Events

Ongoing Events

Russian Table for Undergraduates

Tuesdays -
Rathskeller, Memorial Union

Join UW-Madison Russian instructors and other students for conversation in Russian on Tuesdays at 5:00 pm in the Rathskeller in Memorial Union. Please contact Melissa Warner for more information.

Russian Table

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.

Upcoming Events

Social Hour: Настольные Игры

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
315 Bradley Memorial

Please join us for Russian board game classics during Social Hour!

Tuesday, March 28
5:00-6:00 pm
315 Bradley Memorial

For more information, please contact Sasha Melnikova.

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.

Russian Flagship Scavenger Hunt

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

This event is tentative and still being planned (and depends on the spring weather). Please check back for more information.

Details TBD, but aiming for April 1.

For more information, please contact Sasha Melnikova.

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.

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: Karaoke with Russian House

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Russian House

 

Tuesday, April 11th
5:00-6:00 pm
Russian House

For more information, please contact Sasha Melnikova.

Social Hour: Подготовка к Капустнику

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

 

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

For more information, please contact Sasha Melnikova.

Social Hour (Film Screening): Адмирал

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

 

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

For more information, please contact Sasha Melnikova.

Russian Flagship Program 3rd Annual Капустник

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 9:30am - 10:30am
1418 Van Hise

 

Friday, April 28th
4:00-5 pm
1418 Van Hise

For more information, please contact Sasha Melnikova.

Previous Events

2017

Social Hour: Вечер Поэзии

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
315 Bradley Memorial

Please join us for an evening of Russian poetry!

Tuesday, March 14
5:00-6:00 pm
315 Bradley Memorial

For more information, please contact Sasha Melnikova.

Conversation with Dr. Mary Big Mountain

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
1334 Van Hise

Dr. Marella (Mary) Tobolt Big Mountain is a major in the U.S. Air Force, who studied abroad with UW-Madison in the 1990s and later had the chance to run a bilateral cooperation office in an embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan using her Russian language skills. Dr. Big Mountain is interested in speaking to students about the opportunities she's had with both the U.S. Air Force and in U.S. embassies abroad. Please note that this conversation will take place in English and is open to all interested UW-Madison students.

Tuesday, March 14
2:30-3:30 pm
1334 Van Hise Hall


Please RSVP here if you plan on attending. Please contact Laura Weigel with any questions about this event.

Use Your Words: Language and Education

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Union South

Are you considering a career in translation, but wondering how to get started? Come to this workshop to learn how to gain experience, build your expertise, find work and more!

Monday, March 13th
4:00-5:00 pm
Union South

For more information, please contact The Language Institute

Russian Tea: Conversation with Maria Stepanova

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 9:30am - 10:30am
315 Bradley Memorial

Maria Stepanova is a Russian poet, essayist, and journalist. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of Colta.ru, one of the most visible independent media resources in Russia today. On March 9, she will give a CREECA lecture (in English) on the current state of the mass media in Russia. She will meet with Russian Flagship students from 9:30-10:30 am in 315 Bradley Memorial Building for a conversation in Russian. Please RSVP to the conversation with Maria Stepanova.

Thursday, March 9
9:30-10:30 am
315 Bradley Memorial


For more information on this event, please contact Laura Weigel.

Social Hour (Film Screening): На Дерибасовской хорошая погода, на Брайтон-Бич опять идут дожди

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
1418 Van Hise

 

Tuesday, March 7th
5:00-7:00 pm
1418 Van Hise

For more information, please contact Sasha Melnikova.

Use Your Words: Language and Community Service

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Union South

Are you considering a career in translation, but wondering how to get started? Come to this workshop to learn how to gain experience, build your expertise, find work and more!

Monday, March 6th
4:00-5:00 pm
Union South

For more information, please contact The Language Institute

Social Hour: Кулинарный мастер-класс со студентами Русского дома: "Готовим блины"

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Russian House

 

Tuesday, February 28th
5:00-6:00 pm
Ochsner Kitchen, Adams Hall

For more information, please contact Sasha Melnikova.

Social Hour: Настольные игры

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
315 Bradley Memorial

 

Tuesday, February 21st
5:00-6:00 pm
315 Bradley Memorial

For more information, please contact Sasha Melnikova.

Social Hour: Нечистая сила и суеверия

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
315 Bradley Memorial

 

Tuesday, February 14th
5:00-6:00 pm
315 Bradley Memorial

For more information, please contact Sasha Melnikova.

Group Outing: Baba Yaga: A Portrait of the Wickedest Witch

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Overture Center

Baba Yaga: A Portrait of the Wickedest Witch, a dance performance at the Overture Center for the Arts, with pre-show talk (in English) by Jennifer Tishler, associate director of CREECA. Make sure to sign up in advance!

Friday, February 10th
7:00-9:00 pm
Overture Center

Russian Tea: Пропаганда и табу

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 9:30am - 10:30am
315 Bradley Memorial

Пропаганда и табу: почему Владимир Путин так популярен и о чем российской прессе говорить запрещено, with special guest Anton Shirikov, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, UW-Madison

Thursday, February 9th
9:30-10:30 am
315 Bradley Memorial Building


For more information, please contact Sasha Melnikova.

Social Hour: ACTR National Essay Contest

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
315 Bradley Memorial

Required for all Russian Flagship students!

Tuesday, February 7th
5:00-6:00 pm
315 Bradley Memorial

For more information, please contact Sasha Melnikova.

Russian Tea: Современная русская музыка

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 9:30am - 10:30am
315 Bradley Memorial

 

Thursday, February 2nd
9:30-10:30 am
315 Bradley Memorial Building


For more information, please contact Sasha Melnikova.

Social Hour (Film Screening): Мультфильмы

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
1418 Van Hise

 

Tuesday, January 31st
5:00-6:00 pm
1418 Van Hise 

For more information, please contact Sasha Melnikova.

Russian Tea: Новый Год - Новый Старт

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 9:30am - 10:30am
315 Bradley Memorial

Join us for the first Russian Tea of the semester to discuss the New Year!


Thursday, January 26th
9:30-10:30 am
315 Bradley Memorial Building


For more information, please contact Sasha Melnikova.

Spring Semester Kick-Off Meeting

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
TBD

Current Russian Flagship students should plan to attend the program's spring semester kick-off meeting:

Tuesday, January 24
4:00-5:00 pm
206 Ingraham Hall


During this meeting, students will learn more about plans for spring semester events and receive general program news and updates.

For more information, please contact Laura Weigel.

New Student Orientation

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
1251 Van Hise Hall

Students admitted to the Russian Flagship Program for the spring 2017 semester should plan on attending this mandatory meeting. Please contact program coordinator Laura Weigel with any questions.

Tuesday, January 17
3:00-4:00 pm
1251 Van Hise Hall

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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