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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!

A vintage Russian New Year's postcard from 1958. If you like vintage cards, check out olga s or If you are interested in
Russian culture, you are strongly encouraged
to check out our new venue-based study
abroad program "The Russians."

SRAS sends holiday greetings from Russia!

This month, we bring you, as is our tradition now, an updated list of Russian holidays with the corresponding dates and days off for next year! We also have a new recipe and history for Olivier Salad, essential for any Russian New Year table. We also have our twice-yearly list of recently-released books for lovers of Russian history. Perfect for anyone looking for some Christmas-break reading!

This New Year, we are also ringing in a cornucopia of new programs. Interested in environmental causes? Acting? Art or museum studies? Looking for a better way to study Russian culture or Russian politics? We have something for you! Need more financial help? We've also introduced a list of matching scholarships, alumni discounts, military  scholarships, and many other ways that you can make study abroad more accessible for you! Check out this month's newsletter or go straight to our program search engine.

In this month's newsletter:

-  Feature: Happy Holidays!          -  Programs and Funding            -  Koroche!
Vestnik            -  Language and Culture             -  Primary Documents

Join Us on Facebook - Win a Russian Calendar!
Join us on Facebook for great contests, interesting news, scholarship info, and the best of Russia online!

Call for Papers: Vestnik!
Our next deadline is May 15, 2011! Vestnik, the world's first online journal focused on showcasing student research on Eurasia, was on hiatus for more than two years. However, its editorial staff has again assembled to continue this fascinating and much-needed work. We welcome and invite 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  

- Happy Holidays! -
Celebrate the holidays in Russian style with SRAS!

Russian Holidays
Our list of Russian holidays, updated with new dates, information, and official days off for 2011.

Olivier Salad
The salad made Olivier's elite establishment one of the Russian capital's most talked about and frequented establishments.

7 Books For Winter Reading
Fiction, personal histories, the Caucasus, and more! Perfect for last-minute gifts or for keeping yourself entertained over the long winter break!

Ded Moroz's Official Site
Learn more about Ded Moroz, his history, residence, traditions and more in this Russian-only "official" site for kids. (Scroll down for the main menu.)

There are more programs and funding than you think for study abroad in Russia!
Above: A student studying
The Arts in Russia!

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.

Art in Russia
An excursion-based two-week summer program to teach you art history through the famed collections of St. Petersburg's museums!

The Russians
The Russians: A Developmental History of a National Psyche is an innovative cultural immersion using venues and experiences to teach the cultural history that forms the world view of today's Russians.

Alumni Awards, Student Incentives
SRAS introduces matching scholarships (Boren, Gilman, FLAS, others), returning alumni discounts, a referal program, military scholarships, group incentives, and talent sharing to make study abroad even more affordable to qualified, enterprising students!

Scholarships for Russia
Scholarships and funding available for Russia and Eurasia related study for students and educators.

- Russia's Top 50 Schools
- Support New Language Legislation!
- Teaching Heritage Speakers

- MLA Enrolment Survey for 2009 

- 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 cultureДеревенская жизнь - Village Life in Russia
Third part of our latest Russian MiniLesson explains what life is like in Russian villages.

Simplified Russian News Webcasts
Russian Webcasts are news in simplified, standard Russian with a slightly slower rate of speech and textual redundancy.

Center for the Art of Translation
The Center broadens cultural understanding through international literature and translation, with programs in publishing, teaching, and public events. Especially if you are in the San Francisco area and interested in translation - check these guys out!

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!

Russian in the Red/Soviet Army
Examining linguistic studies of Russian in the army, war films and fiction, this article uses sociolinguistics to determine the nature of communication in the Red Army and Soviet Army from the Russian Civil War to the late-Soviet period.

Post Soviet Armies Newsletter
The newsletter comprises a database which tends to assemble the maximum of references of works, books and journal articles on post-Soviet militaries and power institutions.

Leaked Memos from Moscow Embassy
One of WikiLeak's mirror sites now offers a search by location feature.

Laws on Volunteering Around The World
A quarterly review of NGO legal trends around the world (including in Russia).

A Beating on My Beat 
Oleg Kashin, the reporter recently beaten nearly to death in Moscow, has published an article in the New York Times about his ordeal.

L. Parfenov on Freedom of Speech 
The man in this video is Leonid Parfenov, he is accepting the Vladislav Listyev Award for journalism. The remarks are being read on air live and have made considerable waves on the Russian Internet and among Russian journalists. An English translation can be read on SRAS's facebook page.

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