Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

The REES Program offers an interdisciplinary range of courses in Russian language, history, politics, literature, culture, and film, as well as the culture and society of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. We encourage students to study abroad, and our majors have done research in Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, and other countries in the area. Russia continues to play a major role in global affairs, so the study of Russia occupies an important place in the Wesleyan curriculum, for both majors and non-majors. Our graduates have gone on to careers in research and cultural analysis, education, law, artistic production, diplomacy and public service, business, and communication.

Why I Decided to Study Russian:

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James Reston


Russian History at Wesleyan

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Russian Native Speakers

Native speakers are encouraged to apply for TA/CA positions with the Russian Department, whether or not they are enrolled in our courses. Contact the department Administrative Assistant, Debra Pozzetti (

Mailing Address:

Russian Department
Wesleyan University
262 High Street
Fisk Hall
Middletown, CT 06459

Administrative Assistant:

Debbie Pozzetti

Tel: (860) 685-3359
Fax: (860) 685-3465