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.
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…
Христос воскрес/Happy Easter everyone!
To celebrate the Orthodox Easter, which was last Sunday, we decided to decorate eggs…
… and “break” them. 😉
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?
- Look up what you’d like to watch on Wikipedia
- Switch Wikipedia to Russian
- Copy and paste the title of your show/movie into a search bar
- 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!