Raissa Vulfovna Solovieva

Associate Professor, German & Russian

3096 JFSB


Curriculum Vitae

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Teaching Experience

The best attitude that one can have when approaching the study of a new language is that of an open mind and a willingness to step out of their comfort zone.
The ultimate goal for each of my class is to spend as much time as possible actively communicating in Russian. Students do not compare themselves to others, they are not afraid to make mistakes and to be challenged.



Selected Publications

  •  Browning Gary, David K. Hart David and Raisa Solovyova. Leveraging Your Russian With Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes. Bloomington, Ind.:Slavica, 2001
  • Brown N. Anthony, Raissa V. Solovieva and Dennis L. Eggett
    Redefining Cultural Identities: An Examination of Cross-Cultural
    Perspectives from Russian and American University-Age Students.
    Slavic and East European Journal, vol. 51, No. 3, 2007
  •  “Yurii Nikolaevich Libedinskii.” The Dictionary of Literary Biography. vol. 272: Russian Prose Writers Between the World Wars. Columbia, South Carolina:Bruccoli Clark Layman, 2003


As a member of BYU Committee of the Whole for European Studies I was involved in consulting students from many BYU Departments when they had any questions or assignments in reference to Soviet/Russian/Eastern European Culture/Literature/History. For me it was very interesting and rewarding opportunity to meet with those students and try to help them.
Professional responsibilities and duties
Editor for LAS PRESS

Citizenship assignments

  • A member of BYU Committee of the Whole for European Studies
  •  Editor for LAS Press