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PDT has a number of unique tour offerings! Our guides could introduce to our visitors the Great Kremlin Palace, the Historic Museum of the FSB (KGB) Border Guards, Zvezdny Gorodok (Russia's centre for the space research and cosmonaut training), Stalin's bunker and many more!
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Monday, 25
MOSCOW METRO
9:45 AM
The MOSCOW METRO was begun in the thirties and its various stations show completely different styles and periods. Each station has its own character. Carrying in excess of eight million people every day, more than New York and London put together, this system is one of the marvels of inner city transport. Free coffee at StarliteDiner
Price $22
PETROVKA NEIGHBOURHOOD & PETROV MONASTERY
3:00 PM
PETROVKA NEIGHBOURHOOD & PETROV MONASTERY . This old merchantile and artistic neighborhood has many examples of Classic and Art Nouveau architecture. Visit the “High Monastery” of St.Peter, with its many links with Peter the Great. We also enjoy the cosiness of the Hermitage Garden, which includes the site where Stanislavsky founded the MKhAT theater just one hundred years ago.
Price $23+adm
Tuesday, 26
CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE SAVIOUR
11:00 AM
Visit to the CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE SAVIOUR. The magnificent five-golden-domed Cathedral is the largest church in Russia, the second of its kind. The first, built to commemorate the victory over Napoleon in 1812, was destroyed in 1931. It was officially reopened for the millennium and consecrated as a “glorious symbol” of Russia and Russian Orthodox Christianity.
Price $22+adm
BULVAR RING
3:00 PM
BULVAR RING. A walking tour of the “Green Necklace” of Moscow, site of the old city walls. Many artists, writers and politicians have lived along its park lined streets.
Price $22
Wednesday, 27
MOSCOW SCHOOL
11:00 AM
A visit to a MOSCOW SCHOOL. You will be led by one of the teachers, meet some of the students, visit classes and have a chance to talk about education, and school problems with members of the staff.
Price $22
CHEKHOV MUSEUM
2:00 PM
Visit to the CHEKHOV MUSEUM in the small city house where Anton Chekhov started his career as doctor and writer. Feel his presence among the pictures and artifacts in this typical 1880’s Moscow home.
Price $22+adm
Thursday, 28
PUSHKIN ART MUSEUM
11:00 AM
The PUSHKIN ART MUSEUM contains a remarkable collection, including works from the Italian Renaissance and post-Renaissance, ancient Egypt and Babylonia.
Price $22+adm
PRECHISTENKA and OSTOZHENKA
3:00 PM
Walk in the area of PRECHISTENKA and OSTOZHENKA streets around the PUSHKIN FINE MUSEUM. Walk these two famous streets of Moscow which were preserved even in communist times. The area is much like the St.Germain district in Paris. You will see several XIXth century churches, mansions and samples of Art Nouveau architecture.
Price $23
Friday, 29
NOVODEVICHY CONVENT AND CEMETERY
11:00 AM
NOVODEVICHY CONVENT AND CEMETERY is a charming place, rich in the spirit of the past, hidden behind a wall in the twentieth century inner city. The sculptured gravestones of famous Russian artists, writers, and politicians illustrate the country’s history.
Price $23+adm
COSMONAUTS’ MUSEUM
2:00 PM
COSMONAUTS’ MUSEUM. This unique collection traces the rise of the Russian space program from 1957 to the present time, including manned and automatic spacecrafts, space suits and other related items.
Price $22+adm
Saturday, 30
DMITROV
10:00 AM
Day trip to the ancient town of DMITROV, founded by Yuri Dolgoruky, who also founded Moscow, holds a Kremlin and a fourteenth century monastery. On your way to it you will be able to see the Front Line Memorial, the point at which the Fascist army was stopped in its very close advance on Moscow in 1941. The Khimki channel nearby was built by Stalin in the thirties. You can meet a group of artists who carve religious figures and exceptional icons.
