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Causes: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Cultural & Ethnic Awareness, International, International Cultural Exchange, International Exchange, Youth Development - Citizenship

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

Community Stories

112 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience with Arizona Russian Center was excellent! They helped me to move for free, and collected and brought the furniture for me and my child for free. I never saw such help from Russian organization before. Since then I went to their events. New Year party and Children's Protection Day party were very nice organized, happy for everyone and very, very friendly. Thanks everyone, who volunteers for ARC!

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azrussian1 Thank you, Friend! We are always ready to help! Very nice that you remember us! Please, come to our summer picnic!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Хочу поблагодарить Ольгу и Arizona Russian Center за консультативную и моральную поддержку! Ольга очень помогла мне своими консультациями и советами, которые мало того, что бесплатны, но и очень качественны. Я НИГДЕ в США не получала такой результативной помощи, включая платные консультации у миграционных адвокатов.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Спасибо большое за Вашу помощь и предоставленную информацию! Такая поддержка и готовность помогать - бесценны!!!
Ольга, всего Вам наилучшего!!!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Я из штата Индиана и даже здесь я нашла поддержку и помощь от русского центра Аризона. Спасибо большое, спасибо Ольге за полезные советы и действия. Мир не без добрых людей. Ольга очень помогла мне вовремя принять правельные решения в юридических иммиграционных вопросах.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Огромное спасибо за помощь, советы, наставления! Очень доброжелательное отношение и позитивное настроение! И начинаешь еще больше верить, что все получиться!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Я хочу выразить огромную благодарность Русскому Центру Аризоны за профессиональный подход к проблеме и оказание помощи моей семье! Эта история произошла в декабре,а точнее 14декабря, в четыре часа дня в моего старшего сына (22 года),выстрелил пьяный мужчина.... а дальше больницы,клиники,центры. Мы боролись за его жизнь, ужастные осложнения,заражения, осколок пули так и остался у него в позвоночнике! Ребёнок остался инвалидом! Мы были в отчаянии, куда бежать,где просить помощи!? И вот за дело взялись профессионалы!Ольга Шахеева и её команда всегда спешат на помощь,тем ,кто в ней нуждается!Ольга очень много сделала для нас и за это ей огромное спасибо и низкий поклон! Олечка Вы спасли мне сына! Благодарю Вас за ваше внимание и понимание!Храни Вас Господь! Мира Вам!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Я очень рада ,что имею в своём городе ,такой центр! Где люди помогают друг другу, знакомятся, знакомят со сверстниками и развивают культуру и исторические ценности своих детей. Прекрасно организованые детские мероприятия, мои дети просто в восторге. Так-же прекрасно спланироавные и подготовленые праздники для взрослых . Теплота, доброта, как дома! Отдельное спасибо Ольге Шахеевой за тяжёлый и позитивный труд!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Ольга Шайхеевой огромное спасибо, за профессиональную юридическую консультацию. Очень благодарен Ольге и Артту.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Olga Shaheeva and her colleagues from Arizona Russian center is high professional , helpful and client-oriented. She gave me clear understanding of my situation, answered any time and question that I asked.
Thank you so much!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you for organizing and running a place where the Russian speaking people can come together.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Joined in for some events organized by ARC, had an excellent time, everything was well coordinated and executed.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I appreciate the time and effort that the organization has put into creating cultural entertainment. I find their skits, music and dancing beyond exception. Everyone is kind, hardworking and a joy to be around!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Clean, efficient, organized and fun. I can only say good words about this non-profit. It has such positive effect on others. Everyone was kind and brought an upbeat mood to every event. I appreciate their hard work and effort.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Большое спасибо Русскому Центру за бытие и житие в солнечной Аризоне, за объединение русскоговорящих людей и ознакомление всех интересующихся с русской культурой и историей!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

My father and me very grateful to Arizona Russian Center for helping my father to find his old friend from Russia, whom he did see or speak for more than 20 years. Thank you ARC !





