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Why Study Russian?


Placement and FL Exemption Testing

Russian Language Course Resources

Study Abroad in Russia

Other Resources for Studying Russian

Resources for Russian Cultural Research




   Every year the Temple Russian program sponsors events for the larger Temple community and the Delaware Valley Olympiada, a regional competition for students of Russian at the high school level. 


2013 Delaware Valley Russian Olympiada Winners


  • 2013 Delaware Valley winner in the Regular Learners Category is Katherine Maximov (Wyoming Preparatory Seminary; teacher: Konstantin Lyavdansky)
  • 2013 Delaware Valley winner in the Heritage Speakers Category is Liliya Bondarenko (Vineland High School ; teacher: Vlada Jackson).
  • Special mention: Anvar Ibragimov (Cherokee High School; teacher: Marion Barnum)


2013 Russian Olympiada

The 7th Annual Delaware Valley High-School Olympiada of Spoken Russian was held on the Temple University Main Campus on March 19th 2013. TU professor and Chair of the Delaware Russian Olympiad Olia Prokopenko, Russian faculty and judges from Temple University, Bryn Mawr College, Drexel University and University of Pennsylvania gave a warm welcome to more than 100 high school students from Pennsylvania and New Jersey schools who participated in the competition sponsored by the Temple University Russian Program and the Department of French, German, Italian, and Slavic. The high school students competed in three or four commissions: conversation, civilization, reading and poetry recital.

The Russian Classes of Vineland High School

2012 Spring Fling at Temple University

Russian Program and Russian Club were among the most enthusiastic participants of the 2012 Spring Fling. We recruited for our Clubs and Programs and advertised our Study Abroad Program!


2012 Russian Olympiada

Cherokee High School was one of the best represented and successful teams at the 6th Delaware Valley Olympiada.

Here they are with their teacher, Ms.Marian Barnum (2nd row, first from the left). 




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