Russian-Speaking Community in Puerto Rico

Welcome to the Russian-Speaking Community in Puerto Rico webpage!  Here you will find information on the events that we have done in the past and will most likely do in the future, as well as links to photos from these events.  You will also find links to the Russia-related media coverage in the local newspapers. 

Russian Events

                        Past Events 

Please send webmaster an email if you have any additional ones!

January 4, 2008 - Russian Annual "Old" New Year Celebration this year took place at the house of Sra Mercedes Bohorquez, a big supporter of the Foundation.  The event was a reunion of Puerto Rican and Russian-speaking families with children, complete with Story Teller, Ded Moroz/Abuelo Frio, and Snegurochka/Blancanieves. Click here to view more pictures from Kodak Gallery.

January 14, 2007 - Russian "Old" New Year Celebration this year took place in beautiful recreational area of El Palmar de la Montana in Trujillo Alto.  This event is organized by Foundation of Education for Russian Children Living in Puerto Rico.  There were about twice a number of families compared to last year, which was deemed a great success and meant it was a happy party, with many children running around in costumes, complete with Ded Moroz/Abuelo Frio and Snegurochka/Blancanieves.
August 20, 2006 - This was Russian delegation's third year of participating in Lares International Festival and Parade.   Click here to view more pictures from Kodak Gallery.

June 2006 - Ancient Russian Military Traditions demonstrated in the City of Novgorod during the June 2006 St. Petersburg - Novgorod - Moscow Puerto Rico tourists trip with Anastasia P. Kitsul, the Honoraray Consul of the Russian Federation in Puerto Rico

March 2006 - Russian Trouppe sings Ochi Cherny/Ojos Negros again at the Autism benefit concert in Embassy Suites.  

April 6, 2006 - Russian-Puerto Rican community members are recognized in the Ceremony Celebrating Russo-Rican Community Achievements by Puerto Rico Secretary of State.  Attendees include Secretary of State Lcdo. Fernando J. Bonilla, Dr. Sergei Skatschkov, former Russian Honorary Consul Anastasia Kitsul, and members of Russian - Puerto Rican academic community. 

January 7, 2006 - Russian New Year's Event - Elka.  Click here to view more pictures from Kodak Gallery.

December 2005 - The work "Laberinth" by Puerto Rican artist Martin Garcia is celebrated at Galerias Prinardi in Hato Rey for winning at the Trienal del Grabado de Ural (2004).

2005 - Theater Play La Promesa by Russian playwrite Alexi Arbuzov is attended by Russian community.  Picture shows cast of the play.
August 2005 - Second year that Russian Delegation participates in Lares International Culture Fest and Parade.  There are about 20 of us in the parade doing "Rucheyok".  We offer food and matryoshkas at the tent.  About ten of us get on stage to sing Katyusha and Ochi Cheorny/Ojos Negros, which is a big hit!   Click here to view more pictures from Kodak Gallery.

August 2004 - First time Russian delegation participates in Lares International Festival and Parade, including presenting a Russian tent where we were offering pinchos and "Olivie" salad (ensalada rusa). 

Russia-related Media Coverage

December 2006 - Mi Pequeno Dia published a fun supplement about Rythmic Gymnastics and our Russian Champion Gymnast from Moscow (In Spanish, need Adobe Acrobat to read).   

2005 - Primera Hora article on A. Korkunov chocolate (In Spanish).

August 2005 - El Nuevo Dia Certamen International de Lares article featuring the Russian delegation to Lares  (In Spanish).

February 2005 - Mercados publishes an interview with Natalya Kaydash regarding the Russian-Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce (In Spanish, need Adobe Acrobat to read).

Russia-related Resources

 If you have a school event, you can borrow our Russian Ethnic Costumes (male - size Small and female - size Large).  The rental is free, but a suggested $25+ donation to Russian - Puerto Rican Foundation will be appreciated.    Please contact Anastasia for more information (787) 315-0419.