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The Russian and East European Studies department at Penn is a tight-knit community dedicated to advancing knowledge of a vast and unique region of the world. Our faculty’s interests and expertise span many centuries, countries, languages, and disciplines. Here, you can study medieval Czech manuscripts, population and health in Eastern Europe, 19th century Russian literature, nationalism and film in the Balkans, Russian and East European foreign policy, Byzantine art, gender and sexuality, and Putin’s Russia. We teach an array of East European languages, including Hungarian, and Russian to the advanced level. Students have access to unforgettable intensive language and study abroad opportunities. We encourage you to learn more about our department and our community at Penn through our events, our social media, our courses, and our faculty. We are one program offering a world of possibilities.