Video: Victoria Zhuravleva, professor at the Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH), discusses the new Russia Direct Ranking of Russian and Post-Soviet Studies Programs and the future of Russian Studies programs in the United States.

Video by Vladimir Stakheev

After the release of its new Ranking of Russian and Post-Soviet Studies Programs in the U.S. in early April, Russia Direct sat down with Victoria Zhuravleva, professor of American History and International Relations and director of the American Studies Program at the Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH), to discuss the results of the ranking and their broader significance for the field of Russian Studies.

In addition, Zhuravleva shared her own academic experiences of teaching American Studies in Russia in order to highlight the challenges facing Russian Studies programs in U.S. universities.

Read the full version of the interview here: "What American Studies in Russia can teach us about Russian Studies in the US"

President Barack Obama and members of the American delegation, including National Security Advisor General Jim Jones, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Bill Burns, and NSC Senior Director for Russian Affairs Mike McFaul, meet with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at his dacha outside Moscow, Russia, July 7, 2009.  Photo: White House/Pete Souza       

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