Russian Tea
(Русский чай)

Wednesday, October 1
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: "Katya's Russian cities"

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

Open House Photos

GRALL held its third annual Open House on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, to celebrate the start of the new academic year. Students, both new and returning, braved the heat to join GRALL faculty for international desserts and games. To see pictures from the event, please visit our GRALL Open House 2014 page!

2014 Prizewinners and Award Recipients

Congratulations to all 2013-14 prizewinners and award recipients! Please visit our News page for details.


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.