News & Events

  • Timothy Messen publishes article in the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russian.

    "And that’s the funny thing about my “immigrant story”. You see, I’m NOT an immigrant. I’m… a kitchen Russian, just as Russian as this “Russian” bar in Kreuzberg. And being a kitchen whatever entails a different kind of immigration, if it’s still possible to think of it as immigration. The day-to-day logistics of immigration looks like clocking-in to English-speaking America and clocking-out...

  • Why Study Russian? Watch our...

  • The Russian LSA+ students went on an excursion with teachers to the Restoration and Storage Center of the Hermitage Museum yesterday  (Aug. 9).  (Реставрационно-Хранительский Центр Эрмитажа)

  • Welcome to the Russian (RUSS) Department!

    The study of Russian offers you a passport to the culture of the world’s largest country. Russia covers 11 time zones. Its vast forests are sometimes called “the lungs of Europe and Asia” as they oxygenate Eurasia.  Lake Baikal, which contains 20% of the Earth’s fresh water, attracts tourists, scientists, and students alike (among them a number from Dartmouth). Siberia, southern Russia, and the Russian far north contain vast...

  • 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...