Previous Russian Tea House Events


November 29, 2012 - Block 4

This Thursday, November 29th is the birthday of the Russian letter Ё. Kat Hodgson will be telling the story of the birth and some interesting facts about the Letter's life. Come to drink tea and learn about its history. Do vstrechi!

November 8, 2012 - Block 3 We cordially invite you to come to Russian Tea and listen to professor of History DENNIS SHOWALTER who will be talking about WW2 and his latest book about the Battle of Kursk.

October 10, 2012 - Block 2 Come learn how to play a popular Russian card game. We'll have a tournament, the winner will get a souvenir. come to drink tea, and spend time in a warm atmosphere.

September 20, 2012 - Block 1 Russian students Jena and Beau are preparing a hot discussion on "Two capitals of Russia: Moscow vs. Saint Petersburg". Also April and Robin will give a report about the latest Russian news. Come and join us!


May 3, 2012 - Block 8 Russian major, Julia Pleasants, will share her experience of discovering Ivan Bunin! Julia will show the movie she filmed based on Bunin's famous "Light Breathing". Tea and cakes will be served.

April 26, 2012 - Block 8 Russian Major, Joshua Youle, is going to talk about the phenomena of corruption in Russia. Tea and cakes will be served.

April 5, 2012 - Block 7 Russian Major, Marcella Morgan, is going to share her experience of analyzing Dostoevsky's "Brothers Karamazov."

September 8, 2011 - Blk 1
First meeting of year: Getting to know you.

September 9, 2011 - Blk 1
Russian travel. Moscow: witness stories, pictures, adventures, slide show

September 22, 2011 - Blk 1
Russian travel. Saint-Petersburg and suburbs: witness stories, pictures, adventures, slide show.

October 2, 2011 - Blk 2
Russian poetry night: great poems, great poets, great actors

October 13, 2013- Blk 2
Modern Russian memes and sterotypes or "Who are the British scientists?

October 20, 2011 - Block 2
You will never see it anywhere else! Funny, absurd or just amazing things about Russia


April 28, 2011 - Blk 8
Russian news. The residents of the Russian house will share some interesting recent Russian news.
Time: 3:30
Presenter: Esther Zolotova

May 5, 2011 - Blk 8
Russian movie night. Dedicated to the anniversary of Victory Day (May 9), the day that marks the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union in the Second World War "The Cranes Are Flying" " ("Letiat zhuravli") is a movie about World II and a story of young woman and love of her life, separated when he enlists to fight in World War II. Director: Mikhail Kalatozov. Release date: 1957. Subtitled. 7:30 p.m.

May 12, 2011 - Blk 8
Goodbye Dinner. Dinner for Mullet House residents and students studying Russian. 7:00 p.m. .

October 7, 2010 - Blk 2
Soviet-Russian mentality. What are the specific features of the Soviet mentality? And what has changed in the minds of the people since Soviet times?
Presenter: Yulia Rogovaya

October 14, 2010- Blk 2
Studying Abroad. Information session about studying Russian at Nevsky University in St. Petersburg (Blocks 7&8)
Presenters: Prof. Alexei Pavlenko, Yulia Rogovaya, Joshua Youle, Jordan Maze

November 4, 2010 - Block 3- 7:00 pm
Russian movie night- the movie "72 meters" is about famous Russian submarine and its crew: one day the sub is performing a routine training. A disturbed WWII mine slowly moves on a collision course with the sub. A mighty blast knocks down everyone inside the wrecked sub, 72 meters below sea level. The movie has subtitles. The Mullet House.

November 11, 2010 - Block 3
CC students talk about their experience of living and studying in Crimea (Russian summer course). Presenters :Joshua Youle and Jordan Maze.

December 2, 2010 - Block 4- 3:30 pm
Presentation: Russian Professor Alexei Pavlenko will talk about language proficiency levels and proficiency tests at Colorado College. The Mullet House.

December 9, 2010 - Block 4- 3:30 pm
Russian news. The residents of the Russian house will share some interesting recent Russian news. The Mullet House.

December 14, 2010 - Block 4- 8:00 pm
New Year Dinner. Try traditional Russian food and feel the unique atmosphere of New Year!

January 27, 2011 - Block 5- 3:30 pm
Welcome Back Party! Let's meet together, share our experience about winter break, sing Russian songs and enjoy a cozy atmosphere of the Russian House. The Mullet House.

February 3, 2011 - Block 5- 3:30 pm
Studying Russian on-line. Sharing experience of teaching Russian on-line (project "NIFLAR). The Mullet House. Presenter: Yulia Rogovaya.

February 10, 2015 - Block 5- 3:30 pm
Russian news. The residents of the Russian house will share some interesting recent Russian news. The Mullet House. Presenters: Shishkova Evgenia, Tarasava Katsiaryna.

