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Upcoming Events

Russian Tea (Русский чай)

Select Tuesday evenings, all 6:30 - 8 p.m.Russian Tea Fall 2015
Shiffman 124

Stop by for tea and conversation! Hosted by Rossina Soyan, teaching assistant for the Russian Language Program.

The fall 2015 semester dates and topics include:

September 8 – Let’s Get to Know Each Other (Russian ice breakers)
September 22 – Let's Travel Around the World (Geography trivia and games)
October 13 – Осень... (Learn a song about the most romantic Russian season and make leaf collages)
October 27 – Horror, Russian-Style (Russian horror characters and fortune-telling)
November 10 – Drama Session (The famous Russian fairy tale "Repka/Turnip")
December 1 – New Year's Surprise (Celebrate New Year's the way every Russian family does)

For details, contact Rossina Soyan at

Russian Contemporary Film Festival (Exclusively at Brandeis!)

Join us for five acclaimed Russian contemporary films! Films are in Russian with English subtitles. All screenings begin at 7:00 p.m. Location details TBD.       

September 24: My Dad is Baryshnikov
October 1: Another Year
October 8: The Admirer
October 15: Thirst
October 22: Jolly Fellows

Lecture by Dmitry Bykov

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Location and time TBD

Dmitry Bykov is one of Russia’s most colorful, versatile, and recognizable public intellectuals: he writes poetry, fiction, biographies, and criticism, and is a co-founder of the Citizen Poet project, which showcases his satirical political poetry. 

Brandeis University Mega Language Lunch

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Location TBD

Celebrate the linguistic diversity of Brandeis! Individual tables will host speakers of various languages offered and spoken at Brandeis. All levels are welcome! Stay for the entire time or just a few minutes—the only rule is that you must use the language of the table you’re visiting (no English allowed!)