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Russian Cultural Garden Groundbreaking

Russian Cultural Garden Groundbreaking
June 23, 2016

The Cleveland Russian Cultural Garden hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at the Garden on Thursday June 23, 2016.

Shovels at Russian Cultural Garden groundbreaking ceremony


Dr. Boris Vinogradksy and Svetlana Stolyarova are the co-chairs of the Russian CulturaL Garden in Cleveland.

Dr. Boris Vinogradksy and Svetlana Stolyarova

Dr. Boris Vinogradksy and Svetlana Stolyarova


Svetlana Stolyarova explained Phase 1 of the Russian Cultural Garden in Cleveland to Debbie Hanson at the groundbreaking ceremony in the garden.



The ceremony began and Svetlana Stolyarova welcomed the crowd to the groundbreaking of the Russian Cultural Garden in Cleveland. She called up committee members and young Paulina sang the national anthem.



Singing national anthem in Russian Cultural Garden

Paulina singing the anthem

Bill and Anda Cook from the Latvian Garden

Bill and Anda Cook from the Latvian Garden

Svetlana Stolyarova told about the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation's assistance and Cultural Gardens Federation (CCGF) past-president Paul Burik welcomed the Russian Garden to the family of gardens.



Paul Burik

Paul Burik


Svetlana Stolyarova told why they chose that spot for the Russian Cultural Garden in Cleveland. It will be a Literature Biserka - where Russian people gather and meet and discuss great literature.



Svetlana Stolyarova told why they chose June 23rd for the groundbreaking of the Russian Cultural Garden in Cleveland. June 23 was chosen since it's the birthday (1889) of the great Russian poetess Anna Akhmatova. Ekaterina Asmus read a poem by Akhmatova in Russian.



Ekaterina Asmus

Ekaterina Asmus


Greater Cleveland Russian Chorus aka the Cuyahoga Cossacks sang a song about boatmen on the Volga River at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Russian Cultural Garden in Cleveland.



Greater Cleveland Russian Chorus

Greater Cleveland Russian Chorus

Another song from the Greater Cleveland Russian Chorus.



Greater Cleveland Russian Chorus


Cleveland Councilman Jeff Johnson spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Russian Cultural Garden in Cleveland.



Councilman Jeff Johnson

Councilman Jeff Johnson

Groundbreaking of the Russian Cultural Garden in Cleveland with Dr. Boris Vinogradsky, Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation Anda Cook and Councilman Jeff Johnson.



Svetlana Stolyarova, Jeff Johnson, Anda Cook and Boris Vinogradsky

Svetlana Stolyarova, Jeff Johnson,
Anda Cook and Boris Vinogradsky


Everyone took turns with the hardhats and shovels in the groundbreaking of the Russian Cultural Garden in Cleveland.



Groundbreaking in Russian Cultural Garden

Groundbreaking in Russian Cultural Garden

Korean Garden delegation in Russian Cultural Garden

Korean Garden delegation in Russian Cultural Garden


Dr. Boris Vinogradsky explained the Russian tradition of serving bread and salt at special occasions. The crowd at the groundbreaking of the Russian Cultural Garden in Cleveland broke bread and dipped it in the salt.



Bread and Salt in Russian Cultural Garden

Bread and Salt in Russian Cultural Garden

Bread and Salt in Russian Cultural Garden


Paulina sang Rachmaninoff's Spring Waters and the closing thank you from Svetlana Stolyarova


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