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  • On Tuesday April 10, 2pm in Bate 2011, Dr. Irene Masing-Delic, Visiting Professor of Russian Literature, Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures, UNC Chapel Hill, Professor and former Department Chair, Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures, Ohio State University will speak on "Pil'niak's The Volga Flows into the Caspian Sea as Trotskyite Sophiology. Sudden change of heart, or a Trotskyite message hidden in a "Stalinist" text? A new reading of Boris Pil'niak's production novel The Volga Flows into the Caspian Sea. The lecture will be following by a reception.
  • For Russia with Love: An Evening of Music and Dance from St. Petersburg

    SPECIAL EVENT - Fundraiser - 7:30, Wednesday February 14.
    Location: Exploris 201 E. Hargett St. Raleigh, NC 27601 - (919) 834-4040

    Experience music and dance by two award-winning groups from St. Petersburg, the Golden Gates and Moscow Nights. This very special evening will include performances of Russian songs, rituals, folk stories and games. All proceeds from this event will fund the purchase, oversight and direct distribution of supplies, medicine and other necessities for the orphans of Kursk, Russia.

    The Golden Gates, formed in 1993 by Marina Tourlygina, has taken part in many different cultural events, folk festivals and concerts in Russia as well as across Europe and the United States. Awards from many competitions given to Golden Gates recognize the group as one of the most talented, exceptional and traditional representations of the Russian folk culture by children. The children range in age from 5 to 15 years old.

    The Moscow Nights is an exciting, versatile trio of world recognized and award-winning musicians from Russia. In a little over two years, they have already established themselves as one of the fastest rising folk groups in the U.S. These classically trained artists first took Europe by storm and now have brought their dazzling, toe-tapping music to North America. Their lively music offers an exhilarating and educational performance for audiences of all ages! Tickets $10; $7 for children 13 and under. Contact David Morris at (919) 454-3487 or

Russian Graduates, Spring 2006

Russian Studies majors Phil Shutt (left) and Gulzhan Elkin (right) with Prof. Elena Murenina (center) at the Foreign Language Department graduation ceremony.

6:30, Bate 2011
Everybody welcome! (English subtitles or dubbing).
September 6 "Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future" L.Gaiday, 1973
September 13 "Onegin" M. Fiennes (UK), 1999
September 20 "Catherine the Great" M.Chomsky, J.Goldsmith (UK), 1995
September27 "Barber of Siberia" N. Mikhalkov, 1994
October 4 "Burnt by the Sun" N. Mikhalkov, 1994
October 11 "Passions" Kira Muratova, 1994
October 18 "Tycoon: A New Russian" P. Lungin, 2002
October 25 "A Cruel Romance" E. Ryazanov, 1984
November 1 "Prisoner of the Mountains" S. Bodrov, 1997
November 8 "The Diamond Arm" L. Gaiday, 1969
November 15 "Good Bye, Lenin" W. Becker (Germany), 2002
November 29 "Russian Ark" A. Sokurov, 2002
December 6 "An Unfinished Piece for the Player Piano" N. Mikhalkov, 1977
December 13 "The Irony of Fate or Enjoy Your Bath" E. Ryazanov, 1975
January 17 "Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears" V. Menshov, 1979
January 31 "Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future" L.Gaiday, 1973
February 14 "Barber of Siberia" N. Mikhalkov, 1998
February 28 "Doctor Zhivago" D. Lean (USA), 1965
March 21 "Burnt By the Sun" N. Mikhalkov, 1994
April 4 "The Cranes Are Flying" M.Kalatozov, 1957
April 18 "Tycoon: A New Russian" P. Lungin, 2002

Пойдём в кино!
For more information contact Dr. Elena K. Murenina, Director, Ragsdale 200B, (252) 328-5521,