CONGRATULATIONS TO the 2011 recipients of awards and scholarships in Russian and Post-Soviet Studies!

We wish to extend congratulations to the 2011 recipients of prizes and scholarships in Russian & Post-Soviet Studies. Monika Bernotas (Charles Center Scholarship for International Research) Monika Bernotas (Honorable Mention Certificate, ACTR National Rusian Essay Contest) Tara Calloway (Phi Beta Kappa) Sophie Kosar (2011 Dobro Slovo Scholarship) Jacob Lassin (Critical Language Fellowship, Ufa, Bashkortostan) Suzanne… Read More

Monika Bernotas and Suzanne Reed Win Honorable Mention Certificates at the 12th National Russian Essay Contest (May 2011)!


Congratulations to the winners of the Twelfth Annual ACTR National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest.  This year two William and Mary students win honorable mention certificates: Monika Bernotas and Suzanne Reed. In this year’s contest, there were 1,139 essays submitted from 59 universities and colleges across the nation. Each essay was ranked by three judges in Russia.

Congratulations Class of 2011 Russian Studies Graduates!

Class of 2011 Russian Studies Graduates

Congratulations class of 2011 Russian Studies graduates! We hope to see you all soon at our traditional October Homecoming Reception in the Russian House!

Monika Bernotas receives Charles Center Scholarship for International Research (April 2011)

Monika Bernotas has been awarded the Charles Center Scholarship for International Research for her summer 2011 research project. This much sought after scholarship will help Monika to study experimental art communities in Lithuania and Russia.

NASA honored the 50th anniversary (today) of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s historic launch into space

NASA honored the 50th anniversary (today) of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s historic launch into space, was to have Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson team up with astronaut Cady Coleman for the “first space-Earth flute duet.”  They played part of Bourree, which Anderson and his band played on tour way back in 1969 when the Apollo… Read More

Russian television provides opportunities for learning and collaborative research


Watching too much television is bad for you. That is, unless you’re a student in Elena Prokhorova’s Senior Research Seminar class. In Prof. Prokhorova’s class, they’re studying the cultural significance of television programs like the Russian version of Fran Drescher’s sitcom “The Nanny”, but this is no mere classroom exercise. The course is designed around… Read More

Public Lecture: An Eye Witness Account: Doing Hi Tech Business in Russia

Public Lecture An Eye Witness Account: Doing Hi Tech Business in Russia Friday 3/25 at 3:30pm in Miller Hall 1088 As an executive of the United Technologies Corporation, Peter Barzach developed, implemented and managed the start-up of the first US Manufacturing Joint Venture (JV) with a member company of the Russian Ministry of Defense in history.  The  JV was featured in the IVth Gore-Chernomyrdin Summit as an example of how to do business in Russia.  The JV recently celebrated it’s 10th anniversary and won the Presidents Medal, the highest award given by the Russian Federation. Mr. Barzach will discuss his experiences and the challenges of doing business in Russia. Sponsored by the Russian and Post-Soviet Studies Program Once they post a photo or a message online, it’s out there forever for the world to see that includes college admissions best key logger program counselors, summer job employers, etc.

Russian Maslenitsa 2011


Maslenitsa is a great time for the Russian Department to come together and enjoy each other’s company. In Russia, Maslenitsa is a celebration of the sun. In the Russian House, it’s a celebration of friendship and the spring semester. Every year enormous amounts of Russian food is prepared including blini, crab salad, and buterbrod. Both… Read More

WM Students take part in the 12th National Russian Essay Competition


This year nine students from three levels of Russian language courses took part in the competition: 5 students from Russian 102 (Cheng Cheng, Ciara Kazmierski, Karl Carlson, Robin Parrish, and Peter Yanev), 3 students from Russian 202 (Monika Bernotas, Eleonora Figliuoli, and Alex McGrath), and one student from Russian 340 (Suzanne Reed). Wie… Read More

Dr. Robert Moynihan Visits William and Mary


Dr. Robert Moynihan, the editor of the magazine INSIDE THE VATICAN, presents a talk “Moscow and Rome: latest developments in Vatican-Russian relations in a geopolitical context.”  Dr. Moynihan earned his Ph.D. at Yale U and his BA at Harvard. Instead, present owners would be getting a toned down 7.

