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Welcome to the Russian Speakers' Society of Austin!

The Society was created for Austinites and visitors of Austin who come from the former Soviet Union as well as for anybody who has interest in this area of the world.

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aleanyaMusical Connections presents:

Evening of Elegance with Duo AleAnya: A Virtuoso Program for Piano Four Hands

Saturday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m.

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin 4700 Grover Ave Austin, TX 78756


The Piano Duo AleAnya, Alena Gorina and Anya Grakhovsky, will perform pieces by Brahms, Mozart, Barber, and Rachmaninov. Please join us for this memorable musical event.

Alena Gorina, currently a lecturer at Texas State University, received her doctoral degree in piano performance at the University of Texas. Anya Grakhovsky received her doctorate in piano performance from the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music in Moscow. She is the Artistic Director of Musical Bridges around the World, a non-profit cultural and educational organization based in San Antonio, Texas.

The City of Austin's Cultural Arts Division, a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and an award from the National Endowment for the Artshave all helped make this event possible.

Tickets: Adults - $20; Seniors and students - $10; Children under 12 FREE

Infromation: 512-335-4449

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ifSergey Vashchenko Production (SVP) Present:

Ivory Fantasy:
An Evening of Piano and Vocal Performance

Saturday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m.

Unity Church of The Hills 9905 Anderson Mill Rd. Austin, TX 78750


SVP presents a classical concert "Ivory Fantasy" with pianist/composer Nina McIntire, opera tenor Evgeny Kozyrenko, and concert pianist Alena Gorina. As a composer, Nina McIntire compositionally fuses the most famous works of great masters of past centuries with modern hits. The result is an incredibly revolutionary style of modern popular music written for piano and percussion, producing a sound which is so unique, so dynamic, so explosive, the resulting sparks burst into a musical display of fireworks that must be seen and heard to be believed. The musicians will also celebrate the life and works of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky by performing his arias and romances together with the most beloved Russian folk music. Your breath will be taken away by the delicate and dramatic piano pieces from Chopin and Schubert.

The City of Austins Cultural Arts Division, a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, all have helped make this event possible. Please join us!

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Holy Protection Russian Orthodox Church

Fr. Aidan may be contacted at Those who need a baptism, wedding, or funeral/memorial service should contact him by email as well as by phone, so as to ensure the fastest response.

Services are in English with some Russian, in the Russian traditions. For a detailed calendar of services, click here.

Holy Protection Russian Orthodox Church
(512) 696-6890




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Advita Fund USA was founded in October 2007 (tax ID: 26-1300404).

Patients in Russia and the former Soviet Union face unique challenges:

  • lack of national bone marrow donor registry;
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  • high cost of imported equipment and medications, and
  • inadequate federal financing of healthcare

As a result, thousands of children remain untreated, receive inadequate care, or run out of money long before the treatment is completed. While close to 80% of children with cancer are cured in the West, only 50% survive in Russian hospitals. We strive to close this gap.
Your donations are used to pay for bone marrow transplants, cancer drugs and supporting medications, and other necessary medical procedures.
The fund is staffed by volunteers only.
Thank you for your kindness!

Advita Fund USA is a volunteer-run organization - it means we pay no salaries to our staff and incur only minimal administrative expenses, so that most of the money we raise goes to patients we support.

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