Eastern European Club ClubThe Official Club of the Russian & Eastern European Studies Department

Welcome to The Eastern European Club!

The Eastern European Club is designed for anyone who participates in the Russian & Eastern European Studies curriculum, anyone with an interest in the program, or enthusiasts who want to expand their knowledge of Eastern Europe in general, such as culture, music, film, food, etc.

This club is open for anyone to join, with no prior knowledge of the Russian language required (but you are always welcome to try and use the phrases you may know, or even learn a few to use!). We have events in-person every month, as well as events celebrating various holidays.

If interested, feel free to contact either Annalise Rivas [annaliserivas@gustavus.edu], or the Club Co-Presidents Cristina Sirbu [csirbu@gustavus.edu] & Caroline Southworth [csouthw@gustavus.edu] and we will add you to the mailing list.



Traditional Tea


Traditional Tea is a monthly event where all East European Club members gather around and talk around with other members all things Slavic or even how things are going. With tea poured from the traditional samovar as a beautiful piece to complement the event, it's a great time to catch up with friends in the club or even relax after a hard day of classes and such!

Cultural Event - Film Nosferatu (1922)

When and Where: 7:00pm on Tuesday, Oct. 10 in Confer Hall 128 (CON128)

Description: F.W. Murnau's class vampire film features Max Schreck as an unauthorized version of Bram Stoker's Dracula and infuses it with some of the political debates of the day. 

Cover Art for the 1922 Film "Nosferatu"


Soviet Film Kidnapping, Caucasian Style

A 1967 Soviet Comedy film revolving an old Caucasian tradition of bridal kidnapping, the film follows Shurik, a university student, who travels to the Caucasus and meets Nina, another polytechnical student. As a local powerful man in the area wishes for Nina's hand, the Troika is hired to stage an old tradition of kidnapping her, with Shurik left to save her. Regarded as one of the finer comedies in Soviet Cinema with the loveable Troika of the "Three Stooges", this is a wonderful film to begin the year off and great for any newcomers to see the club!