May 31, 2012
I came to Arizona from Russia in 2008. One of the many things I wanted to do when first arriving was to connect with the Russian community. I did an internet search on "Russians in Arizona" and the very first result was the Arizona Russian Center. I contacted them and was pleasantly surprised when they invited me to their next administrative meeting. My new friends were very open and friendly, and I immediately felt that if they needed my help I would be happy to help them and vice versa. The events I attended were very well organized with a Russian flavor in many respects. I was always happy to see that the Arizona Russian Center was a center of attraction for all kinds of people, with a firm motivation to build a strong community here. Every time I attended their events I saw Russian-speaking residents and American guests enjoying themselves. That's how I started to volunteer for the Arizona Russian Center as a journalist and an editor (I'm a journalist by training). It was always a pleasure to write articles about their events.
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