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Congratulations to our BA/MA student in Russian, Courtney Silver.

April 18, 2016

Congratulations to our BA/MA student in Russian, Courtney Silver for winning the Boren Scholarship for studying Russian, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, providing unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests.


Russian Program Visits Fairview High School

March 17, 2016

On March 1 and 4, Russian faculty members Vicki Grove, Laura Olson Osterman, Mark Leiderman and Tom Roberts taught classes on Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment at Fairview High School in Boulder. About 150 11th grade students in the school’s International Baccalaureate Literature Program participated in this event consisting of a...

Boulder Bookstore

Russian Faculty and Students Celebrate the Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature at the Boulder Book Store

March 17, 2016

On March 7, the Boulder Book Store hosted an evening celebrating the work of Belorussian writer Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first in an ongoing series of events celebrating Nobel Laureates across national literature traditions at the bookstore. The event was organized and moderated...


CU Russian Club Hosts Celebration of Russian Maslenitsa Holiday

March 17, 2016

The CU Russian Club hosted an event celebrating the traditional Russian holiday and spring festival of Maslenitsa on March 8 on the university campus. Analogous to the Western traditions of Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday, Maslenitsa combines features of Russian folk culture and Orthodox Christianity in heralding the arrival of...