Russian Tea (Русский чай)

Tuesday, September 8
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Shiffman 124

Stop by for tea and Russian conversation! Hosted by Rossina Soyan, Fulbright teaching assistant for the Russian Language Program.

For a complete list of the fall semester's Russian Tea dates, please see our Upcoming Events page.

Administrative Volunteer Needed

Schechter Holocaust Services provides financial and social support to survivors and their families. They are currently seeking part-time volunteers to provide assistance in the office. Part-time volunteers will primarily file client paperwork and mail flyers. Other work may include: writing birthday cards, doing Internet research, checking in with clients, hanging flyers, and attending Café Hakalah, a monthly social and cultural gathering for survivors. They are looking for someone who is motivated and detail-oriented and who can make at least a three-month commitment either Monday or Tuesday for 4-5 hours a day. Training will be provided. Russian language skills are a plus, but are not required. If interested, contact Lauren Schleicher, Manager of Volunteer Services at Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS), at

2015-2016 UDRs

Meet the 2015-2016 Russian Studies UDRs, Eve Litvak and Misha Vilenchuk! Visit the UDRs page to learn more.

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The Russian Studies Major welcomes intellectually curious students who seek to understand the language, culture and history of Russia and the former Soviet Union. The Russian language serves as the gateway to the study of Russian literature and history. Beyond the language knowledge it offers, the curriculum takes students on an intellectual journey into Russian literature, culture and history through courses taught in English. 

A diverse selection of courses offered both within and beyond the department allows students to focus their studies on a variety of cultural, literary, social and political aspects of Russia and other post-Soviet states. The department regularly sponsors special events for Russian students, including film series, lectures, and Russian tea hours featuring Russian language conversation for students at all levels of proficiency.