Russian House and Russian Club

  • Jenny and NazishJenny and Nazish, two Russian students, in the kitchen at Parish House

  • Russian TeaRussian Tea in the basement of Parish House

  • The Russian Department New Year's TreeThe New Year's tree, featuring the beloved Anna Mikhailovna of the Russian Department, at the Russian New Year celebration in Parish House

Russian House, actually a wing of Parish International House, is the center of Russian activities on campus. With the help of a peer resident native-speaker, Russian House residents plan evenings of Russian poetry or folksongs, weekly teas, parties and other cultural events. Russian visitors to campus are often invited to stop by Russian house, where friendly faces and a steaming samovar help them feel at home.

Russian Club organizes a variety of cultural excursions and special events, including Russian table, film screenings, speakers and trips to the Twin Cities for concerts or plays. Sing in a Russian choir, learn to play "gorodki" or challenge our native speaker to a game of Russian Monopoly!