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Earn your degree in Russian Studies or combine with another program of study.


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at the next Russian Society meeting and other events!


Study in Russia for a semester

The Dalhousie Intensive Russian Studies Program in Saint Petersburg is the oldest in Canada. Learn more about studying abroad.


Our research

Dr. Yuri Leving is the founding editor of the Nabokov Online Journal, a multidisciplinary academic journal devoted to Nabokov studies.


New: Russian Program Abroad in Tallinn!

Study for three weeks in the beautiful medieval town of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.


About Russian Studies at Dal

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Добро пожаловать!  Welcome to the Department of Russian Studies! 

Кафедра русского языка и литературы при Униерситете Дальхаузи была основана еще в 1944-ом году.  Первая магистерская работа (о Пушкине) была защищена в 1947-ом году Юлией Сванбург. 

(Translation) The first classes in Russian at Dalhousie were offered in the autumn of 1944, making it one of the oldest Russian programs in Canada. Its first MA thesis (on Pushkin's life and works) was defended in 1947 by Julia A. Swanburg. We administer the oldest continuously-operating Russian study abroad program in Canada. Learn more about the department.
The department also administers the Chinese Studies Program.

Get Cultured


The Russian Studies Department is rich with culture. Improve your Russian conversation skills, sing a Russian folk tune, or enjoy a get-together with the Russian cooking club. Learn about these cultural events and more.

Course news:
RUSN 3060 "Putin's Russia"


The theme of this year's Russian Topics course is "Putin's Russia." Learn more here.

Course news: RUSN 2037 "Russian Film II"

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Study Russian cinema from the 1960s to today's blockbusters. Cross-listed with Theatre, Film, and English. Learn more here.

Course news: RUSN 3200 "Russian Music Baroque to Rock"

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A new course this year, RUSN 3200 "Russian Music Baroque to Rock" is also cross-listed with the Music Department. Learn more here.

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We have a very active and enthusiastic Russian Student Society (DRUSS).
Visit the DRUSS website for upcoming events or contact them by email at dalhousierussiansociety@gmail.com.