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Festival 2018

The 10th Annual Russian Winter Festival     
GRAND FINALE - final day of the Festival. It's a full day of traditional food, music, costumes, exhibits, performances, crafts and competitions.
Date: February 24th, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Admissions: Adult: $6, Children: $3 from 5 to 12, children < 5 - Free
Location: New Russia Cultural Center
                1550 Broadway Rensselaer NY 1244.
 
CONTESTS
Russian Poetry Recital Contest -  12:30pm-1:15pm
Best Braided Hairdo Contest -  2:30pm-3:30pm
 
PERFORMANCES
TBA
 
EXHIBITIONS
Fine Art Show "Remembrance of Russia"
Art Show: Soviet Posters - 15 copies of the historical Russian posters from the Soviet era.  
3rd Rifle Division Red Army  - Reenacting group portrays a typical squad of a Russian rifle division in the Great Patriotic War.
Photo Booth - Russian traditional costumes for dress up.  
 
CRAFTS
Children Craft Corner - kids make their own kokoshnik (traditonal head set) and paint matryoshka (nesting doll)
Craft Vendors - A wide variety of arts, crafts and merchandise related to the Eastern European style is available at the festival.  If you are interested in participating, please review our rules and complete the vendor agreement.  
 
FOOD
Bliny - Russian Panckes with caviar, jam and sour cream.
Golubtsy - Cabbage leaf stuffed with beef & rice, served with baked pirozhki.
Kotlety a la Rus - Chicken grilled to perfection, layered with tomato covered with melted cheese.  Served with oven-baked pirozhki.
 
WINES
Russian Georgian wines: - Kindzmarauli and Kvanchkara
Dry, full-bodied reds like Kindzmarauli and semi-sweet varieties like Kvanchkara have seduced Russian drinkers for centuries. Traditional Georgian grape varieties are little known in the West. Now that the wines of Eastern and Central Europe are coming to international awareness, grapes from this region are becoming better known.

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