We have received 47 creative and exciting videos about different aspects of Russian and American joint history.  All videos were evaluated by a team of experts including representatives of the Fort Ross Conservancy, U.S. and Russian professors of history, IT specialists, and international relations experts.

Project topics ranged greatly from the life of Samantha Smith, to the Soviet pilot, Valery Chkalov’s, pioneer polar flight from Europe to the American Pacific Coast, to the creation of the International Space Station.

The Acorns of Peace

St. Petersburg-based team, were the first finalist team. They created their own paintings and drawings to tell the story of George Sumner, a nineteenth-century American researcher and traveler, and his journey to Russia. When meeting with the Russian Emperor, he presented him with an acorn from George Washington’s Mount Vernon, a symbol of respect and friendship between the two nations. am only here to guide you and support you to make you realise your dreams!


Soyuz-Apollo is from Volgograd, and was inspired to name their group after their project topic, the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. This mission marked the first joint U.S.-Soviet spaceflight, when the Apollo Command Module docked with the Soviet Soyuz 19.