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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
Russian Studies Abroad - apply by March 15!

  ArchivesJoin SRAS in Moscow for a crash tour of how you can access Russia's largest and most important archives - we can also help you find housing, visa, and logistical arrangements for long-term research!

SRAS has two new programs! Join us in Moscow this summer for a week-long crash course in how to access Russian archives. Russian Archive Access will give you the tools you need to start your dissertation or article research.

You can also join us in Irkutsk for Siberian Summer Adventure. This new program combines five weeks of language and environmental study with two weeks of hands-on environmental work in the Siberian wilderness.

Cheap Eats is our new project for this semester – our two interns will search out full, hearty, and relatively cheap meals in Moscow and St. Petersburg (not an easy task!) and report back to you on their findings. See the language and culture section of this newsletter to read the first installments.

In this month's newsletter:

-  Feature: New Programs Abroad!      -  Koroche!
Language and Culture     -  Primary Documents

There are more programs and funding than you think for study abroad in Russia!Siberian Summer Adventure!

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

Siberian Summer Adventure 
We have partnered with the Great Baikal Trail to provide any interested volunteer with a well-rounded educational experience and unforgettable summer adventure in Siberia.

Russian Studies
With a program core of intensive language study and cultural immersion, combined with courses covering subjects from culture and history to politics and economics, you'll gain a wider, fuller, first-hand perspective on Russia for your future career in government, business, or academics.

More Summer Programs!
Central Asian Studies, Russian Studies, The Russian Psyche, Art in Russia, Museums and Art Restoration in Russia, Kyrgyz Summer Adventure, and funding available for most programs! 

 - Scholarships for Russia  

- 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 cultureCheap Eats Moscow
In an effort to build a small database of student eateries in St. Petersburg and Russia, SRAS has created two mini-internships. In exchange for a small stipend, two SRAS students will, once a week, seek out a location where they can find a full meal, which must include vegetables, protein, and carbohydrate, for no more than about 300 rubles in St. Petersburg and no more than 350 rubles in Moscow.


Cheap Eats St. Petersburg
This month, Rikki shows us the secrets of cheap Georgian, where to get inexpensive Russian pies and salads, and where to find a good pelmeni dive. 

The Russian Bath House - Баня
Part II of our Russian Mini-Lesson on the Russian bath house - on safety and mythology!

- SRAS Russian Radio!
- Borovsk: Refuge in the Forest
- Two Languages = Buff Brain

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!

Russia's Rich List
Published annually by Russia's Finans Magazine - a ranking of Russia's wealthiest tycoons.

Half of Yabloko Nominees Banned
United Russia has successfully nominated a total of 20,300 candidates. The Communist and A Just Russia parties boast about 3,700 candidates each, the Liberal Democrats have 3,300, and the other parties have less than 1,000 nominees each. There are also more than 20,000 independents.

Neo-Feudalism Explained
A long but fascinating analysis of Russia's system of governance and its future prospects.

State Dept. on Students Abroad
Safety advice and information from the US State Dept. for study abroad students.

Seven Guidelines for U.S. Central Asia Policy
The US must do more, focus more, and focus on its unique advantages to win in Central Asia.

Khodorkovskiy Judge Manipulated?
(facebook only) Many are praising this woman for speaking out - but many more, including many Khodorkovsky supporters, are questioning why she doesn't have more hard evidence for her claims…

New American Plays for Russia
We are happy to announce that the second major stage in the New American Plays for Russia project is complete.

Medvedev's Personal Photography
Medvedev's site for displaying his photography of locations around Russia and abroad.

Central Asian Lobbyists
Which Central Asian countries are lobbying your congressman?

US-Russia Bilateral Commission
President Obama and President Medvedev created the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission (BPC) in July 2009 to improve coordination between our countries, to identify areas of cooperation and pursue joint projects and actions that strengthen strategic stability, international security, economic well-being, and the development of ties between the Russian and American people.

Japanese Right Scuttled Island Deal with Russia
An interview with an expert on Russian diplomacy and military on Russia's heated spat with Japan over a few small islands.

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