Cheburashka Crafting

For more pictures of Cheburashka crafting at RCW 2014, please view our slideshow.

Russian Club on Facebook

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Past Events


GRALL Open House

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 12 - 2 p.m.
Shiffman Humanities Center Lawn

New and returning students came to the department-wide Open House for food and conversation with representatives from the GRALL programs (German Studies, Russian Studies, Chinese Language, and Japanese Language). Each program shared international desserts, and faculty and students played interactive games and constructed origami in front of Shiffman.

To see pictures from the event, please visit our GRALL Open House 2014 page.

Orientation Academic Fair

Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Farber Library, First Floor

New students stopped by the Russian Studies Program table at the Academic Fair to connect with program representatives and learn about Russian Studies course offerings, the major/minor, cultural events on campus, and more.

Russian Culture Week 2014

Cheburashka crafting at RCW 2014Russian Culture Week 2014 was held on March 10-15, and included a number of Russian cultural events, including Cheburashka doll crafting, tea and Russian pop music, a student talent show, a movie night, and an authentic Russian dance party.

For a complete list of RCW 2014 events, please see below or visit the RCW 2014 Facebook page.

The Russian Craft
Monday, March 10, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
ICC Lounge

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.

Russian Tea
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Shiffman 124

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.

Student Concert/Talent Show
Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6:45 p.m.
Rappaport Hall

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.

Movie Night with the Russian Club
Friday, March 14, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Ridgewood Commons

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.

Russian Ball
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 10 p.m.
Levine-Ross

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

March & April 2014 (Multiple nights, 6:30 - 8 p.m.)
Shiffman 124

March 12, 2014 - Topic: Russian songs
March 26, 2014 - Topic: How can the knowledge of the Russian language determine your future career?
April 9, 2014 - Topic: Welcome to Russia! Top tourist attractions.

International Video Competition 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 5 p.m.
Shiffman 002

The International Video Competition started at Brandeis in 2013 at the initiative of the Foreign Language Oversight Committee. The competition's goal is to increase motivation to learn foreign languages at Brandeis, to energize the language programs, and to create a community of language learners among beginning students of all languages. Students of any level-20 language courses may participate in the competition by sending one video to represent their language program. The video must be entirely in the target language and address language and cultural topics covered during the first year of language study at Brandeis. In 2014, nine languages participated in the Competition. Stay tuned for information on the 2015 competition!

The Spring 2014 submission for RUSSIAN 20B is available below. To view the other GRALL video submissions, please visit the GRALL Past Events page.

RUSSIAN 20B Video Entry

Student contributors: Sam Gorelik, Alexandra Johnson and A.P.
Instructor: Irina Dubinina