Wintersession students celebrate
Nabokov door motto, Tower Court
Maslenitsa, 2010
War and Peace
Church of the Savior, St. Petersburg
Camrin says Hello from Georgia
Crime and Punishment
The Kremlin
Happy Faculty
After Russia
Novodevichii Convent
Maslenitsa 2013
Students read "Telefon" to schoolchildren
Dead Souls
Tori and Cossacks at Lake Baikal
The Bronze Horseman, Saint Petersburg
Triumphant Wintersession Russianists, 2013
Sergiev Posad
Graduating Russian Majors, 2005
St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow
Profs. Tumarkin and Hodge with Marta & Annette in NYC
Moustache Day, January 2013

Wellesley's Russian Department was founded in the 1940s by famed author and critic Vladimir Nabokov. Since that time, the Department has dedicated itself to excellence in literary scholarship and undergraduate teaching.

Russian is a small, congenial and adventurous department devoted to working closely with students and tailoring courses of study to their individual needs. At Wellesley, Russian is always taught in the broader context of Russian society, culture, visual art and music. Numerous activities both inside and outside the classroom are designed to enrich students' appreciation of the achievements and fascinating traditions of Russian civilization. Welcome to our website! We hope you enjoy what you find here.

Upcoming Events

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Tuesdays 12:30-1:30



Contact Us

Russian Department
Founders Hall 416
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Tel: 781.283.2418 
Fax: 781.283.3652

Adam Weiner
Department Chair