Announcements

Poetry Reading with Vera Pavlova

Tuesday, October 21
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Mandel Reading Room, 303

Join us for this interactive poetry reading with Vera Pavlova. Light refreshments will be served. For details, visit the Russian Studies Events page.


Russian Tea
(Русский чай)

Wednesday, October 15
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Shiffman 124

Stop by for tea and Russian conversation! Hosted by Ekaterina (Katya) Mironova, teaching assistant for the Russian Language Program. The topic for the evening will be: "Nature po-russki (collage-building session!)"

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

Welcome

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.