A social, cultural, and educational hub in Vancouver’s Russian community was targeted by vandals expressing support for Ukraine following Russia’s invasion of the nation.
Blue and yellow paint were splattered on the front doors of the Russian Community Centre at 2114 W 4th Avenue in Kitsilano. The venue, which offers courses, performances, and meeting space is also known as the “Russian Theatre” or “Russian Hall.”
“We are a non-profit cultural centre focused on spreading the joys of Russian culture since 1956,” explains the RCC’s website.
The RCC has been at its location since 1958 when the organization moved into the historic Kitsilano Theatre, a movie house that was going dark.
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