The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center seeks to promote the study and knowledge of Russia, East Europe, and Eurasia to the general community through a variety of outreach events throughout the academic year and summer months. Nearly all our events are free and open to the public. Please see our calendar for a list of upcoming events. 

We are also actively involved with our local Champaign-Urbana and Central Illinois communities through regular outreach programming such as monthly multicultural programs at Champaign County Head Start locations and Orchard Downs after school program and Slavic Story Time at the Urbana Free Library every semester.

Additionally, we have presented at International Nights at local elementary schools and summer camps through the Urbana Fine Arts Center, and contributed artifacts for an exhibit on East Europe at the Decatur Area Arts Council. We are also proud to help sponsor and bring an author for the Youth Literature Festival

Orchard Downs Kids Club
Students at Orchard Down's after school enrichment program learn about International Women's Day and decorate postcards to take home.


Dr. Howard Intl Night
Laurel Tollison (REEES M.A., 2023) with a display about Bulgaria and Baba Marta at Dr. Howard Elementary's 2023 Hands Around the World event.


Youth Literature Festival Community Day 2019
Making firebird masks at the 2019 Youth Literature Festival Community Day.