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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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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Russian House welcomes Maria Sokolova as Head Resident
August 31, 2015
This year Maria Sokolova will be living in the Russian House. Maria is from St. Petersurg, and will be tutoring first year students, organizing Russian House activities, while taking courses at Sewanee. She is interested in international relations, and was most recently at Bard College in New York.
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Dr. Skomp's Latest Book is Published
August 12, 2015
Dr. Elizabeth Skomp's book "Ludmila Ulitskaya and the Art of Tolerance" written in conjunction with Benjamin M. Sutcliffe was published in June of 2015 by the University of Wisconsin Press.
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