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Students become adept at speaking, listening, and writing through courses in Russian language; study Russian music, art, customs, and cuisine; read 19th- and 20th- century Russian literature; and develop their abilities to think comparatively and internationally.

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Windows into Heaven: Russian Icons from the Lilly and Francis Robicsek Collection of Religious Art

June 23, 2014

This exhibition brings together almost three dozen Russian icons dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, during the time of the Romanovs, selected from the collection of Lilly and Francis Robicsek of Charlotte, N.C. Commentary is provided by the North Carolina Museum of History. The exhibit will be open June 23, 2014 through October 18, 2014, Monday through Friday, 1 pm to 5 pm

Russian Artists’ Exhibit Coming to Chattanooga

August 19, 2013

Ludmilla Pawlowska

Icons in Transformation — a dramatic 180-piece traveling exhibit — features the contemporary icons of Russian-born artist Ludmila Pawlowska and includes some traditional icons painted by the monks of the Vassilevsky Monastery in Russia. The exhibit has traveled to cathedrals throughout Europe and the US and in now coming to Chattanooga from September 8 to November 10! The works on view at Saint Paul’s will include several large paintings, some of which will be suspended in the church, providing stunning and dramatic visual impression. Additional pieces will be on display at Second Presbyterian Church located across Pine Street.

Hanna Miller receives Fulbright award

April 21, 2013

Congratulations to Russian major Hanna Miller, recipient of a Fulbright ETA grant to Russia. Fulbright participants are chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential and are given the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. The Fulbright Student Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, operates in more than 155 countries worldwide, with alumni that include heads of state, cabinet ministers, ambassadors, judges, heads of corporations, university presidents, journalists, artists, professors, and teachers.

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The Clash of Empires

Gailor Auditorium

Wed, September 10, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Everyone is invited to Gailor Auditorium to attend a lecture by Dr. John Steinberg, Professor and Chair of History, at Austin Peay State University titled, "When War Plans Fail: France, Germany, and Russia in August 1914 - The Clash of Empires."

Anne Lounsbery lecture: “Pushkin as an African (American) Writer”

Gailor Hall, Room 110

Fri, September 19, 2014 - 4:00 pm

African-Americans have long read Alexander Pushkin—“the Father of Russian literature,” 1799-1837—as a black writer. This talk addresses what we can learn about both the African-American and Russian traditions from this example of “crossing over,” and how it can help us think about efforts to transnationalize literary and cultural studies generally.

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