Russian Department

Russia is culturally rich, diverse, enigmatic, vast. Students of Russian embrace the subject in all its complexity, mastering the language and exploring Russian culture through off-campus study, Russian Table, the senior seminar, and courses in history, political science, gender and sexuality studies, the fine arts, philosophy, and film,  and the related RCEES concentration. Majors go on to further study or to careers in education, diplomacy, international business and law, technology, social justice, and more.


Alum’s Grinnell College studies, winding-road career led him to Sochi, Russia, site of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Grinnellians pursue Russian studies in the US and in Russia.


  • Russian Table
    Rosenfield Center 224C - White Dining Room
    Fri Sep 26
    12 p.m