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Gulag Paintings Reviewed in Washington Post

Gulag Paintings Reviewed in Washington Post

Mark Jenkins reviews Nikolai Getman's Gulag paintings on exhibition in the Mason Hall Atrium. While some of the paintings have spiritual themes, he notes, "Most of them testify to everyday gulag existence — lice, cold, meager rations — with naked intensity." The paintings are on view through November 9.

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 RUSSIAN Olympiada George Mason University 2012

RUSSIAN Olympiada George Mason University 2012

The Virginia State Olympiada of Spoken Russian was held at George Mason University. The Olympiada provides an opportunity for American high school students of Russian to demonstrate their skills in speaking the language by competing before a panel of judges comprised of faculty and upper-level university students. Watch a movie of the events.

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Russian and Eurasian Studies Major Receives Boren Scholarship

Russian and Eurasian Studies Major Receives Boren Scholarship

Senior Jared Anable was awarded a Boren Scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year. The Boren Scholarship awards up to $20,000 to undergraduate students to specialize in area study, language study or increased language proficiency. Anable is the only Mason student to receive the award this year.

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Center Announces Fall Program

Center Announces Fall Program

The Center is pleased to host an exhibit of artwork by Nikolai Getman a former Gulag prisoner. There are a number of related events including an opening reception with guest speakers, the film One Day in the Life ..., and several lectures.

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Barnes Publishes Book on Gulag

Barnes Publishes Book on Gulag

Steven Barnes, associate professor of history and director of the Center for Eurasian Studies, has published Death and Redemption: The Gulag and the Shaping of Soviet Society.

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