East Central University Russian Tea Room will open to the public from 7-9 p.m. today at the Regents Room. The event will feature Russian tea from Samovars, Russian candies and cookies, Russian pancakes, Russian music. Programs for the evening will include “Russian Characters in American Comics,” by Les Brooks; renowned Ukrainian folk singer Vasyl Nechepa; Russian language and jokes by Russian people. The event is free and open to the public. Donations will be appreciated. For more information, phone Mara Sukholutskaya at (580) 436-5293.