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Cultural programme

 We offer the following cultural activities that will help our students to get acquainted with Russian history, culture, traditions and social life. Cultural programme is optional. The cost is not included into the tuition fee.

• tour around Petrozavodsk, capital of Karelia, which was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great (2 hours)
• excursions to the Local History Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, the Puppet Museum, the aquarium museum
• excursion to Kizhi island - open air museum of wooden architecture, famous for its churches - Russian wooden architecture jewel. It is under the auspices of UNESCO
• excursion to the first Russian spa - Martial Waters and to the famous waterfall in Europe Kivach
• visiting of Sortavala city and monastery on Valaam island
• visiting the most rapidly developing city of Karelia Kondopoga
• visiting the Veps village Sheltozero, concert of folklore music group
• trips to St.Petersburg and Moscow - two Russian capitals
• visiting of Solovetsky islands and Solovetsky Monastery - one of the biggest monasteries in the North of Russia founded in the XVth century
• evening boat trip on the lake Onego and visiting night club

The Kizhi Island (photo by Oleg Semenenko) different excursions different excursions different excursions
different excursions Kivach Winter entertainment Peter the Great



Institute of International Programs
Office 401, Anokhina str., 20,
Petrozavodsk, 185910, Republic of Karelia, Russian Federation
tel: +7(8142) 71-10-89;
fax: + 7(8142) 71-96-14


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