On February 24, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Kharkiv has become one of the cities that, from the first hours of the attack, is constantly subjected to shelling by the aggressor. Hundreds of thousands of citizens lost their property and were forced to leave the city, move to other regions, or even leave the country. At the same time, hundreds of thousands of people remain in the city. Russian language students read 2022 diary of the Ukrainian journalist Anna Gin.
The Experience of Death and Freedom, this lecture will address Stanyslav Aseyev's experience in captivity. Aseyev is a Ukrainian journalist and novelist.
Larysa Artiugina is a Ukrainian Documentarian, film director, and activist. She has made the world aware of the ongoing struggles of the Ukrainian people through her documentary filmmaking and distribution.
Kostiantyn Doroshenko speaks about the way the Ukrainian artists of today represent the horrors of the Russian military aggression.
A play inspired by the documentary prose of Svetlana Alexievich, winner of Nobel Prize in Literature. Her prose presents the candid and affecting testimony of the officers and soldiers, mothers and wives who describe the war and its lasting effects. It offers an unforgettably powerful insight into the realities of war. Featuring W&L Russian Area Studies Language Students. Dramaturge and Director: Dmitry Zhukovsky
Leonid Kosals talks on the radical socio-economic transformation in Russia during the 1990s and onwards. Leonid Kosals is a Professor of Sociology at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia) and the Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto (Canada).
The play is inspired by the documentary prose of Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. All the dialogues in the play are based on real personal stories told by the former Soviet people in their interviews with Svetlana Alexievich. Featuring W&L Russian Area Studies Language Students. Dramaturge and Director: Dmitry Zhukovsky
Entertaining and (perhaps) a bit educational Variety Show. Favorite Traditional and popular Russian songs, stories, fables… and more! Featuring W&L Russian Area Studies Language Students.
A native of Russia, Dr. Leonid Trofimov is a Senior Lecturer in Russian history at Bentley University, MA. He also teaches Cold War history at Queen’s University, Canada. Dr. Trofimov’s teaching and research interests focus on modern Russia and the world. His most recent publication is The Russian Revolution and its Global Impact: A Short History with Documents.
Russian Opera-oratorio performed by Washington and Lee's Russian Language Students. Johnson Theater, March 31, 2017. Libretto by Korney Chukovsky and music by Vera Pavlova.
Musical based on Vera Pavlova's Poetry, Directed by Vera Pavlova, Thursday, March 31 at 7:00 pm in the Stackhouse Theater