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Potluck dinner

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  • We should have a dinner - everyone bring your favorite russian dish. A good opportunity to force yourself to learn to make something :)

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  • Vincent

    Hi every1 .. I know I don't look quite Russian but I like to learn the basic Russian.

    1 · December 20

  • Victoria L.

    Dear Members of Russian Language dinners, culture and conversation, I would like to invite you and your family and friends to Russian Picnic- Potluck -Saturday 9/17 c 10:30 до 4:30 Athan Downs Park in San Ramon - Play Ground Picnic Area—2975 Montevideo Dr, San Ramon, CA 94583. It is going to be light potluck (please bring food for yourself and at least one person-NO alcohol allowed). If you would like to bring some music or instrument (guitar or etc.), please do so. Please bring some business cards-we are going to have one table for networking, so you can leave your business cards/material/resume. I will provide paper plates and cups, forks and spoons, plastic table covers, napkins Parking is free.Questions, please call Victoria Lukashevsky[masked]

    1 · August 27

  • Tatyana B.

    Hi there! I recently moved from Boston. I look forward to meeting everyone and making new Russian friends. Do vstrechi :)

    August 14

  • Dima

    there is going to be a potluck meet , maybe we should get together over there ??? here is the link : http://www.meetup.com/East-Bay-Russian-Speaking-for-Socializing-Networking/events/229370385/

    March 17

  • Austin

    I have a big patio--I could host when the weather is nicer in the spring

    1 · January 21

  • Elena G.

    Hi, when and where the event is gonna take place?

    September 21, 2015

  • Jesse

    Privetiki vsem :)

    1 · March 3, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Prevet. I am an American who would like to learn more about the Russian culture. I have reviewed many of the comments made here. There appears to be two issues of complaint. A lack of organizer and picking a date and location. May I recommend Golden Gate Park in San Francisco? There is a great area between DeYoung Museum, The Japanese Tea Garden and The Academy of Sciences. There are dozens of benches to sit on and works great for picnics and potlucks. Sunday afternoons are best. Those without cars, there are several Muni bus lines that stops in the area.The weather in late August, September and October is traditionally hot in San Francisco. Looking forward to meeting new people.

    July 25, 2014

    • Eleonora

      If you read comments here, then you would know that there are no more complaints and there is no lack of organizer. The organizer will resume activities when he is able. No need to discuss this potluck further at this point.

      July 25, 2014

    • Solana F.

      wes-that would be a great location for me too! i am also not russian but interested in the language and culture. the concourse is a good meeting spot for a picnic!

      1 · August 17, 2014

  • Dmitry

    Hello everyone,
    Since owner has serious private reasons to not maintain group activities for some time, I have decided to create another group. http://www.meetup.com/SFBA-Russian-speaking-community-meetup/ . You are welcome to join, please share .
    I would appreciate if current owner will not delete this message.
    Thanks, Dmitry

    July 25, 2014

  • Eleonora

    I think that we should postpone this potluck at this time. Instead, I suggest to organize a prayer group for those of us believers and pray for Igor and his family. Igor, may your mother, your family, and you have peace and comfort at this difficult time. Please do let us know if you need anything. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    July 15, 2014

    • Igor S.

      Please don't do a prayer group as neither my mom nor I are into that. And it would be not a good use of people's time to get emails about a prayer group - it's not why they joined this meetup. Again, I just ask for patience until I can host, and then it would be great if people came out and enjoyed themselves like we did in many previous events.

      July 15, 2014

  • Igor S.

    Rebyata, a lot of you are expressing your disappointment in me, and I totally understand. I've talked with some of you privately, but it's been suggested I post it here: my mom has terminal cancer, and I hope you understand that going through process is not very conducive to hosting. And I definitely look forward to hosting the potluck once I'm ready.
    Igor

    July 15, 2014

  • oleg y.

    I was trying to find, where a potluck will happen and i could not find. I d like to know date, time and place.

    July 14, 2014

    • oleg y.

      vДругое предложение праздновать пробуждение славян at Duran beach, Bodega bay. Если кто-то не был здесь'есть возможность explore Bodega Bay area for exemple, Hearts desire beach at Tomales bay

      July 15, 2014

    • Eleonora

      Bodega Bay is usually foggy and cold. It is also a long drive from Bay Area. This could be a separate event to do a day trip there.

      July 15, 2014

  • Joseph

    Hi everyone,

    I think I'm going to take the reigns and start organizing something. I'm thinking of somewhere on the Peninsula since most of us seem to be close to there or in between SF and San Jose.

