Поздравляю! If you are reading this, that means you have survived the first full week of the new semester. The good news is, the RCS will have its first mandatory meeting of the semester this Friday in our new meeting room, TH 202 @ 12:00. Please plan to join us as we have much to discuss and prepare for the upcoming semester.
Our first objective will be to fill the vacant officer positions, and give handouts to each officers detailing the job description and tasks to handle. Wе will review another song at the beginning of the class like we started doing last semester. Those of you who went to the meeting last Friday got a primer on the song contest we will be holding as we approach the French clubs Karaoke Night, but we will spend some time going over the project in detail. Lastly, due to feedback regarding the t-shirts, we have dropped the prices down to a break even price of $10 or ₽780. *Those of you who have already purchased a shirt can be refunded the difference in price drop.
Also, tonight (1/27/16) at 7:15pm, some members will be going to Taste of Europe to enjoy some authentic E. European cuisine, Приходите к нам!
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27 Января – Taste of Europe @ 7:15pm
29 Января – General Meeting (TH 202 @ 12:00pm)
5 Февраля – Russian Table Meeting- Sports in Russia (TH 202 @ 12:00)
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Week in History
On January 26, 1924, five days after Lenin’s death, the Soviet government decided to rename the city of Petrograd to Leningrad. The city of St. Petersburg, which was called Petrograd only for 10 years (between 1914 and 1924), became Leningrad and kept this name until 1991, when it took back its original name. It is the second largest city in Russia and is the seat of the Constitutional Court of Russia. Also the city center constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
January 31, 1990: At the Pushkin Square in Moscow the first Mcdonald’s restaurant opens in Russia. With 700 seats, it became the largest restaurant of the company. On the opening day, a queue of 5,000 people waited outside for the restaurant to open. In total 30,000 clients were served that day.