This course is for everyone who is interested in Russian culture and wants to know who Russians are. Is it ethnicity, citizenship or philosophy? We are going to investigate Russian roots in American culture. We’ll found out how inexpensive Russian food became a super food today and how Soviet fashion designer invented a garment that almost all American women have in their closets. We will take a tour around Russian schools in Russia and US. After this course you will know the difference between pirog, pirozhok and varenik. Most important, this course is student-centered and the students are welcome to ask questions.