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.


Award-winning author Peter Pomerantsev will offer a bold, penetrating insight into Russia today and Vladimir Putin’s “post-modern dictatorship” on Feb. 23.

On Oct. 8 Wagner's 'Tristan und Isolde' starts off Grinnell's season of 2016-17 HD broadcasts of 10 Met Operas.