Check out these darling белочки (little squirrels) Russian artist Vadim Trunov has photographed!
To see the rest of these stunning visual compositions, click here.
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!
March 8th was International Women’s Day! So a very happy 8th of March to all!
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!
Hello fellow Russian enthusiasts!
Did you know that you can listen to Russian rock on the local radio? Every Sunday night from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, on KMUZ 88.5!
You can listen to it streaming online here: http://kmuz.org/
And like the Russian classic rock hour on Facebook here!: https://www.facebook.com/RussianRockRadio
Wanted to know a cool trick to help you find TV shows and films in Russian?
This insures that you get the correct translation of the title of your entertainment. Just be careful when exploring sites you’re unfamiliar with!
Listening to music in a foreign language can a great (and fun!) source of language review. It can enhance your vocabulary, pronunciation, grammer, and cultural understanding. Plus, I have a crazy theory that it helps me do better on my Russian homework!
With that, here is a list of wonderful Russian songs! I suggest you make a Youtube playlist of them. That way, you get suggestions on Youtube for even more Russian music!
Perhaps you’ve noticed that on the My Russian Space on the WISE site, a new button has showed up entitled “Quizlet.” This is our new online flashcard program that the Language Learning Center has provided for students to use! If you click on it, you’ll find that flashcards are already made for all of the Russian vocabulary words from the Live From Russia textbook. In addition, there are a ton of awesome ways to study these vocabulary words through Quizlet. So explore the site and enjoy (the LLC Russian Liaison should stop by your Russian class soon to explain further).
Another thing to note: right next to the Quizlet button on the WISE site is the Sign Up button for Russian tutoring. Probably the best way to master the Russian language and succeed in class is by practicing with a native speaker, and you will be able to do just that by clicking that button and signing up for Russian tutoring with the Russian Language Assistant Anastasia. So sign up and watch your grade soar up!
That’s all folks! Thanks for reading!
The Russian department is organizing a trip to see a live broadcast of Shostakovich’s opera The Nose, at Salem’s Regal Santiam Cinema, Saturday October 26th. They will leave at 9:30 in the morning and return at 12:45 in the afternoon. Tickets cost $24.00, but Russian students have their tickets subsidized by the department, and need only pay $10.00 to Professor Sarah Bishop. Click here to see a video that will give you a glimpse of the story of the man who wakes up without his nose. Hope to see you there!