Introduction to Russian Culture
Prepare yourself for more than an exciting geographical journey, it is also an adventure exploring Russia's past with the help of professional lecturers. You will enjoy the masterful works of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov, beautifully played by a concert pianist. There are even language sessions so you can learn a few useful phrases in Russian. We guarantee that our selection of entertainment and amusement has something to please everyone! Our on board program includes four fascinating lectures by Russian academic professors on Russia's lively history and past political life. There is a costumed Russian tea ceremony, Russian cookery class, Russian language lessons, a festival of Russian cuisine, vodka tasting, classical music piano recitals, a Matrioshka painting master class, and many other activities to enhance our guests' awareness of this outstanding country.