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The City of Brooklyn Park has a lot of issues
to be resolved.
For successful work for the benefits of the
City, Mayor and  Council members must not
only have new innovative knowledge and
ideas, but also be fit and in excellent sports
However, not only Mayor and
Councilmembers, but, first, Brooklyn Park
residents must get into good shape.
this, it is important to learn to start every
day the way mayoral candidate Yelena S.
Kurdyumova and her family members start
In Europe, where Yelena was born, people
say: “In healthy mind in a healthy body.”
The city, where most of the residents
choose healthy life-style, abandon drugs,
alcohol and tobacco, they have more
chances of successful development and
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step to healthier and better life. Event continues through the year.
Contact Yelena through the contact page of this website to:
- Meet and run/walk 3.2 mile loop with Yelena on Palmer Lake Trail (on the parking lot 2800 69th Ave. N, Brooklyn
Center or
parking lot on Palmer Lake Dr. W)
- Have a free running test and receive consultation and training plan on preparing for Twin Cities Marathon and 10 Miles
from the coach and manager of international elite distance runners Sergey A.Porada.
- Ask Yelena questions on her program, tell about you vision of the city of Brooklyn Park problems, and give your suggestions
on their resolution.
- Suggest venue/space for fundraising event, posting campaign signs and give a donation for Yelena’s campaign to print and
mail campaign flyers.
Yelena running on Palmer Lake Trail.
N E W S  A R C H I V E
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Today, November 1, 2016, in the University branch of Affinity Plus Federal
Credit Union at 2520 University Av. SE, the exhibition of 21 photos by Yelena
S. Kurdyumova “Sardinia. The footstep of the God” (Part 1) was opened.
Hours of operation M-F 9 a.m.-5p.m., Sat. 9a.m.-12 p.m. Holiday closings: Nov.
11 and 24. This exhibition demonstrates Yelena’s visioning of Brooklyn Park
in 2025 as a result of her work as Councilmember

Due to the interest of the public to the exhibition, it was extended till
January 2, 2017. Sergey A. Porada added his vision of the theme by
showing 13 new photos "Sardinia. The Footstep of the God. Part 2"
The exhibition of 21 photographs “Sardinia. The Footstep of the God” (Part
1) gives a chance to see this rocky and amazingly beautiful island, second
largest in the Mediterranean Sea, through the camera lens of a well-known
European sports and travel journalist and photographer, member of
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Yelena S. Kurdyumova.
Sardinians are confident of divine genesis of their land. They believe that
their island, reminding in shape of a human footstep, is the first step of the
God on the Earth, left by the Creator on the granite rocks, which raised
from the Mediterranean Sea. Geologists consider Sardinia to be the first
piece of European continent to raise out of the ocean, and archeologists
assert that the island became one of the first places inhabited by man.  
Sardinia is famous for its over 5,500-year-old historical sites and natural
phenomena. It has 300 sunny days in the year, more than in any other part
of Italy, and 1,150 miles of excellent beaches. Combination of sea and
mountain air creates a special climate, good for fast recovery of strength.
No wonder, most of Italian 100-year-olds live on Sardinia.
Sardinia is an autonomous region of Italy with special status. It was not
discovered by tourists until 1960s and even now is unknown to many. Still
several years ago Sardinia remained the island of billionaires, celebrities,
and politicians. Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast) is considered a “private
club” of world’s elite. Porto Chervo is the heart of the resort. Here, the
number of yachts of distinguished guests dazzles the eyes. The assortment
of boutiques on famous Plaza Piazzetta will strike at the heart the most
sophisticated lovers of shopping.
You will find on Sardinia a mixture of Mauritanian, Spanish, and Roman styles, ruins of
ancient cities from the age of flourishing of Roman Empire, Nuraghes – megalithic stone
constructions in the form of conic towers, Tombs of Giants, built by the Nuragic
civilization during the Bronze Age (3300 – 700 BC). These megalithic gallery graves were
used by the Nuragic people as public tombs, for the burials of many individuals from
these early societies. Ancient Watch Towers stand on the hills along the shore line of the
You will admire bitter honey – the pride of Sardinians, and divine beverages grappa and
mirto, a liqueur unique to the islands of Sardinia and Corsica, made from the berries of
the flowering Mirto (or Myrtle) plant. Sardinians don’t consider themselves Italians and
except culinary traditions and cuisine they have little in common. Sardinians are friendly,
affable, and render guests a warm welcome.
Becoming a photo-artist, Yelena continued artistic traditions of her family – her
grandmother, father, uncle and brother. She graduated from Moscow State Linguistic
University, one of the best in the world. She completed 5-year basic course and 2 -year
postgraduate course with master’s degree and 2 diplomas: expert-linguist, English
lecturer for universities and colleges; and top category English Language interpreter-
reviewer, written translator, literary editor.