Olga B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have a good partnership with Arizona Russian Center for several months and will continue. They are very hospitable and supportive. They have a lot of events and activities for Russian Community. This center became a friendly home for many Russian speaking people. Many connections started in this Center. We are very appreciate them for help and support. We hope they will provide more services for healthy life and help people to live longer and happier.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

РЦА ведёт плодотворную работу Между русскоязычными жителями Аризоны.Юридическая помощь,консультации,Организация досуга,лекции,концерты и различные культурные мероприятия Помогают обьединению и адаптации ледей в сложных житейных ситуациях. Здоровья и терпения руководителям РЦА в их благородном деле!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a great organization. I'm not Russian and have only very limited Russian proficiency, yet I feel very welcome when I attend their events. Even though I didn't know anyone when I went for the first time, the folks were warm and I met some delightful people. I don't make it to all their events, but when I do, I thoroughly enjoy myself and feel like I'm part of their community even though I am just a newcomer. I think that anyone who wants to have more contact with another culture and language would enjoy the experience of coming to the ARC's parties.
I am also taking advantage of the Russian classes they offer. It's a long drive for me, yet worth it again because of the people and the sense of community. Russian's a difficult language to learn under the best of circumstances, so having a small class taught by a native speaker with other people who are also impassioned about learning the language is a plus.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a non-Russian, I am very grateful to this center. They are warm and hospitable, and very helpful to those who want to learn about the Russian culture. They are a great resource to the Russians and Eastern Europeans in the valley. I have been attending their events since last Aug./Sept. and I always had a good time there. Every time I learned something new about Russia and her people. They have Russian classes and many other events that are fun and educational. They are helping me with my Russian. Their dinners/parties are great, and the events are very well organized. I know from my personal experience that they do a lot to help others in different ways. Thank you Arizona Russian Center.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a very good organization which promotes Russian culture and the Russian language in the Phoenix, Arizona area. The organization offers classes for learning or improving one's knowledge of Russian, special events to commemorate holidays or items of cultural interest, along with an ESL/Citizenship class. The organization is run by enthusiastic administrators and volunteers... there are some really great people there!

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Former staff

Rating: 1

If I could I would give them -100 stars. Those guys who name them self as ARC are just scammers actually. Most of their events are just fakes, just a lot of bzzz but nothing was doing. Very small number of people, just very few, are taking risk to be in deal with them. Also I'm not sure but I've heard some of them are under criminal investigations.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Arizona Russian Center is a great resources for Russian Speaking people in Arizona, and the ESL and Citizenship classes are available for people of all levels. Have enjoyed the services and staff of this organization, and will go to their next event.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a great experience helping and volunteering with Arizona Russian Center. They are very fun! They are always trying to plan events to celebrate Russian holidays and set up all sorts of fun ways to bring the Russian culture into the area and share it with everyone through dances, dinner parties, and even dressing up as Russian characters and visiting schools and theater. Hopefully they will find a way to expand more int he future.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with this organization for many years now and do not intend of stopping any time soon. I have participated in the plays, played the part of the Snow Maiden a few times, and helped with the event planning.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I wanted to commend people working in this center for being a great help for the Russian community in AZ.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Arizona Russian Center has been very helpful. They arranged for a visit of an official from the Russian Consulate and I was able to submit my passport for renewal w/out having to fly to San Francisco. Thank you, guys! You are awesome!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Nice people, good job, let's help to support our community .

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I participated in several events at the Arizona Russian Center and had an amazing experience! The energy is awesome; the people there are very friendly, and the environment there is very diverse which is plus! I learned a lot about the Russian culture and tradition(s). Not only was it a great educational experience, but the food was astounding! I look forward to future events and recommend this to anyone interested in Russian culture!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have attended the picnic that was organized by the ARC. It was a great opportunity for me to meet Russian speaking people, practice my Russian, and eat great authentic Russian food! I am looking forward to more similar events. Thank you!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are a great non-profit, have very fun events. They have amazing food at their events.

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4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for Arizona Russian Center for a couple of years now. I liked every event we prepared together.

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azrussian1 06/02/2012

Thank you very much! We are very proud too to have such enthusiasts in our team!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great organization. They reach out to many in need and their meet ups are the best I have ever seen. Oh My do I love the meals they prepare.

