Cheburashka Crafting

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

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Past Events

5th Annual International Video Competition

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
5-7 p.m.
Mandel G03

Русский чай (Russian Tea)

Select Thursday evenings
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Shiffman 121

Spring 2017 dates and topics:

  • January 26: Russian Fortune Telling
  • February 16: Pre-Saint Valentine's Movie Night (originally scheduled on Feb. 9, rescheduled due to snow storm)
  • March 2: Maslenitsa!
  • March 16: Russia Trivia Night
  • March 30: Animation Night
  • April 20: Russian Easter and the Last Russian Tea

Russian Culture Week

March 6-10, 2017
Various locations

View the Russian Culture Week website for a complete schedule of events.

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2016 International Video Competition

Thursday, April 14, 2016
5 - 7 p.m.
Shiffman 002

Chekhov, Stanislavsky and the Moscow Art Theatre: Against the Backdrop of the Century

Featuring Anatoly Smeliansky, Russian theatre writer, scholar, and critic and head of the Moscow Art Theatre (MXAT) School for Academic Studies

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
4:00 p.m.
Mandel Reading Room
(Mandel Center for the Humanities, Rm. 303)

Teleconference with Russian Students at Khabarovsk State Academy of Economics and Law

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Farber 2 Classroom

Russian Culture Week 2016: March 7-11

Traditional Russian Dolls Workshop

Monday, March 7, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Village Seminar Room, B131

In Memory of Our Murdered (Jewish) Children: Hearing the Holocaust in Soviet Jewish Culture

Presented by Professor James Loeffler, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Rapaporte Treasure Hall
Goldfarb Library

Student Talent Show

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Concert begins 7:00 p.m.
Rapaporte Treasure Hall
Goldfarb Library

Russian Movie Night

Friday, March 11, 2016
5:30 p.m.
Ridgewood A Commons

Author Event: Ludmila Ulitskaya

Thursday, January 21, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Rapaporte Treasure Hall
Goldfarb Library

I Am Global Week Presents: "Tuva: A Turkic-speaking, throat-singing, Buddhism/Shamanism-practicing culture of the Russian Federation"

Featuring Rossina Soyan, Fulbright grantee and teaching assistant for the Russian Language Program

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Mandel Reading Room
(Mandel Center for the Humanities, Rm. 303)

I Am Global Week Presents: "Ukraine 2015: National Identity and Civilian Volunteers During War"

Featuring Matthew Kupfer '12

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Mandel Reading Room
(Mandel Center for the Humanities, Rm. 303)

I Am Global Week Language Lunch

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Sherman Function Hall
Hassenfeld Conference Center

"A Replacement Life": A Reading and Conversation with Boris Fishman

Moderated by Professor ChaeRan Freeze

Thursday, November 12, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Mandel Center for the Humanities, Atrium

Russian Contemporary Film Festival (Exclusively at Brandeis!)

Presented by the Brandeis Russian Studies Program and Eurochannel.

All screenings begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Mandel Center for the Humanities, Room G12 (unless otherwise indicated).   

September 24: My Dad is Baryshnikov
October 1: Another Year
October 8: The Admirer
October 15: Thirst
October 22: Jolly Fellows
October 29: The Admirer - in Pearlman Lounge 113

For details, visit our Film Festival page. Also, check out the feature in The Brandeis Hoot!

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"The Limits of the Allowable: How to Feel the Borders of Freedom Under Totalitarianism"

Featuring Dmitry Bykov

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
Rapaporte Treasure Hall
Goldfarb Library


Spring 2015 European Cultural Studies Lemon Cake Lecture: "Bakhtin and the Actor"

Featuring Caryl Emerson
A. Watson Armour III University Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Princeton University

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
4:00 p.m.
DuBois Lounge (Rabb 119)

Russian Culture Week 2015: March 2-7

View the slideshow from the RCW 2015 Talent Show, held on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in the Rapaporte Treasure Hall.

For a complete listing of Russian Culture Week 2015 activities, please view the event poster.

Russian Tea (Русский чай) Spring 2015

Select Wednesday evenings, all 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Shiffman 124

Spring 2015 dates:

January 21
February 4
February 25
March 18
April 1
April 15
April 22

"Fame and Fortune: On Writing a New Life of Tchaikovsky"

Featuring Philip Ross Bullock, Professor of Russian Literature and Music at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Wadham College

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
4 p.m.
Mandel Reading Room
Mandel Center for the Humanities, Room 303

Russian Club at the Global Bazaar

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
4 - 8 p.m.
Sherman Function Hall

See photos of the Brandeis Russian Club at the 2014 Global Bazaar!

"The Other Stories in Anna Karenina: A Translator's Perspective"

Featuring Rosamund Bartlett, Ph.D.

Monday, November 3, 2014
2 p.m.
Mandel Reading Room
Mandel Center for the Humanities, Room 303

Poetry Reading with Vera Pavlova

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Mandel Reading Room (Mandel Humanities Center, Room 303)

For more information about Vera Pavlova, visit

Vera Pavlova (left) and Professor Irina Dubinina (right) listen as a student reads one of Ms. Pavlova's poems in translation.

Image: Vera Pavlova (left) and Professor Irina Dubinina (right) listen as a student reads one of Ms. Pavlova's poems in translation.

Russian Tea (Русский чай) Fall 2014

Select Wednesday evenings, all 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Shiffman 124

Fall 2014 dates and topics:

September 17 – Let’s get to know each other
October 1 – Katya’s Russian cities
October 15 – Nature po-russki (collage-building session!)
October 29 – Horror Russian style
November 12 – Music in Russia
November 19 – Surprise!
December 3 – Winter holidays

GRALL Open House

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

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


Russian Culture Week 2014

Cheburashka crafting at RCW 2014March 10-15, 2014
Various locations

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

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

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

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

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

Russian Ball
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 10 p.m.

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

RUSSIAN 20B Video Entry

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