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The School of Russian and Asian Studies to Change Names, Launch Fully Updated Website

Summer Study Abroad: Update on Recent Diplomatic Events

SRAS Announces Special Moscow-St.Petersburg Summer RSL Program for 2018

Summer Study Abroad: Important Updates

The State of Study Abroad in Russia

Russian Studies Abroad (RSA) Splits Into Two Programs

Join SRAS at NAFSA and Forum

SRAS and SPBGIKIT Language Partnership: The Year in Review

SRAS Site Visit to Irkutsk

Summer Programs Abroad - 2018

Travel Alert for Russian Cities: May 25 - July 25, 2018

Scholarships Available!

Stetson University and SRAS Announce New Partnership

Call for Papers: Vestnik!


The SRAS Newsletter
A Resource for Students, Educators, and Anyone Curious about Russia
Art in Russia - apply by April 15!

  Yuri-Gagarin Fifty years ago today, Yuri Gagarin became the first man to enter outer space! See some great photos from his personal life, learn surprising facts about his flight, and check out the official "space
victories" Russian-languge archival site

Fifty years ago today, Yuri Gagarin opened the universe to mankind, becoming the first person to leave Earth for outer space. On this momentous occasion, we encourage you to consider boldly going where relatively few Americans have gone before – to the birth place of the first successful human space program – Russia!

This month's newsletter brings you lots of great language material, including a new recipe for Manti and a MiniLesson on earthquakes and tsunamis. You'll also find information on the fast-approaching late summer and fall deadlines for our many unique programs across Ukraine, Russia, and Kyrgyzstan!

P.S. - You might also check out this great blog from one of our students in St. Petersburg!

In this month's newsletter:

Koroche!        - Programs and Funding! 
- Language and Culture   -  Primary Documents


Russia Country Coordinator
A great job for recent graduates of Russian or Russian Studies programs!

Petition for the University of Alabama
Over the years, the University of Alabama has greatly scaled back its Russian program in the Modern Languages and Classics Department.

Russia Reforms Registration
The three-day rule is now the seven-day rule.

What didn't fit in this newsletter is on our FB page! Information on Russia's film industry and wealth distribution, a new American, Siberian-inspired album… and much more. Join us!


This is Russia 
An amusing animation on Russian culture and business.

MiniLesson: Earthquakes
Russian vocabulary for discussing earthquakes and tsunamis.

Eurasian Cookbook: Manti
 Manti are steamed dumplings and a good way to learn a bit more Russian!

- Forvo: How to Pronouce Russian Words
- Documentary: Pushkin is Our Everything
- Documentary: My Perestroika

SRAS  Means More!
Fall Programs

Translation, Culture, Business, History, Central Asia, Environmentalism
Click Here Now!

Deadline: May 13
for most programs

- Kороче -

All programs in this section are open summer programs!

Art in Russia
Art in Russia is a venue-based program for students, educators, and anyone interested in art.

Russian Archive Access
SRAS offers a one-week, crash course into Russian archives.

Museum Studies and Art Restoration
Meet the people and know the stories behind Russia's great museums!

Acting in Russia
Acting in Russia is an intensive summer course of Russian-style actor training for English-speaking actors.

Russian as a Second Language
Late summer sessions still open in Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan.

Featured University: SPbGU 
For students interested in the arts or literature, studying at St. Petersburg State University (SPbGU) is an easy choice.

- Scholarships for Russia
- UT Plan Saves Russian Language Major
- Albany "Preserves" Russian Program 

Primary Documents for  Russia

Planning on
SRAS Travel
Services for Scholars
SRAS Travel Services -  Russia Your Way

SRAS Guide to Primary Doc. Websites and Russian Archives
Click the  entrence to RGASPI for more about Russian archives and primary document  research!

Питание в армии
This blog documents everything your average Russian soldier might eat in week.

Communists Mine Hollywood
A Hollywood hits mashup on why a Communist should be president in 2012.

Medvedev on Libya
Medvedev's official remarks on the conflict and security council vote. See also Putin's official remarks.

On the Russian Roads
The drive from Moscow to Vladivostok, recorded and online.

Digital Russian Posters
This collection consists of 75 Russian posters, documenting almost 60 years of Communist political advertising.

Population Decline Accelerates
According to the preliminary results of the latest census.

Results of Russia's Regional Elections
United Russia lost ground in most regions.

Time Travel in Moscow
Set the date range and the interactive map will show you pictures within that range.

Joe Biden at MGU
Full video of the vice president's foreign policy speech at MGU.

Sergey Ivanov at Council on Foreign Relations
Russian deputy prime minister Sergey B. Ivanov discusses recent advances in U.S.-Russia relations, including the bilateral presidential commission.

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