On three upcoming sets of Friday/Saturdays—30 April-1 May; then 7-8 May; then 14-15 May—between the hours of 10:00am—12:30pm ET, the Pitt Russian Film Symposium offers three platforms: New Documentary, New Horror, and New Animation. Seventeen films (2015-2020) will be screened, with introductions and commentary by film scholars. Advanced registration is required to acquire free tickets.
Join the Dartmouth Russian Department for a virtual conference to celebrate Fyodor Dostoevsky’s bicentennial and comedic genius. Find out which is Dostoevsky’s funniest novel according to our panelists (you will be amazed!) An international gathering of Dostoevsky scholars and researchers will present on various aspects of Dostoevsky’s comic vision, including parody as a means of mockery but also restoration, physical and slapstick comedy, funny women, explosive and offensive humor, and more!
Join us for an upcoming PONARS Eurasia event celebrating the release of three new books analyzing Putin's strengths and vulnerabilities. Featuring: Timothy Frye (Weak Strongmen: The Limits of Power in Putin's Russia), Gulnaz Sharafutdinova (Red Mirror: Putin's Leadership and Russia's Insecure Identity), and Regina Smyth (Elections, Protest, and Authoritarian Regime Stability: Russia 2008-2020).
Ukrainian “ethno-chaos” band DakhaBrakha create a world of unexpected new music. Having experimented with Ukrainian folk music, the band added rhythms of the surrounding world into their music to create their own unique and original style. Firmly rooted at the crossroads of folklore and theater, DakhaBrakha’s musical spectrum is both intimate and riotous, plumbing the depths of traditional and contemporary roots and rhythms, inspiring “cultural and artistic liberation.”