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Who We Are

The United Russian-American Association is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing, expanding and promoting Russian cultural awareness for the enrichment of the Texas community.

Our mission is twofold: to broaden the cultural and social ties of the 70,000+ Russian speaking citizens of our community with the diverse community of the Greater Houston area while supporting activities and services which preserve and maintain our Slavic cultural heritage of our emigre community.

Our objectives are to promote Russian culture through art, education, cultural and philanthropic activities. It also includes active participation in local charities and events, which promote the common goal to live, work and raise our families together in Houston.

What We Do

Our organization was formally established in 2005, but we as individuals and small groups have worked hundreds of volunteer hours to the cause, which now unites us in URAA.

Our unique Puppet Theater KHOKHLOMA is an important part of our art activities. The puppet collection started in 2010, and the theatre was founded in 2012 by artist and doll maker Elena Suvorova Philips. The company performs colorful Russian folk tales and adapted classical play.

Our activities are to be funded solely through donations, grants and membership fees; Puppet Theater KHOKHLOMA, Balls and Disco nights, movie nights, special topic presentations, folk dance performances, discussion groups, festivals and art exhibitions are only some of these activities, which are planned to attract audiences from American, Russian and other communities represented in the greater Houston area. A partial list of our activities over the past few years include:
 

The United Russian America Association is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes as defined in Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The purposes of the Corporation includes providing better understanding between peoples of Russian Federation and the United States of America through art, cultural, educational, social, and charitable activities in the Houston metropolitan area. The Corporation is established as a permanent organization in Harris County, Texas seeking to enrich the local community through activities promoting learning about the Russian Federation, its reach cultural tradition and customs through broad community outreach. The Corporation may engage in any activities, which further its purposes.


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- Dearest Elena, You are a delightful gem. Your presentation was heartfelt, interesting, appreciated, and enjoyable and showcased your creativity and talent. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your art work and yourself with Houston Public Library customers. I am also so grateful to Janna who introduced us and helped me in so many ways.

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NEW! "Dolls that Talk" Exhibition ARTICLE, VIDEO, PHOTO


Puppets Exhibition - January 9, 2016

WHEN: January 9, 3 pm - 5 pm
WHAT: Puppet Exhibition by Elena Philips
WHERE: Walter Neighborhood Library...

NEW! Puppets Exhibition VIDEO, PHOTO ALBUM


 

maslenicaSlavic Ball& Spring` celebration, sponsored by TCA on March 12&13

We appreciate the great support from Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) to United Russian American Association to preserve our culture, traditions and music.tca

We would like to make a difference, think globally and act locally. We are doing our bit to ensure that the future for girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding.

The United Russian-American Association (URAA) organized a festival to commemorate these great dates.

NEW! Slavic Ball& Spring` celebration, sponsored by TCA on March 12&13 ARTICLE, VIDEO


 

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Unique Russian &
American Arts

URAA provides art instruction in a hands on environment with a series of two-three hour workshops.

 

art classCome and spend time engaged in something you love - exploring your skills and artistic sense in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere.

Golden Khokhloma for beginners.

Matryoshka.

How to make your Doll.

Puppets and stage decoration.

Knitting.

More at www.wix.com/presidenturaa/uraa

 


Diplom 2008URAA Award-2008

 

 

 

 

 


Kolobok at Woodlands ARTICLE, PHOTO


Puppet theater in Dallas - Chippolino ARTICLE, PHOTO, VIDEO


pfHOUSTON PUPPETRY FESTIVAL

Ah, Lord Tomato! Mi Amor!

On September 20, 2014, in the Cypress Creek Community Center during Houston Puppetry Festival 150 teachers, librarian and puppeteers enjoyed the show: The Adventures of Chipollino presented by the Russian Puppet Theatre Khokhloma.

Cipollino is a fictional character from Gianni Rodari's eponymous Tale of Cipollino...

