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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!
Join us on Facebook - win a Russian calendar!

SRAS's latest free resource is RusFM, a radio station on Live365! Check us out today!
The station focuses on the 2000's, but we are
set to greatly increase our lineup soon!
Interested in Russian culture? Check out
our new program "The Russians."

SRAS wishes a very merry Christmas to all our Russian Orthodox friends today!

This month we give special focus to our "Koroche" section on Russian news and pop culture and our monthly listing of the best primary documents and research sources.

There are also lots of opportunities to study abroad in Russia and Eurasia this year – and opportunities to fund your study abroad! See our newsletter for details!

Keep an eye out at the turn of the month for our next big back-to-school issue, stuffed full of original articles and interviews!

In this month's newsletter:

-  Feature: Programs and Funding!            -  Koroche!
  -  Language and Culture             -  Primary Documents & Research

Call for Papers: Vestnik!
Our next deadline is May 15, 2011! Vestnik, is the world's first online journal focused on showcasing student research on Eurasia. We welcome papers written by undergraduates, graduates, and postgraduates.

SRAS  Means More!
Summer Programs

Baikal Environment

The Russians

Central Asian Studies

Russian Studies

Acting in Russia

Art in Russia

And Much MORE!!

Deadline: March 1 
for most programs  

- Programs and Funding -
There are lots of opportunities for study abroad!

$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!

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!

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

- PA Language Offerings Expand
- US Gov't Report: Feds Need Russian Speakers

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.

Language and culture

New! SRAS Radio
Join us on Live365 and enjoy our new radio station called RusFM. Currently features hits from the 2000s - but we are set to soon greatly expand our offerings!

Russian Mini Lessons
View our full archive of MiniLessons, covering five years and several subjects worth of material!

SRAS Free Resources 
All our resources listed on one page - we have something free for all interests!

- Blog: Russian Word of the Day

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!

Google's Ngrams
When you enter phrases into the Google Books Ngram Viewer, it displays a graph showing how those phrases have occurred in a corpus of books over the selected years. English and Russian searches are available.

Talk Show on Belarus
Russian and Belarussian pundits debate the recent elections and unrest in Belarus.

Russian Prisons 
A fairly concise view of Russia's prisons from the US Embassy.

US Ambassador Interviewed on Russian TV
Russia and America started this year with a breakthrough agreement on the New START treaty. But the two countries are yet to ratify it. Can the rising opposition to Obama derail this biggest achievement of his "reset" policy with Russia?

The Major Foreign Policy Events of 2010
Russia's foreign ministry lists its top events for 2010.

Most Russians Don't Trust, Believe in Right to Deceive 
A very interesting poll was recently conducted by the Levada Center in Russia. It goes a long way to showing why corruption is still high and rule of law still weak.

Interview: Applebaum Discusses Gulag Film, The Way Back
Journalist and writer Anne Applebaum, author of the Pulitzer-prize winning book Gulag: A History, served as a consultant on the project and shared her thoughts about the film.

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