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Russian Cultural Presentation

"The event is a Russian cultural presentation given by Skoltech students who are in residence at MIT this year. The presentation itself will run for about 30 minutes, followed by a Q&A session, and a Russian-style reception beginning at 6 pm." I do not know what to expect from this but if you are curious about Russian culture, let's explore this "Russian Cultural Presentation" at MIT.

Speaker: MIT Skoltech Students  Time: 5:00p–7:00p  Location: 32-G401, Stata Center - R&D Commons - 4th Floor

Reception begins at 6 pm.    Web site: Open to: the general public    Sponsor(s): MIT Skoltech Initiative

(The photo is to show Russian traditional clothing - not actual MIT students)

Email from the organizer: Ema

We look forward to seeing members of  BCN Thursday. If possible, please ask people who signed up to confirm their attendance here
The presentation will be given by Russian exchange students at MIT. They will share with the audience their view  on Russia today. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.  We will have some Russian food served at the reception that will follow the event at 6 pm.  Please ask your group members to arrive 5-10 minutes  before the start of the event at 5 pm. (if possible). [I told Ema, most of us work until 5pm or later - but for those who can come early, please do so.]

How to get there:

About a 7 min walk from Kendal T station (Red Lind).  Use Vasser St entrance, which says "Dreyfoos" and go up to the 4th floor (elevator/stairs) - follow the sign for R&D Commons. Parking is limited but try meter parking around Ames, Main, Broadway, Third, Mass Ave. etc. (feed meter until 6).

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  • Mariko

    Yes, I hope they can improve the part so called "cultural presentation" next year. But the Russian food was wonderful as I sampled every bit of it and managed to talk with many people during dinner. Due to mass media/internet, young people in the world tend to have similar interests and concerns. We managed to see a bit of Russia in these smart young Russian students. Their English was good: I did not know Russian children learned English from elementary school onwards.

    November 21, 2013


    Charming, but not polished or focused. The video presentations (sometimes sophomoric) were fun, but seemed to avoid real qualitative descriptions of what Russia offered. But for some good conversations and ethnic food offerings, and bling, not best use of my time.

    November 21, 2013

  • @MaureenManALM

    One of my grandmothers was born in Russia during 1899 and left for America in 1918. I would love to attend, but cannot due to a board meeting. Please let me know if any information or video is available later. Several relatives have been back to Russia to search for family home, etc., but could not find much due to many changes.

    November 21, 2013

  • Mariko

    Hi folks for Russian event,
    Please sign up at if you are coming. I will be there and reserve a large round table for BCN from 4:30 pm. I will put our meetup sign on the table. Please come as early as possible since showing up just for food around 6pm won't be polite. Stata Center is a large state-of-art designed building with many entrances. I usually use Vasser St entrance, which says "Dreyfoos" and go up to the 4th floor by elevator or stairs and then follow the sign for R&D Commons. These entrances say names of several buildings but as long as the sign includes Stata (and.or Building 32), then that is the right entrance. See you there to enjoy Russian culture.

    November 19, 2013

  • Julia P.

    My daughter and I will be going on a trip to Russia next year.
    This will be a good opportunity to learn in advance a little bit of Russia.

    November 17, 2013

  • Charlie T.

    I want to expand my cultural horizons. I am dating a woman who is originally from Russia. But, she is a US citizen now.

    October 27, 2013

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