Russian House

Russian House

Русский дом

Russian House

‌Students may register to live at the Russian House, which is the home to students who are interested in Russian language and culture. Each year, a different student from Russia lives in and serves as director of the Russian House.  All students are encouraged to attend co-curricular and extracurricular events such as the weekly Russian Table (Wednesdays at noon, McClurg Balcony), Russian Tea, Russian film screenings, and other cultural activities such as a springtime Maslenitsa celebration.

The head resident for SY 2017-2018 is Vika Malik

In her own words:

My name is Vika (or Viktoria) Malik, I was born and raised in a small Russian city, Arkhangelsk - it is right next to the White sea and not far from Norway, so we also have beautiful northern lights and white nights there. During the last four years I had been studying Art History at Saint Petersburg State University in my most favorite city of Russia, which I wish everyone to visit. My main interests are languages - teaching and learning - I have recently got my degree as a Russian teacher for foreigners, so I am happy to practice my teaching skills with you! As about learning, I am very glad to study French and Italian at Sewanee now. My other passions are fine arts (obviously), literature and travelling. So, if you want to have a nice talk about Dostoyevsky, Malevich or Kilimanjaro climbing, step by the Russian House.