Despite attempts to cancel, Russian History Month took place in New York
One of the main events in New York, connected with Russian history and culture, was the appearance of the name of Patriarch Tikhon on the section of East 97th Street in Manhattan. Author’s photo
Back in 2012, at the initiative of the Russian American Cultural Center Heritage (RACSI), the New York State Senate passed a resolution declaring April as New York State Russian and Russian American History Month. Since then, RACSI has been organizing and coordinating the events of the Month every year.
Despite constant attempts to abolish all Russian in the US, the Month is taking place this year as well.
Within its framework, members of RACSI and parishioners of the New York St. Nicholas Cathedral visited the grave of the Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov, who would have turned 150 this year.
Members of RACSI and parishioners of the New York St. Nicholas Cathedral visited the grave of the Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov. Author’s photo
A concert of Rachmaninov’s music was also held, Columbia University, together with the Stolypin Center, continued the digitization of the so-called. Russian Archives of the University, the Russian Drama Theater of New York presented the play “Mozart and Salieri” based on the play by A.S. Pushkin, there was a screening of the documentary film “Russians without Russia” and many other events.
This year, one of the main events in New York related to Russian history and culture was the appearance of Patriarch Tikhon on the stretch of East 97th Street in Manhattan, where St. Nicholas Cathedral is located.
Bishop Tikhon of Aleutia and Alaska, who later became patriarch, played a huge role in the history of Russian America. He served in the New World for 7 years. And it was under him that the first Orthodox seminary was opened in the States, the first stone was laid in the construction of St. Nicholas Cathedral, and dozens of new Orthodox churches were consecrated throughout America.