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April 2016 Newsletter

April 8, 2016

Dear Members and Friends of the Russian American Club,

Now that we are getting ready for the Holy Resurrection of our Lord, it is a most important Holy Day, for which we are preparing by fasting, and on May 1st. Easter Sunday, it becomes the happiest day for all Christians, especially after 40 days of fasting,

Our Club will celebrate on Saturday, May 7, at 3 pm. It will be traditional foods that include Kulichi and Cheese Pascha. Music will be provided by Andrea Shaine. Soda and water will be provided. Bring your favorite beverage.

Please call for reservations, now! Zhanna at 727-367-2092 or Dagmara at 727-345-6360,

$20.00 per person with reservations or $25.00 at the door.

In March, a group of parishioners from St. Gregory Church of Tampa traveled on a Pilgrimage, headed by Fr. Andrey Kovalev, to the Holy Land. I and my wife were very fortunate to join them. It was an amazing event, the Bible becomes an unforgettable panorama and Fr. Roman (our in-country guide) made it very special, realistic, emotional and the entire company was great, so we would like to share this with you.

Father Andrey was kind enough and he agreed to give us a presentation of slides on this trip to the Holy Land on Tuesday April 19 at the Club at 2:00pm.

We will serve coffee and tea and some baked goods, $5.00 per person all included, all invited.

On Sunday, May 22nd. at 5:00pm, there will be a concert at the club with, Rusten Galich, (poetry) from New York, Ilona Krasavzeva from Florida (vocals) and Nina Esilevskaya (poetry) from New York.

The performance will consist of Russian poetry from the Silver and Golden centuries.

Including A. Pushkin, M. Lermontov, I. Annensky, A. Block, N. Gumilev, S. Esenin, V. Mayakovskiy, Igor Severyanin and others.

Tickets are $20.00 by PayPal or a check and $25.00 at the door.

Russian American Club, 2920 Beach Blvd, Gulfport- St Petersburg Fl. 33707.

Call Ilona at 727-488-8724 to order tickets.

We would like to thank the Russian American Cultural Center in Orlando, FL for a donation of two laptop computers for the Russian American Club of St. Petersburg. This will give us the ability to play videos and presentations at the club. This was all made possible by the generous efforts of Victor and Victoria Peppard. Who facilitated the donation as well as getting the computers to work for us. Thank you both!


Please pay your 2016 club membership dues of $20.00!

Make your checks out to: Russian American Club

Mail your checks to:

Gene Stenov

6970 9th Ave. N.

St. Petersburg, FL 33710

Thank you all for your continued membership and support.


Konstantin Sidorenko

President, Russian American Club

Home: (727) 367-2092

Cell: (727) 415-1096