To Russia with Love

Title

To Russia with Love

Description

Video describes the FRNY initiative of 2014 "To Russia with Love." As Russia hosted the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, FRNY set the goal to cumulatively run at least 4,664 miles - the distance between New York City and Moscow - during the month preceding the closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014. This is in response to Russian laws that prompted government-sanctioned violence against the Russian LGBT community.

Members in video include Meryl Wimberly, Michal Kaczmarski, David Lin, Ekong Bassey Ekong, Leah Serinsky, Katrina Amaro, Jonathan Schneiderman and Jim McCarrick.

Includes a second version of the video with Russian sub-titles.

Creator

Da Ping Luo [Producer, Director of Photography and Editor]
Jonathan Schneiderman [Producer]
Amy Seeley [Music]

Date

2014 February 6

Rights

Music "Mile Marker," licensed through Marmoset

Format

MPEG4 Video

Language

en-US
ru

Type

Moving Image

Coverage

New York, New York

Files

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Citation

Da Ping Luo [Producer, Director of Photography and Editor], Jonathan Schneiderman [Producer], and Amy Seeley [Music], “To Russia with Love,” Front Runners New York History and Archives, accessed February 4, 2023, http://archives.frny.org/items/show/3436.