PH International

Fort Ross

Country: Russia
Category: Educational Development Programs


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"Project Harmony, Inc." (PH International) with the support of the U.S. Embassy in the Russian Federation is conducting the "Fort Ross 2.0” Contest.

The Contest will highlight the cultural and educational ties between Russia and the United States exemplified by Fort Ross, a historic Russian settlement on the west coast of the United States. Located in northern California, Fort Ross is a crossroads of culture, bringing together Russian, American, Spanish, and Native American history. This settlement bears witness to the birth of the relationship between the United States and Russia and is of special significance for both countries.


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Enjoy Fort Ross Quests! | 6 Mar 2017

In 2016-2017 "Journey From Fort Ross” competition teams have created colorful, exciting and informative resources about the former Russian settlement in California and the mutual Russian-American history. We would like to share these quests with you!

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"Journey from Fort Ross” 2017 Contest Winners | 22 Feb 2017

This year’s winners are:

- The FORTune of ROSS from Moscow (team leader Natalia Maslova);

- Big Fish from Tula (team leader Evgeniy Mundrievskiy);

These teams will travel to the United States in July 2017 and visit Fort Ross during its annual Summer Festival.

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Album of Impressions Fort Ross Winners 2016 | 2 Dec 2016

Fort Ross Founder's countrymen from Cherepovets, Vologda Region and PILGRIMS from Orekhovo‐Zuevo, Moscow Region winning teams traveled to the United States on July 21‐ August 4, 2016 and visited Fort Ross during its annual Summer Festival. 

Fort Ross is very beautiful, cozy, comfortable and inspiring! Danil Lisoy, Cherepovets When I just started to read about Fort Ross, there was one thing that immediately stuck in my mind ‐ a story about Native American tribe ‐ Kasaya Pomo. I really wanted to see them, to watch their dances and, perhaps, to talk to them. My dream has come true!

Daria Obladan, Orekhovo‐Zuevo

My heart is filled with sincere admiration and gratitude to those ordinary people, who for many, many years, preserve, maintain and restore the "Russian heritage", who work on organizing historical and seasonal themed festivals to let people remember and not forget their history, their roots, to maintain and develop good‐neighborly relations.

Tatiana Nosareva, Orekhovo‐Zuevo 

We crossed the Atlantic Ocean, opened dynamic New York city, met Lady of Liberty. We drove by bus to hot white‐stone Washington, visited all the Smithsonian museums and even got registered in the Library of Congress. Then we crossed North America over amazing landscapes, saw the most beautiful Golden Gate Bridge in the atmospheric city of San Francisco. We drove along the breathtaking serpentine road, admiring stunning views: the omnipresent shade, sharp rocks, frightening crevasses, towering mountains, incredible storming Pacific Ocean. Finally we came to Fort Ross the place we have dreamed to visit.

Evgeny Sovietov, Cherepovets

To sum up my impressions I should say that I was overwhelmed by the whole range of feelings that have swept over me. New cultures, new cities and new people! During the first few days of the trip, I did not even realize where I was. But now when everything is settled, I can tell you how glad I am that we took part in this competition. After all, we have not only won it, but we overcame ourselves. Now there is nothing we can't do!

Nikita Kondeikin, Orekhovo‐Zuevo 

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