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Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2017, as Russian American History Month in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim April 2017, as Russian American History Month in the State of
New York

WHEREAS, The history and participation of people of Russian heritage in
the American experience will be greatly enhanced and appreciated through
the observation of April 2017, as Russian American History Month in the
State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Individuals of Russian heritage such as Ivan Turchaninov,
Union Army Brigadier General; Igor Sikorsky, inventor of the helicopter
and the multi-engine airplane; composers Sergei Rachmaninoff and Igor
Stravinsky; Yul Bryner and Kirk Douglas, Hollywood legends; Serge Brin,
co-founder and head of the Google Corporation; Irving Berlin, author of
the song "God Bless America," and many others have made important
contributions to the United States and the world; and
WHEREAS, The recognition of such significant contributions will
enhance the opportunities for Russian American youth to take pride in
their forebears and to identify with them as role models; and
WHEREAS, Better knowledge of the role of Russian Americans in the
history of the United States and of relations between Russia and America
can lead to more productive opportunities for all; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2017, as Russian
American History Month in the State of New York, and to urge that during
this month there be active efforts to examine the subject in public
schools, colleges, universities and other venues and that events and
activities supporting interest and attention to Russian American history
and how Russian Americans have retained their cultural identity while
contributing significantly to the enrichment of New York State and Amer-
ica be encouraged; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York; The Honorable Sergey I. Kislyak, Ambassador of the Russian Feder-
ation to the United States; The Honorable Igor L. Golubovsky, Consul
General of the Russian Federation in New York; His Eminence Hilarion,
Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York; Bishop John, Administrator
of the Patriarchal parishes in the USA; Dr. Olga Zatsepina, President of
RACH-C, (Russian American Cultural Heritage Center Inc.) and Chair of
the Russian American History Month Coalition: Dr. Cyril Geacintov, Pres-
ident, Russian Nobility Association in America; and Tatiana Deptola,
President of the New Russia Cultural Center, Albany, New York.

actions

  • 21 / Mar / 2017
    • REFERRED TO CALENDAR
  • 22 / Mar / 2017
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative