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Slavic Colloquium: Russian Virginia In and Out of the Classroom

This colloquium will feature two student projects from Prof. Edith Clowes’ RUTR 2460 course using the website “Russian Virginia”. The first project, presented by Fall 2015 students Alex Moree and David Peters, explores the Russian Civil War through the work of little-known Soviet cartoonist Vladimir Akimov. The second project, presented by Fall 2016 students Alex Kozoyed and Veri Silva, focuses on an Orthodox church in the Northern Virginia area and its integration of traditional orthodoxy with recognizably American social practices and involvement.

Study Abroad Programs

List of Study Abroad Programs Directly Sponsored by Colleges and Universities in Virginia

Descriptions of these programs were written by the sponsoring institutions themselves. Please contact individual program officers or directors for the most up-to-date information.

1) Ferrum College:
Rachel Stauffer (Assistant Professor of Russian and Program Coordinator of Russian), rstauffer@ferrum.edu

Ferrum College has an exchange program with Pskov State University in Pskov, with options for language study and/or internship opportunities.

2) George Mason University:
Dianna Leonard, Program Officer, dleonar7@gmu.edu

GMU has a bilateral exchange program with the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, with options for Russian Language courses and others.

3) James Madison University:
JMU does not maintain a consistent Russian-based study abroad program, but will offer study abroad on an ad hoc basis according to professor and student ability and desire. For summer 2016, JMU offered two programs in Russia:

– Exploring Arts, Healing, and Health in Russia (Moscow, Sorochany, and St. Petersburg; contact: Kate Trammell, Program Director, trammekx@jmu.edu).

– Russian in Moscow (Moscow; contact: Elena Gopienko-Corbin, Adjunct Instructor in Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, gopienex@jmu.edu): Immersive language experience for intensive Russian-language instruction.

JMU will offer the Russian in Moscow program once more in Summer 2017.

4) Virginia Tech:
Kirsten Rutsala (Instructor of Russian), krutsala@vt.edu, or Dr. Robert Efird (Director, Russian Study Abroad), refird@vt.edu

The Russian Program of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers a Study Abroad program in Latvia.

The goal of the program is to provide Virginia Tech students with an exceptional opportunity to enrich their college experience by studying a foreign language and civilization while being immersed in Russian culture in the European Union.

All credits earned during the study abroad program will count towards the Russian Major or the Russian Minor.

5) William and Mary:
Those interested are urged to contact the Reves Center for International Studies and/or Sasha Prokhorov, Russian Studies Program Director, xprok@wm.edu)

This unique six-week summer program is designed to offer participants an opportunity to improve Russian language skills with 9 credits of Russian language and culture courses. The students are immersed in Russian culture as they live with Russian families and spend evenings filled with trips to the theatres, ballets, and operas, including the world-famous Mariinsky Theatre of Ballet and Opera. At least one semester of college-level Russian is required.

List of Colleges and Universities in Virginia With External Affiliate Programs

1) George Mason University:

GMU is affiliated with the American Councils Russian Overseas Flagship Program.

2) James Madison University:

JMU is affiliated with seven study abroad programs in Russia:

AIFS Study Abroad in Russia (Summer and Semester)

CIEE Russia: Moscow, Business and International Relations (Semester)

CIEE Russia: Moscow, Business and International Relations (Summer)

CIEE Russia: St. Petersburg, Russian Area Studies (Semester)

CIEE Russia: St. Petersburg, Russian Area Studies (Summer)

CIEE Russia: St. Petersburg, Russian Language (Semester)

CIEE Russia: St. Petersburg, Russian Language (Summer)

3) Old Dominion University:

ODU is affiliated with three summer programs in Russia:

AIFS Summer in Russia, St. Petersburg

CIEE Summer in Russia: Russian Area Studies

CIEE Summer in Russia: Russian Language Program

4) Sweet Briar:

In addition to its directly-sponsored study abroad programs, Sweet Briar also offers students a number of opportunities for study abroad throughout the world including, but not limited to, Australia, Austria, Bermuda, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Guam, Holland, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Korea, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, New Zealand, Panama, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania, Trinidad, and Tobago. Students should meet with the Director of International Studies for further information.

5) University of Richmond:

The University of Richmond offers opportunities for summer and semester study abroad through CIEE, its affiliate for summer study in Moscow or semester or year-long study in St. Petersburg.