Houston Puppetry Festival - 2014 ARTICLE, PHOTO, PRESENTATION


NEW! Puppet Exhibition "The Rulers of Russian Thoughts" ALBUM


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PUPPET THEATER "KHOKHLOMA" IN AUSTIN ARTICLE, PHOTO, VIDEO


Khokhloma's Teremok ARTICLE, PHOTO, VIDEO

 

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Make Your donation, purchase tickets for our events and pay the membership fee HERE

Information: 281-389-7914 or president.uraa@gmail.com


Please check OUR CALENDAR


eRussian Theater and Arts Festival 2016

Saturday, Sept 17, 2016, 2:30 PM
LOCATION: Cypress Creek Community Center, 6823 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, TX 77379.
  • SUNRISE International Dance Studio children dance and puppet performance Rainbow Flower - Oksana Chernyuk
  • UZORI Folk Dance Encemble Russian Dance Matryoshka Dolls- Alyona Kochurova
  • Puppet Theater KHOKHLOMA puppet performance Swans& geese Aleksander Pominov
  • Walters Library Russian Story-time group puppet performance Mushroom Mansion Irina Solovyova
  • Children games and songs Aleksandra Romanovskaya
  • Theater project ANTREPRIZA Clowns Anna Shchelokova
  • Children's Theater ANTRAKT play with children and puppets Magic by the Pike

Tickets: $20, kids under 2 - $10 at www.uraa.us (PayPal) or at Russian General Store

HOUSTON PUPPETRY FESTIVAL

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016

Bonus this Year! Russian Festival of the Arts, 2:30 6:00 PM. Russian Music, Russian Puppet Show, Russian Fairy Tale Childrens Play. Presented by the United Russian American Association.

Saturday, Sept 17, 2016, 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

LOCATION: Cypress Creek Community Center, 6823 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, TX 77379...

NEW! HOUSTON PUPPETRY FESTIVAL - 2016 ARTICLE

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obrazcovFestival "The Race of Arts"

May - September, 2016

Grand Opening - May 28, 2016, Saturday. Program: show, discussion. Place: Caplan Theater(Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston 5601 S. Braeswood, Houston, TX 77096)Time: 3pm to 6 ppm

September 17, 2016, Saturday - Closing Gala & Awards. Place: Cypress Creek Community Center (6823 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, TX 77379) Time: 2pm to 6 pm

NEW! FESTIVAL "THE RACE OF ARTS"

NEW! Invitation to the Festival VIDEO

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irImmortal Regiment - June 2016

Immortal Regiment: Thousands march to remember WW2 relatives

We are inviting everyone to celebrate the Greatest Generation: those who fought and won in WWII.

NEW! Immortal Regiment - June 22, 2016 VIDEO


NEW! The Immortal Regiment - Houston 2016 ARTICLE, PHOTO, VIDEO


NEW! Victory Day - 2016 ARTICLE, PHOTO


p"Dolls that Talk" Exhibition

- Dearest Elena, You are a delightful gem. Your presentation was heartfelt, interesting, appreciated, and enjoyable and showcased your creativity and talent. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your art work and yourself with Houston Public Library customers. I am also so grateful to Janna who introduced us and helped me in so many ways.

NEW! "Dolls that Talk" Exhibition ARTICLE, VIDEO, PHOTO


 

maslenicaSlavic Ball& Spring` celebration, 
sponsored by TCA on March 12&13

We appreciate the great support from Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) to United Russian American Association to preserve our culture, traditions and music.tca

We would like to make a difference, think globally and act locally. We are doing our bit to ensure that the future for girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding.

The United Russian-American Association (URAA) organized a festival to commemorate these great dates.

NEW! Slavic Ball& Spring` celebration, sponsored by TCA on March 12&13 ARTICLE, VIDEO


The photo contest "Space far and close" started in Russia, dedicated to the 55th anniversary of the flight Yuri A. Gagarin into space

February 25, 2016 launched a photo contest "Space far and close" in the framework of the All-Russian Festival of Documentary popular science, educational films and television programs about outer space "Gagarin.DOC"...

NEW! The photo contest "Space far and close" ARTICLE


cHow to meet a nice person and preserve a heritage?

Two days ago I got a letter from Claire Halloin:

Greetings! My mother & father spent several years in Moscow in the late 1970's, and managed to amass quite a collection of khokhloma and other Russian wood and carved stone pieces.

NEW! How to meet a nice person and preserve a heritage? ARTICLE


NEW! Spring Ball in Houston ARTICLE, VIDEO


NEW! Neznayka in Sunny Houston ARTICLE, PHOTO, VIDEO


Puppets Exhibition - January 9, 2016

WHEN: January 9, 3 pm - 5 pm
WHAT: Puppet Exhibition by Elena Philips
WHERE: Walter Neighborhood Library...

