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 Russian Tea

When: 3:30 pm the first three Thursdays of the block
Where: the Russian House, 1128 North Cascade.

For more information call or email the Cultural Program Coordinator, Lidiia Pletneva, at 389-6592 or

Russian Tea House Events


November 29, 2012 - Block 4

This Thursday, November 29th is the birthday of the Russian letter Ё. Kat Hodgson will be telling the story of the birth and some interesting facts about the Letter's life. Come to drink tea and learn about its history. Do vstrechi!                                                                                                       

 November 8, 2012 - Block 3                                                                                                                                  We cordially invite you to come to Russian Tea and listen to professor of History DENNIS SHOWALTER who will be talking about  WW2 and his latest book about the Battle of Kursk.

October 10, 2012 - Block 2                                                                                                                                          Come learn how to play a popular Russian card game. We'll have a tournament, the winner will get a souvenir. come to drink tea, and spend time in a warm atmosphere.

September 20, 2012 - Block 1                                                                                                                            Russian students Jena and Beau are preparing a hot discussion on "Two capitals of Russia: Moscow vs. Saint Petersburg". Also April and Robin will give a report about the latest Russian news. Come and join us!


May 3, 2012 - Block 8                                                                                                              Russian major, Julia Pleasants, will share her experience of discovering Ivan Bunin! Julia will show the movie she filmed based on Bunin's famous "Light Breathing". Tea and cakes will be served.

April 26, 2012 - Block 8                                                                                                                       Russian Major, Joshua Youle, is going to talk about the phenomena of corruption in Russia. Tea and cakes will be served.

 April 5, 2012 - Block 7                                                                                                                       Russian Major, Marcella Morgan, is going to share her experience of analyzing Dostoevsky's "Brothers Karamazov."

September 8, 2011 - Blk 1
First meeting of year: Getting to know you.

September 9, 2011 - Blk 1
Russian travel. Moscow: witness stories, pictures, adventures, slide show

September 22, 2011 - Blk 1
Russian travel. Saint-Petersburg and suburbs: witness stories, pictures, adventures, slide show.

October 2, 2011 - Blk 2
Russian poetry night: great poems, great poets, great actors

October 13, 2013- Blk 2
Modern Russian memes and sterotypes or "Who are the British scientists?

October 20, 2011 - Block 2
You will never see it anywhere else! Funny, absurd or just amazing things about Russia

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