Movie screening


In commemoration of the Holocaust, the American - Eastern European Council and the Russian Advisory Board sponsor screenings of the documentary “Holocaust – Is that Wallpaper Paste?”
Commemorating the Holocaust is an important reminder of the collapse of civilization and the tragic loss of millions of innocent lives. It is a part of history that should never be forgotten. However, this documentary shows that there are individuals that know nothing about the Holocaust. Two young girls from a Russian province appeared on a TV show and were asked what the word Holocaust means. The answer that the word Holocaust means “wallpaper paste” became the catalyst for journalist and film director Mumin Shakirov to come up with the idea to buy these two women tickets to Warsaw, Poland. Traveling with them to Auschwitz, he captures on film their journey and their reactions as they take in and begin to understand the horrors of the concentration camps.
There will be two screenings on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.
At WeHo Library/Council Chambers.
The first screening will be at 2:00 p.m. for schoolchildren,
and the second screening will be in the evening at 6:30 p.m.

Suggested Donation - $10

The film is in Russian with English subtitles.

Q&A with the movie director Mumin Shakirov


This quarter's ARBC business mixer fell right in the middle of Russian Christmas and the Old New Year. There was plenty to celebrate as well as discuss.

We had a great turnout, with representatives from many different industries, including medicine, entertainment, real estate, beauty advertising, publishing, marketing, finance, sports, and many others.

Alex Durmashkin, President of the organization, gave opening remarks about American - Eastern European Council and introduced Father Alexander Lebedev of the Holy Transfiguration Russian Orthodox Church in Los Angeles who provided the group with an overview of Russian Christmas traditions and the old Russian calendar that was replaced in 1918.

Isla Cantina Restaurant provided excellent hospitality, service, food, drinks, and music.


American - Eastern European Council invites you to join us for an evening of glitz and glamour at the Pre-Oscar Red Carpet Party.

- Red carpet arrivals, photo session

- Live Music by Crystal Restaurant Band

- Mayor Jeff Prang of West Hollywood with welcome remarks

- Celebrities' presentation with speeches

- Oscar-nominated movie voting

- Vote Results

- Acceptance speeches (performed by Stand-up Comedian)

- Chef-created Gastronomic Surprise

- Surprise performances

- Raffle and Prizes

Entertainment press from around the world come to see first-tier celebrities at the FIRST Pre-Oscar Russian Party.

Attendees include Hollywood’s elite activists, actors, and musicians, industry executives, and political and business leaders.
Hosted by famous Russian and American singing movie star Natalia Lapina and President of American - Eastern European Council Alex Durmashkin.
Crystal Restaurant & Lounge
7901 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046

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