Celebrating 50 years of Slavic Languages & Literatures

Slavic Department at the UW: 1968-2018


Alumni are encouraged to join us in recognition of this milestone by sharing your memories with us!  Please send us your photos, stories, anecdotes, etc. at slavadm@uw.edu.


We have collected numerous photos on our department Facebook page.  Please also check out the Russian House Album: 1963-68.

Centennial Events

The department hosted a 50-year celebration event on May 11, 2018, with author Douglas Smith giving a talk titled "In Search of the Real Rasputin" at 6:30pm in Kane Hall room 210.

Douglas Smith is an award-winning historian and translator and the author of Former PeopleRasputin, and other books on Russia. Before becoming a historian, he worked for the U. S. State Department in the Soviet Union and as a Russian affairs analyst for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Munich. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.