Sarah Argodale Speaks at the 11th Annual Honor Colloquium

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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.

Russian Studies Student Wins Award in Film Scoring Contest

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Chris Hart-Moynihan wins the Judge’s Award at the Film Scoring Contest, which was part of 2010 William and Mary Global Film Festival.  Chris received an award for his musical score for a scene from Nikita Mikhalkov’s 1991 Award winning film Urga: Close to Eden.

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

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Originally posted in: http://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2010/nicadwinner-023.php “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

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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

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Our guest speaker, Mr. John Carlson (Army Lieutenant Colonel, Ret.), has served as Chief and Senior Presidential Translator on the “Moscow Hotline” since 1989.

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

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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

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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 🙂

Kurt Carlson receives 2008 Dobro Slovo Scholarship

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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.

Sasha Prokhorov Receives the Jefferson Teaching Award

Sasha Prokhorov Receives the Jefferson Teaching Award

Folk Music Group ZOLOTOY PLYOS Performs on Campus

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Lecture “Russian Icons in the Age of the Romanovs”

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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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