About the Department

The Middlebury Russian Department is recognized around the world for excellence in language instruction. All members of the department are dedicated to teaching language at every level. But they are also specialists in literature, film, culture, and literary translation. Courses are taught both in English and in Russian.

For example, a recent Winter Term course on "Performing Chekhov" included two one-act plays, "The Proposal" in the original Russian


Middlebury's rich combination of resources for Russian study has made ours one of the best-known Russian programs in the world.