Students learn to speak, listen, read, and write in Russian; study Russian music, art, customs, literature, and cuisine; and develop their abilities to think comparatively and internationally.

Majors choose from such upper-level offerings as Advanced Russian, Russian Civilization, Russian Literature, Composition and Conversation, Tolstoy in English, and Dostoevsky in English. Cultural functions and conversation hours take place in the Russian House, a stately, historic, stone-faced dwelling where several Russian-language students live with a native Russian speaker.


Shashlike 2018!
September 24, 2018
Let's kick off the semester at the Russian House with the annual shashlik (shish kebab) party this Sunday, September 30th at 4:00 p.m. at the Russian House!
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Borsch soup
Borsch Fest 2018!
April 10, 2018
How do Russians survive the brutal winters? Why are they so hale and hearty?? Borsch! The Russian House invites you to its Annual Borsch Festival on April 19th (Thursday), at 4 pm. Enjoy delicious beet soup and some more healthy food of the Slavic countries. See you at the Russian House backyard.
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Russian Major Earns Fulbright Scholarship
April 6, 2018
Russian major Haig Manjikian has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in Bulgaria. This is the ninth year in a row that a student of Russian or a Russian major has earned a Fulbright.
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