- <a href="/live/image/gid/497/width/650/86496_Russian_main_image.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image86496"> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/497/width/500/height/479/crop/1/86496_Russian_main_image.rev.1607651010.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/497/width/500/height/479/crop/1/86496_Russian_main_image.rev.1607651010.jpg 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 501px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/497/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86496_Russian_main_image.rev.1607651010.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/497/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86496_Russian_main_image.rev.1607651010.jpg" alt="Learning Russian opens doors to careers in business, government, social services, education, journalism, and more." width="720" height="690" data-max-w="1104" data-max-h="1058" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Learning Russian opens doors to careers in business, government, social services, education, journalism, and more.</div>
Develop practical language skills and acquire an understanding of one of the world’s most influential cultural legacies.
Students who minor in Russian at Lewis & Clark develop practical language skills and acquire an understanding of one of the world’s most influential cultural legacies: that of Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Tchaikovsky, Akhmatova, and Nabokov. Our goal is to prepare students who wish to make a difference in today’s interconnected world. We need more people who not only speak Russian, but who also understand Russian and post-Soviet cultures. Numerous foreign political issues (cybersecurity, access to oil and gas, the war in Ukraine, Russia’s and North Korea’s nuclear programs, etc.) make it crucial for the U.S. to engage with the Russian Federation and other nations that use Russian as one of their languages. After L&C, our students are extremely successful at securing prestigious scholarships (Fulbright and Boren), as well as getting internships, jobs, or continuing their studies in graduate school.