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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
svetlana.spencer@lcps.org

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

Libraries

Here you can find a comprehensive listing of Russian-related and Russian-language holdings at libraries in Virginia. If your library has items pertaining to Russia and you would like to be listed, please let us know by using the contact form here.

State and Public Libraries 

1. The Library of Virginia contains approximately 1700 items pertaining to Russia, which can be browsed here (click on “Advanced Search”, and in the first box under “Search Here” type in the word “Russia”). The collection includes Congressional briefings, maps, archival papers, and books on a wide variety of subjects including history, agriculture, literature, and politics.

2. The Alexandria Library catalog contains approximately 1,800 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, travel, Russian language learning, and films. Approximately 50 of the items are Russian-language, and can be browsed here.

3. The Alleghany Highlands Regional Library catalog contains approximately 200  items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, biography, and history.

4. The Amherst County Public Library catalog contains just over 250 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as history, politics, government, and intelligence.

5. The Appomattox Regional Library catalog contains approximately 800 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, biography, and drama. Nearly twenty of the items are Russian-language, and can be browsed here.

6. The Arlington Public Library catalog contains approximately 2,000 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as music, fiction, politics, and history. Approximately 25 of the items are Russian-language, and can be browsed here.

7. The Augusta County Library catalog contains approximately 950 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here (enter “Russia” into the search box). Approximately 20 of the items are Russian-language; within the search results, click on the “Set Limits” button and select “Russian” from the Language menu.

8. The Bedford Public Library catalog contains approximately 1,300 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here.  Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, biography, and juvenile literature. Approximately 20 of the items are Russian-language, and can be browsed here.

9. The Blackwater Regional Library catalog contains approximately 350 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as history, biography, and fiction.

10. The Blue Ridge Regional Library catalog contains approximately 650 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here (enter “Russia” into the search box). Approximately 5 of the items are Russian-language; within the search results, click on the “Set Limits” button and select “Russian” from the Language menu.

11. The Botetourt County Library catalog contains approximately 1,500 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, mysteries, and intelligence. Approximately 40 of the items are Russian-language, and can be browsed here.

12. The Bristol Public Library catalog contains approximately 1,900 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here.  Most items cover topics such as fiction, folklore, and films. Approximately 40 of the items are Russian-language, and can be browsed here.

13. The Buchanan County Public Library catalog contains approximately 250 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here.  Most items cover topics such as fiction, juvenile literature, and culture.

14. The Campbell County Public Library catalog contains approximately 1,300 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as history, biography, drama, and fiction. Approximately 20 of the items are Russian-language, and can be browsed here.

15. The Caroline Library catalog contains approximately 200  items related to Russia, which can be browsed here (please note: as of June 30, 2017, this link was very slow to load!). Most items cover topics such as history, biography, drama, and politics.

16. The Central Rappahannock Regional Library catalog contains approximately 2,200  items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, biography, drama, and films. Approximately 50 of the items are Russian-language, and can be browsed here.

17. The Central Virginia Regional Library catalog contains approximately 150  items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, politics, and juvenile literature.

18. The Charlotte County Library catalog contains approximately 70 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here (enter “Russia” into the search box). Most items cover topics such as fiction, biography, and history.

19. The Chesapeake Public Library catalog contains approximately 1,400 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, biography, history, and intelligence. Approximately 70 of the items are Russian-language, and can be browsed here.

20. The Chesterfield County Public Library catalog contains approximately 900 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and folklore. Approximately 30 of the items are Russian-language, and can be browsed here.

21. The Clifton Forge Public Library catalog contains just over 150 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and World War I.

22. The Colonial Heights Library catalog contains approximately 150 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here (enter “Russia” into the search box and click on “Keyword”). Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and biography.

23. The Craig County Public Library catalog contains approximately 50 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here (note: this link was still not working as of June 30, 2017). Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and drama.

24. The Culpeper County Public Library catalog contains approximately 800 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and biography.

25. The Cumberland County Public Library catalog contains approximately 550 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as history, politics, and World War II.

26. The Danville Public Library catalog contains approximately 250 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and biography.

27. The Eastern Shore Public Library catalog contains approximately 550 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as history, politics, and World War II.

28. The Essex Public Library catalog contains approximately 120 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as history, politics, and intelligence.

29. The Fairfax County Public Library catalog contains approximately 1,450 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here (enter “Russia” into the “Words or Phrase” search box). Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, biography, and music. Approximately 30 of the items are Russian-language, and can be browsed here (enter “Russia” into the “Words or Phrase” search box, and under “Language” select “Russian”).

30. The Fauquier County Public Library catalog contains approximately 650 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and travel.

31. The Fluvanna County Public Library catalog contains approximately 200 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here (enter “Russia” into the search box and click on “Keyword Search”). Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and biography.

32. The Franklin County Public Library catalog contains approximately 375 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here (enter “Russia” into the search box). Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and culture.

33. The Galax-Carroll Regional Library catalog contains approximately 425 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as history, culture, and World War II.

34. The Gloucester County Public Library catalog contains approximately 425 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and biography.

35. The Halifax County South Boston Public Library catalog contains approximately 270 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as history, politics, and foreign relations.

