• Joanne Jacobs

‘Russian’ school gets a new name

A “Support Ukraine” rally in Indianapolis on April 9.


Children still come for after-school classes in math, science and chess, but the “Russian School of Indiana” has changed its name in response to the invasion of Ukraine, writes Rashika Jaipuriar in the Indianapolis Star.

The Heritage School/Multicultural Education Center, which teaches in Russian and English, has added classes in Ukrainian and will host free English classes for Ukrainian refugees this summer.

The school, founded by Jewish refugees from Russia, Ukraine and Moldova, is collecting money and medical supplies through a nonprofit called Indiana Supports Ukraine, said Natalia Rekhter, the director.

Her family is Russian, but her parents were born and raised in Ukraine. “Russia is not Putin,” Rekhter said. “It’s an old country with an old history and an old culture.”

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