I am a third-year student at Zagreb University, currently majoring in English Language and Literature and Russian Language and Literature. This July I am going to acquire a BA degree in English, with my Russian BA coming up the next year. I am heavily immersed in my studies, particularly those of literary nature, and am a great admirer of Russian history and literature. I am also interested in ancient languages and have thus delved heavily into Old Church Slavonic and many other aspects of Russian Orthodox culture, such as translations of the Bible onto the Old Church Slavonic, Orthodox liturgy, and architecture (particularly during my visits to Moscow and St. Petersburg). It is my hope that the festival will allow me to experience even more of what Russia has to offer, particularly in the fields of culture and history, and deepen my understanding of what I like to call its inner being.