2015-2016 UDRs

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

Class of 2015

Congratulations to all of our Russian Studies Program students who graduated on Sunday, May 17!

2015 ACTR National Post-Secondary Essay Contest

Five students of Russian at Brandeis received medals in the 2015 ACTR National Post-Secondary Essay Contest. For more information about the award recipients, please visit our News page.

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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.