Arizona Russian Center

Rating: 4.95 stars   78 reviews

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Location: 3039 West Peoria Avenue # 121 Phoenix AZ 85029 USA

Mission: Arizona Russian Center fulfills the assistance, educational, nesesary social interaction, as well as individual's cultural progress and stabilization need, that exists in the State of Arizona and has existed as such for a very long time, as no other organization in the Greater Metro Area is capable of, has provided or is interested to provide the needed services to the persons of Russian Speaking heretage, or any other persons that would like to lern about Russian Culture, and Language and History here in Arizona.
Geographic areas served: State of Arizona
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Rating: 5 stars  

I attended an event hosted by The Arizona Russian Center, and it was simply lovely. I felt so welcome, and had such an interesting time. I think it is wonderful these events exist, and I understand the Center also provides many other helpful services. I applaud their efforts. I will be attending more events in future.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This organization is much needed in Arizona. This has proven to be a valuable group for many Russians as well as Americans. I have learned much about the Russian culture and have simply fell in love with it. This a well organized group with wonderful events that share the love of each individual involved. Well done AZ Russian Center!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

All that I have learned.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What is unique about this organization?

Demonstrating whay Russian culture is all about.

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Thank you very much, our dearest friend! We are always very happy to see you, and hoping to have your valuable participation and attention to our events in the better future!

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The Arizona Russian Art Center is amazing venue designed to keep the Russian community very well tight knit. This community is very welcoming not only to their culture but to other culture's in the state. I would definitely recommend a visit. :)

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Thank you for your interest and your confidence in us! Sincerely, ARC Administration.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am so glad to write review for Arizona Russian Center. They work very hard and do so much good. Their service is wonderful and important, and they have fun too. Their events are enjoyable and with good planning. I was able to go to the Russian New Year’s evening party, and was very impressed. Very much looking forward to more events like this one.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Thank you, our Friend! We are hoping to see you at our events in the future! Sincerely yours, ARC Administration.

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This is a much-needed service, and a well-appreciated organization. They are off to a great start and I can’t wait to watch them grow and expand. I think there are a lot of people who would benefit from these events, and especially the educational and other assistances provided. Everyone needs a support system. We need more organizations like this one. Last year they had a picnic celebrating the 100th anniversary of Russians in Arizona. It was a wonderful event, and so many people came. What a special day.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Thank you very much! I am hoping that you enjoyed my Russian shishkebob! Will be happy to do it for all of you again! Sincerely yours, Olga C. for ARC.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The Arizona Russian Center is a great help to the large Russian community in the area. There are quite a lot, and The Arizona Russian Center provides a way for us to get together and celebrate traditions, holidays, and events. I was impressed with how proactive the Center is in planning and hosting events, and they are getting better and better. I also appreciate that their events are a welcoming place for other community members to come and learn more about traditional Russian culture and language.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Thank you for such good review! We are hoping to do more and bigger events, and attract attention of all Arizona citizens to the great Russian culture, language and traditions.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

In Phoenix AZ we have a substantial Russian – speaking community, and a lot of people who are interested in Russian/former Soviet Union language, culture, traditions, history, etc.. The Arizona Russian Center, organizes variety of the events, which provides an excellent opportunity for any interested to learn the culture, meeting new people, practice Russian, showcase talents, and celebrate traditional Holydays. One of the latest and big events, which was organized by ARC was a New Year celebration. The event was fun, artistic and very interesting. Participants who are new to the Russian culture, learned about the Grand Father Frost (Ded Moroz) and his Granddaughter Snow Girl (Snegurochka) and their role in the New Year. I hope we will have more similar opportunities to participate in this kind of events. I also wish for expansion of their organization for additional services and programs, such as language classes, traditional dancing, singing and other.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Thank you very much for your attention! We are agree about getting other services available to the public, and doing whatever possible to get them on high professional level. Sincerely yours, ARC Administration.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

In my opinion Arizona Russian Center is still a very young and fast growing organization, which is providing very good quality charitable services for Russian speaking AZ citizens. Every time I went to their events, I saw progress in the quality. For example, each year their Russian New Year party brings more guests, sets up with more professional performers and more traditional types of treats. The last Russian New Year was so interesting and so well organized, that all the guests were happy like never before. Definitely I am going to their next event and especially - to their New Year!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Several of their events

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Prepare each party longer.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What is unique about this organization?

Broad variety of charitable services for our community.

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Thank you, our Friend, for your participation and great review! We are always appreciate all honest suggestions from our guests, and during every event trying to get their opinions in writing in our "Guest book". This will help us to follow the needs of our community, and will get better services, celebrations and classes for everyone in Arizona. Sincerely yours, ARC Administration and Volunteers.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

In October 2011 they held a BBQ/Mixer. It was a great event and I had a great time. I met a lot of very nice people and the food was delicious. I spent a few years living and working in Moscow and the food at the BBQ was traditional Russian fare and reminded me of many meals I had eaten while in Russia. I can't wait for the next event hosted by this organization.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Thank you, Dear Friend, for so honest and emotional review! We will be happy to meet with you again and cook for you in Traditional Russian style! Sincerely yours, ARC volunteers.

Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I attended an event that was held by the Arizona Russian Center and was pleasantly surprised by the warm friendly acceptance. I did not know anyone there and people happily translated the events for me. Everyone I met went out of their way to make me feel accepted and welcome. This event was a Christmas play and the costumes were magnificent. The traditional Russian food was wonderful and I highly recommend their events. There were people from all age groups and it was a wonderful example of diversity, culture and historical appreciation that included everyone there. I will definitely attend more of their events. Great place to socialize while meeting new people in a safe and pleasant environment.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Thank you very much for such a detailed review! We are hoping that everyone who will see this comment will get good, positive opinion about our work and tendency to accommodate our guests. Sincerely yours, ARC volunteers.