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THE NEWSLETTER >> MAY, 2011: POLITICS! VICTORY! FALL PROGRAMS!

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

  Soviet propaganda marking end of WWII and Great Patriotic War A Soviet propaganda poster marking the end of the both The Great Patriotic War and WWII. The poster credits the USSR, America, Britain, France, and China for the victory. Later, every nation wrote histories of WWII to emphasize their contributions and often left out those of others, particularly any others on the opposite side of the Iron Curtain.

День Победы!
С наступающим!

May 9th will mark the 66th anniversary of the end of The Great Patriotic War. On this day we remember the bravery and sacrifices of the soldiers and citizens caught in the Eastern Front of WWII, where the largest and bloodiest battles ever fought by man occurred. Спасибо за победу!

May 13th also marks the deadline to apply for fall semester study abroad in Russia! Jump in now to study culture in St. Petersburg, politics and history in Moscow, the Russian Far East in Vladivostok, environment in Irkutsk, and Central Asia in Kyrgyzstan. We'll also begin, on May 13th, the process of deciding who will get our $10,000 Home and Abroad Scholarship. Get your applications in now!

This month, our newsletter brings you full-length subtitled Soviet movies on YouTube, a newly updated and expanded resource on Russian politics and diplomacy (elections are soon!), a new installment of our "7 Books" series, new material on Vladivostok, and more. Check it out!

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.

$10,000 Home and Abroad Scholarship
The SRAS Home and Abroad Program offers $10,000 to students who want to build translation, writing, research, and language skills at home and abroad. The scholarship may be applied to any SRAS program held in Irkutsk or Vladivostok lasting a full academic year. A rigorous internship component will be included with the program.


Politics-Adat home and abroad!
 

From Petersburg to Moscow
Each semester, SRAS arranges trips to St. Petersburg for its students in Moscow and trips to Moscow for its students in St. Petersburg. This allows students in both cities to get a taste for the other major Russian city and to take advantage of other SRAS services.

7 Books
A handful of books to add to your summer reading list!

The Library: Russian Politics, Diplomacy
Everything you ever wanted to know about Russian politics, but didn't know where to begin asking.

Vladivostok: Fort No 7
Vladivostok, along with dozens of other cities, was a closed city from 1958 to 1992. It was completely closed to foreigners as it was Russia’s major Eastern naval base and the headquarters of the Soviet Fleet. Enjoy Lisa Horner's tour of the city and its story.

Vladivostok: Student Guide
An updated guide for students studying abroad in Vladivostok! Everything you need to stay awhile!

SRAS on FB
What didn't fit in this newsletter is on our FB page! Karl Marx's birthday, Tom-Waits-Bulgakov mash-up, free museums in Moscow, and the CinnaBlin! Join us!


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Exporting Raymond
New documentary released about adapting "Everyone Loves Raymond" for Russian audiences.

MosFilm Now on YouTube
Soviet classics, in their entirety, with English subtitles, now available on YouTube from the copyright holder.

 MiniLesson: Гостиницы в России
Russian vocabulary on Russian (and Soviet) hotels.

- Why Russians Don't Smile
- Battleship Potemkin Remastered, Released
- Festival of Russian Language in DC!
- Moscow Gay Pride Parade Goes Forward

 
 Study Abroad
in Russia!

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- Kороче -


Home and Abroad Scholarship
The SRAS Home and Abroad Program offers $10,000 to students who want to build translation, writing, research, and language skills at home and abroad. The scholarship may be applied to any SRAS program held in Irkutsk or Vladivostok lasting a full academic year. A rigorous internship component will be included with the program.

Featured University: Irkutsk State Linguistic University
Irkutsk offers a fuller language and cultural immersion than many other locations, and yet still offers a thriving intellectual cultural scene, surrounded by outdoor ecological adventure. Irkutsk has a small-town close-knit feel, and yet still seems at times cosmopolitan.

SRAS Fall Study Abroad
Application deadlines for most of our courses, from culture in St. Petersburg to politics in Moscow, to Central Asia and the Russian Far East, is coming up May 13!

- Help Save International Education Programs
- Scholarships for Russia
- Junior Scholars Training Seminar 


Primary Documents for  Russia

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

The Russian Far East and China
Although China’s recent economic and military policies have stimulated arguments about a potential clash with the U.S., this essay contends that China’s most lasting and tangible gains have come at Russia’s expense, both in the Russian Far East and in Central Asia.

Fairytale Map of Russia
A project aimed at collection of interesting sites, cultural events and extraordinary museums devoted to fairytale characters representing the country's diverse folklore traditions.

Digital Kremlin
The Russian government is seeking to fragment the web to extract from it a Russian component, facilitating the establishment of subtle state regulation. This "russification" of the web ties the private sector closely to state initiatives, and will be something to watch carefully in the run-up to presidential elections in 2012.

Gagarin's Flight
A real time recreation of Yuri Gagarin's pioneering first orbit, shot entirely in space from on board the International Space Station.

 

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