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Nose in the Opera!

Posted by: galfinit | October 14, 2013 Comments Off on Nose in the Opera! |

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!


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The First Russian Club Event of the Year!

Posted by: galfinit | October 8, 2013 Comments Off on The First Russian Club Event of the Year! |
Hi all. A couple of things I’d like to bring up:
1. Tomorrow (Wednesday) at 6:30 we’re taking a trip to Privet, the Russian store, for goodies for tomorrow’s movie night (we’ll be watching Kidnapping Caucasian Style, a Soviet era comedy, at 8:00 in WLS). Meet at the WLS at 6:30 if you’d like to join the shopping trip!)) Also, please note, anyone is invited to the movie night, so please bring your friends!)))
2. If you’ve haven’t already, you should like the Willamette University Russian Program Facebook Page! Click here!
Thanks guys!)))
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Russian Club Move Night Next Wednesday!

Posted by: galfinit | October 1, 2013 Comments Off on Russian Club Move Night Next Wednesday! |

Hi all!

Russian Club is hosting a movie night in the LLC on the first floor of Ford next Wednesday, October ninth. It’ll be from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM, and more than likely there will be food! Yay!

We’ll be watching <<Кавказская Пленница,>> or “Kidnapping Caucasian Style.” It is a Soviet Era comedy that is truly a hoot! Check out the trailer here!

Also don’t forget we’ll be having a meeting tomorrow at 8:00! See you then!)))

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Привет, dear Russian students!

Posted by: galfinit | September 23, 2013 Comments Off on Привет, dear Russian students! |
Привет, dear Russian students!

My name is Anastasia and I have the privilege of being your Russian tutor this year.

Although I grew up in America, I remain a native Russian speaker. My family migrated from Russian when I was ten months old, and since then Russian has been the primary language in our home. We watch Russian television, listen to a lot of Russian music (ask me if you want suggestions!), and observe many Russian traditions . . . well, at least the fun ones! :)

Most of my relatives remain in Russia and we travel there every year or so–mostly to the beautiful city of St. Petersburg, but also to surrounding regions. We mainly visit in the summer and, unlike common opinion, it doesn’t snow and there are no polar bears strolling around–on the contrary, it can get quite hot!

This year I am a sophomore at Willamette and currently hold the position of Minister of Propaganda of Russian Club, so I encourage you all to please join us! Meetings are every Wednesday at 8pm in the World Language Studio (first floor of Ford). We will be planning movie nights, game-and-tea nights, and cultural events! No knowledge of Russian is needed- everyone interested in learning more about the Russian Culture is invited!

As a Russian tutor, I hope to help you understand grammar difficulties, improve your pronunciation, and help you with anything else you can think of! Please visit often – language is the type of subject you can always improve at. To sign up for tutoring, please go to WISE – My Russian Space – Sign up (on Left), and choose the best time for you. If you want to run by me with a question, I will generally be in the Great Hearth for the following hours:

Tue: 2-3 pm

Wed: 3-4 pm

Thurs: 2:30-3:30 pm

Fri: 3-4 pm

However, I might be helping others out and there are a lot more time options for signing-up, so please sign up when possible!

Hope to see you all soon!
Anastasia Ruvimova
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Welcome Back to Another Year of Russian!

Posted by: galfinit | September 11, 2013 Comments Off on Welcome Back to Another Year of Russian! |

Hi everyone. I thought I’d post this video and news article (click the image to watch them sing!) as a welcome back to another year of wonderful Russian language and culture.

Keep in mind that Russian Club meetings are Wednesday nights from 8:00 to 9:00 in the World Languages Studio. Hope to see you there!

Read More…

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Viva la Vitas

Posted by: galfinit | April 18, 2013 Comments Off on Viva la Vitas |

Hello students of Russian! As I was listening to some Russian music while doing my homework last night I came across this song:

Vitas – The Star

It has a lot of vocabulary words and grammatical concepts we know of, so it’s great for listening practice!

It’s also just a beautiful piece of art.

Enjoy my friends!

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Russian Club Movie Night TONIGHT!

Posted by: galfinit | April 10, 2013 Comments Off on Russian Club Movie Night TONIGHT! |

Hey all! Russian Club is hosting a movie night tonight! We’ll be watching Black Lighting, the Russian version of Batman. Anyone is welcome to join us for tea, snacks, and the flick at 6:30 tonight in the Cascadia common room. Cascadia Hall is located just across from Montag and past the Office of International Education. Hope to see you there!
Black Lightning Trailer

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Upcoming Movie Night

Posted by: galfinit | April 8, 2013 Comments Off on Upcoming Movie Night |

Hello all. Russian Club plans on hosting a movie night in the Ford Theatre this Wednesday at 6:30 PM. Hope to see you there! :)

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Maslenitsa, a Great Success!

Posted by: galfinit | March 18, 2013 Comments Off on Maslenitsa, a Great Success! |

To those of you who attended out Willamette Maslenitsa Celebration, thank you! It was a delight to see you all there. If you have a passion for Russian culture and enjoyed the event, perhaps you should consider becoming a member of Russian Club. It meets 5:30 to 6:30 on Wednesdays in the World Languages Studio on the first floor of Ford Hall. No Russian speaking skills are necessary.

большое спасибо (a big thank you) to everyone to helped out to make the Maslenitsa celebration such a huge success. It’s estimated that over 150 people attendent the event! This has truly become a beloved Willamette tradition, so be proud that you helped put it together!

Here are some photos of the event taken by Mr. Franklin Miller (thank you).

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Time Left Until Maslenitsa

Posted by: galfinit | March 8, 2013 Comments Off on Time Left Until Maslenitsa |

Масленица has come and gone,

but it’s happy spirit will carry on.

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