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Russian Culture Week is organized by the Russian Studies Program and the Brandeis Russian Club. For more information, contact Professor Irina Dubinina, director of the Russian Language Program, or Sophie Lis, president of Brandeis Russian Club.

Past Events

View slideshows from past Russian Culture Week events:

RCW 2015
RCW 2014

Russian Culture Week

March 6-10, 2017

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the author reading and discussion with Olga Grjasnowa (originally scheduled for March 6) has been cancelled.

A Poetry Evening: Reading and Conversation with Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach

Monday, March 6, 2017
7-8:30 p.m.
Mandel Reading Room, 303

Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach is a finalist in the 2015 Narrative 30 Below Contest, the author of The Bear Who Ate the Stars, and winner of the 2014 Uppercut Chapbook Award. She holds an MFA from the University of Oregon and is working toward a PhD in the University of Pennsylvania’s Comparative Literature & Literary Theory program, where her research focuses on contemporary American poetry related to the Holocaust. As a Jewish refugee from Ukraine, she is exploring the lyric rendering of trauma by Russian emigrants in contemporary American poetry.

Sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies. Refreshments and Russian desserts will be served.

Crafts Bazaar

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
7-9 p.m.
Lurias, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Indulge in Russian arts and crafts activities, including dollmaking, traditional Russian Khokhloma painting, and fortune telling. Russian desserts will be served.

Annual Student Talent Show

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
7-9 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.)
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

Brandeis students (Russian or not!) show off their many talents in honor of the International Women’s Day! Russian food will be served.

Movie Night: Sirota kazanskaya

Thursday, March 9, 2017
7-9 p.m.
Airplane Lounge, East Quad

Spend the evening with the Brandeis Russian Club watching the Russian film Sirota kazanskaya (Sympathy Seeker), a comedy about a young woman in search of her father. Presented in Russian with English subtitles. Russian food will be served.


Friday, March 10, 2017
9 p.m.-12 a.m.
Levine-Ross, Hassenfeld Conference Center

**Location change!**

The Brandeis Russian Club invites everyone to an authentic Russian dance party featuring contemporary Russian music! Come dance the night away in the fun, unique, and sophisticated setting of a Russian party! Russian desserts will be served.