Russian Ambassadors meeting with the College

Canterbury College Manager with Russian Ambassador to NZ HE Andrey A. Tatarinov (right), and Anna Filippochkina, Russian Cultural Centre Trust founder (left), at the Centre Launch.

Anna was also the recipient of a 2009 Christchurch Civic Award that was presented by Mayor Bob Parker at a reception at the Town Hall.  

Founding the Russian Cultural Centre Trust in 2000 and in the years since, she has helped immigrants from Russia proper and the many and far-flung territories of the former Soviet Union to integrate into New Zealand society while at the same time holding onto their own cultural heritages. An amazing achievement and the College is fortunate that she can guide our Ukranian and Russian students.

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