Carpatho-Rusyns and Their Neighbors: Czechs, Slovaks, Hungarians, Poles, Russians, and Ukrainians (presentation)
Please join us at the Sokol Minnesota C.S.P.S. Hall on Sunday, February 5, at 1 p.m. for light refreshments and discussion with John Righetti from 1:30 - 2:30.
As a stateless people, Carpatho-Rusyns have had relationships with all of these groups, some wanting to help them, some to rule them, and some to claim them. Come hear the incredible story of these East European groups and the role they have played in the development of the Carpatho-Rusyn community.
John Righetti is a founding member and the current President of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society. Mr. Righetti has been active in Carpatho-Rusyn cultural affairs internationally for more than four decades. He has lectured extensively throughout the United States and Eastern Europe on Carpatho-Rusyn culture, history, and immigration. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Certificate in Russian and East European Studies, he also studied the Slovak and Ukrainian languages.
Sponsored by the Rusin Association of Minnesota.