On June 13, 2017, Comptroller Scott Stringer came to Brighton Beach to celebrate achievements of Russian speaking New Yorkers in business, science, medicine, politics, culture and arts. More than 200 people packed Tatiana Garden Restaurant at Brighton 6 Street and Boardwalk to attend this great celebration. Singer Anna Malkina performed "God Bless America!".
Comptroller Stringer honored three distinguished members of the Russian speaking Community: Councilman Mark Treyger, prominent social worker and radio personality Raisa Ross and coordinator of the Congress of Bukharian Jews of the USA and Canada Rafael Nektalov. The atmosphere of the event was festive. There were many community stakeholders, including business people, attorneys, Rabbis and priests, journalists, producers. Republican District Leader Boris Pincus, Democratic District Leader Margarita Kagan, representatives of Assemblywoman Pamela Harris (Leah Moses) and Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez (Alex Gurevich) were acknowledged by Comptroller as important community leaders.
Attorney Anna Latkovskaia with Comptroller Stringer
Many attendees were happy to see at the event a great Elder Law Attorney, generous philanthropist and wonderful person Anna Latkovskaia. She helped thousands of people to get justice, proper health care and home care, to age in dignity and respect. Among leaders at the celebration there were Diana Bagrationi, a leader of Georgian American community and President of charitable Diana Bagrationi Foundation, Gregory Davidzon, President of 620 AM Radio station, Rabbi Laskin, program director for CHAMAH and spiritual leader of Ocean View Jewish Center, Leonid Rozenberg, President of American Association of WWII Veterans and Invalids from the former Soviet Union.
Every speaker praised Comptroller Stringer for coming to celebrate community at Brighton Beach. Local Councilman Chaim Deutsch proudly announced that he represents the largest Russian speaking community in the United States. Parents of Councilman Mark Treyger were happy to see their son being honored in front of the entire leadership of Russian speaking community. Tatiana Garden offered a delicious meal and a great service.
The event showed the coming of age for the Russian speaking New Yorkers who became an integral part of the capital of the world.