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Carmel Institute of Russian Culture & History; Susan Carmel Lerhman, Founder.

Our Mission

The Carmel Institute builds lasting connections between Russian and American youth through musical and theater performances, Russian and Soviet film screenings, conferences, student exchanges and trips, and art exhibits. The Institute offers grants to Russian and American students to study in each others' countries.

The Carmel Institute: A Video Introduction


Learn more about the Carmel Institute's mission.

Spring 2021 Events

Virtual Film Screening
Russian Film Week virtual screening
Q&A with Director 26 January
24 January-26 January

Virtual Book Talk
Fyodor Dostoyevsky: a Life in Letters, Memoirs, and Criticism
Professor Thomas Gaiton Marullo, author
Zoom webinar
16 February 2021, 4 pm EST (UTC-5)



Gabriella Folsom on Kizhi Island, Russia.

History Thesis Forged over a Russian Winter

Gabriella Folsom's thesis explores Kizhi Island history through Carmel Institute travel and research support.

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Ivan's Childhood Dinner

Arts ·

Growing Up Too Soon: "Ivan's Childhood" at the Russian Embassy

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A crowd of people at the Stilyagi screening

Arts ·

Counter-Cultural Cool: Valery Todorovsky’s Stilyagi (Hipsters) at the Russian Embassy

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