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Russian American Foundation

Proud Community, Proud Americans

Shai Baitel | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics
Shai Baitel

Through the "Russian American Person of Year" Awards, this social cohesion is paired with civic engagement as well as consciousness about the need to preserve and pass on language, culture, traditions.

The Artist Behind Works of "Elegant Aestheticism"

Shai Baitel | Posted 09.11.2013 | Arts
Shai Baitel

While Dashi Namdakov's art speaks its own wondrous language, the artist was willing to have a conversation about growing up in an artistic family, his inspirations, his views of the art world, his coming to the United States and about being able to describe himself in just ten words.

Of Sports and Building Bridges Between Russia and the United States

Shai Baitel | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Shai Baitel

The cool political relations between Russia and the United States can be - and need to be - balanced with civil society engagement. The people of Russia and the United States are able to transcend political strife, to support each other, and to develop friendly relations and understanding.

Helping Us to See the World Better

Shai Baitel | Posted 08.06.2012 | New York
Shai Baitel

At a time when the U.S.-Russian relations at a governmental level are frosty, the positive impact of civil society organizations, such as the Russian American Foundation, and their initiatives cannot be overstated.