NEW World Connection, Inc.
learning beyond borders
"If a picture is worth a thousand words, an experience is worth a thousand pictures."
New World Connection Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization promoting understanding between nations by providing opportunities to ordinary citizens to experience and learn from other cultures. We develop new formats for intercultural exchange and promote citizen diplomacy through these programs, helping people to broaden their world view and reach new goals. If you would like to support the Russian Cultural Center, donations may be mailed to New World Connection, Inc., 1252 Peabody Ave., Memphis, TN 38104. All donations are tax deductible!
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Beck Niyazov, Leader of the Russian Cultural Center Project in Memphis, TN
Awarded by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam
This year started with the Anniversary of the Russian Cultural Center in Memphis, TN. This unique Project was developed by the team led by Dr. Niyazov, and never would have been realized without his strong leadership. Working with Yury Zaytsev, Head of the Russian Cultural Center in Washington, DC, Dr. Niyazov formed the vision that quickly became the Russian Cultural Center, on S. Main St. in the Arts District of downtown Memphis.
Within one year Dr. Niyazov’s personal contributions were recognized officially with Appreciation from Governor Bill Haslam for “outstanding service in the best interests and in the highest traditions of the State of Tennessee” and a Proclamation by the Senate of Tennessee for “strengthening and improving relations between this nation and Russia.”
As Leader of the RCC Project, Dr. Niyazov works to bring people together through education and arts. One of the Programs - Youth Business Forum invites young professionals to meet their peers in the Russian Federation. As Jamey Cresswell stated after his recent trip to the Russian Federation, “I had the opportunity to socialize with many Russians. These individuals, like the other people in my group, had many preconceived notions about differences between Americans and Russians. Through interaction during the Program, we were able to break down or understand many of these differences.”
Dr. Niyazov says, “It is my goal to build lasting relationships between young people from our two countries, which inevitably lead to new opportunities for education, travel and work for those willing to make the effort to reach out across the boundaries that divide us. This includes business as well. Through M & B Connection, we are able to develop commercial interests that fit the skills and background of our participants.”
New World Connection, Inc. Board of Directors congratulates Dr. Niyazov on his achievements and looks forward to the coming year’s progress and developments.
Member, Greater Memphis Chamber
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Friday, April 26 at 9:30pm- Russian Cultural Center presents "Anna Karenina" 2009 film by Sergei Solovyov at Studio on the Square as part of On Location International Film Festival
Mondays at 6:00- Oriental Dance class for beginners-advanced!
Saturdays, 12:00pm- Russian Language class. Lots of conversation practice, pronunciation and cultural and historical aspects of the language will keep you interested and engaged! Classes are 1 hour, and the fee of $25 helps support our programs.
Friday, April 19th was the last concert of a wonderful season of classical concerts organized by conductor Nadya Potemkina. The Russian Cultural Center would like to thank Nadya heartily for organizing this season, and all the musicians for sharing their amazing talents with us! After the concert, children were invited to try their hand at playing the instruments.
International Women's Day Luncheon
was held by the Philanthropic Education Organization at the Center on March 25th. We celebrated the contributions of women around the world. Anna Terry, Director, gave a presentation on International Women's Day fascinating history, and Oriental Dance performance was given by Sadiia Lamm of Pyramid Dance Co. Yuki MacGuire presented a Japanese song.
Russian Federation Day
Left to Right: Board Member and author M.G. Crisci, Director Anna Terry, Mayor Mark Luttrell, Mr. Yury Zaytsev, Senator Brian Kelsey, RCC Project Leader Beck Niyazov
The one-year anniversary of the Russian Cultural Center was celebrated on January 13 and 14th. Speakers were State Senator Brian Kelsey, Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, Director of the RCC Anna Terry, Yury Zaytsev of the RCC in Washington, DC. A special photography exhibit "Seven Days in Russia" by M.G. Crisci was unveiled, depicting iconic and everyday life scenes of modern Russia. We had a Russian Bazaar with souveniers, art, and Russian food. Blues musicians performed, adding some local flavor to this international day. More photos on the Gallery page!
Monday, a Round Table meeting was convened at Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law "Workshop on Private International Law in context: Russian-American Bilateral Trade and Cultural Exchange- Prospects and Challenges" organizers: Boris Mamlyuk, Beck Niyazov
A big thank you to our corporate sponsors!
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