News & Events

Russian Tea Русский чай

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 4:00pm

Join the UK Russian Club as they celebrate Maslenitsa (Russian Mardi Gras). We'll be making homemade bliny (Russian crepes/pancakes) and filling them with lots of great stuff. And of course there will be plenty of tea. As always Russian Tea is open to Russian speakers at all levels. Conversation will be in Russian & English. Make bliny, have a cup of tea, and enjoy!

Free Polish Classes

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 5:00pm

Free Polish Classes

FREE, not-for-credit Polish classes will be held weekly for an hour beginning on January 29, 2013 (Tuesdays, 5-6pm, 204 Whitehall Classroom Building). Materials will be provided. No prior knowledge of Polish necessary. It’s not limited to UK students; everybody is welcome.

For more information, please email

Free Russian Classes, Part II

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 8:00pm

Free Russian Language classes are back! Join Beau & Madison as they introduce students to the world of Russian. These classes continue the work begun last semester. Beginning level. Materials provided. Classes will meet every Thursday while UK classes are in session. 8-9 p.m. in CB 234. For information & updates check the Free Russian Language class page on Facebook.

Film Showing: How I Ended This Summer (2010)

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 7:00pm

Join us for the final screening of the UK International Film Series featuring the film "How I Ended This Summer" [Как я провёл этим летом] directed by Aleksei Popogrebsky. A film synopsis is available at The film is in Russian with English subtitles. FREE & open to the public.

Cyberspace and Security-Challenges and Solutions

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 6:00pm

Victor Sheymov is an expert in cyber security and a former KGB major. During the 80s he was responsible for KGB cipher communications security for all foreign outposts. He has worked for the NSA, invented multiple technologies for combating cyber warfare and has written extensively on these topics. Free and open to the public.

"My Life Story through Art - Allegorical Surrealism by O. Sheymov"

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 3:30pm

Olga Sheymov’s art, like her life, alludes to the extraordinary. Artist, engineer, television producer, graphic designer and researcher, Olga paints in allegorical surrealism, infusing her artistic vision with philosophical and moral implications.
After the fall of communism and the Soviet Union, Olga turned to television, seeing an opportunity to help foster understanding of the Russian people and their fascinating cultural history. In 1995 she created the award winning TV series, Russia Today,

Русский разговор Russian Conversation Hour

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 5:00pm

Come chat in Russian. Speakers of all levels and abilities are welcome. You do not have to be a UK student attend. This is a chance to practice your spoken Russian. Давайте поговорим по-русски!

Lecture: "Patriarch Tikhon and the Orthodox Church in North America and Revolutionary Russia, 1898-1925"

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 4:00pm

Join Dr. Kenworthy as he explores Orthodox Christianity through the lens of Tikhon (Bellavin), who served as bishop of the Russian Church in North America at the turn of the century before returning to Russia and being elected Patriarch in the midst of the Bolshevik Revolution.


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