The Russian Language and Literature Program offers a major and a minor, and our language and literature courses are popular with students from across the university. From studying the works of Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and Chekhov in their original language to exploring Russian culture through film, students develop a comprehensive understanding of Russian language and literature, past and present.
Proficiency in Russian can lead to a wide variety of career paths. Many students take the opportunity to enrich their studies with immersive study abroad programs around the world.
Career Opportunities for Russian Speakers
Alumni of the Russian program have worked at organizations and companies around the world, including:
- JPMorgan Chase Bank
- National Endowment for Democracy
- Peace Corps
- TESOL International (Russia market)
- U.S. Department of Defense
- U.S. Embassy in Moscow
Statue on GW's Foggy Bottom Campus of Alexander Pushkin, Russian poet, playwright and novelist
- Irina Collins: Phone: 703-824-0550
- Abra Katz: Associations with GW and Golosa.
- Oksana Prokhvacheva: Phone: 202-546-9071. Associations with GW and Golosa. Specializes in bringing students to Intermediate High or better.
- Laura Short: Associations with GW and Golosa.
- Elena Volkava: Specializes in Political Russian
Non-GW Tutors and Translators
- Charles Feinson: Contact: 202-258-8257.[email protected]. Experienced Russian language teacher/tutor. Coached medal recipients at the MD Olympiada of Spoken Russian competition. Instruct Russian cases in addition to providing reading, writing and speaking practice. Flexible schedule.
- Natalia Abramova: Tutored Americans for the ACTR program.
- Irina Aervitz: Contact: 513-237-3442. Russian, with emphasis on business and NGOs.
- Lyudmila Aleksandrova: Contact: 201-742-2489, [email protected] (Conversation preparation)
- Natasha Guseva: Contact: (w) 202-635-4029, (cell) 202-494-0929
- Yelena Parshina:Contact: 703-645-7395
- Mirjana Antic: 301-468-8792, 301-219-0536