Viktoria Tsimberov, Slava Paperno, Raissa Krivitsky
Our main sequence of courses is team-taught by (left to right) Viktoria Tsimberov, Slava Paperno, and Raissa Krivitsky. Each of us also teaches his or her own courses. If we were to describe our program in three words, it would be "challenging, fulfilling, and fun." And very friendly!

Current Announcements

  • Language and International Studies Fair:
    Monday, August 25 from noon to 2 PM at First Floor Terrace in Uris Hall.
  • Organizational meeting for all Fall 2014 courses that are marked TBA (Time to Be Arranged) in the CU course roster: Wednesday August 27 at 4:30, Room 111 Morrill Hall. We'll be looking for meeting times that suit everyone. This meeting might also help if you're not sure which course is right for you. Bring your schedule!
  • Here is why Russian studies are back: "Now the Russia experts hope that a global crisis some believe is a result of American naïveté and unsophistication about Russia may serve as the catalyst for a new generation of Russia experts." ~NYT
  • This is the first year we are offering a Russian Minor in the Department of Comparative Literature. See details under Russian minor (on the left).
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  • Next Placement Test in Russian: Saturday, August 23 at 3 PM, Room 102 Morrill Hall. You may also come at this time if you have questions about our courses. (Most students won't need to take the test. If you grew up in a Russian family or studied Russian elsewhere, read Advanced Placement and Russian for Russians under Courses, then write to Slava Paperno at sp27@cornell.edu if you have questions.)
  • Deadline for applying for Michael Harum award (see under Study in Russia in the navgation bar to your left): February 15.
  • We are often asked about online courses in Russian. Some day Cornell may offer those, but we don't do that now.
  • The Jewish-Russian Club, a campus-wide student organization of speakers of Russian (regardless of their ethnicity) holds regularly scheduled events on and off-campus. All students of Russian (including beginners) are welcome. To join the mailing list, write to Salim Bure at sg578@cornell.edu or Michelle Markovich at mhm252@cornell.edu.
  • Scholarships, study abroad, etc.:
    • February 15 is the application deadline for our Michael Harum Award. If you plan to study in Russia, click Study in Russia for the link.
    • Applications to various programs for study in Russia are generally due in early-to-mid-February, click Study in Russia for links.
    • Click Study in Russia for some links that may be of interest. No pending deadlines at the moment.
    • The AATSEEL site under Outside resources always has relevant information on internships, graduate studies, and such.
See Rooms and times for class meeting times and places; our office hours; and links to campus maps and building names.
Click Courses if you are looking for information on all our courses.
If you learned Russian at home or studied it in high school, see Russian for Russians under Courses.
For important dates, see Academic Calendar.
You will find contact information under Faculty. If you are new to the program and have a question, write to Slava Paperno.
From our first-year students:
 
 
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Dept. of Comparative literature • Russian Language Program • 226 Morrill Hall • Cornell University • Ithaca, NY 14853-4701, USA
tel. 607/255-4155 • fax 607/255-8177 • email slava.paperno@cornell.edu