Upcoming Events

"The Limits of the Allowable: How to Feel the Borders of Freedom Under Totalitarianism"

Featuring Dmitry Bykov

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
5:30 p.m.
Rapaporte Treasure Hall
Goldfarb Library

Dmitry Bykov is one of Russia’s most colorful, versatile, and recognizable public intellectuals. He writes poetry (and is famous for the sharp political satire in his Citizen Poet project), fiction, biographies, journalistic essays, and criticism. Bykov also teaches literature in two Moscow schools and is a regular commentator and guest on television and the liberal radio station Echo of Moscow.

Russian Contemporary Film Festival

Join us for five acclaimed Russian contemporary films! Films are in Russian with English subtitles. Presented by the Brandeis Russian Studies Program and Eurochannel.

All screenings begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Mandel Center for the Humanities, Room G12.   

September 24: My Dad is Baryshnikov
October 1: Another Year
October 8: The Admirer
October 15: Thirst
October 22: Jolly Fellows

For details, visit our Film Festival page. Also, check out the feature in The Brandeis Hoot!

1 Minute 2 Brandeis Business

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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.