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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.

Fall 2014 Events

Film Screening: The End of Petersburg
Russian Embassy
2 October 2014

Call for Applications:
2014 Symington Award
Consortium Students Only
Due: 13 October 2014

Film Screening: October: Ten Days that Shook the World
Russian Embassy
23 October 2014

Film Screening: Assassin of the Tsar
Russian Embassy
18 November 2014

IRC Holiday Celebration
Russian Embassy
5 December 2014