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Who We Are

The United Russian-American Association is an umbrella group of Russian and Russian-speaking citizens of the Former Soviet Union.

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

Our objectives are to facilitate the recognition of cultural uniqueness of Russian-speaking community by general public in Houston and to promote Russian culture through educational, 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.

We have extended our connections with several other Russian-speaking organizations.

URAA is a member of International Counsel of Russian Compatriots- MSRS (Moscow, Russia), a member of the Coordination Committee (New York, USA), was delegate in World Russian Forum in 2009, 2010 (Washington, USA), was delegate in Russian World Foundation Assembly in 2009, 2010, and many other events, Forums and Conventions. We are working in the Mayor International Europe Committee (Houston, USA)

What We Do

Although our organization has only been formally established for five years, we as individuals and small groups have worked hundreds of volunteer hours to the cause, which now unites us in URAA.

Our activities are to be funded solely through donations and membership fees; Balls and Disco nights, movie nights, special topic presentations, folk dance performances, discussion groups, festivals and painting 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:
 

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


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vivatRussian Ball-Masquerade Vivat!

You are invited to the Russian Ball-Masquerade Vivat! on September 27th 2014, from 7:00 P.M. till midnight at the Ashford Oaks Ballroom (2022 Wilcrest Dr, Houston, TX 77042).

Enjoy a video-presentation Russia, Land of the Tsars, music, poetry, hair style show by Ella Gurevich and her lovely models, theatrical games and short performances.

There will be live music for dancing by Flying Balalaika Brothers and Zoya Griffin.

In addition, there will be a unique collection of handmade dolls in Russian costumes. Some dolls are in the likenesses of very famous Russian historical characters.

Costumes of the period are encouraged and there will be prizes for the best costumes from the period of Peter the Great (1700s to 1800s).

Call 281-389-7914 for reservations.

Sponsored by: URAA, Texas Commission on the Arts, Foundation"Russian World"

NEW! More about the Festival "Vivat" ARTICLE


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


NEW! Puppet Service ARTICLE, PHOTO, PRESENTATION

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


chNEW! "Chipollino" ARTICLE, PHOTO, VIDEO


NEW! Day of Russia 2014 VIDEO


dNEW! 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

NEW! Vivat, Russia ARTICLE


NEW! VICTORY DAY 2014 ARTICLE, PHOTO, VIDEO


NEW! PUPPET THEATER "KHOKHLOMA" IN AUSTINARTICLE, PHOTO, VIDEO

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


NEW! sSILVER ARCHER AWARD

Elena Suvorova-Phillips won the cultural award for her work in organizing theater performances among immigrant families and adopted Russian children in Houston to help them preserve knowledge of their native language...

NEW! Silver Archer ARTICLE, PHOTO, VIDEO


NEW! Evenings at farm near Dikanka ARTICLE, ALBUM, VIDEO


nyMerry Christmas

and

Very Happy New 2014 Year!

NEW! Puppet Theater in Woodlands ARTICLE, PHOTO

NEW! Happy New 2014 Year! ARTICLE


puppetPuppet Theatre KHOKHLOMA

You are welcome to a trip into the magical world of dolls that move and talk the Puppet Theatre KHOKHLOMA by Unique Russian American Art (URAA).

The puppet collection started in 2010, and the theatre was founded in 2012 by artist and doll maker Elena Suvorova Philips, the woman credited with turning her passion for doll making to puppetry and entertainment...

NEW! October 12, 2013 - Kalinka Performance & The Joy of Creation Art Exhibition VIDEO, ALBUM

NEW! Puppet Theatre of Texas KHOKHLOMA ALBUM

NEW! Puppet Theatre of Texas KHOKHLOMA VIDEO, ARTICLE

NEW! Article, photo, video"Puppet Theatre Khokhloma"

NEW! Puppet Theatre KHOKHLOMA ALBUM

NEW! "Puppet Theatre Khokhloma at Houston Puppetry Festival" VIDEO, ARTICLE


Unique Russian &
American Arts

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


NEW! Theater Festival Awards VIDEO

NEW! TEXAS THEATER FESTIVAL PROGRAM, VIDEO, ARTICLES, AWARDS


THE OPENING OF THE THEATER FESTIVAL

tfestJanuary, 17 2013 was the 150th anniversary of the birth of Konstantin Sergeevich Stanislavsky, and the United Russian-American Association (URAA) organized a festival to commemorate this date. One of the sponsors is the Russian World foundation. It is also supported by the Russian Consulate in Houston. However, the main sponsors of the festival are the theatrical companies that participate in it, serving the theatre and preserving Russian culture and traditions overseas...

