Thank you to Mr. White, Dr. Spencer, Mr. Piersol, and all the students and faculty who participated in Russian Week events over the past few days. The cartoons Cheburashka and “How the Cossacks Discovered Football” garnered laughter during lunch on Monday and Wednesday, as did Mr. White’s reading of Teremok (complete with animated Russian accents and generous editorializing about Russian culture) on Tuesday.  Things got serious on Friday with the discussion of Gogol’s “The Overcoat” with Dominique V. winning the Starbuck’s gift card drawing for participants.  Come by next week for a three-part screening of “The Namesake” in celebration of India’s culture (see the related post for more info and contest details).

Cossacks Cartoon