Price $65
KUSKOVO ESTATE
12:00 noon
Trip to KUSKOVO ESTATE, the country seat of the Sheremetyevs, the richest family of the eighteenth century. The wooden mansion resembles Versailles and it has an orangery in which is an impressive collection of china and porcelain from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. There is an extensive park with a lake, and Dutch, Swiss and Italian style garden houses.
Price $38+adm
Sunday, 1
TULA and KULIKOVO BATTLEFIELD
7:00 AM
Day trip to TULA and KULIKOVO BATTLEFIELD. Take the trip to Kulikovo Field, where in 1380 the Russian victory over the Tartars was the first significant event in the liberation from the Tartar yoke. Enjoy the vastness of one of the largest Russian fields, the picturesque Don River valley and the Kulikovo Battle museum in the impressive Art Nouveau church. On the way, visit the Samovar museum in Tula, the celebrated center of military manufacture and crafts.
Price $100
PASHKOV HOUSE
10:15 AM
The PASHKOV HOUSE is the famous Neoclassical mansion that stands on a hill overlooking MOSCOW KREMLIN. It was erected in 1784-1786 by a Muscovite nobleman, Pyotr Pashkov and became a landmark of Moscow, one of the most beautiful buildings of Moscow, now reopen for public visits as a part of Lenin’s library.
Price $22+adm
Monday, 2
MOSCOW METRO
9:45 AM
The MOSCOW METRO was begun in the thirties and its various stations show completely different styles and periods. Each station has its own character. Carrying in excess of eight million people every day, more than New York and London put together, this system is one of the marvels of inner city transport. Free coffee at StarliteDiner
Price $22
Tuesday, 3
TRETIAKOV GALLERY
10:00 AM
The TRETIAKOV GALLERY contains Moscow’s largest collection of Russian art with representative pieces from ancient times through various historical schools up to and including turn-of-the-century Avante Garde works. The newly restored building is worth a visit in itself.
Price $23+ adm
ZAMOSKVORECHYE AREA
2:00 PM
Walk in the ZAMOSKVORECHYE AREA around the Tretiakov Gallery. The Zamoskvorechye area, “behind the Moscow River”, contains some of the oldest churches, remarkable in part for their unique architecture, and in part because they survived Stalin’s efforts during the thirties to wipe out all religion.
Price $23+ adm
Wednesday, 4
RED SQUARE AND KITAI GOROD
10:00 AM
RED SQUARE AND KITAI GOROD walk. The very center of Moscow and indeed, of Russia. The neighborhood was a fortress behind a fence (“kitai” meaning “fence”, not, as often misinterpreted, “China”). You will see churches dating back to the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries along the narrow streets.
Price $23+ adm
Thursday, 5
PETROVKA NEIGHBOURHOOD & PETROV MONASTERY
10:00 АM
PETROVKA NEIGHBOURHOOD & PETROV MONASTERY . This old merchantile and artistic neighborhood has many examples of Classic and Art Nouveau architecture. Visit the “High Monastery” of St.Peter, with its many links with Peter the Great. We also enjoy the cosiness of the Hermitage Garden, which includes the site where Stanislavsky founded the MKhAT theater just one hundred years ago.
Price $23+ adm
KREMLIN WALL WALK
3:00 PM
KREMLIN WALL WALK. These walls hold many secrets. The Kremlin was a fifteenth century fortress, has twenty towers and is a mile and a half around. You can see from the outside many things not visible from inside, including the Aleksandrov Garden and the Grotto.
Price $23
Friday, 6
NOVODEVICHY CONVENT AND CEMETERY
11:00 AM
NOVODEVICHY CONVENT AND CEMETERY is a charming place, rich in the spirit of the past, hidden behind a wall in the twentieth century inner city. The sculptured gravestones of famous Russian artists, writers, and politicians illustrate the country’s history.
Price $22+adm
MUSIC LOVERS
2:00 PM
A tour for MUSIC LOVERS. You will visit the homes of two giants of the early twentieth century, the composer Scriabin and the great bass opera singer Chaliapin, whose voice you can actually hear in some remarkable recordings.
