!Supported by DAAD!
Follow the footsteps of the Decembrists and learn how the Russian Empire lived, what it fought and suffered for. You will pass the "road of courage" from the Sennaya Square of luxury and bustling St. Petersburg to the oldest city in Western Siberia, Tomsk, and get a unique tourist and educational experience.
The Summer School "Russian Express” is a 3-week excursion and educational tour that includes a visit to St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg and Tomsk, a rich cultural program and an intensive Russian as a foreign language course.
19th century is an era of great European revolutions, secret societies, and whimsical political intrigues. And Russian Empire has not been bypassed by this revolutionary spirit which is reflected in its various opposition movements. The most famous and legendary one is the movement of, so-called, the Decembrists - aristocrats who opposed the reign of Tsar Alexander I, Napoleon winner. World-known Russian poet, Alexander Pushkin, was also involved in the movement of the Decembrists and he perpetuated these sad and heroic days in his most celebrated poems.
The history of noble and selfless struggle of the Decembrists and their confrontation with serfdom and autocracy has had a lasting influence on the formation of modern cultural and political image of Russia. Some of the Decembrists were executed, but most of them were sent into exile in Siberia. Their wives went after them in the snowy Siberian wilderness, and this feat has been imprinted in history as an example of remarkable fortitude and courage. The road to Siberia started from St. Petersburg, passed through Ekaterinburg, and finished in Tomsk.
In St. Petersburg – from August 21st till August 26th:
Travel by train from St. Petersburg to Ekaterinburg (August 26th-August 28th) ; from Ekaterinburg to Tomsk (September 3rd – September 4th):
Ekaterinburg – from August 28th till September 3rd:
Tomsk – from September 4th till September 10th:
!NB! For the students applying for the DAAD scholarship, the deadline is 30th of May 2017!
Don’t hesitate to ask questions! We are here for you!
School manager Kseniia (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the school director Maria (email@example.com) will help you with visa support and having a short Skype-interview to determine the language group that corresponds to the level of proficiency in Russian as well as with all questions you might ask!
Created / Updated: 6 November 2016 / 6 May 2017
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