New officers for 2007-08

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At the Annual Meeting of Russian Heritage (May 6 at the “St. Petersburg Nights” Russian Restaurant) Vladimir Malkin was elected to a two-year term as Chairman of the Board. Nadia Yevstigneyeva, President; Mary Stenov, Vice President; and Gene Stenov, Treasurer will continue to serve the second year of their term. Bill Parsons was elected Secretary for a two-year term.

Elected to the Board of Directors were: Tatiana Albert, Laura Flesch, Vasily Golubev, Helena Kazakova, Vladimir Khokhlov, Peggy Newton, Victor Peppard, Dan Price, Ilona Sakovich, Zhana Sidorenko, and Nikita Tregubov.

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Annual Meeting

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At 4:00 pm a short reception with wine and cheese.

Business meeting at 4:30, with election of officers and annual reports. Nadia Yevstigneyeva has one more year to serve as president, Mary Stenov has one more year as vice-president, and Gene Stenov has one more year as treasurer. At this point Vladimir Malkin has been nominated to serve as chair of the board and Bill Parsons has been nominated to serve as secretary. Nominees for the board of directors and other nominations for chair or secretary can be made from the floor at the business meeting.

. After the business meeting, members and friends of Russian Heritage are urged to stay for dinner (ordering from the regular menu) and the special program of our RUSSIAN HERITAGE MALE QUARTET, performing at 7:00 pm ($10 per ticket). We urge you to come on Sunday, and invite your friends for our final program of the spring.

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Russian Heritage Spring Picnic

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The cookout will feature chicken and grilled meats, rice, salad, and soft drinks. Beer and wine will be available for $2. Ticket prices at the gate: adults – $15; students – $5; and children under 6 – free. Advanced tickets are $10. Send orders to RH, PO Box 14552, St. Petersburg, FL 33733.
At 3:30 we will hear a performance of the new Russian Male Quartet, with Sergei Boldireff, Andrei Cheine, Vladimir Khokhlov, and Slava Markov.
After the cookout we will enjoy group singing in Russian, led by members of the Quartet. Plan now to come, and invite your friends.

Directions to the picnic: From I-275, go north on VETERANS EXPY to HUTCHINSON RD (Exit 12). Merge onto HUTCHINSON RD and drive 1.5 miles to Artzibushev’s home at 16559 Hutchinson Road. We hope to see you all there.

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RUSSIAN BREEDS DOG SHOW

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Meet live champions representing the powerful Black Russian Terrier, the graceful Borzoi (Russian Wolfhound), the beautiful white Samoyed, and the stately Siberian Husky, and hear stories concerning their backgrounds in Russian literature and culture. There will also be one amazing Russian Blue Cat on display.

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SPIFFS Folk Fair: March 14-18 in Vinoy Park

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The Russian village will feature a Russian cultural display by Russian Heritage, souvenirs and works of art for sale by Vladimir’s Collection, Russian foods prepared by St. Petersburg Nights restaurant, and a special appearance by Russian show dogs, the Samoyeds.

Russian entertainment will be provided by the Russian Character Dancers of The Academy of Ballet Arts on Wednesday at 1:30 pm and on Saturday at 10:40 am, and by singers Serge Boldireff and Andrei Cheine on Friday.

If you are interested in volunteering to work in the Russian booth, please call Zhana Sidorenko (727) 367-2092.

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