Russian Program Research and Community Project
October 24, 2013
Russian Program research and community project
A new website titled “Russian-speaking communities in Oregon” was launched October 24, 2013. This unique site was created by Tatiana Osipovich, Associate Professor of Russian, and her student assistant David Salkowski (Music major/Russian minor, ’14). The site aims not just at documenting the little-known history of Russian-speaking Oregonians, but also at serving the large Russophone community in the Pacific Northwest, which has expanded significantly over the last two decades.
This Russian Program research and community project was supported by a Mellon summer grant that allowed Prof. Osipovich to hire several students to assist her with research, writing and web design. In addition to David Salkowski, who was with the project from the beginning and provided invaluable support, two other students, Vicky Radenkova (IA major/Russian minor, ’14) and Tadhg Fendt (Economics major/Russian minor, ’14) also contributed to this project. Please enjoy exploring the Russian Program website “Russian-speaking communities in Oregon:”
RIA novosti (Russian news agency) reports about this project: “New Website Serves Russian immigrants in US Northwest.”
The Oregonian published two stories about this project: