Upcoming Events

Russian Tea

Come practice your Russian skills and enjoy tasty refreshments at Russian Tea!

Russian Tea will meet in Shiffman 121. The dates are as follows:

Septemer 11, 6:30-8:00pm
September 26, 6:30-8:00pm
October 10, 6:30-8:00pm
October 23, 6:30-8:00pm
November 7, 6:30-8:00pm
November 20, 6:30-8:00pm
December 5, 6:30-8:00pm

Past Events


Fall 2018

Русский чай (Russian Tea)

Select Wednesday evenings 
6:30–8 p.m.
Shiffman 121

Cookies and conversation!


Русский чай (Russian Tea)

Join us for cookies and conversation! Hosted by Katerina Rudykh, Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant for the Russian Language Program.

The Spring 2018 dates and topics include:

  • Jan. 24: Russian Fortune Telling: We all are psychics.

  • Feb. 7: Russian Slang: How to sound like a Russian.

  • Feb. 14 Saint Valentine's Day: All you need is love!

  • Feb. 28: Maslenitsa! Let's say good-bye to winter! Effigy of Zima and Russian bliny!

  • March 21: Board Games Night: Enjoy Russian board games!

  • April 11: Russian Easter And The Last Russian Tea: Color eggs and say goodbye to Katerina.

For details, contact Katerina Rudykh. Also, join the Russian Tea Facebook group for updates and information about related events and activities!


5th Annual International Video Competition

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Русский чай (Russian Tea)

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


2016 International Video Competition

Thursday, April 14, 2016

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

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

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Russian Culture Week 2016: March 7-11

Traditional Russian Dolls Workshop

Monday, March 7, 2016

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

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Student Talent Show

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Russian Movie Night

Friday, March 11, 2016

Author Event: Ludmila Ulitskaya

Thursday, January 21, 2016

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

Nov.18, 2015

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

Featuring Matthew Kupfer '12

Nov. 17, 2015

I Am Global Week Language Lunch

Nov. 17, 2015

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

Moderated by Professor ChaeRan Freeze

Nov. 12, 2015

Russian Contemporary Film Festival (Exclusively at Brandeis!)

Presented by the Brandeis Russian Studies Program and Eurochannel.

  • 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

Check out the feature in The Brandeis Hoot!

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

Featuring Dmitry Bykov

Oct. 6, 2015


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

March 18, 2015

Russian Culture Week 2015: March 2-7

Russian Tea (Русский чай) Spring 2015

Select Wednesday evenings

"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

Jan. 13, 2015

Russian Club at the Global Bazaar

Nov. 12, 2014

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

Featuring Rosamund Bartlett, PhD

Nov. 3, 2014

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

Poetry Reading with Vera Pavlova

Oct. 21, 2014

For more information about Vera Pavlova, visit verapavlova.us.

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