Price $22$+ adm
Saturday, 7
DMITROV
10:00 AM
Day trip to the ancient town of DMITROV, founded by Yuri Dolgoruky, who also founded Moscow, holds a Kremlin and a fourteenth century monastery. On your way to it you will be able to see the Front Line Memorial, the point at which the Fascist army was stopped in its very close advance on Moscow in 1941. The Khimki channel nearby was built by Stalin in the thirties. You can meet a group of artists who carve religious figures and exceptional icons.
Price $65
MOSCOW ORIENTATION PROGRAM
10:00AM
A MOSCOW ORIENTATION PROGRAM is designed for new-comers who would like to shop in city markets beyond the exclusive foreign stores. Not a sight-seeing tour, but instead, an introduction to shopping, driving, public transportation, public telephones, and the other everyday needs of Moscow residents. Free coffee at the Starlite Diner.
Price $35
Sunday, 8
KLIN
10:00 AM
Trip to KLIN, the country home of Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky and the place where he composed his last works, including the Nutcracker Suite, and the sixth (Pathetique) Symphony.
Price $43+ adm
ZARYADYE AND ZAYAUZYE
12:00 noon
Walk in ZARYADYE AND ZAYAUZYE . During the low-traffic weekend you will walk in Zaryadye (“behind the row”) and Zayauzye (“behind Yauza”), from Red Square to Taganka Square, through the busy center of Moscow, where you will feel the real atmosphere of the inner city.
Price $23
Monday, 9
STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM
11:00 AM
The STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM was first opened in 1883, and after extensive restoration was re-opened for the 850th Moscow anniversary. The interiors are done in a nineteenth century style. There are exhibits of archeology from prehistoric days up to the founding of the Russian State. The one called, “ Russia of the Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries” displays possessions of the Czars, and includes the death mask of Peter the Great.
Price $23+ adm
LUBIANKA AND CHISTYE PRUDY
2:00 PM
Walk in the LUBIANKA AND CHISTYE PRUDY area around the KGB building, an old downtown section which provides many examples of nobles’ mansions dating back to Peter the Great. You will visit a splendid seventeenth century church, and Apraskin Palace, a fine example of Moscow baroque.
Price $22
Tuesday, 10
MOSCOW SCHOOL
11:00 AM
A visit to a MOSCOW SCHOOL. You will be led by one of the teachers, meet some of the students, visit classes and have a chance to talk about education, and school problems with members of the staff.
Price $22
Tuesday, 11
KREMLIN CATHEDRALS
10:00 AM
A further exploration deeper within the Kremlin, in which you will see records of the personal lives of the Czars, their marriages, homes, and funerals. The three cathedrals, the Assumption, the Annunciation and the church of the Archangel Michael demonstrate differing restoration techniques.
Price $22+adm
BOLSHAYA NIKITSKAYA NEIGHBORHOOD
3:00 PM
BOLSHAYA NIKITSKAYA NEIGHBORHOOD. Enjoy the beauty of this old central Moscow street. Since 1790s many local residents were benefactors to the arts, and there are Classic ensembles by the famous architect Kazakov and Art Nouveau mansions by Shehtel. There are also associations with Pushkin, Tchaikovsky, Vrubel, Stanislavsky and other artistic greats.
Price $23
Thursday, 12
BOLSHOI
11:00 AM
Visit the BOLSHOI theatre, the heart of Russian Arts of music and ballet, constructed in 1824 by Osip Bove, and see the Lower and the Upper Foyer, Round and Beethoven’s Hall, and much more
Price $22+adm
OKHOTNY RYAD and KUZNETSKY MOST
3:00 PM
Walk along OKHOTNY RYAD and KUZNETSKY MOST. You will explore one of Moscow’s oldest neighborhoods, with architectural highlights, such as the Bolshoi Theater and the Metropol Hotel. Okhotny Ryad has been a mercantile center through the years, and is filled with interesting nineteenth century buildings.
Price $22
Friday, 13
PUSHKIN ART MUSEUM
10:00 AM
The PUSHKIN ART MUSEUM contains a remarkable collection, including works from the Italian Renaissance and post-Renaissance, ancient Egypt and Babylonia.
