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Spring 2001 Moscow Study Trip
(3-1/2 week version)
Future schedules will be similar, taking changes in Russia into account.
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16 April
Afternoon arrival in Moscow, installation in residence
25 April
Visit and discussion: Kaluga employment and job training office

Bus to Moscow

04 May
Lecture-discussion: Banking and financial infrastructure in Russia; role of US dollar, Mikal Davtyan, Academy of Labor & Financial Academy

Lecture-discussion: Missile defense and a new arms race, Dmitri Dozorin, Communications Workers Union

Puppet Theater: An unusual concert

17 April
City tour by bus and visit to Christ the Savior Cathedral

Visit to Kremlin grounds and churches

Demonstration of use of public transport

26 April
Lecture-discussion: Socio-cultural background of Russia and its rebirth, Boris Erasov, Institute of Oriental Studies

Videos: Faces of Russia I (Billington, PBS) and The new Russian nobility

05 May
Visit to Sergeev-Posad and its monastery and church complex
 
18 April
Opening of seminar, Gennady Nikolaev, Vice Rector, Academy of Labor

Lecture-discussion: The political situation in Russia, Roald Matveev, Humanitarian University

Video: The Kazakovs: Three generations of a Moscow family (1990-1997)

27 April
Lecture-discussion: Crisis and change in Russia's educational system, Zinaida Batiukova, Russian Academy of Education

Discussion: What "the street" can tell us about Russia, Nikita Pokrovsky, Moscow State University & GIMO

Ballet: Corsair

06 May
Visit: Lenin's Mausoleum & Kremlin wall

Free afternoon

19 April
Visit to comprehensive school 1198, meetings with teachers and pupils

Roundtable with students of the Academy of Labor

28 April
Lecture-discussion: Russia's integration into the world economic community, Yury Popov, Academy of Labor

Free afternoon

07 May
Summary discussion led by Vladislav Semenkov

Discussion of group: comparative definitions of democracy

Video: Moscow McDonalds union organizing drive

Award of diplomas by rector of Academy of Labor

20 April
Lecture-discussion: The history of Russia's "incomplete" economic reforms, Vladislav Semenkov, Academy of Labor

Videos: Gods of the hammer and sickle and The Butyrka pre-trial detention prison

29 April
Visit: Zvenigorod and the Savvino-Storoyevsky monastery
08 May
Free day, visit to Military Museum
21 April
Lecture-discussion: Russia-Belorussia unity, Dmitri Biriukov, Press spokesman for Russia-Belorussia Parliament

Free time

Circus

30 April
Free morning

Visits: Poklonnaya Hill World War 2 Victory Park, Novodevichy Cemetery, Lenin Hills overlook of Moscow

Night train to St. Petersburg

09 May
Participation in World War 2 Victory Day observations at various sites in Moscow
22 April
Bus to Kaluga

Walk in town

Home-cooked supper, discussion of group

01 May
Visit: Piskarevsky Cemetery

City tour by bus

Visit: St. Isaac's Cathedral

Visit: Peter & Paul Fortress

10 May
Departure
23 April
Visit: Eye Microsurgery Institute

Meeting with students of Institute of Economics and Humanities

Free evening with Kaluga students

02 May
Visit: Hermitage Museum

Visit: Aurora battleship

Free time

Discussion: Arcady Khotin, entrepreneur of outsource software company since last years of USSR

 
24 April
Bus to Kozelsk

Visit: Optina Pustyn Monastery

Return to Kaluga

Visit: KZAME automobile electrical parts factory

Video: 50th anniversary of Soviet-American link-up on the Elbe River

03 May
Visit: Paul's palace in Pavlovsk

Free time

Concert
of Russian folk songs and dances

Night train to Moscow

 


Contact: Eric Fenster moscowtrip2007@yahoo.com with questions or for more information.