A traditional International Day was held at Raffles International School on February 26. It is a wonderful holiday that gives students representing different countries a chance to learn more about each other traditions. The evening began with a colorful parade – a demonstration of national costumes.

Representatives of participating countries

prepared for the event very thoroughly. After the parade, all guests were able to taste the most famous dishes of national cuisines cooked by parents

of schoolchildren, as well as to learn cultural specialties of different countries.  For example, getting the henna painting at Pakistani stand, or enjoying the ice-cream treat show at Turkish stand. National melodies could be heard playing at the stadium and you could see children in Venezuelan national costumes dancing to the sound of

an Indian drum.

Russian stand was displaying richness and generosity of our country not only by many traditional household items – a samovar, Russian dolls, “khokhloma”… Our hospitable hostesses-Russian moms and members of “Rossiyanka” cooked popular Russian food – “pelmeni”, fresh homemade bakery and, of course, pancakes with various fillings. All guests of our stand were met by real Russian beauties in colorful national dresses and “kokoshnik”.

Performances prepared by the representatives of different countries took place on stage in evening. It was very touching to watch children representing their countries by means of songs and dances to display cultural heritage of their homelands so proudly

– and the small artist were rewarded with generous applause.



“House warming” in Rossiyanka

The first morning meeting of Rossiyanka women in the new year took place at our new office in Business Bay.

Over a cup of tea women were talking about the magic of numbers. A member of Rossiyanka community, psychologist-numerologist – Irina Marusyak told about the science of

numerology, the existence

of different methods of interpretation of numbers, gave examples from life.

Women got very interested in psychoanalysis of a personality, connection of relationships in a family, parenting and guiding children in selection of their future profession. It was therefore agreed to hold workshops on numerology for all interested Russian women in the coming two weeks.


Embassy Christmas Tree

On December 28, 2014 a traditional Christmas Tree event hosted by the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the UAE and the Community of Russian Women “Rossiyanka” took place at Al Raha Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi.

About 500 guests from different emirates attended the event. From the very beginning

of the New Year holiday, adults and children plunged into the atmosphere of hospitality and fun. The guests enjoyed the New Year theatrical performance by the Puppet Theatre “Arlekin” Everyone was dancing and took part in games. Snowman and Funny man, Bunny and Bear, and, of course, Santa and Snow Maiden visited children. Santa Claus did not forget about the sweet gifts and prizes. A festive buffet was waiting for the guests at the end of the evening.

In general, the event was bright and full of kindness.

The Embassy of the Russian Federation in the UAE extends a special thanks to everyone who has assisted in creating a wonderful festive mood: Puppet Theatre “Arlekin” and personally the Director of the theater A. Mahkamova, the Vice-President of the Community of

Russian Women “Rossiyanka” A.Astanina, the Manager of Al Raha Beach Hotel A. Tyukanova, Mrs. Svetlana Sabbah and Mrs. Svetlana Nur.



New Year with Rossiyanka’s women

Members of the Community of Russian Women gathered in a friendly homely environment to celebrate the coming 2015. Numerous guests were welcomed by the hosts of the evening Mrs. Tatiana and Mr. Saleh Al Aroud.

Despite the coolness of the December weather the atmosphere of the gathering was very warm. Musicians were performing well-known Christmas songs and everyone had a chance to show their singing talents in karaoke and compete in dancing skills to the joyful sounds of the famous hits.

At the end of the evening all guests received small surprises – sweet chocolate gifts.




UAE National Identity Awareness Programme

On October

23 Rossiyanka women attended a very interesting event called «Awareness Programme about the UAE National Identity», hosted by Community Development Authority in Majlis Al Rashidiya.

As a start, generous hosts invited women to a traditional Emirati breakfast with bread, falafel, fatayer… It turned out, Emiratis have sweet tooth, because even noodles with chicken was sweet.

Then a special guest of the event, Mr. Ali Alsaloom, popular TV Show host, Author of numerous publications about the UAE, Cultural Consultant, widely known for his interactive workshops amongst the expat community

gave a lecture about the history of the formation of the UAE, long relations between Russia and

the Emirates, the cultural traditions of the country, specific features of the national

dress, wedding traditions and even showed elements of the national dance… After the lecture women had an opportunity to ask Mr. Ali questions they were interested in.

The meeting was held in a very friendly atmosphere. At the end of the

meeting Rossiyanka women presented the event organizers traditional Russian souvenirs – Russian Dolls (Matreshka) It was also agreed to continue sharing cultural experiences between our organizations.

On behalf of

the women who attended our morning meeting, we would like to thank Community

Development Authority for their invitation, a warm welcome and

an informative seminar!


Morning tea. Meeting in SameDay.

The first meeting of Rossiyanka women in the new season took place at the SameDay dental clinic on September 22.

A team of SameDay clinic are highly qualified European specialists. SameDay is the only clinic in the Middle East and one of twelve clinics around the world that offers the ‘‘same day dental implant ’’ service using the unique setting of the dental implant for one day, and provides a full range of dental services.

Dr. Petros and Dr. Costas told about special features of 3D-X-ray, teeth whitening and placing dental implants procedures, they have answered the questions that women were interested in.

After tea break all women were offered to make a free 3D-X-ray, get a free consultation and dental cleaning. Moreover, every woman got a discount voucher for visiting SameDay clinic during the year.

On behalf of the women who attended our morning meeting, we would like to thank the team of SameDay clinic for the warm welcome!



Morning tea at fashionable “Boutique De Lolita”

Nothing makes a woman feel more attractive, confident and glamorous than a perfectly chosen dress…

We had a really enjoyable morning meeting in “Boutique De Lolita” – a cutting edge boutique, owned and inspired by a young and very creative fashionist Lolita Saeed, who had an extensive background in fashion, art and music. Throughout the years of traveling around the world, Lolita was able to put together a great collection of ladies dresses, gowns, and accessories and much more from many different designers which features, luxurious textiles, edgy modern designs and glamorous clothing for any occasion day or night. Read more…


Happy women’s day dear Ladies!

Today we are celebrating a wonderful day — The International Women’s day.
The world is a better place because of the presence of women, mothers, sisters, daughters, friends or wives… no matter what their roles are…They bring love and meaning to life….

Dear Ladies! On this bright spring holiday and wonderful occasion, I sincerely wish you a Very Happy Women’s Day!May every day of your life brings you peace and beauty, warmth and love, only positive changes and successful initiatives!

Tatiana Al Aroud




Al Noor Family Fun Fair 2014

Rossiyanka regularly attends and supports the charity events by Al Noor Training Centre to support children with special needs. This year Family Fun Fair raised AED 630,000 with all proceeds donated to Al Noor Training Centre. Read more…


Morning Tea.Healing Art of Qi Gong

On January 28, 2014, we had a very interesting morning tea meeting with Anna Maharani, Qigong healer and master.  Originally from Ukraine, Anna started practicing the Qigong system 7 years ago. She got certified in 4 levels of Qigong, became a personal student of Master Xu Mintang, participated 2 times in the Shaolin Advanced Training under Master Xu Mintang and got certified as a Qigong Instructor in 2007. Read more…

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