Ongoing Events

Russian Conversation Table (UW-Madison)

Thursdays -
Rathskeller, Memorial Union

Join UW-Madison Russian instructors and other students for conversation in Russian on Thursdays at 5:30 pm in Der Rathskeller in Memorial Union. Please contact Melissa Warner for more information.

Russian Conversation Table (Madison Community)

Tuesdays -
Michelangelo's Coffee House

Все желающие приглашаются на Русский Стол с 6 до 8 каждый четверг в Michelangelo's. Организаторы обещают разговоры, анекдоты, чай, новые знакомства. For more information, please contact Sarah Bennett.

Weekly Social Hour for Russian Flagship Students

Tuesdays -
Location varies

In the Spring 2017, Russian Flagship Social Hour will take place on Tuesdays at 5:00 pm. The location varies - please refer to the individual events listed to the immediate left. Russian Flagship students are required to attend at least 8 events/semester.

Russian Folk Orchestra

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Russian Folk Orchestra has a number of openings for musicians! Join the RFO to learn how to play beautiful Russian music on authentic Russian folk instruments, the balalaika and domra.

The Russian Folk Orchestra is an official university performing and touring ensemble, and welcomes anyone, especially those with stringed-instrument experience! The ability to read music is also highly desirable. RFO will provide you with an instrument, costume, and music. Free lessons will be provided.

For more information, please visit the RFO website.

Weekly Russian Tea for Flagship Students

Thursdays -
315 Bradley Memorial Building

In the Spring 2017, the Russian Flagship Tea and Conversation Hour will take place on Thursdays at 9:30 am in 315 Bradley Memorial Building.

Russia-Related Events on Campus

For more Russia-related events on campus and in the community, please visit the website for the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia.

Previous Events


3rd Annual Russian Flagship Program Капустник: Awards Ceremony and Talent Show

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
1418 Van Hise

Russian Flagship students and staff will celebrate the end of the 2016-17 academic year with an awards ceremony and student-led капустник (talent show)!

Russian Flaghip students have been working hard all semester to create their own Russian-language performances for the капустник. We are excited to unveil these creative projects!

Students will also be recognized with numerous awards. Light refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, April 28
4:00-6:00 pm
1418 Van Hise Hall

For more information, please contact Laura Weigel.

Social Hour (Film Screening): Адмирал

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
1418 Van Hise

Please join us for the final film in our spring 2017 film series:

Tuesday, April 25
5:00-7:00 pm
1418 Van Hise

For more information, please contact Sasha Melnikova.

Eugene Onegin

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 11:55am
Marcus Point Cinema

The Metropolitan Opera will be showing Eugene Onegin with Anna Netrebko on Saturday, April 22 at 11:55 am at the Marcus Point Cinema (7825 Big Sky Drive) in Madison. Details about the opera are available here.

The Russian Flagship Program will purchase tickets for interested students and tutors. There is a chance that we will also be able to help with transportation (depending on how many people sign up).

If you would like to attend, please sign up here before 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 5. Please note that this event will be a considerable time commitment, as the opera runs for 4 hours.

Please contact Laura Weigel with questions.

Russian Flagship Assessments: Spring 2017

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
250 Van Hise Hall

Required spring assessments for Russian Flagship students (on campus this semester, except for 2017-18 capstone program participants) will take place on Friday, April 21. Please sign up for a time slot here. If you have scheduling conflicts or questions about the assessments, please contact program coordinator Laura Weigel.

Friday, April 21
250 Van Hise Hall

Social Hour: Подготовка к Капустнику

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
315 Bradley

Need some help with your Kapustnik performance? Want to rehearse in front of others? Need to make props or work on your costume? Please join us during Social Hour on Tuesday, April 18. We will have various creative supplies on hand, e.g. construction paper, markers, glue, etc.

Tuesday, April 18
5:00-6:00 pm
315 Bradley Memorial

For more information, please contact Sasha Melnikova.

Social Hour: Karaoke Night with Russian House

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ochsner Kitchen, Adams Hall

Come along and sing your heart out to your favorite solos, duets, or group songs!

Tuesday, April 11
5:00-6:00 pm
Ochsner Kitchen, Adams Hall

For more information, please contact Sasha Melnikova.

University of Wisconsin Russian Folk Orchestra: 20th Anniversary Concert

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Mills Concert Hall

Celebrate the University of Wisconsin Russian Folk Orchestra's 20th season at a free concert, offered with generous support from the Anonymous Fund of the College of Letters and Science. The program will include two world premieres by the RFO's own Nebojša Macura and Yuriy Kolosovskiy! More information on the concert.

Saturday, April 8
7:30-9:00 pm
Mills Concert Hall, 455 N. Park Street

For more information, please contact Victor Gorodinsky.

Social Hour: The Russian Overseas Flagship (ROF) Capstone Program

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Union South TITU

The Russian Overseas Flagship (ROF) Capstone Program, a presentation by special guests from American Councils, Gennady Babankov and Derek Groom. Open to all Russian Flagship students.

Tuesday, April 4
5:00-6:00 pm
Union South TITU

For more information, please contact Laura Weigel.

Russian Tea: Conversation with Andrei Kozyrev

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 9:30am - 10:30am
1418 Van Hise

Andrei Kozyrev was the first Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation under President Boris Yeltsin from October 1991 until January 1996. From 1996-2000, he represented the northern city of Murmansk in the Russian Duma. Since 2000, he has lectured on international affairs and served on the boards of a number of Russian and international companies. He will meet with Russian Flagship students from 9:30-10:30 am in 1418 Van Hise Hall for a conversation in Russian. Please RSVP to the conversation with Andrei Kozyrev.

Thursday, March 30
9:30-10:30 am
1418 Van Hise Hall

For more information, please contact Laura Weigel.

The UW-Madison Russian Flagship is a collaborative initiative of the UW-Madison Department of Slavic Languages and Literature  and the Language Institute, with the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, and the Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition
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