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Meeting 09/28/2020

We will be having our meeting on Monday 09/28 at 5 pm. Dr. Solonari will be presenting the topic on the collapse of the Soviet Union, and we will continue with conversation hour. See you there! Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 968 5721 4520
Passcode: 8x7k4a

First Meeting of Fall 2020!

Hello everyone! Our first meeting of the semester begins on Monday at 5:00 pm. We will be giving officer introductions, plans for the semester, and conversation practice in Russian. This meeting will be conducted via Zoom. See you then!

Topic: Russian American Student Association Introductory Meeting 
Time: Sep 14, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 939 8003 3415
Passcode: 6kUL6j

From Orlando to Russia Through Cultural Projects

Dr. Alla Kourova will be hosting a virtual seminar titled “From Orlando to Russia Through Cultural Projects.” She will be discussing how she uses cultural projects with the students in the classroom to teach Russian language and culture. Anyone interested in learning about cultural projects is invited to register for the event at the link The seminar will begin on Zoom on Thursday June 25th  at 1:00pm.

“I Love Russia” Project

In this video, members of R.A.S.A. discuss why they love Russian culture. This project is titled, “I Love Russia.” These students discuss why the chose to learn Russian language, what interests them in the Russian culture, and what similarities have they noticed between Russians and Americans. Thank you Michelle Verbitskaya for creating an editing this video. Enjoy!

Pushkin Reading for “Honor Pushkin” Event

Here are the links to the video of some of our members of RASA, former UCF Russian language students, and Dr. Alla Kourova reading Pushkin’s “Eugene Onegin,” “Wind Wind, You Are Mighty,” “I Loved You,” and “Winter Morning.” These videos were created for the online event, “Let’s Honor Pushkin,” dedicated to the 221st anniversary of the great poet. The Russian Cultural Center in Washington D.C. uploaded these videos to their Facebook page. The video of RASA members and Dr. Kourova reading “Eugene Onegin” was also posted on the Facebook page of the Embassy of Russia in the U.S. Enjoy!

Invitation for Pushkin Birthday Reading

We invite you to take part in the online event “Let’s Honor Pushkin,” dedicated to the 221st anniversary of the great poet! Anyone can become a participant of the action: for this it is necessary to read Pushkin’s poetic lines in Russian or English, record your own speech and post the video on social networks with hashtags #Let’sreadPushkin2020 and #PushkinUSA2020 or just send your video to us at 📧 You can speak both individually, and in a team of up to five people. We are waiting for everyone! Let’s fill our news feeds with beautiful poetry of the Great Russian genius!   #Rossotrudnicestvo # Pushkin2020 #ReadPuskin #Rossotrudnichestvo #Pushkin

Приглашаем принять участие онлайн-акции «Почитаем Пушкина», приуроченной к 221-летию со дня рождения великого поэта!Участниками акции может стать любой: для этого необходимо прочитать пушкинские стихотворные строчки на русском или английском языках, записать собственное выступление и выложить видеозапись в социальные сети с хештегами #ПочитаемПушкина2020 и #ПушкинСША2020 или просто направить свое видео нам на адрес Выступать можно как индивидуально, так и в коллективе до пяти человек. Ждем абсолютно всех! Давайте вместе наполним наши новостные ленты прекрасной поэзией Великого русского гения! #Rossotrudnicestvo #Pushkin2020 #ReadPuskin #Россотрудничество #Пушкин