Welcome to the website of Foundation Zarjanka!

Founded by dr. Jovan Emil Howe and Irina Raspopova

Purpose of the Foundation is:

Foundation Zarjanka gives familiarity to and stimulates the traditional Russian folk culture and the relation with the Dutch folk culture by:

  • concerts religious and folk singing
  • fieldresearch
  • organisation of/participation with folkfestivals
  • trips to Russia
  • invitation of Russian folkgroups
  • (individual) singing lessons and workshops
  • demonstrations of traditional outfits and folkart
  • lectures with slides and films
  • courses Russian religious and folk singing, dancing and music
  • wedding party’s
  • (company) festivities
  • meetings
  • evening parties
  • weekends
  • boat trips
  • business lunches
  • communion parties

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