Shalom - Welcome ! You have reached the IRAS Representation Office in Israel serving the local Russian Compatriots Artists & War Veterans Community in Israel, where approx 1.1 million Russian Compatriots are residing. The Representation in Israel also maintains close ties to the Russian Cultural Center in Tel Aviv and acts as liaison office on a voluntary basis.
A total of approx 5.6 million Russian Compatriots are residing worldwide, with the majority of 3.1 million in the USA & Canada, 1.1 million in Israel and another 1.4 million throughout Europe,Asia and Latin America.
The Representation in Israel is part of the PMOH-Obshestvo IRAS - International Division with its headoffice in the Russian capital Moscow.
Its Russian Bureau deals with cultural and artistic affairs of the 15 member states/republics of the former Soviet Union,the majority of which form the CIS with the exception of the Baltic States and Georgia. Approx 25 million Russian Compatriots reside outside the Russian Federation in the neighboring CIS - FSU countries.
IRAS Israel warmly welcomes :
Writer and President of the Israeli P.E.N. Centre - Ephraim Bauch and Executive Secretary Leonid Finkel And is looking forward to a fruitful cooperation
New Guests / Members:
Lora Verhovsky - Artist & Art DEsigner (LoraStudio.com)- Boris Kotlyar - Press Secretary & Vice Chairman of the Israeli Professional Artists Association - Jerusalem, Elie Lavie - Director of Culture & Museums , City of Ramat Gan, Film Directors Boris Zilberman & Evsey Trostanetski - www.cinema11.narod.ru - documentary film studio,
Journalist Maya Kaganaskaya, Singers Larissa Gerstein and Vladimir Friedman and mime Genadi Babizki
Painters : Adigezalov, Yuriy I.,Antashyan, Gagik E.,Balayan, Albert A.,Bernatskiy, Nikolay S.,Fedotov, Viktor V. ,Grigoryan, Yuriy S.,Ivanova, Marina A.,Karetin, Igor P.,Konstantinov, Yuriy ,Krunov, Mikhail A. - Krutov, Nikolay P. - Nechitaylo, Dmitriy V. - Nechitaylo, Kseniya V. -Papikyyan, Robert T. -Platonova, Anna N. -Popkov, Yuriy N. -Rudakov, Mikhail Z. -Rudakova, Olga M. - Rusenko, Eduard V. - Rusenko, Yulia V. - Sakhatov, Valeriy T. - Sergeeva, Nina A. - Simonov, Vladimir G. - Simonov, Vadim G. - Sogomonyan, Kerop - Sokolov, Vadim P. - Stepanenko, Svetlana P. - Suvorova, Maria E. - Usachev, Fedor E. - Vakhtangov, Evgeniy S. - Zinchenko, Natalia V.
Important Articles concerning Russian Immigration - written by :
Dr.Alek D. Epstein and Nina G. Kheimets,
Department of Sociology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
Department of Sociology and Political Science, Open University of Israel.
Address for correspondence: POB 27123 Jerusalem 91271 Israel.
Tel/fax. (home) 972-2-5834887; (office) 972-3-6460637; - e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.