Modern Classical Languages and Literatures :: Russian


"First Thursdays" 6:30-9 PM
Monthly gatherings at the International House, 659 S. 5th Street. Join us for tea, zakuski, music, films and more!

"Weekly Conversation Table"
All levels welcome. For time and place, contact the Russian Club President.
Other Events TBA

In the past:
Attendance at UM´s productions of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" and “The Cherry Orchard”
Attendance at showing of Ночной дозор (Night Watch) at the Wilma Theater
Picnics at Blue Mountain and Bonner Park
Russian Easter Celebration
Annual Participation in UM´s International Festival and Children´s World

Other News

Annual Participation in National Essay Contest
UM students of Russian have participated in the competitive Annual ACTR National Post-Secondary Russian Essay contest since 2004. We are proud of the many students we have nominated for participation in this event and particularly proud of the numerous students who have won silver and bronze medals, as well as honorable mentions.

Afternoon Tea with Visiting Russian Teachers
For the last couple of years, UM's Russian Club hosted an "Afternoon Tea" for high school educators from Russia who were visiting the University of Montana for professional development. These were fantastic and memorable experiences, both culturally and linguistically, for our students.

Teachers and Tea Teachers and Tea

Documentary Filmmaker visits UM Russian Program
Marina Goldovskaya with UM Russian Students

Marina Goldovskaya, who teaches at UCLA, visited UM in May of 2006. Prior to her visit were screenings of her films Solovki Power and The House on Arbat Street. During her visit was a screening of The Prince is Back followed by a discussion of the film with the director. Marina also visited a first-year Russian language class and the Documentary Unit in the School of Journalism. She also gave an interview with Brian Kahn from Home Ground, which was aired on public radio in June. This visit was made possible by: a grant from the Office of the Provost; as well as support from the Law Firm of Garlington, Lohn, and Roberts; and from the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures; and from the Department of Radio, TV, and Film.