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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.

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

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

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Russian Culture, Master 2 subject


Degree: Master of Arts
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 specifically studies aspects of cultural science, focusing on Russia in its entirety.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Discovery learning (theory and practice)
  • 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,


  • good Russian-language skills and the willingness to engage with a foreign culture


  • discovery learning and exciting cultural encounters

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 in the 2nd-4th semester.
Duration: 4-6 weeks

Studying abroad ...

is recommended. It is done in the 2nd semester.
Duration: 2 weeks (International Summer School), internship or language course in Russia (2-6 weeks)

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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