The New Russia Cultural Center, a non-profit organization, located at 1550 Broadway Rensselaer, NY 12144. The New Russia Cultural Center is striving to expand the public’s understanding and appreciation of Russian folk arts, history and culture. We provide spaces for the community and families to gather and enjoy cultural events such as concerts, Tchaikovsky Music Competition, Russian Language Classes for children and adults, the Annual “Russian Winter Festival”.
Russian cuisine widely uses fish, poultry, mushrooms, berries, and honey. Crops of rye, wheat, barley, and millet provide the ingredients for various breads, pancakes and cereals, as well as for kvass, beer and vodka drinks. Black bread is rather popular in Russia, compared to the rest of the world. Flavourful soups and stews include shchi, borsch, ukha, solyanka and okroshka. Smetana (a heavy sour cream) is often added to soups and salads. Pirozhki, blini and syrniki are native types of pancakes. Chicken Kiev, pelmeni and shashlyk are popular meat dishes, the last two being of Tatar and Caucasus origin respectively. Other meat dishes include stuffed cabbage rolls (golubtsy) usually filled with meat. Salads include Olivier salad, vinegret and dressed herring.