6) University of Virginia:

The University of Virginia is affiliated with five study abroad programs in Russia:

CIEE Russia: St. Petersburg, Russian Area Studies (Semester)

CIEE Russia: St. Petersburg, Russian Area Studies (Summer)

CIEE Russia: St. Petersburg, Russian Language (Semester)

CIEE Russia: St. Petersburg, Russian Language (Summer)

University of Arizona Russian Abroad: Moscow

7) Washington and Lee:

Washington and Lee is affiliated with two semester programs in Russia:

CIEE Russia: St. Petersburg, Russian Area Studies

CIEE Russia: St. Petersburg, Russian Language

Additionally, W&L is affiliated with the Middlebury School in Russia offering study in Moscow, Yaroslavl, and Irkutsk.

Museums and Exhibitions

Descriptions of these museums were written by the institutions themselves. Please contact individual museums for the most up-to-date information.

Chrysler Museum of Art
Welcome to the Chrysler Museum of Art’s collection that includes more than 30,000 works of art! The Museum has over 30 objects of Russian photography, pottery, and iconography.

If you have any questions about our collection, we would love to hear from you! For further inquiries, please contact us at collection@chrysler.org.

Address: One Memorial Place, Norfolk, Virginia 23510
Phone: (757) 664-6200

The Cold War Museum
The Cold War Museum has over $3 million in Cold War era artifacts in storage waiting to be displayed. The collection includes over 3,000 books, a 5,000 sq ft Cuban Missile Crisis Display, an SA-2 Missile, Nike Missiles, items from the USS Pueblo, USS Liberty, the U-2 Incident, Berlin Airlift, Corona Spy Satellite program, US and Soviet space programs, USMLM, and a variety of related Cold War items from international events and activities.

The Cold War Museum is a charitable organization dedicated to education, preservation, and research on the global, ideological, and political confrontations between East and West from the end of World War II to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The Cold War Museum is cultivating relationships with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Besopasnosti (KGB), the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and the National Archives, federal, state, and local entities, for-profit and non-profit organizations, worldwide veteran organizations, and individual citizens.

Address: 7142 Lineweaver Rd., Warrenton, VA 20187
Phone: (540) 341-2008

The Fralin Museum of Art
Collection of Russian and Greek Icons

Address: Thomas H. Bayly Building, 155 Rugby Road,
PO Box 400119, Charlottesville VA 22904-4119
Phone: (434) 924-3592

Lazare Gallery: Russian Art Gallery
Located in rural Charles City County, Virginia, far from the capitals of the fashionable art world, Lazare Gallery is nonetheless the epicenter of the West’s discovery of the surpassing beauty of Russian Realism.

The gallery recognizes the importance of and focus on the most skilled artists of the Moscow School of Russian Realism, the world’s greatest realism art movement of the 20th Century.

Address: 4641 Kimages Wharf Rd., Charles City, VA 23030
Phone: (804) 829-5001

Museum of Sweet Briar College
Collection of Soviet Posters

Contact: Dr. Karol Lawson
Email: klawson@sbc.edu
Address: Sweet Briar College, 134 Chapel Road, Sweet Briar, VA 24595
Phone: (434) 381-6248

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
In 1947 Lillian Thomas Pratt bequeathed to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts her remarkable collection of more than 400 Russian objects, including five Imperial Easter Eggs and approximately 170 additional works from the House of Fabergé. The collection is off-view as it travels to venues in North America and East Asia.

Address: 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23030
Phone: (804) 829-5001

Orthodox Churches

These Orthodox churches offer a variety of services and community events. Please contact individual churches for further information.

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Address: 7220 Granby St., Norfolk, VA 23505
Phone: (757) 440-0500

All Saints of America Orthodox Mission Church
Address: 235 N Payne St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 417-9665

Address: 1065 E. Bayview Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23503
Phone: (757) 339-2067
E-mail: office@dormitionnorfolk.com

Address: 1700 Amherst Street, Winchester, VA 22601
Phone: (540) 667-1416
E-mail: FrPeter.dormition@gmail.com

Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church
Address: 21580 Atlantic Blvd Building D, Unit 160, Dulles, VA 20166
Phone: (703) 421-7515                       Email: info@greekorthodoxloudoun.org

Holy Cross Romanian Orthodox Church (Biserica Ortodoxa Sfanta Cruce)
Address: 5150 Leesburg Pike, Alexandria, VA 22302-1030
Phone: (703) 307-6173

Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox Christian Church
Address: 2870 South Main St., Suite D, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone: (540) 908-2094                               Email: fr.gabriel@rocketmail.com

Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church
Address: 100 Perry Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 295-5337

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Address: 30 Huntington Blvd. NE, Roanoke, VA 24012
Phone: (540) 362-3601

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
Address: 20937 Ashburn Rd., Suite 110, Ashburn, VA 20147
Phone: (703) 758-7914                                                                                             Email:  mail@holytrinityvirginia.org

Nativity of Our Lord Orthodox Church
Address: 8911 Weems Rd., Manassas, VA 20110
Phone: (703) 629-0414

Nativity of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church
Address: 12326 Spotswood Furnace Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Phone: (540) 548-2665

St. Andrew’s Orthodox Church
Address: 117 Linden St., Ashland, VA 23005
Phone: (804) 798-4198                                                                                               Email: priest@firstcalled.org

Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church
Address: 30 Malvern Ave., Richmond, VA 23221
Phone: (804) 355-3687

Address: 2570 Huguenot Springs Rd., Midlothian, VA 23113
Phone: (804) 897-5212
E-mail: priest@stcyprianoca.org

Address: 4900 Mooretown Rd., Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
Phone: (757) 220-0994

St. Elpis Greek Orthodox Church
Address: 107 Memorial Avenue, Hopewell, VA 23860
Phone: (804) 458-4142

Address: 1724 Langhorne Rd., Lynchburg, VA 24503
Phone: (434) 384-7585

Saint Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church
Address: 60 Clifton Chapel Ln., Stafford, VA 22554
Phone: (703) 858-4347

St. Innocent of Alaska Eastern Orthodox Mission
Address: 747 Thompson Memorial Dr., Salem, VA 24153
Phone: (540) 389-6226
Email: FrMichael@StInnocent.com
(please put “re:Orthodoxy” in the subject line, so your message won’t get lost with spam)

St. Joseph of Optina Orthodox Church
Address: 810 Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Phone: (757) 390-2426

Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church
Address: 3149 Glen Carlyn Road, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: (703) 671-1515

St. Luke Serbian Orthodox Church
Address: 6801 Georgetown Pike, McLean, Virginia 22101
Phone: (703) 893-1759                                             Email: stluke@stlukemclean.org

St. Mary Orthodox Church
Address: 7223 Roosevelt Ave., Falls Church, VA 22042-1625
Phone: (703) 280-0770                                                                                               Email: contact@stmaryorthodox.org                                                         NOTE: As of June 30, 2017, this church’s website was temporarily not working. 

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
Address: 621 First Colonial Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone: (757) 422-5600
Fax: (757) 422-5722
Email: secretary@stnicksgoc.org

St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox
Address: 9000 Culley Dr., Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Phone: (804)-647-4517
Email: frnicodemos@gmail.com

Saint Tikhon Russian Orthodox Church
Address: 1800 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 24201
Phone: (276) 299-0212

High Schools

These high schools offer Russian language instruction as part of their foreign-language curricula. Please contact schools directly for more information on individual programs.

C.D. Hylton High School
Contact: Paul Rischard
Phone: (703)580-4000
Address: 14051 Spriggs Rd., Woodbridge, VA 22193
Email: rischapa@pwcs.edu

Forest Park High School
Address: 15721 Forest Park Dr., Woodbridge, VA 22193
Contact: Shamshyna de Adler
Phone: (703) 583-3200
Email: shamshyna@pwcs.edu

Heritage High School
Contact: Svetlana Spencer
Address: 520 Evergreen Mill Rd., Leesburg, VA 20175

Langley High School
Contact: Valentin Cukierman
Phone: (703)287-2857;
Address: 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101
Email: Valentin.Cukierman@fcps.edu

Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Govt. & International Studies
Contact: Michael White
Phone: (804) 354-6800 ext. 3303; (804) 354-6939
Address: 1000 N. Lombardy St., Richmond, VA 23230
Email: mwhite@gsgis.k12.va.us

Thomas Jefferson HS. For Science and Technology
Contact: Betsy Sandstrom
Phone: (703)750-8300; (703)750-5010
Address: 6560 Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA 22310
Email: ecsandstrom@fcps.edu

Floyd E. Kellam High School
Contact: Alfreda Pohrivchak
Phone: (757) 648-5100; (757) 648-5124
Address: 2323 Holland Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Email: aapohriv@vbschools.com