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.

Russian Department Feature

The Bowdoin Orient published an article celebrating the growth of the department: "Russian department booms, hires new lecturer" (April 12, 2019)

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