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Battelle-Tompkins, Room 127

Anton Fedyashin
Executive Director,
Initiative for Russian Culture


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 2015 Events

Film Screening: They Fought for Their Country
Russian Embassy
12 February 2015

Call for Applications: Lehrman Summer Awards
Consortium Students
DUE: 20 February 2015

Call for Applications: IRC Summer Trip
Consortium Students
DUE: 27 February 2015

Call for Applications: IRC Summer Language Stipends
AU Students only
DUE: 16 March 2015

Film Screening: Sunstroke
Russian Embassy
2 April 2015

IRC Symposium: The Strength of Cooperation
Katzen Arts Center
11 April 2015