Get an interdisciplinary background in the history, culture, and contemporary politics of a critically important region of the world.

Beyond the Classroom

Study Abroad

What's the best way to learn about Russian culture?

Going there to experience it person. Each year, the Russian Language Program takes a group of students abroad in conjunction with ROTC Project GO. In 2013, sophomore Courtney Howell and seven fellow Hokies took courses in Russian language and customs and saw famous sights. Courtney drew on these experiences when she did research for her Soviet History course blog. 

Russian Church

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research

Students in Dr. Amy Nelson's Soviet History course used databases and open web sources to create and curate digital portfolios on topics of their choosing, such as the Space Race and Eastern Orthodoxy. The results of their semester-long research projects were displayed in an exhibition in Newman Library. 

Library History Exhibition
Contact Us

For more information or to add this minor to your Virginia Tech course of study, please contact:

Amy Nelson

421 Major Williams Hall,