Yelena is the owner and President of International Interpreting, Translation & PR Services
LLC, member of American Translation Association (ATA) and International Federation of
Translators (IFT). From 2002 Yelena is a freelance writer and photo journalist-stringer. Her
reports and photos are published by leading world sports web and paper sources:
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), European Athletics Association
(EAA), Distance Running (UK), Running Times (USA), etc.
Yelena is a participant of many international press-tours organized by National Tourism
Offices - Israel, Malta, Italy, Turkey, China and others.
In 2007 she was awarded the "Outstanding Achievement in Photography Award" from
International Society of Photographers (USA). Yelana’s photo portfolio can be found on
professional website
If this exhibition causes a desire to visit Sardinia for leisure or to participate in photo
workshop taught by Yelena please send your requests through the page “contact us” on
the website
                                                      Exhibition Curator: Sergey A. Porada
                                                      Editor of Runglobalmedia  
                                                      Member of IFJ
                                                      Artist, curator of international projects
By Yelena S. Kurdyumova
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June 16, 2018
Yelena S. Kurdyumova and her campaign manager Sergey A. Porada did media
coverage of Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, and wrote the news report regarding the
participation of Brooklyn Park residents in the competitions of Grandma's Marathon
On June 16, 2018, Duluth, Minnesota, hosted 42nd annual Grandma’s Marathon and
the 28th Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon. The abundance of festivities during the
weekend provides enjoyment for everyone and makes it truly world class event with
small town charm. 18 Brooklyn Park residents took part in different competitions. On
Friday, before the marathon, 2 Brooklyn Park residents ran 25th annual William A.
Irving 5K; on Saturday, 24 completed Half Marathon; 24 completed full Marathon; 2
people ran Half Great Grandma’s Challenge: Tasha Boyd, 43, finished Half Marathon
in 2:16:37 and 5K in 30:12 the day before, on Friday, and Keith Jullie, 46, finished
Half Marathon in 2:01:15 and 5K in 27:28.
Brooklyn Park runners didn’t grab a piece from $126,100 prize-money purse, but
had a lot of fun and confirmed their choice of healthy life-style. They didn’t hurry to
the finish line, enjoying beautiful views of Lake Superior North Shore and absence
of rain. The fastest Brooklyn Park runners in Half Marathon were: Alexander
Naughton, 22, with 1:17:42 finish time, placed 95th among 7577 finishers, and
Bethany Oberg, 30, finishing in 1:43:17. In Grandma’s Marathon the fastest runners
were Jesse Kling, 38, finishing with 3:33:43, and Emily Myers, 24, with 3:42:53.    
The candidate for Mayor of Brooklyn Park Yelena S. Kurdyumova, sport and travel
journalist-stringer, founder and editor of Runglobalmedia channel in YouTube,
attended Grandma’s events to support her friends and constituents - Brooklyn Park
runners, - and to make several video-reports about the events for Runglobalmedia
channel, inspiring to choose healthy lifestyle and to change life for the better. Watch
them on

Community editor Kevin Miller refused to publish this sports report, submitted as the
‘letter to the editor’ to newspaper Sun Post Brooklyn Park, by Sergey A. Porada , -
professional sports and travel journalist-stringer, member of International
Federation of Journalists (IFJ).
Miller called this report about international sports event an “advertisement” and
suggested Sergey to pay for publication of this ‘letter to the editor’ as for an
Sun Post Brooklyn Park discriminates against the candidate for Mayor
of Brooklyn Park Yelena S. Kurdyumova based on her national origin (Russian).
This is on-going national origin discrimination of Yelena by Sun Post Brooklyn Park.
On January 5, 2018, Miller demanded money for publication of ‘letter to the editor’,
calling it ‘advertisement,’ about the success of charter school: “Nasha Shkola –
High Quality Charter School, Eligible for Federal Grant” (click to see the article).
On March 9, 2018, Miller refused to publish the news release submitted by Sergey
Porada about his and Yelena Kurdyumova’s meeting with representative Nelson:
“State Rep. Nelson met in Minnesota State Capitol with innovative charter school
Nasha Shkola” (click to see the article). Miller put forward abusive and knowingly
unacceptable for professional journalist Sergey A. Porada conditions of publication
of his news release.
Miller, due to professional negligence or malicious intent, allowed the undermining
of election campaigns
of the candidate to Mayor of Brooklyn Park Yelena S.
Kurdyumova and the candidate to City Council of Brooklyn Park Marta Yakovleva,
and ongoing national origin abuse of persons having Russian last names.  
