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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 

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This will be our last SRAS Newsletter... for the summer. We'll be back to our regular schedule with our big Back-to-School issue due out in early September. Until then, join us on Facebook to be notified when new Koroche! material (on Russian songs, journalism, movies, and more) comes out. We'll also keep you posted of interesting news, cultural facts, Russia-related jobs, occasional contests, and more!

We are also glad to announce several very promising changes emerging in Russia's visa regime with the US and EU. The EU is set to get 5-year professional visas, while the US will get tourist and business visas valid for three years and which don't require an invitation. Depending on how these are implemented, this could simplify life for many investing in Russia and boost Russian tourism. Of course, the details are still being worked out, and one detail, a new online visa application, is actually causing major problems and even some canceled trips. We do not anticipate that this will affect our students' ability to get their visas on time. As always, your SRAS consultant will be in touch if you need to do anything concerning your visa to attend your SRAS program. We are also overall hopeful that the end result of these changes will be very positive.

Below, you'll find some great blogs by our students, as well as find out how to make your own Tarkhun, the best place to watch Soviet cartoons, as well our regular updates on scholarships and more!

In this month's newsletter:

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

$200 Jury Award for Your Research!
Vestnik, the world's first online journal focused on showcasing student research on Eurasia, invites papers written by undergraduates, graduates, and postgraduates on any subject related Russia and the states of the former Soviet Union.

Student Blogs and Social Media!

On the Volga
A great blog from our student in Nizhny Novgorod.

Acting Adventures in Russia
A blog from one of our acting students in St. Pete.

An American Actor in Russia
Pics, insights, and a great description of our new program in St. Pete from one of its first students!

Everything cool about Russia - including news, job offers, contests, internships, upcoming events - that isn't in this newsletter is on our Facebook page!


"American Seasons" in Russia
U.S. Embassy in Moscow has announced a unique year-long American arts and culture festival in Russia.

Tarkhun, Russia's "Spicy" Drink
History, recipes, and some great videos all about the refreshing Georgian soda made from tarragon!

Politics in Translation: People's Front 
Vladimir Putin announced the creation of an "All-Russia People's Front" at a regional congress of the United Russia party in Volgograd on Friday, May 6, 2011.

 Study Abroad
in Russia!


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SRAS Spring Study Abroad
Sign up now to claim your spot on one of our innovative Spring study abroad programs! (Deadline: October 14, 2011.).

Featured Location: The London School in Bishkek
Students wishing to combine serious language, history, and cultural studies with crafts lessons, village home stays, hiking, horseback riding, and swimming are especially drawn to The London School.

Odessa Culture Lab
SRAS cultural programs are designed to give you a wide introduction to your city and to your host country as a whole. These structured experiences are laid-back, educational, and an opportunity for students to get to know each other.

Translating Success
One of the most diverse foreign language programs in the country is at a community college in New Jersey.

 - Scholarships for Russia
- Core Fulbright Scholarship - Apply! 

Primary Documents for  Russia

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

Interview with Alexei Kudrin
Russia's Finance Minister speaks out on investment and international education.

My Perestroika
Watch the full documentary that everyone is raving about for free on

YouTube - Кинозал
YouTube's Movies Project's Russian version (Kinozal) has several new and older Russian-language films for free online.

Medvedev's Economic Speech
The President gave an assessment of the current state of Russia’s economy and outlined the main modernization priorities. Investors raved about it…

Soyuzmultfilm on YouTube
Hours of classic Russian cartoons, all for free!


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