On Thursday, April 12, an official reception was held in the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in New York City, honoring “Russian-American History Month” in the state of New York. The reception was organized by the president of the Russian-American Cultural Center (RACC), Olga Sergeevna Zatsepina together with the Consul General of the Russian Federation in New York, Sergey Konstantinovich Ovsyannikov.
Attending the reception was the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York; Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA; the chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes, Archpriest Igor Tarasov; clergy of the Eastern American Diocese and Patriarchal Parishes in the USA.
Sergey Konstantinovich greeted all those gathered and congratulated them with the occasion. Bishop John also likewise greeted all those assembled with the feast of the Resurrection of Christ. Afterwards the official resolution, which passed unanimously from the state of New York was read, marking April 2018 as Russian-American History Month.
Metropolitan Hilarion, Bishop John, the Consul General and administrators of the Russian-American Cultural Center were all presented with copies of the official resolution.