Public Lecture: “Moscow and Rome: Latest Developments in Vatican-Russian Relations in a Geopolitical Context”


Location: Washington Hall 201 Dr. Robert Moynihan presents a public lecture “Moscow and Rome: Latest Developments in Vatican-Russian Relations in a Geopolitical Context.”  Dr. Moynihan edits the magazine “Inside the Vatican” and has been a key player in the ongoing dialogue between Vatican and Russian Orthodox Church since 1999. Specifically, windows 10 mobile and the… Read More

Film Series: The Lighter Side of Russia: What Men Talk About

“The Lighter Side of Russia” Thursday February 10 at 5 pm in Washington 301 The Russian and Post-Soviet Studies Program presents the last in a series of contemporary Russian comedies that will definitely make you laugh and maybe change your perceptions about modern Russian culture. The films are Piter FM (Jan 27), Plus One (Feb 3), and… Read More

Film Series: The Lighter Side of Russia


“The Lighter Side of Russia” Thursday January 27, February 3, February 10 at 5 pm in Washington 301 The Russian and Post-Soviet Studies Program presents a series of contemporary Russian comedies that will definitely make you laugh and maybe change your perceptions about modern Russian culture. The films are Piter FM (Jan 27), Plus One (Feb 3),… Read More

Russian Holiday Party


Russian Department is having the End of the Semester Russian Dinner this Saturday, December 4th at 6pm. Come join us in the Russian House to have some delicious Russian food, hang out with friends, and celebrate the end of the semester. Randolph Complex, Pleasants Hall, 3rd floor.

Film Screening: Taras Bulba


(2009: Dir. Vladimir Bortko) Cossacks, forbidden pleasures, blood and gore.  One critic called Vladimir Bortko’s adaptation of Taras Bulba—Gogolivud, a Hollywood action spectacle that has nothing to do with Nikolai Gogol’s 19th century novella, on which it is allegedly based, and everything to do with the conventions of the commercial film epic.  Come watch the… Read More

FILM SERIES Russian Fantasy Film: From the Folk Tale to the Action Thriller


Mark your calendars.  Russian Studies students present three Russian fantasy films: an epic, a Soviet scifi film, and a post-Soviet action thriller.  Screenings: Oct 7, Sadko (1953), Oct 14, The Amphibian Man (1962), and Oct 21 Night Watch (2004).  All screenings will be in Tyler 201 at 5 pm. assignment help.

Oakie Treadwell’s Experimental Film Maggots and Men


Anastasia Kayiatos (University of CA, Berkeley) introduces Oakie Treadwell’s Experimental Film Maggots and Men. Maggots and Men is a groundbreaking experimental film project from the Bay Area.  Sex, gender, and revolution converge in a story about the 1921 uprising of the Russian sailors against Bolshevik oppressors.  The film is inspired by Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 classic… Read More

Brown Bag: Second World Modernity and Sexuality


Join guest speaker Anastasia Kayiatos (University of California, Berkeley) and Roy Chan (William & Mary) in a wide-ranging conversation about sexuality within the context of socialist and post-socialist spaces. Ms. Kayiatos and Prof. Chan work on the cultural histories of Russia and China respectively, and have collaborated on projects concerning the issue of sexual difference… Read More

Sarah Argodale successfully defends Honors Thesis


Sarah Argodale has successfully defended her Honors Thesis “Identity and Memory in the Tatarstan Republic” and was awarded the highest honors.  She has presented her research findings at the Honors Colloquium and William & Mary European Studies Conference. Auf beiden fotos ist jener gewisse moment erfasst sekundenbruchteile spter ist der zauber nutzlicher Link verflogen, der… Read More

Congratulations to Professor Frederick Corney!


Professor Corney has been awarded a Harrison Chair of History Professorship (2009-2013). As far as a release date goes, microsoft says both devices will go on sale sometime in november, but no exact dates were provided.

Figliuoli Wins Bronze in 11th Annual ACTR National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest


Eleonora Figliuoli won a bronze medal in this year’s contest, there were 1,023 essays submitted from 64 universities and colleges across the nation. Each essay was ranked by three judges in Russia, and often the results were simply too close to call. Eleventh Annual National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest American Council of Teachers of Russian The topic was: Please write a short story or essay based on this famous Russian proverb: Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей (It’s better to have a hundred friends than a hundred rubles). Do not write long sentences and visit the site here short phrases in one plan, if there is no such need.

