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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
Baikal Environmental Studies this summer - apply by February 20!

  Baikal_love A couple on the frozen shores of Lake Baikal. Dive in this summer wtih an environmental internship that will place you working with locals, NGOs from Russia and the US, and local government to help preserve this, one of the world's most unique ecosystems!
Photo from SRAS student Andrew Williams.

We have a new partner and a revamped program in Russia's Far East! See our newsletter for more information on how you can explore Moscow's relationship with Japan, China, the Koreas and its own distant far eastern lands! Our new partner will even let you choose whether you will live with a Russian or another foreigner. We also have a fascinating new article on the history and current state of this developing and important Russian region.

We also have some great new interviews about people getting out in Russia and achieving real goals! From bicycling across the world's largest frozen lake, to learning more about the use of the Internet in Russia and Central Asia, to shooting for the stars, Mars, and beyond!

You'll also find our regular features - including a new MiniLesson (Banya!), popular music and movies in Russia, and lots more!

In this month's newsletter:

-  Feature: Russian Far East!      - Feature: Extreme Interviews           -  Koroche!       
Programs and Funding!       -  Language and Culture     -  Primary Documents

Statement on Recent Moscow Events
Our programs in Moscow, including all trips, classes, and seminars, are continuing as planned. We continue to monitor the situation daily.


SRAS  Means More!
Summer Programs

Translation, Art, Culture, Business, History, Central Asia, Adventure
Click Here Now!

Deadline: March 1 
for most programs

Study Russia's Far East!
The Russian Far East is a course on foreign policy, economics, and history that places you at the confluence of China's manufacturing power, the technology of Japan, the ingenuity of South Korea, Russia's energy, and the North Korean wild card.

Gateway to Asia
Home to major natural resource deposits and essential to maintaining increasingly valuable Asian trade routes, the Far East Federal District is a strategically important asset for Russia - and has always been problematic. This new article takes you inside the region!

New SRAS Partner: VGUES
A new location to study Russian and about Russia's Far East relations. Choose to live with a Russian roommate or another foreigner at this location!

Vladivostok Cultural Program
SRAS cultural programs are designed to give you a wide introduction to your city and to Russia as part of your SRAS program.

Facebook Contest: Russian Far East
Join us on Facebook, test your knowledge of Russia's relations with its Eastern neighbors, and you could win great prizes!

interviews On getting out, giving back, and just doing it!

A Frozen Lake, A Bike, A Dream
Chris Pike rides a bike around the circumference of a frozen Lake Baikal in temperatures of -70F. Seriously. And we interviewed him!

EducationUSA in Russia
Since graduating with a degree in Russian, Bradley Gorski has been working as the Russia Country Coordinator for EducationUSA, an organization sponsored by the US Secretary of State.

Techy Russian
Shoshana Bella Billik is a former SRAS student who has worked for NASA and now helps encourage scholarship in and of the former Soviet republics.

NASA in Russia
Mark Bowman is the Manager of the Moscow Technical Liaison Office, the Deputy Director of the Human Space Flight Program-Russia, and an attache with the US Embassy.

Listen to More
Russian Music!

Click Yulia Savicheva, a long time place holder on Russia's pop charts for more info on Russian music!

- Kороче -

"Koroche" is designed to give you a wide look at modern life in Russia as well as Russian politics, economy, civil society, media, and more.

There are more programs and funding than you think for study abroad in Russia!
Study Baikal this summer on an innovative and hands-on summer Internship!

Baikal Environmental Studies
Combine language and history with a hands-on experience in partnership with Tahoe-Baikal Institute! Study the Baikal watershed and learn how to advance environmental initiatives through government, NGOs, and academic institutions.

Baikal Eco Tour
SRAS partners Tahoe-Baikal Institute are offering a two-week eco-tour of Lake Baikal this summer!

Acting in Russia
Join an intensive summer course of Russian-style actor training for English-speaking actors. Scholarships available!

$1295 Off Two Programs in St. Petersburg!
Sign up for both Art in Russia and Museums and Art Restoration in Russia for five weeks of art-packed education, tours, and events in St. Petersburg this summer - and save $1295!

- All Programs on the SRAS Program Search Engine!
- Scholarships for Russia

Language and cultureRusFM
Hear more classic Russian rock on our Internet radio station - now with two times the music! 

Soviet Skiing in Siberia
Sheregesh is Siberia's most developed downhill skiing resort. As with much of Siberia, the surrounding area is rich with traces of its fascinatingly tortured past.

Russian Mini Lessons
This month our mini-lesson explores another Russian cultural icon: the Banya.


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!

The Russian Middle Class as Policy Objective
(PDF, 484kb) Looking at various ways Russian researchers define the Russian middle class.

The Melnikov House
The family feuding and legal wrangles over the revolutionary architect Konstantin Melnikov's Moscow house may at last be coming to an end.

Reactions to Bombings 
Translations of some of the comments left on several popular Russian-language websites.

Medvedev Interviewed by Bloomberg 
President Dmitry Medvedev on the investment climate in Russia, paths for modernizing the economy and the chances the country has to manufacture products that can compete on world markets.

The Moscow Attack and Airport Security
Excellent article discussing the recent bombing in Moscow in the context of global airport security.

If Russia Were My Home 
This new site lets you compare other country's stats with America's.

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