    I'm thinking an outdoor park. Anyone have further suggestions?

    I'm disappointed that nothing has been organized especially since I'm going to Russia in Sept and I'm wanting to learn the language and meet nice people from the country:)

    1 · July 15, 2014

    • Eleonora

      Yes, Peninsula and outdoor park sounds like a good idea. Please look into Edgewood park or Huddard Park.

      1 · July 15, 2014

  • Igor S.

    Eleonora, I hear your frustration, and I apologize that circumstances have prevented me from hosting. I built this group up from scratch, and previously was extremely active in hosting and recruiting members, which in many ways made the group what it is. The organizer that took over the group before was only interested in promoting tickets to her event, so I got the group back.

    Please be patient, I and I hope you'll see the group return to former glory. Meanwhile, everyone is welcome to start their own group.

    And, if anyone wants to organize an event (and handle most of the logistics) - please contract me, as I could really use the help.

    Igor

    June 2, 2014

  • Eleonora

    By the way: I am organizing this group - http://www.meetup.com/Proud-Europeans-of-Bay-Area/

    Please check it out and see if you would like to join.

    June 2, 2014

  • Eleonora

    I know very well that Igor has to pay to be an organizer of this group. The fact that he pays monthly fees and does not organize any events does not make any sense either to him or to this group. Last year somebody wanted to step up and be an organizer. My recollection is that Igor protested and insisted to be an organizer. Since then nothing changed - there is an organizer and there are no events. And the fact that we are exchanging these comments here without any response from Igor just confirms my point: Igor should step down from being an organizer, not pay any dues, and let somebody else be an organizer. Joseph is willing, so let him. I can help also.

    June 2, 2014

  • Joseph

    I don't mind helping organize something. Where do most of you live, the peninsula, SF? I'm in Sunnyvale.

    I came to this forum a year ago and I'm saddened that nothing seems to get off the ground. Despite was the hosts reasons may be if we don't start getting active then this Meetup will die. I'm happy to help organize.

    I'm American born and came to this forum to meet people from Russia and learn the language. I still want this!

    Joseph

    June 2, 2014

  • Ilya

    Eleonara, it does not exactly work that way. Igor is paying to host this group, he can invite someone to become co-organizer. Do we have any volunteers?

    June 2, 2014

  • Eleonora

    To the organizer Igor: if you are not planning to organize events, how about just step down and let somebody else be an organizer?

    June 1, 2014

  • Ilya

    I guess its not happening.

    June 1, 2014

  • Eleonora

    It does not look like the organizer of this group is really "organizing". Could somebody take over and organize this event? The similar situation happened for previous events. There needs to be somebody who would be more active organizing events.

    April 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm up for the outdoor potluck. It would be great in the beautiful Golden Gate Park!

    April 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would people be interested in turning this potluck into an outdoor potluck? We could pick a nice park that has picnic tables. Maybe even get shashlik going if there is a grill?

    1 · April 5, 2014

    • Eleonora

      This is an excellent idea! Please count me in!

      April 5, 2014

  • Dima

    I have an impression that this potluck has been planned since November 2010 and is still planning. Вот уж действительно "русские долго запрягают...". :-)

    January 23, 2014

    • Yuliya T.

      Не говорите, Дмитрий!! Все - я перееду и вечеринка у меня. Отвечаю! Надоело. Я уже здесь 3 года из Австралии.. А, ладно, не будем о больном :-)

      January 24, 2014

  • Yuliya T.

    I can make Salat iz Krabovih Palochek :)

    January 3, 2014

  • Yuliya T.

    We also want to have a Russian get together!! Why don't we do it on the 1st??

    December 30, 2013

    • Solana F.

      SF is good.

      December 31, 2013

    • Solana F.

      just called Katia's restaurant, it's closed. but Red Tavern might be open! will wait to hear back.

      December 31, 2013

  • Dasha

    I would like to join you guys, but when and where exactly?

    December 29, 2013

  • Madlen

    Vsem privet! I am just joined the group. Did I miss the potluck?

    December 28, 2013

  • Dima

    I would love to attend potluck, but I am not sure that I'll be able to because of unknown date and location.

    1 · December 10, 2013

  • Veronika S.

    Does Anyone Like to do South Bay? San Jose?
    Santa Clara? Palo Alto? This Friday?

    December 9, 2013

  • Elena C.

