Russian Club

The Official Club of the Russian Department

Welcome to Russian Club!

The Russian Club is designed for anyone who participates in the Russian language curriculum, anyone with an interest in the program, or just plain Russian Enthusiasts who want to expand their knowledge of Russia or 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 two events monthly, with one being the Russian Tea, and the other some cultural event.

If interested, feel free to contact either Annalise Rivas [annaliserivas@gustavus.edu], or the Club Presidents Lily Prokosch [lprokosc@gustavus.edu] & Nikita Sandstrom [nsandst2@gustavus.edu] and we will add you to the mailing list.

Russian Club at the Involvement Fair Russian Club at the Involvement Fair


CURRENT EVENTS

Russian Tea

NEXT MEETING: TBA WHERE: TBA

Russian Tea is a monthly event where all Russian Club members gather around and talk around with other members all things Russian 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 - Russian Film Sputnik (2020)

When and Where: 6:30pm on Thursday, Oct. 28 in Confer Hall 128 (CON128)

Description: At the height of the Cold War, a Soviet spacecraft crash lands after a mission gone awry, leaving the commander as its only survivor. After a renowned Russian psychologist is brought in to evaluate the commander's mental state, it becomes clear that something dangerous may have come back to Earth with him. Trailer

Cover Art for the 2020 Film "Sputnik"


PAST EVENTS

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!