NEW! Puppets Exhibition VIDEO, PHOTO ALBUM


NEW! "12 MONTHS" VIDEO, PHOTO ALBUM, ARTICLE


dedNEW! HAPPY NEW YEAR! ARTICLE

 

NEW! Russia greeted Russian Compatriots ARTICLE, PHOTO, VIDEO


NEW! Noyabrevka - 2015 in Houston ARTICLE, PHOTO, VIDEO

NEW! Noyabrevka - 2015 VIDEO


NEW! 10th Anniversary of Russian Theater ARTICLE, PHOTO


NEW! Neptune's Day - 2015 ARTICLE, PHOTO, VIDEO


NEW! URAA: 10 year Anniversary! ARTICLE, PHOTO

NEW! Celebration of the day of Russia in Washington, DC ARTICLE, VIDEO

NEW! The Award of Elena Philips ARTICLE, PHOTO


may 9NEW! EVENTS FOR VETERANS (DEDUCTED TO THE VICTORY IN WW2) ARTICLE, VIDEO, PHOTO

 

 


8wOur event in Washington

Here are some of my thoughts about the Elba River Wreath Laying at Arlington national Cemetery:

Unlike most Americans less than the age of 40, the people of Russia..

About the Elba River Wreath Laying at Arlington national Cemetery ARTICLE, PHOTO, VIDEO


Khokhloma's Teremok ARTICLE, PHOTO, VIDEO


To the Victory Day ARTICLE, PHOTO, VIDEO


 

vREMEMBERANCE RELAY

Description of the all-American project: Conducting the all-American auto motocross by compatriots' organizations from different states of the United States via the developed march route followed by a final meeting of all participants on April 25, 2015 in Washington, DC at the memorial complex " Arlington National Cemetery"

REMEMBERANCE RELAY ARTICLE, PHOTO

FESTIVAL I remember, I proud January - May 2015
Deducated to 70th annyversary of Victory day at World War II
Car rally Houston TX- Washington, DC - http://www.ksors.org/rally-from-houston/


vIn remembrance of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War 2

In 2015 the whole world will commemorate the 70th anniversary of World War 2.

The scale and inhuman dimension of the war, which lasted from 1939 to 1945, has remained unmutched. With more than 60 nations involved, World War 2 was fought on the territories of 40 European, Asian and African countries. It was during WW2 when humanity faced for the first time the threat of extermination and enslavement of entire races and nations...

In remembrance of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War 2 ARTICLE, PHOTO

FESTIVAL I remember, I proud January - May 2015
Deducated to 70th annyversary of Victory day at World War II
Car rally Houston TX- Washington, DC - http://www.ksors.org/rally-from-houston/


Pancake week 2015 ARTICLE, VIDEO


Thank you the heart ARTICLE, VIDEO, PHOTO


Rememberance CDs ARTICLE, VIDEO


Fairy Tales of New Year ARTICLE, PHOTO, VIDEO

d Happy New 2015 Year! ARTICLE, VIDEO


Kolobok and Father Frost ARTICLE, PHOTO, VIDEO


New Year for kids in Russian Childrens Club VIDEO


Snow Queen VIDEO


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Fall Ball in Houston ARTICLE, PHOTO, VIDEO


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Festival "Vivat, Russia" ARTICLE, PHOTO


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Noyabrevka Russian Party - 2014 ARTICLE, VIDEO, PHOTO


The Wizard of Emerald City VIDEO


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Evening deducated to the memory of M. Lermontov ARTICLE, PHOTO, VIDEO


The celebration of the Day of the State Flag of Russian Federation ARTICLE, PHOTO


Puppet Service ARTICLE, PHOTO, PRESENTATION

NEW! Puppet Exhibition "The Rulers of Russian Thoughts" ALBUM


ch"Chipollino" ARTICLE, PHOTO, VIDEO


Day of Russia 2014 VIDEO


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d DANCING AROUND THE WORLD PHOTO, VIDEO

Dancing around the world PHOTO

VIDEO
Presentation Dancing around the world
Russian Dances
Ukrainian Dances
Israeli Dances
Larisa Angerova
Zoya Griffin

Vivat, Russia ARTICLE


VICTORY DAY 2014 ARTICLE, PHOTO, VIDEO


PUPPET THEATER "KHOKHLOMA" IN AUSTINARTICLE, PHOTO, VIDEO

"WHAT A WOMAN" PARTY IN HOUSTON ARTICLE, PHOTO, VIDEO

Presentation about Business Opportunities at Houston

The presentation provides facts and figures about Houston's diverse population and workforce, port, airport, and other transportation facilities, industrial diversity, medical complex, international trade, research and education resources, culture and art. It also shows how Houston's cost of living and cost of labor compare favorably with other mayor cities in the nation and in the world

President URAA Elena Philips had informed all members of the International Trade & Development Council, Mayor's Office,City of Houston, about Festival "Captain of Earth", and invited to participate at different events on March 2011.

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