Russian Culture Week 2010

Folklore Kaleidoscope
Special Performance by Zolotoy Plyos


Wednesday, April 7 2010
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

Light refreshments, Russian-style, will be served

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Think you know traditional Russian music and dance? Here's your chance to participate in a workshop of traditional Russian folklore, with the colorful and pular musicians of Zolotoy Plyos, a professional Russian folk troupe. Learn traditional dance moves, singing tricks, and tips for playing traditional instruments!

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Join us for a highly entertaining, educational, and interactive concert by Zolotoy Plyos! This professional group from the ancient Russian city of Saratov performs folk music in Russian, Ukrainian, Jewish, Gypsy and Yiddish using 27 different kinds of instruments. This event was also made possible by the generous contributions of the Brandeis University Department of German, Russian and Asian Language and Literature: Russian and East European Studies Program, Cultural Productions Program, and Wellesley College Department of Russian.

Video From Event:

hammer & sickleAfter Weimar Russia? Post-Soviet Landscape of Xenophobia

A Lecture by Professor Sergey Glebov

Thursday, April 8, 2010
Pearlman Lounge
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Smith College, Five Colleges Jewish Studies Department Professor Sergey Glebov,  will talk about the growing sense of ethnic and religious intolerance in the Russian Federation, and discuss its roots throughout the region. Professor Glebov is an assistant professor of history at Smith College and the Five Colleges. He is the editor of "Ab Imperio: Studies in Nationalism and Empire in the Post-Soviet Space." There will be time for questions afterward.

Playing cardsDurak Tournament

Friday April 9, 2010
Levine-Ross, Hassenfeld Conference Center
8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Join us for an exciting evening of playing a traditional Russian card game:  If you do not know how to play, we will teach you! If you already know how to play, show off your skills for the chance to win a grand prize. Regardless of your luck and abilities, you will be able to enjoy traditional Russian cuisine.

For questions or more information, please contact Julia Rabkin at

Ballroom DancingRussian Ball

Saturday, April 10, 2010
Lurias, Hassenfeld Conference Center
9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Traditional Russian desserts will be served

Pachanga may be over, but the dancing doesn't have to stop. Help us close Brandeis University's Russian Culture Week 2010 with an authentic Russian dance party! Featuring DJ Belo from Bentley University, spinning the latest and greatest Russian hits, as well as some of your Top 40 favorites. Semi-formal attire is required.

Sponsored by the Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry, Brandeis Russian Club and Brandeis Russian Studies Department.