Given Russia’s fascinating past, its rich cultural legacy, and its current centrality in the global political arena, studying Russian at Bowdoin is both an intellectually enriching experience and a smart career choice.
The Department of Russian is a small, close-knit, and supportive community that fosters student engagement and achievement. Our faculty challenges students to immerse themselves in the Russian language, literature, and culture and exposes them to the thought-provoking existential questions prevalent in the Russian cultural tradition.