We, the faculty of the Reed College Russian department, condemn Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine. Grieving the lost lives, we stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, as well as with our friends and colleagues in Russia and around the world who are protesting Putin's criminal war.
With over 250 million speakers spread across all seven continents (including Antarctica!), Russian is the eighth most widely spoken language in the world, and the third most widely spoken language in the state of Oregon. The Reed College Russian department offers courses on a range of topics related to the diverse literary, cinematic, and cultural traditions of the Russian-speaking world, as well as Russian language instruction from the introductory through advanced levels. The Russian major and minor provide students with robust training in textual analysis, written and oral communication, critical thinking, and intercultural competence. Our graduates have gone on to enroll in top M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Russian and Slavic Studies, Jewish Studies, and Comparative Literature, and pursue successful careers in the fields of diplomacy, law, translation and interpretation, business, technology, education, and the arts.