Price $22+ adm
BULVAR RING
3:00 PM
BULVAR RING. A walking tour of the “Green Necklace” of Moscow, site of the old city walls. Many artists, writers and politicians have lived along its park lined streets.
Price $22
Saturday, 14
SERGIEV POSAD
10:00 AM
Day trip to SERGIEV POSAD. Sergeiv Posad (Zagorsk) is a traditional orthodox center, graced by the magnificent Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, with a blue and gold dome. Built in the fourteenth century, it was for many years, even under communism, the official seat of the Patriarch. It holds a wonderful collection of icons.
Price $43+ adm
IZMAILOVO ESTATE
12:00 noon
Walk in a wonderful park among the remains of the seventeenth century IZMAILOVO ESTATE. Its fortress is where Peter the Great trained his first regular troops.
Price $22
Sunday, 15
GORKY LENINSK
11:00 AM
GORKY LENINSKY is the last place where Vladimir Lenin lived and died. The estate is very interesting as one of Shekhtel’sArt Nouveau designs, and now that most of the Lenin museums have been closed this remains the only one where you will meet this important man.
Price $43+ adm
COSMONAUTS’ MUSEUM
11:00 AM
COSMONAUTS’ MUSEUM. This unique collection traces the rise of the Russian space program from 1957 to the present time, including manned and automatic spacecrafts, space suits and other related items.
Price $22+ adm
Monday, 16
RED SQUARE AND KITAI GOROD
10:00 AM
RED SQUARE AND KITAI GOROD walk. The very center of Moscow and indeed, of Russia. The neighborhood was a fortress behind a fence (“kitai” meaning “fence”, not, as often misinterpreted, “China”). You will see churches dating back to the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries along the narrow streets.
Price $23+adm
Tuesday, 17
GREAT KREMLIN PALACE
10:00 AM
GREAT KREMLIN PALACE. Don’t miss an opportunity to visit the Great Kremlin Palace and the five large halls used for state receptions. The Palace is not a public museum but is now the official residence of the President of Russia. It was also formerly the only residence of the Romanov family in Moscow. The interior has been preserved as it was in the times of the Czars.
Price $12 +adm
BULGAKOV IN MOSCOW
2:00 PM
BULGAKOV IN MOSCOW. You will visit the places in the novel, “Master and Margarita”, and re-live the spirit of the twenties and thirties. Free coffee at the Starlite Diner.
Price $23+ adm
Wednesday, 18
VICTORY PARK
10:00 AM
VICTORY PARK contains memorials to two Patriotic Wars: in 1812 and 1941-5. The museum displays the Banner of Victory and dioramas showing the main battles in Moscow and Stalingrad, and the blockade of Leningrad. Exhibits show military techniques. A new chapel, Mosque and Synagogue have been built The trio expresses an ecumenical dedication to peace.
Price $23+ adm
BOLSHOI
3:00 PM
Visit the BOLSHOI theatre, the heart of Russian Arts of music and ballet, constructed in 1824 by Osip Bove, and see the Lower and the Upper Foyer, Round and Beethoven’s Hall, and much more
Price $22+adm
Thursday, 19
TRETIAKOV GALLERY
10:00 AM
The TRETIAKOV GALLERY contains Moscow’s largest collection of Russian art with representative pieces from ancient times through various historical schools up to and including turn-of-the-century Avante Garde works. The newly restored building is worth a visit in itself.
Price $23+adm
RED GATE & BARASCHI
3:00 PM
A walk in the area of the RED GATE & BARASCHI, following the road taken by Peter the Great to his summer estates, through an area of tiny streets dating back to the seventeenth and eighteenth century Moscow.
Price $22
Friday, 20
CRAFT SHOPS
10:45 AM
A visit to CRAFT SHOPS off the busy city streets, where you will see crafts from all over Russia, including: porcelain, embroidery, wooden and straw items, toys and dolls; all of them created in traditional ways. Free coffee at the Starlite Diner.
