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  • Alfia Rakova, a research assistant professor of Russian and director of the Department of Russian’s language program, is always looking for ways to engage her students in learning Russian.

    This term, thanks to a “humanities lab” course development grant from the...

  • Alfie Rakova, Research Assistant Professor and Director of the Language Program brought her Russian 27 students to the Museum of Modern, Renaissance,  Somerville, MA.

    The fieldtrip was sponsored by the grant "Labs in the Humanities" from the Leslie Center solely to study color in Russian culture.

    Please go to the following link for more information on the Museum of Modern Renaissance

  • “They are talented, articulate, and engaging,” Professor Randall Balmer says of the seven scholars who this fall joined the Society of Fellows.

    Sean Griffin is an early medieval historian finishing his first monograph: Byzantine Liturgy and the Making of the Rus Primary Chronicle. “My research shows that the myth of origins for Rus—modern-day Kiev—can be found in the liturgical services of the Byzantine Empire,” says Griffin. He holds a PhD from UCLA and has...

  • 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!