Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

The study of Russia, Eurasia, and East-Central Europe is fundamental in today’s world. Solutions to many geopolitical and environmental crises require nuanced understanding of the countries that used to be part of the Soviet Union and the Russian Empire. Wesleyan’s REES Department is unique among its peers in its impressive interdisciplinary makeup: The REES faculty specialize in literature, history, politics, music, cinema, art, dance, and religion. In addition to Russian, the REES faculty speak Ukrainian, Buryat, Tatar, and Kazakh languages. Most REES courses are taught in English and are designed for majors and non-majors alike. 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


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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