Cen­te­nary of Rus­sian stud­ies is cel­e­brated

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - NEWS -

Glas­gow Univer­sity is cel­e­brat­ing a cen­tury since it opened its Depart­ment of Rus­sian Stud­ies with a pro­gramme of Rus­sian-themed events.

The 100th an­niver­sary pro­gramme cel­e­brates the trade links be­tween Scot­land and Rus­sia. The first Rus­sian class at the univer­sity was af­fected by the Rus­sian Rev­o­lu­tion which changed world his­tory.

But Rus­sia’s in­ter­nal tur­moil, the univer­sity says, had lit­tle im­pact on its newest depart­ment at that time be­cause of the strength of the trad­ing links be­tween Scot­land and Rus­sia – links which un­der­lay the foun­da­tion of Rus­sian Stud­ies.

The univer­sity’s Hun­te­rian Mu­seum will also host a vir­tual ex­hi­bi­tion as part of the cel­e­bra­tions.

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