36. The Hampton Public Library catalog contains approximately 675 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, economics, and culture.

37. The Handley Regional Library catalog contains approximately 850 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and biography.

38. The Henrico County Public Library catalog contains approximately 1,100 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, politics, and biography.

39. The Heritage Public Library catalog contains approximately 200 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as history, politics, and World War II.

40. The Highland County Public Library catalog contains approximately 60 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here (click on “Highland County Public Library”, enter “Russia” into the search box and click on “Keyword”). Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and culture.

41. The J. Robert Jamerson Memorial Library catalog contains approximately 175 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and culture.

42. The James L. Hamner Public Library catalog contains approximately 400 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and biography. Approximately 30 of the items are Russian-language, and can be browsed here.

43. The Jefferson-Madison Regional Library catalog contains approximately 950 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, travel, and biography. Approximately 20 of the items are Russian-language, and can be browsed here.

44. The Lancaster Community Library catalog contains approximately 160 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and biography.

45. The L.E. Smoot Memorial Library catalog contains approximately 300 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and biography.

46. The Lonesome Pine Regional Library catalog contains approximately 675 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as history, fiction, and biography.

47. The Loudon County Public Library catalog contains approximately 2,050 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, politics, and biography. Approximately 40 of the items are Russian-language, and can be browsed here.

48. The Lynchburg Public Library catalog contains approximately 1,300 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and biography. Approximately 20 of the items are Russian-language, and can be browsed here.

49. The Madison County Public Library catalog contains approximately 175 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here (enter “Russia” into the search box and click on “Keyword”). Most items cover topics such as history, biography, and culture.

50. The Mary Riley Styles Public Library catalog contains approximately 500 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here (enter “Russia” into the search box and click on “GO!”).  Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, travel, and biography.

51. The Massanutten Regional Library catalog contains approximately 750 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here (enter “Russia” into the search box and ensure that “words or phrase” is selected). Most items cover topics such as history, fiction, and politics. Approximately 50 of the items are Russian-language, and can be browsed here (enter “Russia” into the search box; when the results display, click “Limit Search” above search box and select “Russian” under Language).

52. The Mathews Memorial Library catalog contains approximately 600 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here (enter “Russia” into the search box, and ensure that “ALL of these words” and “All headings” are selected in the boxes to the right of the search box). Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and biography.

53. The Mecklenburg County Public Library catalog contains approximately 400 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and biography.

54. The Meherrin Regional Library catalog contains approximately 250 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and biography.

55. The Middlesex County Public Library catalog contains approximately 200 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as history, politics, and intelligence.

56. The Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library catalog contains approximately 600 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here (enter “Russia” into the search box and select “words or phrase” from drop-down menu. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, politics, and biography.

57. The Newport News Public Library catalog contains approximately 1,000 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, biography, and juvenile literature.

58. The Norfolk Public Library catalog contains approximately 1,800 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, politics, and biography.

59. The Northumberland Public Library catalog contains approximately 200 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, politics, and history.

60. The Nottoway County Public Library catalog contains just over 100 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and biography.

61. The Orange County Public Library catalog contains approximately 450 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and drama.

62. The Pamunkey Regional Library catalog contains approximately 500 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here (enter “Russia” into the search box). Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and religion. Approximately 30 of the items are Russian-language, and can be browsed here (enter “Russia” into the search box; when the results display, click “Limit Search” above search box and select “Russian” under Language).

63. The Pearisburg Public Library catalog contains approximately 100 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here (click on “Pearisburg Public Library”, enter “Russia” into search box and click on “Keyword”). Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and biography.

64. The Petersburg Public Library catalog contains approximately 800 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and biography. Approximately 20 of the items are Russian-language, and can be browsed here.

65. The Pittsylvania County Public Library catalog contains approximately 675 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and culture. Approximately 10 of the items are Russian-language, and can be browsed here.

66. The Poquoson Public Library catalog contains approximately 400 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as history, fiction, and politics.

67. The Portsmouth Public Library catalog contains just under 600 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as history, politics, and biography.

68. The Powhatan County Public Library catalog contains approximately 250 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and biography. Approximately 50 of the items are Russian-language or similar, and can be browsed here.

69. The Prince William Public Library catalog contains approximately 1,100 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and World War II, and folklore. Approximately 10 of the items are Russian-language, and can be browsed here.

70. The Pulaski County Public Library catalog contains approximately 200 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and biography.

71. The Richmond County Public Library catalog offers access to approximately 250,000 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Nearly all of those items are available online, and approximately 1,500 of them consist of physical items in the County’s locations. Most items cover topics such as science, medicine, foreign relations, history, and politics. Approximately 6,000 of the items are Russian-language, and can be browsed here.

72. The Richmond Public Library catalog contains approximately 1,500 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, politics, and juvenile fiction. Approximately 170 of the items are Russian-language, and can be browsed here (click “Limit Search” above search box and select “Russian” under Language).

73. The Roanoke Public Libraries‘ catalog (which encompasses the Roanoke County Public Library and Roanoke Valley Library branches) contains approximately 1,500 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, travel, and politics. Approximately 50 of the items are Russian-language, and can be browsed here.