Folk Music Group ZOLOTOI PLYOS, a Concert in Williamsburg


The famous folk group returns to Williamsburg and will perform in Ewell Recital Hall on April 12 at 7 pm. The winners of a number of prestigious music competitions throughout Europe, members of the Zolotoi Plios Folk Ensemble – Sergei Gratchev, Elena Sadina, and Aleksandr Solovov – are all graduates of the Saratov Music Conservatory…. Read More

Russian House Soccer Team Wins Decisive Game


This weekend on Barksdale Field, the Russian House played soccer with the German House. The Russian House team beat the German team 5:1.  The Russian House team is getting ready for the World Cup in South Africa 🙂 paper writing services by

2010 Winner of the Dobro Slovo Scholarship


Maggie Burke, a second year student at the College, was recently awarded the 2010 Dobro Slovo Scholarship in the amount of $500. Established in 2005, the Scholarship is funded by the donations of Russian alumni and faculty and is intended for students studying on the W & M Summer Study Abroad program at St. Petersburg… Read More

Two Russian Studies Students Win Research Scholarships


Jacob received Chappell Fellowship. Barry received Charles Center International Research Scholarship. They will do research in Russia this summer. The official excuse from the company was that both devices did not support its prime video streaming service that could have led to confusion among customers.

Sarah Argodale Speaks at the 11th Annual Honor Colloquium


On Feb 25th 2010, Sarah Argodale presented her research on memory sites in Post-Communist Tatarstan at the 11th Annual Honor Colloquium. Sarah’s advisor is Professor Corney. In the first chapter of an essay write the dissertation helps introduction.

Russian Studies Student Wins Award in Film Scoring Contest


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Keifer ’07 wins NiCad/W&M music video contest


Originally posted in: “In Color,” the latest single by the international music band NiCad, looks a lot better, thanks to the music video created by Zach Keifer ’07 as part of a challenge issued by band members to William & Mary filmmakers. Keifer’s was one of four entries submitted by William & Mary students… Read More

2009 Winner of the Dobro Slovo Scholarship


William Sinnott, a second year student at the College, was recently awarded the 2009 Dobro Slovo Scholarship in the amount of $500. Established in 2005, the Scholarship is funded by the donations of Russian alumni and faculty and is intended for students studying on the W & M Summer Study Abroad program at St. Petersburg… Read More

Lecture: Foreign Language and U.S. Government Opportunities: Moscow-Hotline Translator


Our guest speaker, Mr. John Carlson (Army Lieutenant Colonel, Ret.), has served as Chief and Senior Presidential Translator on the “Moscow Hotline” since 1989. Every new pop over to the service entry should not be called the main point.

Lecture: “On Chaplin in Russian Avant-Garde Art”


Yuri Tsivian is a leading scholar of Russian Cinema and international cinema of the 1920s-40s. His most recent monographs are Ivan the Terrible (2002) and Lines of Resistance: Dziga Vertov and the Twenties (2004). He is also involved in the restoration and video mastering of silent films; the remastered DVD versions of Dziga Vertov’s Man… Read More

Red Moon Rising is Available on Google Video


Russian Studies students made this film in spring 2008. It is a mockumentary about a successful Soviet mission to the Moon in 1967. When the spacecraft’s radio failed, the crew was unable to communicate with ground control and accidentally landed in Kansas. Entirely in Russian with English subtitles 🙂 At the end do not forget… Read More

Kurt Carlson receives 2008 Dobro Slovo Scholarship


Kurt Carlson is a Russian and History major. He has been taking Russian at the college since fall 2006 and plans to use the award to travel to St. Petersburg this summer. At St. Petersburg State University, Kurt will be taking three courses: two in Russian and one in translation. He will be also doing… Read More

Dobro Slovo Induction in Russian Studies

This year, ten members of the Russian program will be inducted into the Dobro Slovo National Slavic Honor Society. Sarah Argodale, Chris Burks, Aaron Chivington, Chris Hall, Nadia Mitina, Annie Mosher, Katie Mrkvicka, Erin O’Grady, Liz Owerbach, and Vadim Shneyder. The idea should remain the same, but the thesis should be can you do my… Read More

Sasha Prokhorov Receives the Jefferson Teaching Award

Sasha Prokhorov Receives the Jefferson Teaching Award It will be available across all retail stores that have updated their point of sale terminals to accept nfc based payments.

