Study authentic Russian history and language as you fall in love with the traditions of the world's largest country.

12 Average Upper-Level Class Size
75% Percent of students who study abroad
1:8 Student to faculty ratio
Latvia Study Abroad Location
What Is a Degree in Russian?

Dive into the nuances of Russian literature while learning about the country's fascinating history. We'll highlight the unique customs of their people, along with the mechanics of their language, so you can communicate with confidence and ease. 

Why Study Russian Here?

Broaden your appreciation for Russian culture as you research it's modern influence. You'll develop your language skills in business-oriented contexts, helping you to compete in one of the world's top entrepreneurial nations. 

Beyond the Classroom

Strong Community

Russian Club and Culture
Get Involved

Join The Russian Club and Culture to unite with other students in the major and to explore the language and way of life together.  

To hear more about their activities and events, contact the Russian Club's president, James Flanagan, at jfflngn@vt.edu

Russian Club and Culture

Research

Undergraduate Research

As you complete undergraduate research, you'll have opportunities to submit your work to conferences and publish in peer-reviewed journals, including Philologia

We encourage independent study and your undergraduate research with a faculty advisor, especially if you're planning to persue graduate school.

Russian Undergraduate Research

Study Abroad

Russian Study Abroad in Latvia
Study Away

Immerse yourself in the language as you explore the streets of Latvia. Enjoy trips to the Dinaburg Fortress and the Rothko Art Center. Tour the Basilica of Algona, the ornate Rundale Palace, and more. 

Credits earned during the program count towards the Russian major or minor.

Russian Latvia Study Abroad
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