Russian Area Studies


Studying Russia’s History, Language and Culture

Russia StudyDuring winter break, 11 Hobart and William Smith students flew to Moscow to delve into the depths of Russian history, language and culture through a 10-day experience curated and led…
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Studying in Barnaul, Russia

The HWS Barnaul group in front of the city signAmong the western plains of Siberia is the thriving city of Barnaul, Russia. Situated close to the border of Kazakhstan, the city is an industrial, cultural and educational center home…
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HWS Awarded 5th Fulbright-Hays Grant in Russian Studies

Russia_4For the fifth time since 2006, Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Russian Area Studies program has been awarded a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The…
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Old Clothes on Young Bodies

Minyonok Yelena 2Philologist and folklorist Yelena Minyonok Ph.D. will present a talk, “Old Clothes on Young Bodies: Dynamics of Russian Folk Traditions in Modern Rural and Urban Contexts,” on Thursday, Oct. 4…
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Salisbury Intern Explores Russian Culture

RussiaAlexandra Curtis ’20, a recipient of a 2018 Charles H. Salisbury Summer International Internship Stipend, is delving into Russian folklore and the art of literary translation at the A.M. Gorky Institute…
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