Folk Music Group ZOLOTOY PLYOS Performs on Campus


Russian folk music group Zolotoi Plyos (Alexander Solovov, Elena Sadina, and Serguei Gratchev) gives a concert-demonstration of Russian folk music for W&M students and faculty. Wednesday, February 6, 2008, 8:30 p.m., Ewell Recital Hall Repertoire includes songs and instrumental tunes from across Russia played on more than 20 Russian folk instruments. Sponsored by: The Russian… Read More

Public Lecture. Eugene Onegin: From Page to Stage


Helena Goscilo discusses the nature of opera, its Russian variant, and the transformation of Alexander Pushkin’s novel in verse (1823-31) into Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s world-renowned opera Eugene Onegin (1878). Helena Goscilo is UCIS Research Professor of Slavic at the University of Pittsburgh. She has authored and edited more than a dozen volumes, most recently Russian Culture… Read More

Public Lecture: Russian Imperial Porcelain


Dr. Kettering talks about items displayed at the exhibition in the Muscarelle Museum of Art. The exhibit includes many pieces from significant porcelain services made by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, starting from Empress Elizabeth and Catherine the Great to Nicholas and Alexandra. Visitors will see items featured at State Banquets at the Kremlin and other… Read More

Lecture: “The Paintings of the Russian Artist Zabelin” by Nickolia Dubavik


Sept 28, 5:30 pm. in Muscarelle Museum of Art Russian artist and art historian NICKOLAI DUBAVIK Lecture: The Paintings of Russian Artist, Zabelin Nickolai Dubavik talks about the tradition of Russian realist painting and one of the major representatives of this tradition in the twentieth century Vyacheslav Zabelin (1935-2002). For more information about the related… Read More

Public Lecture by Professor of Russian Studies Tony Anemone


Tony Anemone discussed the conventions and role of icons in Medieval Russian culture in his lecture, “The Historical and Religious Context of Russian Icons of the Golden Age.”. Andrews Hall 101 September 21, 5:30 pm. The main purpose of writing this type of essay is to collect as much information as possible.

Lecture “Russian Icons in the Age of the Romanovs”


On September 7th, at 5:30 pm. in Andrews Hall 101, Wendy Salmond gave a talk “Traditions in Transition: Russian Icons in the Age of the Romanovs.” Wendy Salmond is the curator of the exhibition “Russian Icons in the Age of the Romanovs,” currently open in the Muscarelle Museum of Art. Her talk explored the place… Read More

The Muscarelle Museum of Art Russian Exhibits


August 26–October 8, 2006 Traditions in Transition Russian Icons in the Age of the Romanovs Organized by the Hillwood Museum and Garden in collaboration with the Steinhardt-Sherlock Trust Tour by International Arts and Artists, Washington, DC The Tzars’ Cabinet Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts Under the Romanovs Russian Realist Paintings by Vyacheslav Zabelin… Read More

First Winner of Dobro Slovo Scholarship


Rachel Olchesky, a first year student at the College, was recently awarded the first annual Dobro Slovo Scholarship in the amount of $500. Established in 2005, the Scholarship is funded by the donations of Russian alumni and faculty and is intended for students studying on the W & M Summer Study Abroad program at St…. Read More

Russian Students at Middlebury

Erin Alpert, Richard Olson and Elise Thorsen have all been accepted into the Middlebury College Summer Russian School for the summer of 2006. Veterans all of the W & M Summer program at St. Petersburg State University, Erin, Rich and Elise are excited about studying at Middlebury, probably the most rigorous summer Russian language program… Read More

Podcasting comes to MLL!


Tony Anemone recently received a Technology Grant which will allow him to podcast the Advanced Russian Conversation in the spring of 2006. The idea is to use digital technology to make Russian language resources available to students anytime, anywhere. Professor Anemone and Russian House tutor Dasha Khakounova will capture, create, and record Russian language materials,… Read More

Anemone becomes president of SCSS

The Southern Conference of Slavic Studies (SCSS), the largest regional affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS), organizes yearly conferences for scholars of Slavic history, political science, literature, culture and language, competitions for the best undergraduate and graduate student essays on topics in Russian or Slavic Studies, and prizes for… Read More

Russian Student wins fellowship to UC Berkeley


Matt Kiser, who graduated in 2004 with a degree in Russian Studies, has been accepted into the Ph.D. program in Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California at Berkeley, one of the premier departments in the nation. Matt’s senior thesis, “Representations of the Intelligentsia in Post-Soviet Crime Fiction” (faculty adviser, Sasha Prokhorov), was… Read More

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