A tale of love, war, survival and remembrance. With documentary accuracy, The Brest Fortress (2010) recounts the nine-day heroic defense against Wehrmacht forces on June 22, 1941. Sasha Akimov, a 15-year-old survivor, remembers his love for the beautiful Anya as Hitler's plan "Operation Barbarossa" plunges their world into chaos.
This event at the Russian Embassy is open to all AU and DC Consortium undergraduate and graduate students and their guests, who must RSVP individually via IRC@american.edu by noon on Tuesday, October 15. You must include your school affiliation and graduate or undergraduate status. Students must bring their university and government-issued IDs. Business attire is required. Transportation from AU, Georgetown, GW, UMD (College Park), UMD (Baltimore County), and George Mason has been arranged.
Please note that you will enter through the Tunlaw Gate, 2641 Tunlaw Road NW.
Shuttle Times and Locations
Times listed below are departure times. Please be at the pick-up location before the departure time.
American University: 5:50 pm at the main Shuttle Stop (behind Letts Hall, the southern edge of campus)
University of Maryland (College Park): 5:15 pm at the Stamp Student Union Building, Lot HH
Georgetown University: 5:50 pm in Lot 3 by the tennis courts
George Washington University: 5:30 pm at 22nd and G Streets, NW
George Mason University: 5:00 pm at the Sandy Creek Shuttle Stop
Howard University: 5:45 pm at the 6th Street entrance of the Mordecai Johnson Administration Building.
University of Maryland, Baltimore County: 4:30 pm at Hilltop Circle at the Flagpole
Return shuttles: Return shuttles will leave the Embassy at 10:30 pm for all universities. Please be at the curb outside the Tunlaw entrance to the Embassy in time to board before 10:30 pm.
- Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History
- Anton Fedyashin
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