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KinemaCat Sunday 28th April 4pm, Altrincham Little Theatre

Tangerines (2013)  Cert 15  Director: Zaza Urushadze 

A Georgian-Estonian film set during the Abkhaz-Georgian war of 1992-93. An Estonian farmer who stays back in a war-torn separatist region to harvest his tangerine crop finds and shelters two wounded soldiers from opposed sides.

Released to critical acclaim and nominated for best foreign language film at the Golden Globes and Academy Awards, this film is a passionate plea for peace and reconciliation.


Russian, with English subtitles                                                            .


Commemoration for the end of the Siege of Leningrad

On Sunday January 27th,12:30 pm – there will be a commemoration meeting for the end of the Siege of Leningrad during the Second World War. This will be held in the Russian Orthodox Church (64 Clarence Road, Longsight, M13 0YE) after the church service. All are welcome for a simple shared lunch to recall the sad (and joyful) events of that time. Come and bring a contribution of simple food, no frills or delicacies. This is organised by members of the Russian community at the Church.

Kalinka Charity Concert on Friday 7th December 2018, RNCM Manchester

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Manchester’s Kalinka Balalaika Orchestra are continuing to raise funds to help vulnerable children in Manchester’s twin city, this year through St. Gregory’s Foundation (reg. Chаrity № 1002469).
In St. Petersburg the charity supports the Sunflower Centre for orphanage-leavers and families whose parents grew up in children’s homes. Last year the centre

 trained 41 young parents who had grown up in orphanages to become better
 helped 65 teenagers – graduates from orphanages to learn practical life skills
 trained 100 specialists: teachers, social workers, local authorities who work
with graduates from children’s homes


13th October 2014

In a Manchester Town Hall ceremony Russian Ambassador Alexander Vladimirovich Yakovenko paid tribute to the crews who were prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice to shorten the war was 70 years ago.
The Lord Mayor of Manchester Cllr Susan Cooley warmly wecomed the 73 veterans and members of their families and several organizations from the Manchester area.

In the Great Hall Manchester
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