The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures recently awarded Liyun Jin ’12 and graduate student Maria Khotimsky its V.M. Setchkarev Memorial Prize for their essays on Russian literature. Prizes of $500 each went to Jin for her essay “The Unattainable Ideal of Motherhood in ‘War and Peace’” and to Khotimsky for her paper titled “Internatsional Dukha: World Literature in the Young Soviet State.”