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RUSSIAN AREA STUDIES DEPARTMENT NEWS

Ost to Present, Discuss Film at Festival

David Ost, professor of political science, will discuss the Russian documentary, "On the Way Home," following its screening at the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) at Ithaca College on Sunday, April 6. "In light of the fact that Russia has been in the news in the last month or so in such an extreme way, this provides a different, personal access to Russia, to people, to some of th...  More >>

Ukraine, Russia and the Current Crisis

In light of Russian President Vladimir V. Putin's decision to reclaim the formerly Ukrainian region of Crimea and the resulting international relations conflict, members of the Hobart and William Smith and Cornell faculty will convene on Wednesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. in the Geneva Room of the Warren Huntington Smith Library for a discussion titled "Ukraine, Russia, and the Current Crisis." The for...  More >>

HWS Students Explore Rural Russia

In a remote village six hours west of Moscow, a group from HWS on an expedition to explore Russia's folklore heritage was welcomed to join a local family at their home for an unforgettable cultural experience. It was Christmas Eve in the Smolensk region, and the team of students, alums and Department Chair and Associate Professor of Russian Area Studies David Galloway, humbly accepted the offer t...  More >>

McKinney Receives Fulbright

Associate Professor of Economics Judith McKinney has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to conduct research in Russia this semester. Currently in Yaroslavl, a city northeast of Moscow, McKinney is focusing on the experiences of women who worked in the provincial Soviet city in the late 1980s and early 1990s. McKinney is particularly interested in the ways in which the women navigated their ro...  More >>

Littlefield ’12 in South Korea

For someone who loves to learn different languages, there really is no better way to do so than to go to a place where that language is spoken and immerse yourself in it. That is exactly what Belinda Littlefield '12 is doing. Littlefield is currently an English teacher at a school in South Korea, where she is helping young students learn English while at the same time learning her third language....  More >>