I have seen them reach out to many of those in need and are wonderful example to the community. Well done Art and Olga. You would not be disappointed !

A great place to be!

4 lora_21_2000

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization, helped me to complete documentation for passport and organized sessions to receive the passport so we do not have to go to Sun Francisco twice. Saved me a lot of money. I also like this organization for the efforts to bring Russian culture through offering variety of activities for major Russian Holidays. It brings together people of different ethnic and religious back ground with the common interest/love for the former Soviet Union/Russian culture and language. I hope they continue their great work!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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azrussian1 05/22/2012

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.

3 Tatyana64

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been a few times to Russian events, and always enjoyed the atmosphere, great food, and wonderful entertainment , thanks to Olga she is a great host.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Я была участником встречи сотрудников Российского Консульства 22 сентября.Встреча происходила в РЦА.В ходе встречи,все собравшиеся имели возможность пообщаться с представителями Консульства,задать вопросы и получить ответы на важные вопросы.В результате этой встречи,у меня были приняты документы на получение нового Российского Паспорта.Я очень благодарна РЦА и лично Ольге Шайхеевой за эту встречу и за всю ее работу.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Я поздравляю работников РЦА и всех соотечественников Аризоны с большим достижением! На этой выездной сессии Консула Генконсульства России в Сан-Франциско 23 сентября, не смотря на предыдущие ограничения, прошёл приём документов у всех нуждающихся в оформлении паспортов РФ. То есть, людям не придётся ехать в Сан-Франциско и тратить большие деньги на этот излишне и искусственно усложнённый процесс. Мы выражаем признательность Варламову Андрею Николаевичу и Успенскому Евгению Евгеньевичу, вошедшим в наше безвыходное положение и изменившим своё намерение принять документы только у инвалидов и ветеранов. Спасибо Русскому Центру Аризоны и всем тем людям, которые заботятся о соотечественниках!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank you for invitation! I will bring my friends, tea and pirozki! It will be a great party with opportunity to meet new people, speak Russian and have a HAPPY time together!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great experience. The ARC is a pre-eminent, mobile and well operated center with an exclusive role of providing both Russian and Non-Russian speaking with a large number of useful and varied programs.
The staff of ARC are very kind, helpful, open-minded, easy to work with and very receptive to others needs.

5 Mariana3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Arizona Russian Center is a useful center for many people who speak Russian and English and share same values. Moldovan Community of Arizona is very fortunate to meet this great resource center and meet amazing people always ready to help and share their experience with us. A big thank you to Olga and Art. We look forward to a successful cooperation. We trust ARC and we are thankful for all your help !!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Здравствуйте!
Выражаем огромную благодарность Ольге, Арту и Сергею ,а так же всем сотрудникам и волонтерам "Русского Центра Аризоны".
Моя дочь впервые оказавшись в США по программе ( летняя работа для студентов ) попала в неприятную ситуацию.
Мы обратились в РЦА с просьбой о помощи. С нами связались очень быстро . Ольга и Арт Выслушали нас и разрешили нашу проблему и просьбу за считаные часы.
Мы очень признательны, за помощь и поддержку, которую РЦА оказал нам в сложной ситуации , возникшей с нами в Америке.

