Salute to Spring Benefit Gala: Press Release

Salute to Spring Benefit Gala: Press Release

The Russian American Cultural Heritage Center (RACH-C) will hold a Benefit Gala at the Ana Tzarev Gallery on Thursday March 25, 2010 from 6pm-8pm. This fundraiser supports RACH-C, a non-profit organization, that provides cultural events for children and adults.

“We are excited about the opportunity to celebrate and showcase successful Russian-Americans, while raising funds to support our non-profit work for children and adults.

– Olga Zatsepina, Ph.D President, RACH-C

The event starts with a warm welcome to the Russian Federation General Consul Mr. Andrey Yushmanov.  There will be an exhibit from the collection of the Museum of Russian Icons of Massachusetts. Another exhibit will feature fine jewelry sculptures by Alex Soldier, the celebrated designer of precious metal and gem creations. Live entertainment will be provided by acclaimed singer/songwriter Valentina Iofe. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will satisfy the thirst and palate of guests.

Distinguished guests include Vitaly Churkin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the UN and Irina Churkina; AndreyYushmanov, Consul General of the Russian Federation in NYC and Svetlana YushmanovaMr. & Mrs. Pohoreltsev,Consul General of the Ukraine in NYC; Hon. Raushan Yesbulatova, Consul General of the Republic of Kazakhstan in NY;H.E. Mr. & Mrs. Shinichi Nishimiya, Ambassador/Consul General of Japan; Ms. Sabine Ulmann Shaban, Deputy Consul General of Switzerland; H.E. Mr. & Mrs. Christoph Bubb, Ambassador/Consul General of Switzerland; Hon. Dr. & Mrs. Horst Freitag, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany; Hon. Koula Sophianou, Consul General of the Republic of Cyprus; Hon. & Mrs. Durbek Amanov, Consul General of the Republic of UzbekistanH.E. Mr. & Mrs. Yuriy Sergeyev, Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN;  The Reverend Serafim Gan,Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia; Bishop Jerome of Manhattan, Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia; Rev. Alexander Abramov, Acting Rector of St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral; Prince Vladimir Galitzine and Tatiana Galitzine; Countess Tatiana BobrinskoyGrand Chancellor, The Sovereign Order of the Orthodox Knights Hospitaller of Saint John of Jerusalem; Nikolay and Igor Sikorsky; Elena Mayakovskaya; Alex Soldier, Jewelry Designer.

Media Sponsors

Stephan Rabimov, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of DEPESHA Russian Lifestyle Magazine; Valery Weinberg, Editor-In-Chief and President of Novoye Russkoye Slovo; RIA NOVOSTI, news agency; ITAR TASS, news agency; NTV – America; Voice of America News; Russkaya Reklama – newspaper.


Russian American Cultural Heritage Center is a 501 C 3 not-for-profit organization, dedicated to collecting, preserving, and disseminating the best traditions, history,  culture and heritage of Russian Americans, and to sharing them with their friends and neighbors.

The Ana Tzarev Gallery opened in 2004 in London and relocated to 24 West 57th Street in New York City in 2008. The gallery is the sole global representative of the paintings and sculpture of the artist Ana Tzarev. In addition, the Gallery also presents special exhibitions of photography, paintings and works on paper from other internationally known artists as part of an ongoing program to raise cultural awareness.