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Russian Culture

... looks into questions such as ...

  • Which are the unique characteristics of Russian culture within the European context?
  • Which were the important eras and upheavals in Russian cultural history?
  • In what way are everyday life, politics, art and media interwoven?
  • How does Russian culture present itself and how is it perceived?
  • Which alternative cultures compete with the official Russian and Soviet culture?
  • I like the diversity, and I always enjoy discovering connections to new areas of research.

    Kathrin Lind, Bachelor's degree read more ...

  • By and by, the lecturers have managed to inspire enthusiasm for the Russian culture and especially literature.

    Elena Schick, Bachelor's degree read more ...

Degree programmes


Russian Culture, Master 1 subject


Degree: Master of Arts
  German-Russian dual diploma possible
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German, Russian

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What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

 it offers the possibility to graduate in Russian Culture with a German-Russian dual diploma.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Theory, history and practice of cultural studies
  • Russian cultural traditions in the European context
  • Culture and media
  • interdisciplinary and sociocultural issues
  • Aesthetics and theory of the arts
  • Russian language training

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • the willingness to engage with Russian culture and language and, possibly, to spend a semester at the partner university in Moscow


  • discovery learning
  • international summer schools with fellow students from Russia
  • extensive reading

struggle through:

  • challenging theoretical texts and thought experiments
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Russian Culture
  • Slavonic Philology
  • Eastern European History
  • Media Studies
  • related degree courses
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in academia
  • in commerce
  • in the media
  • in public institutions

And else?

An internship ...

is recommended. It is done during the degree course.
Duration: 4-6 weeks

Studying abroad ...

is mandatory. It is done in the 2nd or 5th semester.
Duration: when doing the International Master’s degree course: 1 semester + participation in a two-week International Summer School in Russia; when doing the in-university Master’s degree course, we recommend spending one semester in Russia.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Dr. Maria Brauckhoff
Building, Room: GB 8/152
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-23371
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Slavistik
Building, Room: GB 8/55
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-28357
Website Fachschaft

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