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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!


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A production of Hamlet at the St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy, where SRAS is now offering a summer acting program!


This month SRAS has lots to announce!

We have a new acting program and a new museum studies program that will start in St. Petersburg this summer!

We have updated our popular faculty-led tour article, launched new research travel packages, and new educational tourism packages.  

We finished our latest issue of Vestnik, released the PDF, awarded our $200 Jury Prize, and put out our next call for papers.

You'll also, of course, still find our news roundups, list of popular songs and movies, language resources, and other fun, informative stuff!


In this month's newsletter:

-  Feature: Travel to Russia          -  Programs and Funding            -  Koroche!
Vestnik            -  Language and Culture             -  Primary Documents

"Living and Working in Russia"
On Tuesday, November 2, SRAS hosted its "Living and Working in Russia" seminar at Guriya, a Georgian restaurant in Moscow. The seminar includes a light dinner of delicious traditional Georgian dishes and focuses on issues affecting those hoping to return to Russia long-term for work or to perform research.

- Open Letter to SUNY-Albany
- SRAS's E Decker to Serve Language Corps

SRAS  Means More!
offers these
Summer Programs

Central Asian Studies

Russian Studies

Acting in Russia

Museums Studies

The Arts in Russia

Translation Abroad

Russian (RSL)

And MORE!!

Deadline: March 1 
for most programs  

- Travel -
New and updated services from SRAS,
experts in Russian travel and education.

SRAS Research Travel Services
SRAS's many years of experience in travel, research, and education are now at the disposal of those hoping to perform research in Russia. Let us help you with visas, accommodations, archival work, and more!

Faculty-Led Travel
How best to excite students about your subject? Show it to them first hand! This article outlines how to effectively organize a faculty-led tour to Russia.

SRAS Educational Tours
Tourism focused on showing you the real Russia and sending you home with a better understanding of Russia and it's people!

- Moscow Ditches Kiosks and Shopping Centers
Aeroflot Goes Budget?
- TSA New Rules Please No One  
- Russia Shuts Currency Exchanges

- Moscow-Houston Daily Flights Now Available

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

Central Asian Studies
This innovative program preparing students for international careers is based in the fascinating and historically significant region of Central Asia.

Museums and Art Restoration in Russia (MARR)
A three-week venue-based program to explore the collections and learn about the care and management of Russia's museums!

Acting in Russia
A six-week summer program to study acting in St. Petersrgburg, Russia.

- Senate Hearing on Language Learning
- Startalk Educator Resources
- Time to Look at U.S. Linguistic Preparedness 

- Vestnik, The Journal of Russian and Asian Studies -

Call for Papers: $200 Jury Award Offered
We invite papers written by undergraduates, graduates, and postgraduates. Research on any subject is accepted - politics, literature, art, history, linguistics, etc. If you have written solid research in the last year, send it to by December 15, 2010!

Jury Award Goes to Luke Rodeheffer!
Vestnik seeks to encourage the study of any subject related to the countries of the former Soviet Union. Vestnik also encourages students to develop original ideas and to back those ideas with solid arguments and evidence drawn from original research.

Vestnik, Issue 9, Available Online
The full pdf version of Issue 9 is now available! The last two articles are now online as well. "Environmental Policy and Politics of Lake Baikal" discusses environmental organizations and the psychology of environmentalism in Irkutsk, Russia. "Gogol's 'The Portrait' and Russian Orthodox Iconography" examines the historical influences of the great schism on Gogol's short story.

- 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  ResourcesRussian Names
A radio show (in Russian) dedicated to discussion of the meaning of Russian names.

Interview with Michele Berdy
Michele Berdy has been publishing weekly articles on language in The Moscow Times for the last eight years.

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

Moscow: History and Current State
Moscow is a city layered in complexity and mass that can be surprising and even shocking at times. 

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!

Foreign Service Videos
Official videos produced by the U.S. Department of State. Videos include remarks by Secretary Clinton and candid interviews with U.S. diplomats.

Q&A: Sacked Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov
Luzhkov told CNN that "we are losing democracy inside the country," and refuted rumors that he was planning to leave the country.

Russian Analytical Digest: Police Reform
This issue of the Russian Analytical Digest discusses police reform in Russia.

Official YouTube Channel for Orthodox Church
The Russian Orthodox Church has launched its own YouTube channel. How's that for modernization?

"Current Political Situation in Russia"
A talk by Boris Nemtsov at the Harriman Institute in New York focusing on the death of Sergei Magnitsky.

Tour of the Lenin Library
Informative and very thorough tour of Moscow State Lenin library (in Russian).

Director Mikhalkov's Political Manifesto
"Law and Truth. A Manifesto of Enlightened Conservatism." (in Russian).

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