Miller's malicious neglect led to abusive distortion of the last name of the candidate
to City Council Marta Yakovleva (in two issues of Sun Post Brooklyn Park: Volume
74, #24, p. 26; Volume 74, #26, p. 3) and of the candidate to Mayor of Brooklyn Park
Yelena S. Kurdyumova (Volume 74, #26, p. 3). Websites of Brooklyn Park (http://www. ) and of Minnesota Secretary
of State contain correct names of these candidates: Yelena S. Kurdyumova and
Marta Yakovleva.
After Yelena’s request the corrections were published in Sun Post Brooklyn Park
issue of June 21, 2018 with correct last names of candidates Yakovleva and
However, the newspaper didn’t inform its readers and Yelena’s voters who initiated
national origin abuse of the candidates: were it seeking reelection incumbents
Mayor Lunde and Councilmember (East district) Terry Parks, or Kevin Miller on his
own initiative abused candidates striving to assist with reelection of incumbents.
Photo by Yelena S. Kurdyumova
Daniel Docherty,28, St. Paul, finished in Garry Bjorklund
Half Marathon with 1:04:10, 9th overall and 1st among
Minnesota runners.
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Joint two-artist exhibition of Yelena S. Kurdyumova and Sergey A. Porada
was successfully held in May 16 – June 30, 2017 in Joseph Gazzuolo Fine
Arts Gallery in North Hennepin Community College, Brooklyn Park,
WATCH video presentation of this exhibition by Yelena S. Kurdymova on
Runglobalmedia channel in YouTube.
Read article about this exhibition in
Sun Post Brooklyn Park newspaper.
June 9, 2018.
Yelena Kurdyumova and Sergey Porada
attended Spartan Sprint Festival in Minnesota,
supported participants from Brooklyn Park, did
media coverage of the event, and made photos
and videos inspiring to choose healthy lifestyle
and to change life to the better

It  was held for the third year in a row on the hills
and slopes of Minnesota ski resort Welch Village.
According to Race Director Dylan Newman (
interview with him) 3200 runners from 20 US
States and 4 foreign countries participated in
Spartan Sprint Minnesota.
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Watch video of men's elite start

Watch video of women's elite start and obstacles
Photo by Yelena S. Kurdyumova. Kellyn Taylor. 31, set
new course record of Grandma's Marathon in women's
race 2.24.29 on June 16, 2018 and became the first US
woman to win Grandma's marathon in the last 9 years
Watch video
of her winning finish and interview in
press center on
Photo by Yelena S. Kurdyumova. Elisha Barno of Kenya
won Grandma's Marathon 4th year straight on June 16,
2018 crossing with 2:10:06
. Watch video on
Yelena's Runglobalmedia Channel of his winning
finish and interview in press center.
In the summer of 2017 Yelena S.
Kurdyumova was elected to the
Board of Directors of charter
school Nasha Shkola which
moved from Minnetonka to
Brooklyn Park.
See article in
Sun Post Brooklyn
July 20, 2018
Photo-artist and curator of art exhibitions Yelena S
Kurdyumova visited the opening reception of the first
solo exhibition “As I was going along…” of well-known
artist Thomas Fluharty in Inez Greenberg Gallery at 1800
W. Old Shakopee Rd. Bloomington.
At this exhibition Thomas is focusing on pop culture
icons, who have transcended into a larger than life type
His work has been featured on covers for Mad magazine,
Der Spiegel, and Time Magazine, Weekly Standard (over
100 covers), People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly,
Sports Illustrated, The Village Voice, Coca-Cola, and the
New York Times.
Fluharty’s work has received national recognition from
the Society of Illustrators in New York and Los Angeles
and Communication Arts Illustration annuals. He won a
gold medal from Spectrum Fantastical Art for his
depiction of Hillary Clinton.
His work is also in the personal collections of Astronaut
and Senator John Glenn, Pat Boone, Naomi Judd, the late
movie director Robert Altman.
In the nearest future Yelena will meet with Thomas to
shoot video-interview/film about this exhibitionб the artist
and his art-works for Runglobalmedia channel on
YouTube. Subscribe to the channel and be happy!
Yelena S. Kurdyumova with Thomas Fluharty near his
self-portrait .
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Yelena S. Kurdyumova - Independent candidate for Mayor of
Brooklyn Park
Mayor's seat in Brooklyn Park is vacant now!
Former Mayor Jeff Lande was elected to Hennepin County Board of
Commissioners and resigned from the Mayor's position on January 3, 2021
Vote for Yelena at special primary election on April 13, 2021!
and then at special election on August 10, 2021!