Black History Month and RASA

February is Black History Month, and R.A.S.A board has prepared for you an interesting conversation with Dr. Morris about this topic, and its relations to Russian Language! This presentation will be held on Tuesday, February 23rd at 5:00 pm. Please visit this wonderful presentation! It is food for thought!

https://zoom.us/j/91558841469?pwd=Nk14MEVhSjdwLzh5RjQ0N1dObUZBQT09

Meeting ID: 915 5884 1469

Passcode: UiExq7

Russia on the Possibility of Extending the New START Arms Treaty

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has stated the interest of the Russian government in extending the New START arms treaty with the U.S. The Biden administration is also interested in working with Kremlin officials to renew this arms control treaty.

Read more about this story here:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-usa-security-kremlin/russia-says-vigorous-efforts-needed-to-extend-new-start-arms-treaty-idUSKBN29V10N

International Week

Hello everyone! International Week at UCF begins this Monday. There will be multiple events related to Russian language, culture, and career opportunities. Below is the schedule for these events. See you there!

International week organized by the Russian Language program:
Monday November 16th, 11:30 – Guest Speaker, Dr. Barry Morris, NAFSA Board, Washington D.C.
“Russian Language and Literature in the International Education”, coordinator is Dr. Kourova.
https://ucf.zoom.us/j/97828841669?pwd=MU9WaHhoWUFrOEtnWVRkcWtQejJvZz09

Monday, November 16th, 5:00pm – Guest Speaker, Natalia Rydvanova, Cultural Office of the Embassy of the Russian Federation, Washington D.C.
“A virtual tour around the Russian Embassy: history and culture”. The presentation is organized by the Russian American Students’ Association at UCF. Coordinators are Mariana Kellis (R.A.S.A president) and Dr. Kourova (R.A.S.A adviser)
https://ucf.zoom.us/j/94461265841?pwd=NmhCSDdkR3lTYWNyT3krUTA2QzVjQT09

Wednesday, November 18th, 11:30am – Guest Speaker, Don Gentile, Chief, Workforce Shaping Group, IC SLA/CLO, DNI/CHCO
“The importance of the foreign language jobs for the U.S. Intelligence Community”. The presentation will be based on Russian as a critical language, event coordinator is Dr. Alla Kourova.
https://ucf.zoom.us/j/98097333688?pwd=NzJvNCs5T2dWTnc4SndyNFlDVDVOUT09

Wednesday, November 18th, 12:30pm – Presenters: Mariana Kellis (R.A.S.A. President) and Victoria Orindas ( SALT president)
“Service and Love Together: helping local and international community”, Coordinator/adviser is Dr. Alla Kourova https://ucf.zoom.us/j/93920991525?pwd=TXNLZmpJeGNkZ1lvVUhBbWRrODhNdz09

Friday, November 20th, 10:00am – International Projects “Connecting Classrooms”.
UCF Students from Intermediate Russian Class and Russian Students from Novocherkassk, Russia will discuss educational systems in both countries. Coordinator is Dr. Kourova

https://ucf.zoom.us/j/96697989120?pwd=UUx4RzZzd2pHdUZzNFRabjhBVTZOQT09

Friday, November 20t, 3:30 – “Cooking Show with Dr. Kourova”. Cooking traditional Russian food together. Come and have fun!

https://ucf.zoom.us/j/91585168504?pwd=a1d6L2JLOS93N1dXWjJDRzlob3duQT09
If you want to cook together and practice have on your table the following food items:

For dissert “Sharlotka”:
1 glass of flower.
3 eggs
1 glass of sugar
2-3 apples

For the dinner dish “Russian beef stroganoff”
1 1/2 pounds beef tenderloin (sliced into thin, 2-inch-long strips)
 Salt and pepper
 2 onions (finely chopped)
 4 ounces butter
 4 ounces button mushrooms (sliced)
 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
 1/2 cup beef stock
 Pinch dry mustard
 1 tablespoon tomato paste
 1/2 cup sour cream

Learn About Russian and Russian-related Culture

Expedia. “Moscow Vacation Travel Guid.” YouTube, uploaded by Expedia, 17 March 2015, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnN2BNrSrXY.

At club meetings, you can learn about the rich history of Russian culture. At RASA, you can also learn about Russian-related cultures, such as Ukrainian, Central Asian, and much more!

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 https://www.cah.ucf.edu/seminars/. The seminar will begin on Zoom on Thursday June 25th  at 1:00pm.