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festival 2020

12th Annual Russian Winter Festival

GRAND FINALE - It's a day of traditional food, music, costumes, exhibits, performances, crafts and contests.
Dates and Times: Saturday, February 29, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Admissions: Adult: $6, Children: $3 from 5 to 12, children < 5 - Free
Location: New Russia Cultural Center
                1550 Broadway Rensselaer NY 12144. 

Folk Group "Barin", Sochi Russia
Snip20191029 68The festival’s headliner - folk group "Barin" from Sochi, Russia. The group includes two voclaists: Nikolai Tedoradze, tenor, and Galina Romanenko, soprano; instrumentalists: Andrey Vennikov, balalaika and Mikhail Rybalko, bayan (Russian folk button accordion). "Barin" presents Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Jewish and Gypsy Roma traditional music and songs. 




Children Folk Dance Ensemble "Kaleidoscope", Brooklyn, NY
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"Kaleidoscioe" children’s dance group has high artistic merit with abilities to perform Russian folk songs and dances with ease.
soviet posters
Historical Posters - 15 Soviet Propaganda Posters.  Soviet posters first appeared during the Proletarian Revolution in Russia - they delivered Communist Party's slogans to the masses and called on workers and peasants to fight for freedom and justice.
photo boothPhoto Booth - Russian traditional costumes for dress up. 
children cornerChildren Arts & Crafts - kids make their own kokoshnik (traditonal head set) and paint matryoshka (nesting doll). 2nd floor.
crafts smallCraft 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.  2nd floor.
russian panckaesBliny - Russian Panckes with caviar, jam and sour cream.
golubtsyGolubtsy - Cabbage leaf stuffed with beef & rice, served with baked pirozhki.
kotlety ala rusKotlety a la Rus - Chicken grilled to perfection, layered with tomato covered with melted cheese.  Served with oven-baked pirozhki.
pirozhok smallOven-baked pirozhki

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