Price $35
ARBAT STREET
3:00 PM
Walk in a neighborhood dating back to old Moscow, celebrated in song and poetry. You will walk along ARBAT STREET, the most typical area of the old city, with tiny streets among well preserved and newly renovated buildings. A favorite neighborhood for artists and writers. Visit Arbat NB GALLERY, established in 1992 and representing both known and forgotten Russian art schools and individual artists from the 1920’s through the 1980’s.
Price $23
Saturday, 21
VLADIMIR and SUZDAL
8:00 AM
Day trip to VLADIMIR and SUZDAL. Vladimir was the capital of Russia in the twelfth century before the Mongol invasion; Moscow is its successor. The Assumption Cathedral and Golden Gate are examples of white stone, pre-Mongolian architecture. Suzdal has kept its seventeenth century character, and has lovely churches, an old Kremlin and a museum of interesting wooden architecture.
Price $85
STALIN'S MOSCOW
12:00 тщщт
A tour of the STALIN’S MOSCOW. You will see the evidence of his personality in cultural and architectural styles, and in the museum in The House on the Embankment, which was a residence of many former high officials under Stalin, most of whom were eventually arrested by him.
Price $26+adm
Sunday, 22
ZVENIGOROD, ZAKHAROVO AND BOLSHYE VIAZYOMY
9:00 AM
An all-day trip to ZVENIGOROD, ZAKHAROVO AND BOLSHYE VIAZYOMY , provincial towns outside Moscow. Zvenigorod once competed with Moscow to be the Russian capital and contains fourteenth and fifteenth century masterpieces such as the Assumption Cathedral and Savva’s Monastery. Zakharovo was a childhood estate of Aleksander Pushkin, and Bolshye Viazyomy is now a museum dedicated to the Russian nobility.
Price $65
POST-SOVIET RUSSIA
2:00 PM
POST-SOVIET RUSSIA. This tour leads you to the White House neighborhood, memorable for the fighting during the attempted coups of 1991 and 1993, when Russia underwent dramatic changes in its political system and saw the fall of he Soviet Regime. You will see places where former leaders, including Brezhnev, Andropov and Beria, lived.
Price $22
Monday, 23
NOVODEVICHY CONVENT AND CEMETERY
11:00 AM
NOVODEVICHY CONVENT AND CEMETERY is a charming place, rich in the spirit of the past, hidden behind a wall in the twentieth century inner city. The sculptured gravestones of famous Russian artists, writers, and politicians illustrate the country’s history.
Price $22+adm
Tuesday, 24
DECORATIVE ART MUSEUM
10:45 AM
DECORATIVE ART MUSEUM. This is a large collection of crafts from different areas. There are peasant and other costumes, toys, Zhostovo painted trays, Khokhloma and other wood articles, porcelain, including propaganda porcelain from the twenties and thirties. Free coffee at the Starlite Diner.
Price $23+adm
TVERSKAYA
3:00 PM
A walk along Moscow’s main street,TVERSKAYA , will demonstrate how Moscow prepared for the city’s 850th anniversary. The long road from Moscow to St. Petersburg starts at the northern end of Tverskaya. Free coffee at the Starlite Diner.
Price $23
Wednesday, 25
ARMORY MUSEUM
9:45 AM
The ARMORY MUSEUM.. The Armory collection of gold, silver and jewelry, Faberge eggs, carriages and Czarist thrones is reason enough in itself to visit Moscow. Please register for this tour at least two days in advance
Price $80
PATRIARSHY POND NEIGHBORHOOD
3:00 PM
PATRIARSHY POND NEIGHBORHOOD. A walk in the neighborhood where many Russian artists, poets and musicians have lived. Feel its atmoshpere, and see its remarkable architecture. Free coffee at Starlite Diner.
