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Archibald Cary Coolidge: A Promoter of Russian Studies in the United States.
Zenkevich I.V., associate professor of the Linguodidactics and Cross-cultural Department, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, email@example.com
The article is dedicated to the contribution of Harvard professor Archibald Cary Coolidge and his students into the rise and development of Russian studies in American Universities. The author believes that it was due to their personal interest and enthusiasm that the Russian language began to be taught in the USA universities. The article provides information about Coolidge’s biography, his approach to teaching Russian, and his work aimed at popularizing Russian and introducing it into the American higher education curriculum.
Keywords: Slavonic languages department, Harvard University, creation of the library, public speeches, Russian historical breakfast, lectures about Russia.