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A Russian Tea Room will be open from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Thursday [MARCH 10] in the Regents Room in Knight Hall at East Central University. Russian tea will be served from samovars and Slavic style-pancakes and Russian and Ukrainian candies and cookies will be offered.

Also featured will be Russian and Ukrainian music and dance. A “Welcome to Ukraine” presentation will be made by three exchange students from the University of Linguistics in Kiev.

The tea room is free and open to the public. Donations will be appreciated. It is sponsored by ECU’s Global Education Committee and Russian Studies Program.

For more information contact Dr. Mara Sukholutskaya at 559-5293. The piece depicts a steam engine train coming to a roaring halt and the passengers departing at the station before building up steam and slowly and gracefully departing. Then, the train blazes across the countryside, “moonlight glistening off its dark steel,” and ends with a final, heroic tribute to trains and the people who worked them.


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