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The Initiative for Russian Culture (IRC) at American University promotes greater understanding of Russian culture's versatility and richness among all Consortium students in the Washington area. It builds lasting connections between Russians and Americans by reaching out to their hearts and minds. The IRC offers screenings of classic Soviet and Russian films with discussions led by visiting experts. Academic conferences, exchanges of student choirs and theater groups, art exhibits, musical performances, and other events will be held at American University, the Embassy of the Russian Federation, and other locations around the Washington Metropolitan area. New courses on Russian arts and culture at American University will offer Americans, both young and old, new perspectives on Russia. We know that many small steps can add up to a positive and permanent footprint for the future.


Spring 2014

Book Talk: Professor Vladimir Alexandrov's The Black Russian
Hughes Formal Lounge, 5pm
20 February 2014
Pizza reception to follow

Applications for AU Summer Trip: Twentieth Century Russia: A Cultural History
St. Petersburg & Moscow, Russia
Late June - Early July
Due 14 March 2014

Higher School of Economics Summer University
IRC Award Applications

DC Consortium students only
Due 16 March 2014

Film Screening: Mister West
Ronald Reagan Building
20 March 2014

Symposium: Passion of the Empress
Hillwood Museum
Limited Seating
29 March 2014

AU IRC 2014 Summer Stipend Applications
AU students only
Summer 2014
Due 31 March 2014

Symposium: Ending the Cold War: Culture, Dialogue, and Diplomacy
Katzen Arts CenterĀ 
Recital Hall & Rotunda
12 April 2014