Russian Winter Festival in the Capital Region of New York State
Objective: to expand the public understanding and appreciation of Russian folk art, traditions and culture.
The first Russian Winter Festival 2009, one day event, was a huge success. The second Russian Winter Festival 2010 was featured a few events - art exhibition, piano competition, film forum and we had the visitors from Tula, Russia. The third Festival 2011 featured Russian Poetry Recital Contest. The 3rd Rifle Division of Red Army, a reenacting group, joined the fourth Winter Festival in 2012. The fifth Winter Festival featured Nadezhda Obukhova Classical Vocal Competition and Best Braided Hairdo Contest in 2013. Art-trio "Volnitsa" from Moscow was a headliner for the Festival 2013 and 2014. Folk singer Yuri Shcherbakov from Volgograd, Russia was a headliner for the Festival 2015. The Rachmaninoff Music Competition had established in 2016. It includes piano, vocal and violin divisions. In 2017 the Russian Winter Festival was held fist time in the facility in Rensselaer NY.