Richard J. Paikoff, '10
Major: Russian and Eastern European Studies
Awards and Achievements:
Deans List (2006-2010)
Club or Student Organizations:
Paikoff with Don Cossacks, whom he interviewed while in Rostov-on-Don during a double term abroad ISA project (2010)
Title of thesis: "A Brief History of Rostov-on-Don and the Surrounding Region"
Graduate School/Program: The University of Texas at Austin (Russian and Eastern European Studies MA program)
Statement: "Studying Russian constitutes a very important part of my education. In short, I use it as a vital tool to understand Russian history, Russian politics, and Russian culture. It is my belief that one needs to have at least a basic understanding of the Russian language, in order to appreciate and understand the Russian soul."