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Sheila Fitzpatrick at the Russian Studies Workshop

Russian Studies Workshop
Tuesday, May 29, 4:30-6:00 (snacks from 4:15!)
John Hope Franklin Room (SSRB 224)

You are invited to join the final meeting of the year of the interdisciplinary Russian Studies Workshop on May 29, when they will discuss an article by Sheila Fitzpatrick (Dept. of History, University of Chicago), entitled “POPULAR/ PUBLIC OPINION UNDER TWENTIETH-CENTURY COMMUNIST REGIMES.” Refreshments will be available at 4:15, and discussion will begin at 4:30.

The article is now available on the workshop’s chalk site under “Current Paper.” If you do not have access to the chalk site, please email Leah Goldman at, and I will be glad to send you a copy. Please also contact Leah if you have any questions, comments, or otherwise need assistance.

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Летний Синематографический Слет в Wisconsin

15 – 17 Июня 2012г в Wisconsin
Летний Синематографический Слет
“Фильм! Фильм! Фильм!”

12-ый Юбилейный Летний Бардклубовский Слет Любителей Авторской Песни на Мидвесте пройдет в Висконсине 15-17 июня 2012 г.
Tема слета – “Фильм! Фильм! Фильм!”.

Подробности тут:

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Дуэт “Таня За и Катя Не”

У дуэта “Таня За и Катя Не” на этой неделе в Чикаго концерты.

22 мая 7:00 вечера – Чикаго
домашний концерт
20541 Horatio Blvd, Prairej View, IL 60069
Организатор: Ида Долинская (630)779-9497

24 мая 7:30 вечера – Чикаго
концерт в клубе “Круг”
718 S Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090
Организатор: Андрей (630)779-9497

23 мая 7:30 вечера – Чикаго
домашний концерт
400 Catbird Ln, Deerfield, IL 60015
Организатор: Дима Скляр (773)354-0126

Подробности тут:

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Greater Chicago Jewish Festival

Greater Chicago Jewish Festival
Sunday, June 10, 2012

festival 2012
Steven Page (formerly of the Barenaked Ladies)
Blue Fringe
Rabbi Joe Black
Saul Kaye
Lucky Break Blue Grass Band
Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
and many more…

Cook County Forest Preserve
Oakton Street west of Lehigh

$5 suggested donation


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Dances of Bukhara

Sunday, June 10, 2012
4:30 on the Cabaret Stage at the

Chicago Jewish Music Festival

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Uzbek American Association of Chicago Picnic

Sunday June 10, 2012 at 11:00am

Uzbek American Association of Chicago (U A A C)
Good Food (Pilaf/Osh, Sheshlik, etc..), Games (Football, Volleyball, Tag of War, etc..), Games & Prizes for kids, Beautiful Lake, Boating, Fishing, & More Fun…

Blackwell Forest Preserve (SOUTH SHELTER)
Intersection of Main Drive and Butterfield Rd,
Winfield, IL 60555

Questions? 708-415-1743 Olim-aka; 630-247-8511 Akmaljon

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Embroidery Exhibit at the Ukrainian National Museum

June 8, 2012-July 31, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, June 8, 7pm
Admission: $5
Ukrainian National Museum

Exhibition of women’s embroidered shirts

Embroidery, as a trend in world fashion, has grown in popularity during the last few years. Explore a source of this modern trend at the exhibition of traditional Ukrainian embroidered shirts for women.

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The Scarlett Express at Doc Films

Sunday, May 27 at 7pm • 104m
The Scarlett Empress
Josef von Sternberg, 1934
Sophia Frederica (Dietrich) is forced to marry Peter, Grand Duke of Russia. Enraged upon actually meeting the Duke – and discovering that he’s a half-wit – she takes up with the womanizing Alexei, who is also the Empress’s paramour. Then, she takes up with most of the Russian army. Is it a political move to win their favor? Is she just an unstoppable nymphomaniac? Unclear. Story is mostly subsumed under what Von Sternberg himself called “a relentless excursion into style”, as he crams his set with gargoyles, overdressed Hussars, and Dietrich’s beautiful, Martian face.

Posted in: Chicago Events, University of Chicago Events

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia at Doc Films

Saturday, May 26 at 7, 10pm • 157m
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2011
What happens when the crime is solved, the killers are caught, but the victim’s body still missing? In this epic and intimate film, which shared the Grand Prix at Cannes, we find out. Three groups of men set out to find a single body in the Turkish countryside over the course of a night. They have one aim, but many purposes. In their search, they encounter darkness and unexpected light, gaiety and sorrow, loss and rebirth. Do they find the body? By the end, that’s beside the point.

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Buryatia Delegation on UChicago Campus

May 23
CIS Conference Room, Pick 101

A group of historians and researchers from Buryatia, Russian will be on the UChicago campus on May 23. The delegation’s visit to Chicago is sponsored by WorldChicago. Please see the previous blog post for more on their trip and other opportunities to meet with this group.

More info can also be found in the following document: buryatia_group

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