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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 

  Lentulov New Jerusalem Do you like Russian art? Would you like to spend several months researching, writing about, and actually exploring art in Russia? Would you like a scholarship to do so? Great. Click here.

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Spring is in the air! Ok, not really – but it is time to be thinking about spring semester already. SRAS has a wide range of programs across Russia, Ukraine, and Kyrgyzstan. We also have a full range of funding opportunities listed for you on our site. Take a look – but move fast, the deadline is October 15th!

This month our newsletter brings you a mass of information. From the fabulously fun (a Russian-themed Halloween film suggestion and Vodka-infused Gummy Bears for those 21 and over) to the seriously scholarly (a new batch of Russian political platforms in full translation and a great source of customizable graphs on Russian economic stats) to the somewhere-in-between (watch the Coronation of Tsar Nicholas II and listen to Leo Tolstoy read his own poetry) – this one has it all! 

In this month's newsletter:

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

$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.

Facebook Contest: Russian Universities!
Join us on Facebook to test your knowledge of Russia's universities and win great prizes!

 Study Abroad
in Russia!


- Programs and Funding! -

$7000 Scholarship to Study Russian Art
SRAS's Home and Abroad: Creative offers $7,000 to students who want to build writing, research, art, and language skills at home and abroad.

Apply Now to Study Abroad this Spring!
Study ecology in Irkutsk, Russian politics in Moscow, culture in St. Pete, international relations and regional studies in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (Central Asia) or Vladivostok (Russia and the Far East) or, of course, Russian in locations across Russia, Ukraine, or Kyrgyzstan!

SRAS Posters Available
One poster vividly shows why you should study abroad in Russia and the other shows you how to do it.

Russian Student Census
Those of you who teach or administrate, please submit your census numbers. Those of you who study, please encourage your professors and departments to submit. This is a great project that is helping arm professors and students to advocate for Russian programs. 

- All Open Funding Cycles for Study Abroad in Russia
- Blog - Adventures of an SRAS Student in St. Pete
- Boren Awards Can Get You $30K to Study Abroad! 
- New NY Center for Russian Study
- The True Value of Interning Abroad
- Senate Budget Would Preserve Pell
- Tennessee Schools Develop Bilingual Kids

 Study Abroad
in Russia!


- Feature: Russian Politics on the Eve of Elections -

Communist Platform
While history is usually written by the victors, as the saying goes, the Communists are still a political force in Russia and have written their own version of the dramatic events of the late eighties and early nineties. 

Yabloko's "New" Political Course
Yabloko is the last functioning liberal democratic party from the 1990s.

LDPR Anti-Crisis Platform
The party mixes nostalgia for the USSR (and an open desire to recreate it) with a strong anti-immigration stance and a stated resolve to answer "The Russian Question"

Patriots of Russia Political Platform
The Patriots of Russia is Russia's smallest officially-registered political party.

A Just Russia Manifesto
A Just Russia is a relatively new politically party and the smallest faction represented in the Duma. They may not hold onto that representation after this year's elections.

- Medvedev Endorses Putin for President
- Kudrin Resigns as Finance Minister
- Prokhorov Sought Street Protests
- Obama's Russia Ambassador Nominated
- Politics in Translation (More Platforms and Texts!)

- Kороче -

Top Movies in Russia: Russian comic gets pregnant
MTV's Top 5: Ё-ё-ё
Nashe Radio's Top 5
: Modern folk tops the chart
Russian TV Reporting:
Plane crash kills hockey team

Cheap Eats Moscow:
Soviet-era blini & Chinese buffet

Cheap Eats St. Petersburg:
Zhili Bili; Lady Killers

 Study Abroad
in Russia!


- Language and Culture -

MiniLesson: Detskyi Sad - Kindergarten
This the first in a new series of Russian MiniLessons devoted to early education in Russia.

Russian Halloween Film: Вий
Halloween is just around the bend - celebrate it with the best-known Russian horror film of all time! It's free on YouTube and has English subtitles!

The Living Voice of Leo Tolstoy
Leo Tolstoy made some the first audio recordings in Russia. You can listen to these digitized recordings of him speaking Russian (and English!). 

My Family’s Experiment in Extreme Schooling
What happens when you take three American kids and throw them in a Russian grade school where they can’t speak the language?

Architecture and the Russian Avant-garde
A brief, free lecture on Russia's Avant-garde movement.

- Anna Karenina Film in Production
- Vodka-Infused Gummi Bears

- Your Favorite Stars as Russian Military Generals

- American to Join the Bolshoi
- Russian Film Festival - London
- The American Balalaika Symphony Orchestra
- Russian Film Week NYC 2011

 Never Too Many Books or Movies!
Exporting Raymond on DVD Everybody Loves Raymond
er... Vova!
soviet fates lost alternatives Post-Soviet history understanding russian politics A great new book!

 Study Abroad
in Russia!

Russian Studies

- Primary Docs and Other Cool Stuff -

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

Антикоррупционный комитет им. И. В. Сталина
This new project by Russia's Communists aims to stamp out corruption in Russia.

Трудности перевода кино
For those with advanced Russian, this article on the translations of movie titles through history is very interesting. For those with intermediate skills, you can get the basic jest from the movie posters pictured in English and Russian.

USSR Photos
This is a collection of photos from the archives of ITAR-TASS, a news agency once run by the USSR and now run by the Russian Federation.

Tsar Nicholas II Coronation
The coronation of Tsar Nicholas II is now on YouTube. It's one of the first films ever shot in Russia and one of the oldest known surviving films today.

Transaero doesn't show up in most search engines like Travelocity. However, they have recently expanded their international offerings to include NY and Houston and have rates considerably less than Aeroflot or Delta.

Russian Economic Stats
This site provides a range of customizable economic charts for various indicators for Russia.


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