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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


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Fall 2021 Events

Mimetic Lives: Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Character in the Novel
Dr. Chloë Kitzinger
Book Talk
6 October 2021
Zoom Webinar

Dostoevsky at 200: A Novel in Modernity
Dr. Kate Holland
Book Talk
17 November 2021
Zoom Webinar

See details at Carmel Events



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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