С уважением, Наталья.
Россия, Астрахань.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Хочу поблагодарить Ольгу Шайхееву. Абсолютно приятный и ответственный человек. Когда мне было сложно, Русский Центр Аризоны поддержал меня морально и духовно, а так-же помог разобраться во многих юридических вопросах. Спасибо Русскому Центру Аризоны за его работу, и его дружный коллектив.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I got to ARC's event on 03/09/2014 completely accidentally. Was invited by my friend after our church visit. This meeting left me very surprised by friendly and happy atmosphere. The Russian food was very tasty! I will be very interested to participate more.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been to most of this organizations events and enjoyed them all. Each one that they held has been an amazing experience. I can't wait to participate in their next event.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you for excellent event on March 9, 2014! I was very happy to be a part of your meeting in ARC new office. Everybody were so friendly! Office is bigger and more inviting, food was super great, people were super nice! I will participate at your future events with my family. Waiting to see you soon!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteered for AZ Russian Center just very recently. Very friendly staff! We helped low income family to move, and translated for them all necessary documents and their contract for new home. Everybody were very happy!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am preparing to participate at the Easter Tea party of Arizona Russian Center. This will be real celebration of Russian culture and language! Volunteering for Russian Center gives me opportunity to practice Russian language and to make new Russian friends. Besides that, all meetings are very friendly and happy! Welcome to join!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I got help from this people when I already quit... I was thinking that nobody can help...They are unbelievably Great! like SUPERHEROES in the movies. When I meet them, my understanding about life, and actually my life were completely changed... Thanks to them!

Donor

Rating: 5

I am pretty happy to help AZ Russian Center with their new project started this spring. Organization's first meeting was so welcoming, friendly and informative, that I decided to donate my time, professional help and money towards community services. I am looking forward with the hope of big success of ARC charitable work!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great fun was to be a guest of AZ Russian Center! I never expected so much entertainment, food, drinks and so many happy and beautiful Russian ladies at the party! That was the best party I ever been in Arizona! Thanks to everybody involved!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am very exited to participate in the new project of this wonderful organization. My experience in the past was very pleasant, and right now I can say to everyone that ARC's new office and new projects are reaching to the higher level of services. Welcome to participate!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent job did Arizona Russian Center lately! Their New Year program for kids was great, and the last New Year party was awesome! My kid enjoyed Russian Father Frost surprise visit at our home, and I with my wife and parents enjoyed Russian New Year Celebration party very much! Thanks, ARC! We are waiting for another event!

Krista Lynn D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Just recently I called to AZ Russian Center for help, and they answered right away! I got very detailed consultation, friendly talk and new contact information for Russian speaking people in my area. I like AZ Russian Center a lot!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I 'm a happy guest of Arizona Russian Center for several years. Many meetings with other Russian speaking people and Americans, who are interested in Russian culture were done by this organization in friendly and happy way. I'm very satisfied, and ready to go to their future events and activities! Thanks to ARC staff!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I appreciate this opportunity to express my gratitude for your mission connecting Russian people and keeping such an outstanding legacy of our national roots as tenderness, heartfullness and desire to help!
Thanks to the Arizona Russian Center I found not only a cosy room for staying in Phoenix for my 3-week professional courses in July, but new wonderful friends! I can’t stop amazing how it happened in the smoothest and easiest way when I applied to this site, so that I was immediately connected with a family with which we had so much of common interests!
It must be emphasized how helpful all those advices concerning the use of transport, location of stores, rules of conduct may be for each of new arrivals in Phoenix!
It is hard to overestimate this generous support and this sense of community!
I wish you new ideas and new achievements, increasing the number of participants, like-minded assistants and sponsors of this undoubtedly important and necessary charity!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thanks to those, who established such needed, friendly, helpful and charitable organization! Their idea to connect people together is perfect! They doing good job , and following our (public) needs and requests. They are truly charitable and very professional in their life, and in their work. Thanks to Artt, Olga, Terri, Elena, Natalia, Gennadiy, Viktor, Ange, Alina and all others, who giving us the opportunity to be happier in our lives! Thanks ARC!

Julia14

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi, I just would like to say that this is a really great organization. I have known them for awhile know and I am really impressed by what they do. God Bless You!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I remember ARC New Year parties 2011 and 2012 with very much appreciation and happiness. What a great events! Very friendly to every guest and culturally oriented. We're enjoyed a lot! Hoping to attend New Year 2013! Thanks our beloved ARC!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello, my name is Vera, and I would like to say: "Thanks!" to staff of AZ Russian Center for great events and given to us opportunity to meet new friends! I and my friends enjoyed a lot! We are ready to come to the next one!

