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.

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Apply now for Sewanee Summer in Russia 2016
December 1, 2015
Sewanee Summer in Russia, a six-week program offered in summer 2016, based in St. Petersburg during the magical White Nights season, is delighted to open its application process! Our successful program has been taking Sewanee students to Russia since 1992!
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Drs. Ladygina and Preslar Present their Research
November 16, 2015
Dr. Preslar and Dr. Ladygina recently participated in the 40th Annual Conference of the Society for Utopian Studies. This year's theme was “Global Flows: Diaspora, Diversity, and Divergence in Utopia.” On November 5th, Dr. Preslar presented his research paper “The Role of Diversity in Human Flourishing.” Dr. Ladygina delivered her paper “Cultural Encounters and Their Aftermath in Ol’ha Kobylians’ka’s First World War Fiction” on November 6th.
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Dr. Ladygina's Article Published
September 15, 2015
Dr. Yuliya Ladygina’s article “Beyond the Trenches: Ol’ha Kobylians’ka’s Literary Response to the First World War” came out with East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies, Vol. 2, No 2 (2015): 111-136.
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