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New to the Russian Language?

Posted by: sclark | August 27, 2015 | No Comment |

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…

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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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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. 😉



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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. :)

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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!

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Russian Radio

Posted by: galfinit | March 17, 2014 Comments Off on Russian Radio |

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


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Finding Films and TV Shows in Russian

Posted by: galfinit | March 14, 2014 Comments Off on Finding Films and TV Shows in Russian |

Hello again!)

Wanted to know a cool trick to help you find TV shows and films in Russian?

  1. Look up what you’d like to watch on Wikipedia
  2. Switch Wikipedia to Russian
  3. Copy and paste the title of your show/movie into a search bar
  4. Find your show/movie!

This insures that you get the correct translation of the title of your entertainment. Just be careful when exploring sites you’re unfamiliar with!


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Russian Through Music

Posted by: galfinit | March 7, 2014 Comments Off on Russian Through Music |

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!

Russian songs:

  1. Вера Брежнев & Dan Balan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec8Yui1PmTs
  2. Потап и Вера Брежнева http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80-0lWcCKcI
  3. Меладзе http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0o4j1qnO6Y
  4. Меладзе & Виа Гра http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rav-frJx_7w
  5. Зара http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kSredCo9R4
  6. Киркоров http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12LXHiYGrvA
  7. Дайнеко http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpWQCzRSAkw
  8. Гагарина http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT8ElbZTGdg
  9. Quest Pistols http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhF5fswJ6hY
  10. Иванушки http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5Z9-4JV99c
  11. Давай за (let’s do it for) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kvM-WCXxok
  12. Там за туманами (there, beyond the fog) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDs3H6_Z27Q
  13. Не валяй дурака, Америка (get your act together, America) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wuq1EE8ymc
  14. Конь (stallion) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOwgABNW47E
  15. Комбат (combat) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ywWYSBmAdk
  16. Виктор Цой: Перемен (changes) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU8csnZxdPA
  17. Виктор Цой: Группа Крови (blood type) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa35wOqLkzA
  18. Девочка Видение http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f65p6S6FE8g
  19. Город 312 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXXN-h9hpQo
  20. Земфира – Хочешь? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpJ_fYyAeYk
  21. Океан Ельзи – Без Бою (Ukrainian, but you have to listen to it) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbkEVJgrBUs
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