Client Served

Rating: 5

i have gone to many of this organizations events and think that they are fun and enjoyable. Every event that i have been to was well put together and just amazing.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for this organization many times and it has been a wonderful experience that i will never forget. the experience you gain from volunteering is great.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If there is any organization out there who knows how to throw a great event, it is this one! I only recently discovered the Arizona Russian Center and decided to attend a few of their events and was shocked at how well they were put together and organized. Not only that, but they made it seem like the Russian culture had taken a vacation from Russia, and came here to Arizona in the form of the Arizona Russian Center! I recommend everyone to visit this organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I went to the new years celebration event held by the Arizona Russian Center and it was incredible! They really took their time and effort setting it all up so that it would be enjoyable to everyone. There was a patio outside where it was quite if anyone wished to go out, they had a great DJ playing a mix of Russian songs, they even had an act with Father Frost and the Snow Maiden! I did not see a single person leaving the event without a smile. Everyone had a great time, including myself.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have attended event with Vladimir Sorokin, who traveled around the world on the bicycle. It was very interesting event that combined interesting travel stories of Vladimir with New Year celebration. Vladimir also was the Grandfather Frost who came to wish as the happy New Year. The event was very warm and interesting. This type of events bring close people, and provide opportunity for meeting the new people with the similar background and interests. I am looking forward to more of this kind of events. Thank you.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I went along with a friend to one of the events of the Arizona Russian Center and thought it was amazing! They had plenty of food and there was popular Russian music and everyone was having a great time. When the people began to walk onto the open dance floor to dance, they attempted to get everyone else to join them. My experience was quite fun.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am very happy with everything they doing. Very grateful for help provided to me. Hoping for their progress and prosperity, and will be very happy to attend their events in the future.

Client Served

Rating: 5

What a fun to be at their events! I and my family were very surprised that ARC not asking much more higher donations or entrance price for all their parties. They doing amazing job, and making their events affordable to everyone, who interested to attend. They even inviting old people or veterans, or poor families for free! I never seen so honest charitableness before.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello, my name is Tania, and I would like to express my gratitude to the staff of ARC for all help and entertainment provided to me and my family. All people involved in ARC are great! They are helping others very well, and they are preparing events very thoroughly and professionally. I am hoping that soon we will have our Center at particular building and available for us all the time. But even before that I am happy to be at their events with all my family!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Was very very happy to party with ARC! Great events, great people and very friendly, professional, helpful staff! I'm like ARC a lot!

Maria35

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I really enjoy the events organized by the Arizona Russian Center. At the events there is always good Russian food, music, and interesting people. I always have a good time and so does my family.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The get together organized by the Russian center are invigorating. It is very pleasant to meet with people from the same culture and background.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

ARC is serving excellent cause of bringing the community together. Thank you!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I would consider myself a general member of the public though I volunteered once for our Russian New Year party. It was a lot of fun and a great opportunity for me to get together with Russian people that share the same culture with me. The organizers did a great job and they sincerely want to preserve our culture as well as help the Russians in need here in America.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

i really enjoyed volunteering for this center. It gave me a great experience and i would like to volunteer again.

Donor

Rating: 5

I would like to share my happy friendly experience with AZ Russian Center. In 2005 I attended picnic in the public park, hosted by this organization, and from that time I'm trying to be at every event they have. Most of the time I'm sponsoring some activity or just giving donation for ARC, and they always providing charitable donation receipt for my TAX deduction. I like them for responsible and professional understanding of non-profit, charitable operations.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to THANK! AZ Russian Center for help and introduction to Russian speaking community of AZ. They helped me to fined russian food in american stores, explained everything about live in Arizona and introduced me with russian speaking people in my area of living. They always were very friendly and helpful. I never had so professional, free and enthusiastic help before. Thanks, ARC!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks AZ Russian Center for very good and fast help to my family! They helped my parents to apply for free government medical insurance and fined a good doctor in Phoenix Arizona. I called ARC from Germany, where I was at the time, and asked to help my parents with health insurance issue due to their poor health. Week after my phone call, my mom and dad got insurance and were able to get their medicine. Several more days later my parents were assigned to the great doctor! Olga and Elena helped with translation for them, and actually drove them to the doctor. Thanks ARC!