Transforming high-achieving students into
Global professionals

The Russian Flagship Program equips courageous global leaders with the language skills and cultural competence to build bridges between international communities.

Our Community

Ron Vroon

Russian Flagship Director

'"The Russian Flagship is the surest and fastest way of moving from a ‘novice’ to a ‘superior’ command of Russian on the way to becoming a global professional in your chosen field."'

Meet the Students & Alumni

Our diverse students and alumni focus on cross-cultural communication and understanding

Meet the Staff

Our hard-working staff are dedicated to supporting our students

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Program Manager

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Scholarship Advisor

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Recruitment & Retention

The Latest News & Announcements

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Fall 2021 Newsletter

10/21/2021 12:00:00 AM

Fall 2021 Newsletter

10/21/2021 12:00:00 AM

Summer 2021 Newsletter

7/26/2021 12:00:00 AM

In Memoriam Stephen O. Lesser

6/25/2021 12:00:00 AM


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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Misinformation and War in Ukraine Reading Group (Week 8)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Russian Speakers Club

6:00 PM

The Language Flagship

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The UCLA Russian Flagship program is funded by The Language Flagship, which is a national initiative of the National Security Education Program to change the way Americans learn languages. To learn more about this initiative, please visit the Language Flagship’s website.


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