The Russian Cultural Centre (RCC) is the official home of Russian culture in the United States. It is an agency of the Russian Government, under the authority of the Foreign Ministry of Russia.
The RCC is subordinate to the Russian Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo).
It was created pursuant to a bilateral agreement between the United States and Russia, adopted following the Summit of Presidents Gorbachev and Reagan in Geneva in 1985. The purpose of the RCC is to develop and maintain positive relations between the Russian and American people by sponsoring activities in the five areas of Education, The Arts, Commerce, Athletics and Science. The RCC cooperates with the numerous Russian-American organizations in both countries and has liaisons with universities, museums and other cultural institutions across the U.S. and Russia.
Russian Cultural Centre offers Russian language one-on-one lessons and group classes. Please contact us for the additional information about prices, schedules and programs.
Russian for beginners!
New session for beginners starts October 16, every Monday and Friday 6.30-8.00 p.m. To register: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
B-1 level group class opening
Enroll in our B-1 level courses to improve your speaking and writing skills in Russian! You can join the classes from October 11, 7.00 – 8.30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday.
To register e-mail: email@example.com
1825 Рhelps Place, N.W. Washington DC 20008, USA
tel.: (202) 265-3840
Monday–Friday | 9–5 EST
Russian Cultural Centre
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Russian Cultural Centre38.915416, -77.048506
Oleg S. Zhiganov
Director of the Russian Cultural Centre in Washington, D.C.
Head of Rossotrudnichestvo Mission to the U.S.
First Secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation to the U.S.
Born in 1982.
Graduated from Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO) in 2004.
Employee of the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation since 2004.
2005-2008 – Attaché, Third Secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation to Spain.
2008-2012 – Occupied various positions at the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States issues, Compatriots living abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo).
2012-2014 – Head of Rossortudnichestvo Mission to Canada, First Secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation to Canada.