The United Russian-American Association is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing, expanding and promoting Russian cultural awareness for the enrichment of the Texas community.
Our mission is twofold: to broaden the cultural and social ties of the 70,000+ Russian speaking citizens of our community with the diverse community of the Greater Houston area while supporting activities and services which preserve and maintain our Slavic cultural heritage of our emigre community.
Our objectives are to promote Russian culture through art, education, cultural and philanthropic activities. It also includes active participation in local charities and events, which promote the common goal to live, work and raise our families together in Houston.
What We Do
Our organization was formally established in 2005, but we as individuals and small groups have worked hundreds of volunteer hours to the cause, which now unites us in URAA.
Our unique Puppet Theater KHOKHLOMA is an important part of our art activities. The puppet collection started in 2010, and the theatre was founded in 2012 by artist and doll maker Elena Suvorova Philips. The company performs colorful Russian folk tales and adapted classical play.
Our activities are to be funded solely through donations, grants and membership fees; Puppet Theater KHOKHLOMA, Balls and Disco nights, movie nights, special topic presentations, folk dance performances, discussion groups, festivals and art exhibitions are only some of these activities, which are planned to attract audiences from American, Russian and other communities represented in the greater Houston area. A partial list of our activities over the past few years include:
The United Russian America Association is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes as defined in Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The purposes of the Corporation includes providing better understanding between peoples of Russian Federation and the United States of America through art, cultural, educational, social, and charitable activities in the Houston metropolitan area. The Corporation is established as a permanent organization in Harris County, Texas seeking to enrich the local community through activities promoting learning about the Russian Federation, its reach cultural tradition and customs through broad community outreach. The Corporation may engage in any activities, which further its purposes.
Concert hall "Behind the corner"
9649 Hillcroft Houston, TX 77096
In program: puppet show, games with kids, snacks
Day of Unity
Presented by URAA & Russian School of Houston at Russian School of Houston 2834 JordensRd., Houston, Texas 77084
November 11, 2017, 3:00 pm
2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.
United Russian American Association is holding an event Day of Unity, to remember all losses, victories, crushes and still – Unity of the people. Unity Day calls for tolerance between various ethnic, age and religious groups.
It is impossible not to mark the revolution at all. This is a global event, and it affected the entire history of Russia and the whole world. The question is as Lenin said long ago: “What is to be done?”
Bringing to life the hope, tragedy and myths of this revolution, remember Russia 1917 – the biggest flame in a world on fire. This is a unique chance to understand stories behind the events that changed the world.
During the event Day of Unity we welcome speakers, children painting competition, costume making gala, theatrical performances and live music by FBB .