Support for Ukraine 

The program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Oregon joins people around the world in condemning the Russian government’s military aggression against the sovereign nation of Ukraine and its citizens. We stand in support of our Ukrainian students, friends, colleagues, and their loved ones, as well as all those in our extended global community who are adversely impacted by this war. We urge you to consider donating to humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine and in the neighboring countries of Eastern Europe. To assist you in learning how you can do so, we refer you to the following websites: 

The School of Global Studies and Languages Office - 114 Friendly Hall

Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Telephone: (541) 346-9780

Please email if you have any questions:


Why Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies? 

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) is one of the oldest programs of its kind on the West Coast. We offer an array of courses in Russian language, literature, and culture, as well as in the history, religion, and politics of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. 

At the core of our program is the study of Russian—a fascinating language of global and regional importance. 


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Undergraduate Programs

Our highly flexible program allows you to major or minor in REEES with a concentration in the humanities or the social sciences. You can easily combine a REEES major or minor with a major in another discipline. You can opt to do some of your coursework abroad. You can also get involved in Russian club and a host of other activities. With such rich and varied experiences, it’s not surprising that our graduates have been so successful!

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Graduate Programs

REEES has an interdisciplinary Master’s Degree, as well as a Graduate Certificate. Our two-year MA program can be tailored to your interests and enables you to work on a thesis of your own design. Unlike most MA programs, we can offer funding to a limited number of qualified applicants. Many of our graduates have been accepted to top-notch PhD programs, while others have found satisfying employment in a wide variety of fields. 

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News You Can Use 


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Presenter Iryna Zagoruyko, a native Ukrainian, is a University of Oregon alumna and a certified language teacher with a Master’s in Language Teaching.Event #1: Introduction to Ukrainian CultureDate: ...
THE SILVER AGE OF LOVE: A Concert of Russian Love Songs from the 1920–30sPerfrmances by: Anton Belov, baritone and Oleg Timofeyev, Russian seven-string guitarMusical accompaniment by: Alexander ...
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Marilyn Cole has had a truly exciting career since graduating from the UO with an undergraduate degree in REEES in 2016.
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Dr. Peter Orte, who graduated from the REEES MA program in 2019 and also holds a doctorate in Comparative Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be teaching in the Russian program ...
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The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Programcondemns the acts of harassment, violence, and killings impacting Asian Americans since the outbreak of COVID-19, and, most recently, the ...
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American Councils for International Education and its Board of Trustees appointed David Patton, PhD, as the third president and CEO to lead the 45-year-old nonprofit. Patton received his bachelor's ...
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REEES is thrilled to announce that this fall three recent MA graduates—Elena Leonenko (MA, 2021), Nadezhda Vikulina (MA, 2020), and Verena Zabel (MA, 2021)—embarked on prestigious doctoral programs ...
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June 8, 2020Dear Students,


Study Abroad

Interested in going abroad? You can study in St. Petersburg, the former Russian capital and the Venice of the north. Or you might study in Riga, Latvia, a thriving Baltic city with a sizable Russian community and a rich Jewish legacy. If you’d like to take up Czech, consider studying in the charming city of Prague, with its ancient castle and Art Nouveau architecture.

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Your Future Career 

What awaits you after REEES? A degree in REEES—and proficiency in Russian—prepares you for a wide range of careers—from journalism to business, education, law, foreign service, and the arts. As our alumni profiles attest, REEES is your passport to a fulfilling career!

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Faculty Research

Our faculty members hail from multiple disciplines. What unites our research is a commitment to studying Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia in a global context. Some of our recent projects include Russian-East Asian literary interactions, the Soviet Union’s cultural influence on the Third World, and imperial Russia’s environmental impact on the Pacific Northwest. To learn more about our wide-ranging research interests, peruse our faculty profiles.     

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