    Hi There! When is the potluck happening? Looking forward to it;)

    1 · October 12, 2013

    • Solana F.

      yes, how about sometime in January?

      December 5, 2013

  • Guillermo C.

    Hello to all, I just got back from St. Petersburg, lived there 2 months and can't wait to go back next year. I want to keep talking Russian))

    October 8, 2013

    • Eleonora

      What did you like there so much?

      October 10, 2013

  • Tatsiana

    Hi Everyone!
    Please arrange the potluck on the weekends if possible so that more people will be able to attend. Hope to meet a lot of new friends!

    September 18, 2013

  • Anya N

    Sounds great, just moved to the city and looking forward to meet people in the Russian community

    August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Привет!
    I'm an international student and I realy want to make new friends!! See u

    August 3, 2013

  • Lina M.

    Where is the event and what is the date?

    1 · July 31, 2013

  • Eleonora

    When and where this potluck dinner is going to be? Can we make a decision?

    July 30, 2013

  • Joseph

    Hello everyone:)

    My name is Joey and I an trying to learn Russian so this seems like a great group of people that I could hopefully learn from:) I'm in the Sunnyvale area but also not far from SF so I was wondering how often everyone meets and where?

    I'm looking forward to meeting many of you:)

    June 17, 2013

  • Eleonora

    I suggest we have a picnic on August 17, Saturday. We can have it at Henrik Ibsen Park 13800 Skyline BlvdWoodside, CA 94062. We can secure BBQ spot and have fun on the sun! I am unavailable the rest of this month and July.

    June 15, 2013

  • joe d.

    Frikadelkas???

    June 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    'Olivie' sounds good any day of the week:) !

    May 31, 2013

    • Kristina K.

      "olivie ' is located in sf?

      May 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      salat 'olivie' :) ....russian dish for a potluck gathering we suppose to be having :)

      June 5, 2013

  • Peter S.

    Yes I am hungry. I was also a Russian Scout (Razvechik). My Russian is gettin rusty and I need the practice.

    April 28, 2013

  • Tamasin P.

    I would definitely be interested in getting together next week (Tuesday works for me) I would love to chat and meet some Russian speakers:)

    April 25, 2013

    • Eleonora

      Organizer: please delete this comment and remove this person from here.

      1 · April 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tuesday (or Wednesday) works for me too!

    April 25, 2013

  • Marie

    Hi, I am a new member. How about going to the Russian restaurant in Redwood City? They used to be in San Bruno and their beef stroganoff is amazing. They also serve vodka by the carafe.

    1 · April 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Or inner Richmond!

      April 22, 2013

    • Eleonora

      Redwood City sounds great to me.

      April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone! I am a new person. I don't have a car. For me this place (RWC Underground Pub) is more convenient. I mean, if there are people without car we can choose the place near caltrain station :)

    February 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Coyote Point Recreation Area sounds great; however, wouldn't it be a bit too cold for this time of the year?

    February 11, 2013

  • Elena

    I am sorry. The correct name is Coyote Point Recreation Area.

    February 11, 2013

  • Elena

    We could have a splendid potluck lunch on upcoming long weekend Sunday or Monday in Coyote Park, Burlingame. Igor?

    February 11, 2013

  • Äleksåndr

    Privet - look forward to the next get-together. Also, if anyone is in or near San Fransisco's Richmond District - let me know. We could have a coffee/tea meet-up!

    January 18, 2013

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    My name is Ilya, I am a native speaker, originally from Odessa, Ukraine, moved to US in 1991.

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    I just moved to Oakland from Moscow,will be glad to find new friends here

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  • MARK

    Privet! I love to meet new friends while having fun!!!

  • Dasha

    Hello everybody! Im looking for new russian friends here in USA!

  • Madlen +1

    Hello everyone! My name is Madlen, and I am looking for good friends!

  • Nastia S. +1

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  • Dima

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  • Tatyana

    Privet vsem!

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    Thinking about going to school at the Repin Academy in a couple years

  • Dmitry

    Hi, just moved to SJ from Arizona

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    Hi, I'm Tanya. I'd like to meet new Russian friends.

  • Tatyana

    Vsem privet!!!

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    I took four years of intensive Russian twenty years ago but I have forgotten most of it.

  • Peter S.

    I am Russian, born in India and now live Sausalito on my sailboat.

  • Kristina K.

    hi,my name is Kristina,i am from Russia!

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    I am from Kharkov. Came here 23 years ago. Home is always back in Russia, not here.

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