The Russian Cultural Center "Russian Soul" is a 501 (c) (3) community organization in Minneapolis, MN. We are committed to preserving and promoting rich and diverse Ethnic Russian cultural and artistic heritage through research, presentation, and outreach programs.
We advocate and support such community values as understanding and appreciation of ethnic and cultural diversity, art, education, and sharing spirit.
We support immigrants and adoptees from Russian through the adaptation process and trauma of immigration with holistic approach to their emotional and psychological needs, offering Russian folk arts and crafts as therapeutic mediums, and helping them to forge and strengthen ties in the community.
We enrich the multicultural educational and artistic community of the Twin Cities with the unique exposure to authentic folk Russian culture. We firmly believe that powers of folk arts and crafts will inspire people, promote community spirit, enhance daily life, and help new immigrants to adjust to the life in the new country.
We have created a collection of 28 reproduction costumes from 8 areas of Russia, using museum pieces as models; conducted two major exhibitions at the Minneapolis City Gallery; every year have 12 or more performances at different events around Twin Cities & numerous presentations, workshops, & folk arts master classes. Our latest tally of spectators & participants is over 97,000, not counting Festival of Nations.
Your donations will help us to offer free or low fee events to churches, senior citizens homes,and schools; to develop new program "Russian Cossacks";and research and share rich authentic Russian heritage with Minnesotans.