NEW! Article, Photos, Presentation Grand Opening of Theater festival


NEW! May 9, 2013 VIDEO


NEW! FURR School 2013 VIDEO


NEW! III FESTIVAL OF CHILDREN THEATERS ARTICLE, PHOTO, VIDEO


NEW! Album "Martovka in Houston - 2013"

NEW! Article and video "Martovka in Houston - 2013"


Parade of the Planets in Houston

ball2012There is just a thin line between past and future and the Houston, Texas Community crossed that line at the ball Parade of the Planets that took place on December 21, 2012, the day that was promised to be the end of the world.

As December 21, 2012 approached, emotions ran a little wild as social surveys reported that 45 per cent of the population was actually expecting the world to end. Instead of waiting for the end of the world, the United Russian-American Association (URAA) chose its own cosmic way to deal with the situation and held a The End-of-The-World ball...

NEW! Article, video"Parade of the Planets"


NEW! Article, Photos, Video Ball-2012


NEW! Article, Photos, Presentation Noyabrevka-2012


NEW! Russian Through the Art VIDEO


NEW! Exhibition "The Cartain of Earth" VIDEO


NEW! Article, Photos, Presentation about Puppet-show "Welcome, Fairy Tale"


NEW! Article, Photos, Presentation deducated to the Victory day - May, 9


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More about Russian Heritage Week

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Unique Russian &
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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.

  1. Golden Khokhloma for beginners.
  2. Matryoshka.
  3. How to make your Doll.
  4. Puppets and stage decoration.
  5. Knitting.

More at www.wix.com/presidenturaa/uraa


NEW! "March 9, 2012" VIDEO

NEW! "The Shadow" VIDEO

NEW! Meet the Sunrise VIDEO

NEW! New Year 2012 VIDEO

NEW! New Year 2012 PHOTOALBUM

NEW! "Regional conference in Peru, 2011" ARTICLE

NEW! Elena Philips at the conference in Peru, 2011 VIDEO

NEW! Presentation about the visit to Peru VIDEO

NEW! "Celebration of Neptune`s Day 2011" ARTICLE

NEW! Celebration of Neptune`s Day 2011 VIDEO

NEW! Celebration of Neptune`s Day 2011VIDEO

NEW! Song of Bard's Academic Choir of Houston VIDEO

NEW! "Celebration of Neptune`s Day - 2011" ARTICLE

NEW! "Celebration of Neptune`s Day-2011" ARTICLE

NEW! Video of International dance Studio "Sunrise"


NEW! Video, articles and album of the festival "Capitan of the Earth"

Russian World


Please check the New Section: Our Staff


 

1TEXAS A to Z 2011

NOW IN THE INTERNET!

Dear friends!

United Russian American Association would like to take this opportunity to introduce businesses across Texas to the Russian Business Telephone Directory,"Texas A to Z", (Russian Yellow Pages).


 

compatriots Russian World Compatriots

"The Captain of Earth" Festival to 50-th annyversary of first flight of Yury Gagarin to the space.

July 17, 2010 - April 12, 2011

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.

About the Festival HERE

PDF- version of press-release here

NEW! "The Captain of Earth" ARTICLE

NEW! "To "The Captain of Earth" Festival VIDEO

NEW! "The Captain of Earth" Festival ARTICLE

NEW! Presentation of pictures from the kids contest VIDEO


NEW! Kids Contest: "0Create a logo for the crew of the Russian spacecraft SOYUZ TMA or draw a picture representing your understanding of space and space exploration" ARTICLE

Joint project by Union of Charitable Organizations of Russia and United Russian American Association,together with Federal Space Agency and Russian Insurance Centre

Dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarins space flight, the international competition of childrens drawings of emblems for the crews of Russian spacecraft Soyuz TMA is going on, with a trip to the Baikonur space launch centre to meet cosmonauts and astronauts being the prize...

NEW! Presentation of pictures from the kids contest VIDEO


1NEW ARTICLE

Human Spaceflight became a reality almost 50 years ago with the launch of a bell-shaped capsule called Vostok 1. The capsule was carrying Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who took his place in history as the first human to leave the bounds of Earth and enter outer space. Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space and the first person to orbit the Earth on 12 April 1961...


NEW ARTICLE

The festival Captain of Earth, to be organized by URAA, is devoted to the 50th anniversary of the first human flight to space, to honor memory of Yuri Gagarin, and to educate and celebrate Russias great contributions to space exploration...


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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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