Monday, March 10 6:30 P.M. ICC Lounge
The Russian Craft: Spend an evening fashioning traditional Russian crafts with the guidance of a professional Russian craftswoman.  Experience a sample of Russian childhood by creating your own Cheburashka doll.  Anything you make, you take home! 
Russian refreshments served.

Wednesday, March 12 6:30 P.M. Shiffman 124 Russian Tea: Have you ever wanted to jam to popular Russian music? Come listen and sing along while you enjoy tea and traditional Russian treats. 
Russian refreshments served.

Thursday, March 13 6:45 P.M. Rappaport Hall
Student Concert/Talent Show: Come watch and cheer on Brandeis Russian Club, students of Russian and Russophiles as they show off their many talents in honor of the Russian holiday, International Women's Day! Traditional Russian dishes served.

Friday, March 14 6:30 P.M. Ridgewood Commons
Movie Night with the Russian Club: Spend the evening with the Russian Club watching the critically acclaimed bittersweet film "The Cuckoo" -   Three unlikely roommates - a Finn, a Russian and a Lapp overcome comic and tragic misunderstandings to find peace in a time of war.
Traditional Russian dishes served.

Saturday, March 15 10:00 P.M. Levine-Ross
Russian Ball: Russian club invites everyone to an authentic Russian dance party featuring Northeastern's DJ Mel!  Come dance to the latest and greatest Russian hits as well as some top 40 favorites.
Semi-formal attire, Russian desserts served.

Russian Tea and Conversation - Shiffman 124 from 6:30-8:00 P.M.:

March 12 - Russian songs
March 26 - How can the knowledge of the Russian language determine your future career?
April 9 - Welcome to Russia! Top tourist attractions.
April 23 - 
for more information contact Marina Eneva

Community-Engaged Learning Initiative

We are developing a community-engaged learning initiative that will allow students to develop language skills while providing social support to Russian-speaking residents of a rehabilitation center. 

Program developing community-engaged learning initiative


Russian Language Program Director 
Irina Dubinina

Undergraduate Advising Head
David Powelstock

UDRs 2013-2014
Joseph Babeu
David Benger
Fall 2013 only:
Maria Alkhasova

Undergraduate Departmental Representatives (UDR) serve as liaisons between faculty and students. They are an additional resource to students who want to learn about Russian Studies from students already majoring in Russian.

If you want to receive announcements about Russian
and Russia-related events on campus, please sign up

Brandeis has a very active student- run Russian club. 
For more information,

For more information on careers in Russian Language and Literature visit:


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.