Russian and Slavic Studies in the West

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Why are students of Slavic studies pressured to learn Russian first before allowing them to focus on other Slavic languages. In comparison, in departments of Germanic languages, neither English nor German constitutes such a compulsory gatekeeper to the study of other Germanic languages and cultures. A student, for example, can immediately focus on Swedish or Dutch language and culture.

Bento Box talks series, organized by Dr Yoko Aoshima, [email protected]
Period15 Jul 2022
Held atHokkaido University, Japan
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022
  • Slavic studies
  • Slavic languages
  • Ukrainian language
  • Russian language
  • language politics
  • university structure
  • curricula
  • research management
  • disciplines