News & Events

  • Russian 29 students practice their Russian and enjoy some Russian food while on a field trip to St. Petersburg Cafe, Boston, MA during spring term.

  • On an afternoon in February, in a classroom in Reed Hall, 10 students sat down to write an essay for the 18th annual National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest, sponsored by the American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR)—joining more than 1,300 other undergraduate essay-writers from 67 schools nationwide. 

    Alfia Rakova, a research assistant professor and director of the Russian department’s language program,...

  • Russian 36 Presents:
    Friday, May 26, 2017
    4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Reed Hall 103
    "Spirited in Flesh"
    A Mini-Conference on
    Tolstoy's Art and Thought

    Free and open to the public!

  • Interview with The Dartmouth Review

    Victoria Somoff (VS): I belong to what historians define as the Last Soviet Generation in that I grew up in the Soviet Union and then witnessed the moment when the Soviet regime collapsed. I was born in the Ukrainian Soviet Republic and it is now Ukraine, an independent country. In the 1990s, which was a very difficult time for all post-Soviet states, my family were granted refugee status by the United States and we came to San Francisco, California...

  • Coming to you live from

    Reed 104 this Tuesday, May 9th at 7 PM

    CIRCUS - Цирк


    Shown with Subtitles

    A comedic, melodramatic musical film

    exploring race relations in the United States and early Soviet Union

    Pizza served

    ... [more]
  • Malachi Price '17 (Russian Area Studies major modified with Economics) will be presenting his senior thesis titled "Choice or Destiny: The evolution of Economic Deficit Funding in the Post-Soviet States ad its Effect on Vulnerabilty to the 2008 Financial Crisis" on Friday, May 12 at 5 pm in Reed Hall room 108. Free and open to the public.  

    Presentation Abstract: The dissolution of the USSR was marked by the emergence of twenty-two...

  • The Russian Department is pleased to announce Russian major Aldo Arellano D'17 was nominated as 2017 Russian Scholar Laureate by the American Council of Teachers of Russian.  We offer our congratulations for his outstanding efforts.

    If you are a Russian major and a junior or senior, if interested in applying please go to the following link for information:

    Post-Secondary Russian Scholar...

  • The project in Russian 2 is called "What the World Eats" . The concept was taken from In the students' oral presentations, they describe in detail in Russian the meals and expenditures of families from 27 countries. The other students post questions to the presenter and everything is conducted in Russian!

    RUSS 2 - Introductory Russian - Alfia Rakova - 9L -Winter Term 2017

  • Written in Blood: Revolutionary Terrorism and Russian Literary Culture, 1861–1881 
    Hardcover – June 20, 2017
    by Lynn Ellen Patyk
    Written in Blood offers a fundamentally new interpretation of the emergence of modern terrorism, arguing that it formed in the Russian...

  • The Russian Department cordially invites you to tea
    Wednesdays at 4:00 pm in The Russian Seminar Room
    Reed Hall 220
    Hosted by Victoria Juharyan