, president of the Russian American Foundation, which organized the exhibit. read more

Biden Shows ‘Reset’ Good for Business

THE MOSCOW TIMES: Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of the U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, together with granddaughter Finnegan, visited the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow to meet with the dancers of RAF and the Academy. read more

Dr. Jill Biden Meets With Dancers of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Russia

THE POLITICAL GIRL: Dr. Jill Biden attended the performance and met with dancers from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russian and American exchange students. read more

Crystal Swans: Bejeweled Ballerinas at the Erickson Beamon Presentation

VOGUE.COM: An enchanting Degas moment on Sunday evening at Milk Studios courtesy of hostesses Vicki Beamon and Karen Erickson, who showcased their spectacular costume bijou (including an extraordinary necklace that was an homage to Alexander McQueen) and some sparkling crystal masks, on a bevy of cygnets from the Russian American Foundation’s Bolshoi Ballet Academy United States Youth Program. read more

Fashion Week Cliff Notes, Day 4

HARPER’S BAZAAR.COM: Dance fever: Moncler models boogied down at Grand Central, while Erickson Beamon’s event featured ballerinas in jewel-covered masks. read more

Erickson Beamon Fall/Winter 2011 presentation at Milk Studios

TUMBLR.COM: Violinist: Tim Fain.
Countertenor: Jeff Palmer and the Metropolitan Opera.
Choreographer: Stephen Petronio.
Ballerinas: Russian American Foundation’s Bolshoi Ballet Academy US Youth Program. video