February 24, 2011 - Blk 6
Defender of the Fatherland Day . Presentation about famous Russian holiday: history, symbols, celebration.
Presenter: Yulia Rogovaya

March 3, 2011 - Blk 6
Maslenitsa. Celebration of unique Russian holiday: songs, dances and famous Russian dish- blini
Location: THEATREWORKS (dusty Loo Bo Vivant theater located on the UCCS campus)!!!
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

March 10, 2011 - Blk 6
Students' presentataion: "Youth Activism in Russia and Ukraine
Presenter: Jordan Maze

April 7, 2011 - Blk 7
Tour of St. Petersburg. Presentation about history and most popular and interesting places in St. Petersburg from people who live or have been there many times and love the city with all their heart.
Presenter: Alexei Pavlenko, Yulia Rogovaya

April 14, 2011 - Blk 7
Russian Movie Night. Stiyagi is a 2008 Russian film, named Hipsters for its American release. It is a musical that deals with Soviet youth subculture "Stilyagi" ("hipsters" or literally "obsessed with fashion") of the 1950s.
Synopsis: Mels, a member of Komsomol (the youth wing of Soviet Communist Party), helps break up a stiyagi party. He briefly meets and is intrigued by a hip girl named Polly, who invites him to hang out with her friends on "Broadway." Mels is drawn into their world of colorful fashions, dancing, and loud music. He purchases a saxophone off the black market and grows out his hair. His old friends shun him, but he remains refreshingly optimistic.
Director: Valery Todorovsky. This movie has English subtitles.


October 10, 2009
What's in a name? Visiting Professor Tatiana Nikolskaya talks on the meaning of names in Russian Literature. This presentation takes place in the Russian House on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 3:30.

September 10, 2009
Need to practice your Russian? Come to our Russian Tea this week. We will be speaking and singing in Russian, while enjoying some tea.

September 3, 2009
The Russian House invites you to come and enjoy traditional Russian tea and cake and to watch excerpts from the famous film "The Battleship Potemkin", by the famous producer Eisenstein.


April 9th, 2009
Join us Come show off your talens at the Russian Tea this Thursday! Sing a song-or recite a poem or just have a good time in the company of gifted people. Sweet prizes guaranteed for everyone! 4:00 pm, at the Russian House

February 26, 2009
Join us for one of the biggest Russian cultural events of the year. Find out what's special about the Russian version of Mardigras- a holiday called Maslenitsa which celebrates the end of the winter and mark the beginning of the Great Lent. Games, puppets and a year's worth of bliny (pancakes) guaranteed!

December 11, 2008
St. Petersburg through the Eyes of the Poets. Come along on a tour of Peter the Great's Window to the West. We will examine the lives and writings of the great poets of Russia.

October 9 and 16, 2008
Russia vs. America: stereotypes. Join our discussion with CPC Ksenia Shaprova to discuss common stereotypes between Russia and America.

October 2, 2008
Have you ever been curious about the Orthodox church? What exactly is the difference between the Orthodox and Western (Catholic and Protestant) churches? Come to Russian tea and all your questions will be answered!

September 10, 2008
The Russian-Georgian Conflict: A New Cold War? Please join us for a discussion on the Russian-Georgian conflict. Professors Gould, Pavlenko and Finley will be presenting different sides and perspectives of the issue.

September 4, 2008
The Russian House invites you to come and enjoy traditional Russian tea and cake and to watch excerpts from the famous film "The Battleship Potemkin", by the famous producer Eisenstein.


September 21, 2007
Economics and Business: Open World Forum & the Russian House presents "Business & Civic Engagement in Contemporary Russia" Come meet Russian Delegates.

September 20, 2007
Join us for a showing of the "Best Russian movie of the last 15 years" Dust, with English subtitles. Thursday at 7:30 pm in the WES room.

November 1, 2007
Ever wonder what it's like in Siberia? Ever wanted to volunteer at an orphanage? Michelle "Masha" Olson will share her volunteer experience in Siberia.

November 11, 2007
Professor Alexei Pavlenko will discuss Russian Constructivists

December 6, 2007
Putin or Rasputin? Professor Alexei Pavlenko and visiting professor of Russian Tatian Nikolskaya invite you to a discussion about Russia and the upcoming Russian parliamentary elections .

January 31, 2008
Mark Henkel will discuss Leo Tolstoy- War and Peace in Historical Context

February 7, 2008
Tirso Peguero will make a presentation on the Battle of Stalingrad

February 28, 2008
"The Competing Logics of Missile Defense in Central Europe" - US missile defense system in Europe. Presentation by Professor John Gould.

March 6, 2008
Maslenitsa (pancake week) is a Russian religious and folk holiday. It is a celebration of the end of winter. Come and join in the festivities!

April 10, 2008
Presidential Election in Russia. Join Associate Professors Alexei Pavlenko and John Gould for an open discussion about the Russian presidential election.

May 1, 2008
The Stork's Nest (Life and Love in the Russian Countryside). Conserving Russia's Wilderness. Please join us for a slide show and presentation on adventures from Russia's most remote places. Author Laura Williams speaks from 14 years of conservation experience in some of Russia's wildest places.

May 5, 2008
"Kosovo: A Serbian Perspective" by Srdja Popovic. "It is needless to stress the the Kosovo issue is the gravest and the most important issue in Europe today. Its significance cannot be overvalued because of the fact that it could easily enflame the whole region." Vojislav Koštunica.

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