Russian Cultural Garden of Cleveland

The Russian Cultural Gardens is a non-profit, tax exempt  501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to promoting the Russian Heritage and Russian cultural influence in America.

Please, support our cause . We work hard to proudly represent The Cleveland Cultural Gardens, The City of Cleveland, and Russian culture and heritage via the newly established Russian Cultural Garden, cultural events, and via  the Gifted Youth Fund.


Besedka is one of the most recognizable and popular pieces of Russian park and urban architecture. You can find Besedkas in Moscow, St. Petersburg, in Volga based cities like Yaroslavl, Saratov, in Siberia, literally, in every city, estate and garden of Russia. Design proposed
for the Russian Cultural Garden is a classic one that resembles the best samples of the Russian Besedkas.

It will become a place to visit and take photos, also, it will serve as a stage for Grand Piano Concerts and other cultural performances in the Russian Garden.

Plan is to place to the Besedka’s floor stone tiles with engraved names of the famous pieces of  Russian literature dedicated to Russian landscapes, gardens and parks, like Вишневый Сад – the Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov or Темные Аллеи – the Dark Alleys by Ivan Bunin.

Besides the Besedka, the Russian Garden’s Phase 1 will include a main alley, fragment of the quay with cast iron railings for both safety and aesthetic purposes, decorative lights and memorial benches.

Russian Cultural Garden is proud to bring a tradition of celebrating the Maslenitsa - Annual Russian pancake cook-off  festival to Cleveland that quickly became one of the most popular Winter events in town.

Since 2014, Russian Cultural Garden has been promoting the young musicians of Cleveland and local music teachers via Annual Piano Marathon in the Garden. In 2017, the new Gifted Youth Fund has been established to support young local musicians who are showing significant achievements in fields of instrumental music, vocal, and dancing and are volunteering for the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. 

Your support is greatly appreciated!

 Thank you very much!

 Svetlana Stolyarova – President, Founding member

Sergio Lebid – Founding member
Boris Vinogradsky, MD – VP, Founding member                

The Russian Cultural Garden is located on the Western side of Martin Luther King Boulevard, north of Saint Clair Avenue, South of I-90, right between MLK and Doan Brook. Beautiful stone bridge over the brook defines the southern border of our future park.

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  • Alexander Popivker 
    • $18 
    • 13 mos
  • Ella Nemirovskiy 
    • $25 
    • 13 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $15 
    • 25 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $35 
    • 34 mos
  • Natalia Aladyshkina 
    • $35 
    • 34 mos

Organizer 

Svetlana Stolyarova 
Organizer
Maple Heights, OH
Russian Cultural Gardens 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are 100% tax deductible.
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