A delegation comprising of representatives of numerous Russian-American Organizations in the State of New York in support of resolution marking April 2016 as “Russian-American History Month” in New York attended a session of the Senate and State Assembly on April 11.
The Resolution was initiated by State Senator Adriano Espaillat and Assemblymen Guillermo Linares and was passed in an earlier session in March of this year.
Representing the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA at the event was the Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA. Archpriest George Konyev and Archpriest Alexander Golubov, cleric of St. Nicholas Cathedral, New York City. Before the start of the session, as in previous years, the invocation before the start of the session was led by a cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church.
As reported on the website dedicated to the Russian-American History Month, “The main objective of “Russian-American History Month” is to provide learning opportunities for the general public , especially students in schools and universities, that will draw attention to the history of Russian Americans and the productive role they have played and continue to play, in the history of the United States.”