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The Alumni Recitation Hall contains classrooms for classes in the Social Studies and Humanities, as well as faculty offices for departments of foreign languages and Classics. The facilities also include a 158-seat screening auditorium, the multipurpose Meredith AudioVisual...
The Alumni Recitation Hall contains classrooms for classes in the Social Studies and Humanities, as well as faculty offices for departments of foreign languages and Classics. The facilities also include a 158-seat screening auditorium, the multipurpose Meredith AudioVisual...
1217 Park Street is a College-owned house and is our Russian House. The purpose of the language house program is to provide students who speak, or are learning to speak, another language with an environment that is conducive to learning the language, culture, and customs of the...
1217 Park Street is a College-owned house and is our Russian House. The purpose of the language house program is to provide students who speak, or are learning to speak, another language with an environment that is conducive to learning the language, culture, and customs of the...

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It was with great sadness that Grinnell College informs faculty, students and staff that John Mohan, friend, colleague, and beloved professor of Russian, passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening, April 5, 2003. Cause of death was heart failure. Our thoughts and prayers continue...

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A somewhat belated congratulations to the Russian majors and Russian, Central and Eastern European Studies (RCEES) concentrators in the class of 2013! We wish all the best to Russian majors Addie Anderson ’12.5, Sydney Devine-Rausch ’13, Jacob Goldsmith ’13, Sahar Nahib ’13, and...
A somewhat belated congratulations to the Russian majors and Russian, Central and Eastern European Studies (RCEES) concentrators in the class of 2013! We wish all the best to Russian majors Addie Anderson ’12.5, Sydney Devine-Rausch ’13, Jacob Goldsmith ’13, Sahar Nahib ’13, and...
How can we feed 9 billion people by 2050? Anthony Wenndt ’15 is on it. Wenndt is passionate about tackling issues related to hunger relief and food insecurity. In his latest adventures, Wenndt spent the summer in a lab at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural...
How can we feed 9 billion people by 2050? Anthony Wenndt ’15 is on it. Wenndt is passionate about tackling issues related to hunger relief and food insecurity. In his latest adventures, Wenndt spent the summer in a lab at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural...
Todd Armstrong (Russian) is offering a broad-ranging introduction to modern Russian culture in his course From Pushkin to Pussy Riot. Students are focusing on the thorny relationship between the artist and the state, drawing on a range of literary texts, music, art, film, and...
Todd Armstrong (Russian) is offering a broad-ranging introduction to modern Russian culture in his course From Pushkin to Pussy Riot. Students are focusing on the thorny relationship between the artist and the state, drawing on a range of literary texts, music, art, film, and...
Film has a curious way of bringing people together through emotion and storylines of ordinary human issues. Professor Galina Aksenova, a returning Department of Russian artist in residence, shared this interest and dedicated nearly half of spring semester to teaching “History of...
ALEX MCCONNELL '12 attended a semester-long CIEE Russian Language programALANA VOGEL '12 taught English in Tolyatti.SYDNEY DEVINE '13
ALEX MCCONNELL '12 attended a semester-long CIEE Russian Language programALANA VOGEL '12 taught English in Tolyatti.SYDNEY DEVINE '13
The Anne Hanson ’86 Award recipient this year is Vinita Singh ’14. She traveled to St. Petersburg to study at the Smolny Institute under the Bard Smolny Study Abroad Program. Удачи! This endowed scholarship was established in 1989 in memory of Anne K. Hanson ’86 by her friends...
The Anne Hanson ’86 Award recipient this year is Vinita Singh ’14. She traveled to St. Petersburg to study at the Smolny Institute under the Bard Smolny Study Abroad Program. Удачи! This endowed scholarship was established in 1989 in memory of Anne K. Hanson ’86 by her friends...
Sarah Weitekamp ’15 spent her summer poring over underground publications and KGB records for her Mentored Advanced Project (MAP). Translating as she went, she scoured her sources for accounts of Lithuanian Catholics being oppressed by the Soviet secret police. She worked with...
Sarah Weitekamp ’15 spent her summer poring over underground publications and KGB records for her Mentored Advanced Project (MAP). Translating as she went, she scoured her sources for accounts of Lithuanian Catholics being oppressed by the Soviet secret police. She worked with...
We want to welcome Stephanie Porter ’14 back to campus after her semester at the Bard College program at the Smolny Institute in St. Petersburg. Stephanie is the second student to study at Russia’s first liberal arts college, which is also the alma mater of our Russian Language...
We want to welcome Stephanie Porter ’14 back to campus after her semester at the Bard College program at the Smolny Institute in St. Petersburg. Stephanie is the second student to study at Russia’s first liberal arts college, which is also the alma mater of our Russian Language...
On Wednesday, Nov. 12, Laura “Lola” Baltzell ’83 and Christiane Carney Johnson ’83 will discuss the collaborative process they used to create the War and Peace Project exhibited through Dec. 7 in Burling Gallery. Their gallery talk is free and open to the public, and will start...
Sydney Devine-Rausch ’13 and Sharon Tan ’14 received the 2012-13 John Mohan Russian Studies Award .  Devine-Rausch will be studying at Kuban State University in Krasnodar, Russia, and Tan will travel to St. Petersburg to study Russian on an SRAS program. The John Mohan Russian...
Sydney Devine-Rausch ’13 and Sharon Tan ’14 received the 2012-13 John Mohan Russian Studies Award .  Devine-Rausch will be studying at Kuban State University in Krasnodar, Russia, and Tan will travel to St. Petersburg to study Russian on an SRAS program. The John Mohan Russian...
Wondering what you can do with a Russian degree? Daniel Wolfe ’99 knows many ways to use one. After graduation, Wolfe thrived in a handful of diverse careers — translating for a music company in Russia, working for a video game company in corporate America, and teaching music to...
Wondering what you can do with a Russian degree? Daniel Wolfe ’99 knows many ways to use one. After graduation, Wolfe thrived in a handful of diverse careers — translating for a music company in Russia, working for a video game company in corporate America, and teaching music to...
Добро пожаловать, Яша! We’d like to welcome our new Russian Language Assistant, Yakov Lurie, of Saint Petersburg, who joined the department in August. As is our tradition, we earlier asked Yakov (Yasha) to share a few words of introduction (in Russian and in English): Привет,...
Добро пожаловать, Яша! We’d like to welcome our new Russian Language Assistant, Yakov Lurie, of Saint Petersburg, who joined the department in August. As is our tradition, we earlier asked Yakov (Yasha) to share a few words of introduction (in Russian and in English): Привет,...

News Release

The “War and Peace Project,” a collaborative work created on all 747 pages of Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace,” is on display in Burling Gallery on the Grinnell College campus. Laura “Lola” Baltzell began the project in 2008 by making a collage from each page of a 1970s Soviet...

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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...