First- and second-year Russian classes gathered on Thursday, November 16, 2017, to celebrate the 125th anniversary of poet Marina Tsvetaeva's birth. Professor Michael Makin, author of Marina Tsvetaeva: Poetics of Appropriation, spoke to the Russian students before they recited Tsvetaeva's poems. A photo album of the event can be viewed here.

Natalie McCauley's Russian 201.002 class wrote and performed a play about Tsvetaeva's life, which can be viewed in three parts below (part 1, part 2, part 3).