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At the annual meeting on April 13, 2019 new officers and board members were elected. Congratulations to the following new leaders, and let’s support them in the upcoming Russian Heritage activities.

OFFICERS (two-year term):











DIRECTORS (two-year terms):



DIRECTORS (one-year replacement terms):


 NATALIYA SCARBERRY has one year remaining of her two-year term.

(For more information about these Board Members, go to Organization Page.)





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Annual Meeting on April 13, 2019

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The Annual Meeting and Election of Officers will take place on Saturday, April 13.

Dear members of RH,

This year our annual meeting will take place at the Envoy Point club house. We will vote for RH officers and board members. After that we will have lunch together and can enjoy the beach. Russian Heritage will provide the entree and drinks. We are asking members to bring appetizers, salads, deserts.  The event is free.  At the gate say you are guests of Victor and Victoria Peppard

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 11:30 AM                                                Envoy Point Club House, 7100 Sunset Way,St Pete Beach, FL.  

In order to become a candidate for the Board or to vote in the elections you must be a member in good standing.  If you have not paid your dues for 2019, you can become a member by going to the Payments section of this website, and pay by PayPal or credit card.

If you are planning to attend the Annual Meeting, please RSVP to 727-867-6013, or through the contact feature of this website, or on the event page of the Russian Heritage Facebook Page.

Thank you.

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Poetry in Two St. Petersburgs

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We would like to thank everybody who attended the historic first video simulcast today and opening the dialogue between Two St.Petersburgs as part of Sister Cities program. Our special thanks go to The [email protected] for the hospitality, for providing food and technical support of the video conference, Anna Akhmatova Museum in St.Petersburg, Russia, Edward Hirsch, Anna Halberstadt, Peter Meinke and Helen Wallace for their presentations , sharing their talents and poetry and for being true cultural people-to-people diplomats.

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            On Friday, February 8, 2019, poet and translator Lydia Razran Stone will present her translations of Ivan Krylov’s “Fables” at the Main Library in St. Petersburg, Florida  (3745 9thAvenue N.)at 4:00 pm. This program is free and open to the public.  Lydia Stone has translated 62 of Krylov’s Fables, and published them in her book The Frogs Who Begged for a Tsar. (Russia Life Books, 2010).  On Saturday, February 9 she will speak on the art of translating Russian poetry into English, with examples from nineteenth and twentieth century Russian poets, as well as Krylov, a program which will include a workshop devoted to the translation of Russian verse.  This program is intended primarily for people who know Russian and English well, and are interested in the art of translation, and will be held in the Russian American Club (2920 Beach Blvd. S, in Gulfport)   Fee for this program is $10.00.

Lydia Razran Stone is an accomplished translator of Russian poetry for Russian Life Magazine and has been the editor of SlavFile, a quarterly for Slavic translators for the past 15 years.

Lydia Razran Stone has an MA in Russian languages and literatures and a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology. She has been ATA certified for Russian to English translation in 1983. Her most prolonged assignment as a technical translator involved 10+ years of translating and reporting on space biology and medicine for NASA and editing a 5-volume joint NASA –Russian Academy of Sciences book on the subject. She is proud of starting and frequently MC’s the Literary Division’s poetry reading session. A founding member of the Slavic Language Division she has been the editor of its publication, SlavFile since 1995. She has been translating the poetry for Chteniya (Readings) a quarterly journal of translated Russian literature since its founding, has published poetic translations in a number of other online and print journals, and was the translator of 3 bilingual books of Russian poetry.   


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Last Chance for Tickets for Russian Winter Ball!

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This is your last Chance! Tickets are almost gone for the Russian Winter Ball on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The deadline for ticket purchases on line at the website ( is Wednesday, January 16 at noon. Act now! For more information, call 727-337-2613. Remember, tickets are not available at the door!  Don’t miss this opportunity……

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A Christmas Suggestion…

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Our suggestion for a great last minute Christmas gift for someone really special –
a ticket to the Russian Winter Ball on January 19, 2019!   
And if you would like to place an ad in the Program Booklet,
the final deadline is December 27, 2018  
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Thinking About the Winter Ball in January? Consider an Ad in our Program Booklet.

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Did anyone of you notice that the holiday spirit is in the air already?  Invitations to our annual Winter Ball are ready to be mailed,  and on January 19th, 2019 the Yacht Club of St. Petersburg will open its doors to welcome the guests of this unforgettable event. Members of Russian Heritage are already busy making all the necessary preparations. We hope that the business community will be interested in placing information about their products and services in our Program Booklets that we will be offering to our guests. We usually host from 200 to 300 energetic and fun loving people! The cost of a business card sized ad is $50.00. Your support of the most elegant and fun event in Tampa Bay is priceless!!!

If you would like to place an ad in this Program Booklet you can  click on the Payment category for more information and opportunities to order your ad.  Or call 727-201-6229.


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