Russia-related links, UAA Languages Department

A listing of intensive summer Russian programs and study abroad options:


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See the UAA Honors College Web site for general study abroad scholarships and for Russia-specific scholarships:

  • UAA Kibrik & Bergelson Study in Russia Scholarship
  • Critical Language Scholarships for      Intensive Summer Institutes
  • National Security Education Program: David L. Boren Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes  
  • Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships

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    M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Russian and Area Studies

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A guide to listings of current jobs in many different fields:

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Your knowledge of Russian and ability to type in Cyrillic will make it possible for you to search the Internet for your interests in Russian and gain access to many kinds of authentic and current texts, such as blogs, newspapers, and Russian music.

"How to Russify your Keyboard": a hands-on guide to typing in Cyrillic.

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Live or Free Russian Music

  • Russkoe Radio: Russian Pop      Music Live. The most popular pop music station in Russia,      streaming live at Click on the ON-LINE      button on the upper right-hand corner to listen. A pop-up window will      open. Click the "play" button (triangle).
  • Zakhar Mai's music      straddles the boundaries of Russian and gypsy music, reggae, and dance      music. Yet it is just one guitar and just one man. Go to,      scroll down and click on any of the images of CDs to see a list of songs      available to download in mp3 format.
  • Aleksei Papernyi: a Russian      singer-songwriter with American rock and Spanish guitar music influences.      Mp3s can be downloaded for free at,      click on any of the titles of songs to download them.
  • Gogol Bordello (named after      a fine, strange classic Russian writer Nikolai Gogol): this world-famous      band lives in New York      and sings in a mixture of English, Russian and Ukrainian. The band's influences      range from the Russian chanson to      gypsy and punk and world music / reggae (especially Manu Chao). While GB      music is not widely available for free, many videos from their very      colorful concerts are available on
  • Far from Moscow: the only      English-language site dedicated to new music from Russia, created at UCLA.      Every day new video and audio, as well as biographical sketches of the      artists, are posted on the site. The creators say, "We cover all      kinds of genres—all the way from soothing melodies to vile noise—and would      love to hear your opinion!" RSS feed at

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     Major Russian newspapers online:

·       Kommersant:

·       Gazeta:

·       Izvestiia:


An excellent English-language source of news on Russia:


     (A comprehensive listing of Russian radio and TV)


A list of the most popular blogs in Russia (in Russian):

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Abbyy -- -- a simple, user-friendly Russian-English and English-Russian dictionary -- a dictionary with a wide range of nuances, put together by professionals in various fields and industries. Russian to English and English to Russian modes available.

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Golosa Textbook Web site:

Simplified Russian Webcasts (Listening: Intermediate/Advanced):

Global Language Online (Reading & Listening: Intermediate/Advanced):

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SLAVIC INFORMATION LITERACY (Core Competencies for Students and Scholars)

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Resources for Russian culture and language abound at UAA and in the Anchorage area!


1. UAA Russian Conversation Group: come out and converse with other students in Russian over tea  and Russian-style cookies and sweets. Coordinated by Professor Amanda Murphy; please contact her for meeting dates and times, at 786-4016 or


2. "Khleb da sol'," the UAA Russian Club: an active club that organizes film nights, cultural outings, and Russian-style outdoor activities (e.g., berry and mushroom picking). For more information about meetings and events, contact Craig Douglas, the club'’s president, at, or visit


3. Russian and East European Deli & Store. Russian salami, cold cuts, bread, cookies and chocolates a five-minute drive away from campus. 601 W 36th Ave., Unit  # 1 (the same strip mall as Europa Bakery).


4. Polar Pierogies and Pastries.  Russian, Ukrainian and local-inventive-innovative dumplings. Choices include pierogi filled with salmon, potato and cheddar, spicy jalapeno, sauerkraut, pepperoni and mozzarella, mushroom and Swiss and more. 2605 Eagle St., 248-2544.


5. Coffeland. A coffee shop / cafe that has a few Russian-style items such as stuffed cabbage on its menu and art on its walls. The owners also do Russian-style catering. 4505 Spenard Rd.,


6.  Russian American Colony Singers. Great Russian choral music and invited music groups from the Russian Far East.


7. Alaskadotru, Information about Russian cultural events hosted by the Center and in the Anchorage area, free classifieds, short prose in Russian, and a gallery of photos from past events. 

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·       The Russian Museum online. A beautifully designed, easy-to-navigate website in English for the world's largest museum of Russian art, housed in what used to be Mikhailovsky Palace in St. Petersburg. Representations of paintings, sculpture and decorative art. Their sections on old Russian decorative and applied arts and icons are particularly interesting.

·       The Russian Avant-garde Book, 1910-1934. A very well-designed and rich website for the 2002 Museum of Modern Arts exhibit of Russian books from the beginning of the twentieth century that challenge book, art and text conventions. Images of funny and thought-provoking books; you can “flip through” them electronically.

·       Vintage Soviet magazines online. Fascinating images from an era not too far removed from us historically, but seemingly another universe. You will be able to view images and read some headlines.

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