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Battelle-Tompkins, Room 127

Anton Fedyashin
Executive Director,
Initiative for Russian Culture


The Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History 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 Carmel Institute offers screenings of classic Soviet and Russian films with discussions led by visiting experts. Academic conferences, student exchanges, musical and theater performances, art exhibits, and other events are held at American University, the Embassy of the Russian Federation, and other locations around the Washington Metropolitan area. The Carmel Institute supports Russian language study and new courses on Russian literature, film, culture and history at American University to promote new perspectives on Russia among Americans, both young and old. We know that many small steps can add up to a positive and permanent footprint for the future.


Spring 2015 Events

Lehrman Summer Awards
Carmel Institute scholars

MGIMO International Summer School
Moscow, Russia
Session I: 22 June - 12 July 2015
Session II: 13 July - 2 August 2015

Higher School of Economics International Summer University
Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia
22 June - 8 August 2015

AU/Carmel Institute course: Literary Russia
Select Consortium students
13 to 23 July 2015
St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia

Summer Language Stipends
Carmel Institute & Medish awardees

Bard-Smolny Institute
St. Petersburg, Russia 
Summer Terms 2015

American Councils' Business Russian Language and Internship
Moscow or St. Petersburg, Russia
Summer 2015