SPECIAL LECTURE: “Elections in America: What’s Going On?”

electionWe are pleased to announce the first of many programs highlighting the upcoming U.S. elections. Please join us on Thursday, December 3 at 6:30p.m., for an inside look at the 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections with two of the U.S.’ top political analysts, Tony Sayegh and Bernard Whitman. Both analysts have been directly involved in several presidential campaigns and analyzing U.S. politics over the past 25 years.

Bernard Whitman is President & CEO of Whitman Insight Strategies. He has over 25 years’ experience advising some of the world’s most powerful leaders, companies and organizations. A pollster to President Bill Clinton and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Bernard has been inolved in the last eight U.S. presidential campaigns and has served as strategic adviser to several heads of state. 

Tony Sayegh is Executive Vice President of Jamestown Associates, a Republican political consulting group. He has been involved in over 100 campaigns at the local, state and federal levels. Tony has also served in public office, having been elected Deputy Mayor for two terms and also works as a Fox News contributor. 

Note: This lecture will take place at the U.S. Embassy Consular Waiting Hall.

We expect a large turnout, so please arrive at least 10-15 minutes early. 


HTML Workshop 2: Interactive content

During our first HTML workshop we’ve learned how to create a basic webpage, slightly style its appearance and embed visual content. This time we will take a step further and add interactive features to our page.

Hyperlinks, buttons, drop-down lists, video and audio content – these are the features that make your webpage attractive, engaging and fun for viewers. Join us this Friday, December 11th, at 4 p.m.

Who is this class for:

This class is ideal for non-technical people who would like to learn new tricks of HTML programming (for example, for your future web design projects).
You don’t need any knowledge of programming software – we will use a simple text editor (such as Notepad).
Basic computer knowledge is required.

Film Showing: “How to Survive a Plague”

December 1st is World AIDS Day and we will be showing an award-winning documentary film, “How to Survive a Plague” (120 minutes long).

When the AIDS epidemic hit the U.S. in the 1980s, few people were willing to help — including politicians, doctors, members of the community. Most of of those who suffered from HIV had to acquire their medication from abroad since the FDA would not approve it in the U.S. In the face of all of these odds, community members gathered together to raise awareness and create critical steps toward improving education and treatment for HIV and AIDS. Come and join us on Tuesday, December 1st at 5:30p.m. to watch their journey.

This film is provided by the American Film Showcase and will be shown in English without Russian subtitles. 

** Attendance is for those who are 18 years or older. 


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Discover America: California

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There’s definitely more to California than Santa Barbara, Disneyland and Hollywood. The state can boast beautiful landscapes, vibrant cities, orchards, and the largest economy in the United States.

Learn more about California’s past and present in our new project “Discover America” on Monday, November 30 at 4:00 p.m!

Please register for the event.


One-on-One Program

ConversationWe’re excited to resume our One-on-One Conversation Program! Sign up and you’ll have a chance to sit down for a half-hour with a native speaker or someone who is fluent and has spent some time in the U.S. Conversations are informal and give you the chance to practice your English in a comfortable setting.

This week, sessions are available on: Saturday, November 28th at 1p.m. and 1:30p.m.

Please note:  Space is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis. To sign up, please write to: [email protected]

AMC Children’s Club: Thanksgiving!

Happy-Thanksgiving-PLUS1Join our monthly club for children this Saturday, November 28 at 1 p.m. and learn about Thanksgiving!

If you are a child between 7 and 12 years old and would like to practice your English, learn a little about American culture and have a great time, then join our Children’s Club! This month we will learn about the wonderful holiday, Thanksgiving!


English Conversation Club “Going Green”: Recycling

111Join us on Wednesday, November 25 at 4:00 p.m. for our English conversation club “Going Green” to talk on the topic of recycling.

We will explore the importance of recycling and reusing our resources, and how simple we can change our daily lives to include a more «user-friendly» approach. Come and discuss with 5us the pros and cons of recycling!

We hope our meetings will help you to improve English conversation skills and to take steps towards more balanced, sustainable living! Our group is a great way for people to get together and have conversations on topics of personal health, nutrition, sustainability and many others.

Feel free to invite your friends!

Entrepreneurship Workshop: Risk-Taking

risk-rewardJoin us on Tuesday, November 24 at 4 p.m. for our continuing weekly workshops on entrepreneurship, taught by AMC Coordinator, Irina Artyomova. This week’s session will focus on taking risks and the larger the risk you take, the potentially larger success you’ll have.

Workshop is open to everyone and will be in English.


Global Entrepreneurship Week Film and Discussion

Global Entrepreneurship Week is celebrated internationally each year to introduce the fun and benefits of entrepreneurship to youth. This year the week is being observed worldwide November 16-22, 2015.

We will be showing a fascinating film from American Film Showcase about a young boy from Malawi who taught himself to invent a power-generating windmill from trash. His creativity and persistence caused him to become an international success, leading him to team up with American entrepreneur, Tom Rielly, to continue creating a new and inspiring future.

Join us on Monday, November 23 at 6p.m. to watch “William and the Windmill” (95 minutes long).

Discussion will be held afterward.

Free popcorn will be provided!