This research for this guide was completed by Svetlana Rukhelman (Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Harvard University). She is currently a Research Associate in Harvard’s Department of Comparative Literature and a library assistant at the Davis Center Research Collection (Fung Library). Svetlana conducts research in the fields of Russian and American cinema and literature, focusing on deception narratives, irony, satire, and dark humor. Information about her scholarly work can be found at: You can read more about her activities as a librarian here:

We would like to thank Jim Hodgson (Harvard Library - Resource Sharing) for his reporting expertise and his invaluable contribution into the creation of this guide.

Additional information, editing and updates by Anna Rakityanskaya.

Research contacts

For inquiries about the Slavic film collection please contact bibliographic specialists:

Russian/Former Soviet Union collection: Anna Rakityanskaya (617) 495-4797

Ukrainian collection:  Olha Aleksic (also Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute) (617) 495-2458

Collections from all other Slavic countries: Lev Chaban (617) 495-2458

For technical issues concerning this guide please contact:

 Anna Rakityanskaya (617) 495-4797