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Upcoming Special Events!

NEW!  IS THERE A PULSE? "The Critical Condition of U.S. - Russian Relations"

Panel Discussion including: Fmr. Jack F. Matlock, Prof. Edna Andrews, Prof. Michael Newcity, Prof. Charles Becker

WHEN:  September 7, 2017 from 5:00-6:30PM

WHERE:  Perkins 217

NEW!  Russian, French, & Italian Opera

Masterclass and Demonstration by Natalia Mironova (soprano) and accompanied on piano by Inara Zandmane (piano)

WHEN:  September 14, 2017 at 6:30p.m.

WHERE:  Nelson Music Room, Duke East Campus

NEW!  An Evening of Russian Art & Folk Songs

Professor Edna Andrews (arrangements, vocals, guitar)

Professor Irina Guliakova (vocals)

WHEN:  Tuesday, October 31, 2017

WHERE:  Nelson Music Room, Duke East Campus


Summer Institute 2017!

Slavic and Eurasian Language Pedagogy, Research & Testing 

The Duke Slavic and Eurasian Resource Center will host a summer institute from July 12-16th for instructors and language program coordinators in Slavic and Eurasian Languages

Click here for additional details.


A Study of Aleksandra Marinina's "ПОСМЕРТНЫЙ ОБРАЗ"

A Study of Aleksandra Marinina's "ПОСМЕРТНЫЙ ОБРАЗ" by Aleksandr Viktorov

New Materials

Chechen Grammar

Chechen grammar by Zura Dotton, Ph.D. and John Doyle Wagner

NEW VIDEO!  Russian Language for International Students at St. Petersburg State University.  See Above

NEW!  "Dealing with Russia:  Advice to the Next President"

Click here to view  - Lecture by Ambassador Jack F. Matlock

Wymysorys Grammar

A descriptive grammar of contemporary spoken Wymysorys in Wilamowice.

Reading for Advanced Russian Students is Live! 

- A sample of contemporary Russian short-form literature with annotations and exercises.

Click Here to view

Jack Matlock, the former US Ambassador to the USSR from 1987 to 1991, gives an address at the Union League Club of Chicago titled, Russia Under Putin: How to Work With Him.

Click Here to view 

Columbia University's Harriman Institute interviews Ambassador Jack F. Matlock as part of their series "Conversations with Diplomats"

- Click Here to view the Interview 

Slavic and Eurasian Winter Forum: Papers by Dr. Edna Andrews and Dr. Charles Becker

Click here to read the following articles:

  • Multilingualism and fMRI: Longitudinal Study of Second Language Acquisition
  • Is High-Tech Care in a Middle Income Country Worth It? Evidence from Perinatal Centers in Russia

Valdai Discussion Club 2015

Panel Discussion with President Vladimir Putin and Ambassador Jack Matlock at Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi:

Languages of the World

Series of lectures recorded at Duke University inviting presenters to talk about their native language, including its sociocultural context.  This offers students a comprehensive perspective on the languages presented.  These new materials can be found here.

Ukrainian Assessments and Reading Modules

Computer-graded grammar and reading assessments; and intermediate/advanced level reading comprehension materials to be used for self study or as part of a class.  These new materials can be found here

Ukraine Guide

The Duke Library has produced a resource to answer basic questions about Ukraine as the current crisis unfolds.  It can be found here.


Hindi Language and Culture Materials

Through a joint effort with North Carolina State University, SEELRC is promoting the first in a series of language & culture modules on Hindi.

October 2017