Friendship Force hosts Russian cultural event


The Friendship Force of the San Francisco Bay Area is scheduled to host a Russian cultural event 1-3 p.m. June 8 at Grant Park, 1575 Holt Ave., Los Altos.

The Friendship Force is an international organization that promotes peace, friendship and understanding around the world through homestays.

Roman Badarin, a Russian journalist, will discuss “The Real Russia.” Badarin, a 2018 Knight Fellow at Stanford University, is the editor of TV Rain, one of the few independent news outlets in Russia. Last year he launched the new media organization The Project, which focuses on investigative and data journalism. Badarin also serves as a fellow at the Palo Alto-based Institute for the Future.

The regional Friendship Force will celebrate its 35th anniversary at the event.

Admission is free and open to all.

For more information, call Dee Gustavson at 961-3539 or visit or

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