One more month of your stay in Russia is coming to an end! Hopefully, it has been full not only of classes and homework assignments, but also of great events you will remember for the rest of your lives. Let’s look back at the trips that helped you to dive into Russian culture even deeper!

In Kazan you had the chance to explore its outstanding Kremlin, where both Russian and Tatar traditions are combined in a peculiar way. It feels like a fairytale when you see the main mosque of the city – Kol Sharif, which boggles the imagination with its towers and cupolas! During the visit to the Soviet lifestyle museum, everyone got to look exactly like people did back in the USSR and might have become more Soviet on the inside too.

In Saint Petersburg even cold and windy weather couldn’t spoil the magical atmosphere of the city, where every building has its own history and its own secrets. The amazing palaces and churches keep their magnificence in all times of the year, and the drawbridges, which are widely regarded as one of the most romantic experiences in the northern capital of Russia, make an astonishing impression, especially if you see them for the first time!

Veliky Novgorod, one of the most vital cities in Medieval Russia, amazes you with its ancient churches. At the ‘Vitoslavlitsy’ open-air museum, various types of wooden architectural masterpieces are collected, and hospitable babushkas are always ready to meet you at the entrances and introduce you to traditional Russian lifestyle. Another beautiful place is the Kremlin of Veliky Novgorod, which is considered to be the oldest preserved Kremlin in Russia! The wonderful winter views of the city and the river have certainly mesmerized every student in the group (especially the guy on the left!).

Even more unforgettable trips are awaiting you! This weekend the Murmansk trip is taking place! At this extreme northwest part of Russia we will haunt the Northern Lights, enjoy the beauty of Khibiny mountains and visit a town where the famous Russian movie Leviathan was filmed. 

Thanks for sharing these experiences with us! We can’t wait to meet you again!

Author: Alina Baranova

Editor: Anastasia Sazonova