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Happy International Women’s Day!

Posted by: pcyeakle | March 8, 2016 Comments Off on Happy International Women’s Day! |
Today is International Women’s Day! In Russia, March 8th is a special day to recognize all women, including mothers, grandmothers, daughters, and girlfriends. Enjoy these Russian Women’s Day cards from the the 70’s in celebration! Read more about the holiday here: http://masterrussian.com/russianculture/womens_day_march8.htm
under: Culture

Love the outdoors? Love Russian? Well here’s how you can share your outdoor experience in Russian!

Posted by: sclark | October 22, 2015 Comments Off on Love the outdoors? Love Russian? Well here’s how you can share your outdoor experience in Russian! |

Here’s an interesting blog that talks about different expressions and terms you can use to talk about the outdoors in Russian. And if you’re feeling like exploring the outdoors in Russia here is another blog talking about different outdoor adventures in Russia! The photo is of the Altai Republic Mountains in Siberia

Outdoor Adventure in Siberia

Describing your outdoor adventure in Russian

Altai Republic Mountains, Siberia

under: Adventure

Russian Day of Knowledge

Posted by: sclark | September 1, 2015 Comments Off on Russian Day of Knowledge |

An interesting article on Russia’s “Day of Knowledge” meant to celebrate teachers and education, marking the first day of classes in Russia. Additionally, this is an interesting resource for Russian news in English.

Russian Day of Knowledge

under: Culture, Current Events, History

New to the Russian Language?

Posted by: sclark | August 27, 2015 Comments Off on New to the Russian Language? |

Welcome back from the World Languages Studio!

Starting Russian this year or just need a refresher? Russia Today (the state run news agency) has created this awesome site that provides vocab lists, examples of proper pronunciation, tools to help learn the alphabet and tips to perfect your Russian. Overall an extremely valuable resource to supplement any Russian classes you’re taking.


In case you’re unaware, we are located on the first floor of Ford if you need any tutoring or other help with Russian (or any language offered at Willamette for that matter) such as dictionaries, flash cards,  voicethread, Russian key boards, etc…

under: Russian Language Resources

Pierogi Cooking Party

Posted by: galfinit | April 21, 2015 Comments Off on Pierogi Cooking Party |

Russian Club hosted a pierogi (Polish dumpling) cooking party last week!


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under: Russian @ Willamette


Posted by: galfinit | April 16, 2015 Comments Off on Egg-travaganza! |

Христос воскрес/Happy Easter everyone!

To celebrate the Orthodox Easter, which was last Sunday, we decided to decorate eggs…


… and “break” them. 😉



under: Russian @ Willamette


Posted by: galfinit | March 19, 2015 Comments Off on Белочки! |

Check out these darling белочки (little squirrels) Russian artist Vadim Trunov has photographed!

To see the rest of these stunning visual compositions, click here. 🙂

under: Culture

Crisis in Ukraine: Understanding Russia’s Actions – Tomorrow!

Posted by: galfinit | March 16, 2015 Comments Off on Crisis in Ukraine: Understanding Russia’s Actions – Tomorrow! |

Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17th at 4:30 PM, the Russian Department will be hosting guest lecturer Leah Gilbert  in Ford 122 (the film studies theater) to talk about the Ukraine Crisis.

Leah Gilbert “is an Assistant Professor in Political Science at Lewis and Clark College.  Her research and teaching interests include democratization, civil society, regime theory, post-communist politics (with an emphasis on Russia), and European politics (with an emphasis on Germany).” She will provide context for the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine.  She will consider Russia’s actions in the light of regime dynamics and public opinion.

See you there!

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Happy International Women’s Day!

Posted by: galfinit | March 10, 2015 Comments Off on Happy International Women’s Day! |

March 8th was International Women’s Day! So a very happy 8th of March to all!

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Maslenitsa 2015 – Another Huge Success!

Posted by: galfinit | March 5, 2015 Comments Off on Maslenitsa 2015 – Another Huge Success! |

Our Maslenitsa celebration (i.e. the Russian Mardi Gras) this year was yet another wonderful success, with some 200 people or so attending the event! Also, for the first time ever, we invited Willamette University’s Poi Club to come perform fire dancing!

We were even featured in the Statesman Journal – check out it out here!

under: Russian @ Willamette

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