The journey to the U.S. that will change your life!

Create a video and win a travel to the United States in July 2020. You will visit Washington D.C., San Francisco, and Alaska, and you’ll participate in the annual Fort Ross Festival!


Teams of three students (14-17 years) and their instructor

English proficiency

All costs are covered


We invite teams of three students (14-17 years) and their instructor to create a video, animation or cartoon that describes a Russian person, object, idea or innovation whose impact can be found in America today and serves as an example of our shared history and values.

The winners will travel to the United States in July 2020, they will visit New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Sitka, Alaska, and will participate in the annual Fort Ross Festival.


New York City, Washington D.C., San Francisco, California and Sitka, Alaska

Cultural exchange

Fort Ross Contest is an opportunity to deeply understand American history & culture

So, what can I say about my travel to America? It was 100% amazing! In every place I felt myself like a hero of some movie, for example in New York I thought about the film with Eddie Murphy “Coming to America”
Artyom Grigoriev
I guess I don’t have enough words to explain my feelings. I’ve never felt such an atmosphere. Watching the sunset, eating tasty hot-dogs and drinking hot tea with S’mores, guitar music and warm cloths “from the last century”. I had the feeling of boundless happiness. So sad, that this moment has ended.
Uliana Kriukova

Fort Ross, is a former Russian establishment on the west coast of North America in what is now Sonoma County, California. It was the hub of the southernmost Russian settlements in North America from 1812 to 1842.

The Russian American History Video Contest is the unique opportunity to see the fort and several more amazing cities, including New York and Washington D.C.