Given the region's fascinating past, its rich cultural legacy, and its current centrality in the global political arena, studying REEES at Bowdoin is both an intellectually enriching experience and a smart career choice.The Department of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) 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 and the history, politics, and cultures of the region.
here]. We stand in solidarity with Evan and our thoughts are with him and his family.We, faculty and affiliated faculty members of the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Department at Bowdoin College, call for the release of Bowdoin alumnus and Wall Street Journal journalist Evan Gershkovich, who has been detained while reporting in Russia on its war on Ukraine, and we echo Bowdoin’s statement that the work of journalists like Evan is the linchpin of a free society [see the President’s full statement
Joseph Stalin’s plan to industrialize the Soviet Union’s economy, beginning in 1928, carried an enormous cost for the country—especially in its human toll. How did Soviet propagandists attempt to mobilize the population to carry out this plan? Senior Lecturer in Russian Reed Johnson takes a fresh look at propaganda posters from the era.
Government repression forces an increasing number of Indigenous activists to flee Russia and seek political asylum overseas, including in the US. But, as Professor of Government Laura Henry points out in piece picked up the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, and others, many of them are still under pressure from Moscow to remain silent.