Holiday Bazaar 2018

Holiday Bazaar 2018

December 02, 2018  Russian speaking community gathered at a first annual holiday Yarmarka, Bazaar!  Over 100 people  enjoyed freshly baked goods and shopped with the local talented artisans and vendors. We help two art exhibitions during the bazaar. Nina Donenko presented her exclusive wood carving collection and Tim Wetmore brought a collection of pictures he took of Moscow.  Beautiful hand made jewelry, cosmetic products, hair accessories and other services were presented! 

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Nuthatch-47 Flying Balalaika Brothers Fedor Chistyakov Concert

Kansas City collaboration

Midwest welcomed a team of seasoned musicians for a concert collaboration on November 11, 2018. The concert gathered long time fans and first-timers for an evening of music and entertainment. 

Local favorite “Nuthatch-47”, Austin, TX  band “Flying Balalaika Brothers” and Fedor Chistyakov from Saint Petersburg,Russia,  now residing in USA,  performed on stage. 

More about the bands: 

Flying Balalaika Brothers
Fedor Chistyakov



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United in dance, multicultural community of Kansas city!

“Without music, life would be a mistake” ― Friedrich Nietzsche.


14th birthday group picnic

Traditional shashlik for the picnic

14th birthday party

Russian speaking community of Kansas and Missouri gathered on October 28, 2018 for an annual picnic to celebrate 14th birthday of the group!  We introduced new members of our community and reconnected with those who have been part of our group since day 1!!! It was a wonderful nice fall day 

Our members gathered around the fire pit for some s’mores , we sang songs and had a great time dancing. 

We thank our members for being with us all these years! 

Our member Rob Fiz took some pictures during the event, check them out below!


Charity Mission 2018

Charity mission to Kazan Russia.

In the summer of 2018 we completed our 2nd charity mission to help children in the orphanages in Kazan, Russia. Our first mission took place in December 2015 and collected over $1000 to buy warm winter clothes for the whole orphanage. We got inspired, because together with our community we could make a difference!  This year we were able to help 2 orphanages! One of them got a big donation of medical supplies provided by a private donor and we were able to purchase remodeling supplies for the Orphanage for mentally ill children in Derbishki for their new facility. 

Meeting with the facility directors

Our visit

During our visit we were able to communicate with the nurses and teachers, with the directors and educators of the orphanage. We were very happy to see passionate people who truly care about the children.

We thank every one of the donors who made this mission possible: 

Dilyara Cheranova

Keith Blanssett

Alex Zebrov

Andrei Antonets

Anastasia Nailliex

Yulia  Levitan

Sam Kosukhin

Saints Peter and Fevronia Orthodox Church

Russian Heritage Society  

Nurses of the facility told us how much their children enjoy theater and music, we were able to sing a couple of songs with one of the children who came on a walk when we were touring the property. 


We will visit the Orphanage for mentally ill children in Derbishki again! 

Please consider making a donation for our future missions to help orphanages in Russia. 




MAACA partnership

MAACA Annual Gala event 

Russian Heritage Society represents Russia in the “Mid-America Asian Culture Association” and was a guest at the annual Gala dinner. We are excited to work with MAACA on the upcoming events.



MAACA, the MidAmerica Asian Culture Association, is a non-political, non-religious, and a non-profit 501(c) (3) tax exempt organization whose mission is to promote cultural awareness, socialization, to develop common interests, and to bring famous Asian attractions to the Kansas City area metropolitan area.