74. The Rockbridge Regional Library catalog contains approximately 430 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and biography.

75. The Russell County Public Library catalog contains approximately 300 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and biography.

76. The Salem Public Library catalog contains approximately 450 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and intelligence. Approximately 15 of the items are Russian-language, and can be browsed here.

77. The Samuels Public Library catalog contains approximately 650 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and biography.

78. The Shenandoah County Public Library catalog contains approximately 500 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and biography.

79. The Smyth-Bland Regional Library catalog contains approximately 350 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as history and culture.

80. The Staunton Public Library catalog contains approximately 1,100 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and biography. Approximately 15 of the items are Russian-language, and can be browsed here.

81. The Suffolk Public Library catalog contains approximately 1,000 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and folklore. Approximately 10 of the items are Russian-language, and can be browsed here.

82. The Tazewell County Public Library catalog contains approximately 450 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as history, travel, and politics. 

83. The Virginia Beach Public Library catalog contains approximately 1,100 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and politics. Approximately 70 of the items are Russian-language, and can be browsed here.

84. The Washington County Public Library catalog contains approximately 700 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and travel.

85. The Waynesboro Public Library catalog contains approximately 1,050 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and biography.

86. The Williamsburg Regional Library catalog contains approximately 1,230 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and biography.

87. The Wythe-Grayson Regional Library catalog contains approximately 425 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as history, biography, and World War II.

88. The York County Public Library catalog contains approximately 700 items related to Russia, which can be browsed here. Most items cover topics such as fiction, history, and intelligence. Approximately 20 of the items are Russian-language, and can be browsed here.

University and College Libraries

1. Christopher Newport University’s Trible Library contains approximately  2,100 Russian-related holdings. The majority of items cover topics such as politics, history, religion, foreign policy, and culture.

Explore the Trible Library’s guide to primary resources on Russia, the U.S.S.R., and the Soviet Union here, and the guide to primary resources on their leaders here.

2. Ferrum College’s Stanley Library contains approximately 3,100 Russian-related holdings, which can be browsed here. The majority of items cover topics such as history, politics, international relations, and sociology.

3. George Mason University’s libraries contain approximately 15,000 physical Russian-related holdings, which can be browsed here. Approximately 10,000 of the holdings are books; about 1,100 of the holdings are Russian-language. Topics with greatest representation include politics, history, national security, literature, and Communism.

Explore the guide to primary resources on Russian, former Soviet Union, and Eastern European history here, and the guide to Russian language and  literature here.

4. James Madison University’s libraries contain approximately 7,600 Russian-related holdings, which can be browsed here. Approximately 400 of the holdings are Russian-language. The majority of items cover topics such as literature, culture, politics, history, and agriculture.

Explore the guide for Russian history here.

5. Norfolk State University’s Lyman Beecher Brooks library contains approximately 4,400 Russian-related holdings, which can be browsed here. The majority of items cover topics such as history, law, politics, trade, culture, and religion.

6. Old Dominion University’s libraries contain approximately 6,100 physical Russian-related holdings, which can be browsed here. About 350 of these holdings are Russian-language. The majority of items cover topics such as the Soviet Union, Communism, regional issues, politics, and history.

7. Sweet Briar College’s library contains approximately 4,200 Russian-related holdings, which can be browsed here. About 600 of these items are Russian-language. The majority of items cover topics such as history, politics, Communism, sociology, economics, and language.

8. University of Richmond’s Boatwright Memorial Library contains approximately 8,000 Russian-related holdings, which can be browsed here (note: this link was not working as of June 30, 2017). Approximately 300 of these holdings are Russian-language. The majority of items cover topics such as literature, history, politics, culture, and religion.

Explore the Russian guide here.

9. University of Virginia’s libraries contain approximately 220,000 items pertaining to Russia; about 102,000 of those items are Russian-language. The majority of items cover topics such as literature, history, politics, linguistics, religion, history, and philosophy.

Explore the Slavic collections guide here.

10. Virginia Commonwealth University’s libraries contain approximately 18,000 Russian-related holdings,  which can be browsed here. About 6,000 of those holdings are Russian-language. The majority of items cover topics such as history, economics, politics, diplomacy, and current events.

11. Virginia Tech’s libraries  contain approximately 177,000 Russian-related holdings, which can be browsed here. About 4,400 of those holdings are Russian-language. The majority of items cover topics such as history, language and literature, archaeology, politics, economics, engineering, and philosophy.

Explore the Russian Language and Literature guide here.

12. Washington and Lee University’s library contains approximately 41,000 Russian-related holdings, which can be browsed here. About 26,000  of those holdings are journal articles, and about 14,000 are books. The majority of items cover topics such as langauge and literature, history, politics, culture, biology, medicine, and architecture.

Explore the Russian Language and Literature guide here.

13. William & Mary libraries offer access to approximately 68,000 Russian-related holdings, which can be browsed here. About 21,000 of those holdings are books. The majority of items cover topics such as literature, history, law, geology, and agriculture.

Explore the guide to Russian and Post-Soviet resources here.