The Center is designed to strengthen the study and teaching of Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies at Oberlin, by expanding summer and post graduation internship, community service, study abroad, and employment opportunities for students; fostering the development of new curricula; and offering a broad range of cultural activities focusing on the region. The Center will provide the administrative support and resources essential to develop innovative programming for Oberlin students and graduates, while assuring participant safety and program quality within the rapidly changing conditions of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.

  Russian Department Web Page
Click here to find out more about the Russian Department at Oberlin College.
  The Moscow Diary
Watch for updates from Greg Walters, '03, as he explores the field of international journalism. OCREECAS is sponsoring Greg's internship with the Moscow Times this fall, and he will be sending us updates on his progress
  Siberian Summer
Brianna Tindall writes about her summer in Siberia. The Oberlin College senior spent two months in the region around Lake Baikal, interning for the Federation of Mountaineering and Ecotourism. Read about camping and building trails in the wilds of Russia!

Helpful links on theme of culture and art in post soviet countries.


Now Showing at Russian House: For those of you at Oberlin, Russian house now has satellite TV so you can come by and watch Russian television! To see a schedule of what's playing click here

Marian Schwartz: Translator
April 16th, 4:30-6:00
Rice Faculty Lounge

Marian Schwartz has been translating Russian literature for over thirty years, not only fiction but philosophy, criticism, fine art, and history. She has published numerous stories in Two Lines, Grand Street, The Literary Review, North American Review, and Yale Review, among other magazines, as well as in anthologies, and over two dozen book-length translations, along with twenty issues of Russian Studies in Literature. Schwartz's latest publication is her translation of Ruben Gallego's White on Black, winner of the 2004 Russian Booker Prize, which Harcourt published in hardcover in 2006 and reissued in paperback in 2007. Schwartz's other recent publications include new translations of Mikhail Lermontov's A Hero of Our Time (Modern Library) and Yuri Olesha's Envy (New York Review Books). Currently, Schwartz is producing new translations of Mikhail Bulgakov's early novel, White Guard (Yale University Press). She will speak on problems in translation of contemporary fiction, focusing on her most recent translation (from Russian) of Gallego's White on Black which was just awareded the Texas Institute of Letter's translation prize.

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Read about the musical group Talisman's visit to Oberlin, expanding OCREECAS internships, and more!
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