Price $23
Thursday, 26
MOSCOW METRO
9:45 AM
The MOSCOW METRO was begun in the thirties and its various stations show completely different styles and periods. Each station has its own character. Carrying in excess of eight million people every day, more than New York and London put together, this system is one of the marvels of inner city transport. Free coffee at StarliteDiner
Price $22
GORKY HOUSE MUSEUM
3:00 PM
GORKY HOUSE MUSEUM. One of the best Art Nouveau houses in Moscow built at the turn of the century. Maxim Gorky lived there between 1931 and 1936 and it is now a literary museum dedicated to his work.
Price $22
Friday, 27
PUSHKIN ART MUSEUM
10:00 AM
The PUSHKIN ART MUSEUM contains a remarkable collection, including works from the Italian Renaissance and post-Renaissance, ancient Egypt and Babylonia.
Price $22+adm
PRECHISTENKA and OSTOZHENKA
3:00 PM
Walk in the area of PRECHISTENKA and OSTOZHENKA streets around the PUSHKIN ART MUSEUM. Walk these two famous streets of Moscow which were preserved even in communist times. The area is much like the St.Germain district in Paris. You will see several XIXth century churches, mansions and samples of Art Nouveau architecture.
Price $23
Saturday, 28
MONINO AVIATION MUSEUM
10:00 AM
Visit MONINO AVIATION MUSEUM. You will trace the history of Russian aviation, seeing many different types of aircraft. The display includes models of the very earliest machines and even some of the latest ones. A lot of them are full size, located outside, and so present a good photographic opportunity.
Price $43+adm
KUSKOVO ESTATE
12:00 noon
Trip to KUSKOVO ESTATE, the country seat of the Sheremetyevs, the richest family of the eighteenth century. The wooden mansion resembles Versailles and it has an orangery in which is an impressive collection of china and porcelain from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. There is an extensive park with a lake, and Dutch, Swiss and Italian style garden houses.
Price $38+adm
Sunday, 29
SERGIEV POSAD
10:00 AM
Day trip to SERGIEV POSAD. Sergeiv Posad (Zagorsk) is a traditional orthodox center, graced by the magnificent Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, with a blue and gold dome. Built in the fourteenth century, it was for many years, even under communism, the official seat of the Patriarch. It holds a wonderful collection of icons.
Price $43+adm
RUSSIAN SAMOVARS
11:00 AM
Tour based on RUSSIAN SAMOVARS. We will see the samovar collection of Sergei Klinchev and talk about the history of the samovar, how it is built and functions, and Russian traditions of tea drinking. Perhaps have a cup of tea yourself. Samovars are for sale.
Price $22
Monday, 30
KOLOMENSKOYE
10:45 AM
Trip to KOLOMENSKOYE, a unique oasis in the center of Moscow, and the summer residence of the Czars since the time of Ivan the Terrible. Its church, built in 1530, was once called the Eighth Wonder of the World, and the oak trees are at least as old as everything else in the park. You will see the house of Peter the Great and will visit the folk art museum and the museum of wooden architecture with its samples of houses from northern Russia. Free coffee at the Starlite Diner.
Price $26+adm
BABAEV CHOCOLATE FACTORY
1:45 PM
BABAEV CHOCOLATE FACTORY. This is a great opportunity to taste these famous Russian chocolates! You will have an opportunity to visit this famous chocolate factory. On the tour you will see the production process for chocolate . You will also be able to trace the history of this company through the years with a visit to the factory museum. You will get a chocolate gift at the end of the tour!
Price $23+adm
Tuesday, 31
SPASO-ANDRONIKOV MONASTERY
11:00 AM
Visit the SPASO-ANDRONIKOV MONASTERY, and the oldest of Moscow’s surviving churches, Savior Cathedral. Its museum records it as one of the earliest centers of iconography, and it was the site of the icon school of Andrei Rublyov.
Price $22+adm
LEFORTOVO ESTATE
3:00 PM
Tour the eighteenth century LEFORTOVO ESTATE, a formerly German enclave. We will visit the church where the Romanovs liked to pray before they went hunting in Izmailovo, as well as Franz Lefort Palace and one of the Moscow palaces of Catherine the Great
Price $22
Wednesday, 1
CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE SAVIOUR
11:00 AM
Visit to the CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE SAVIOUR. The magnificent five-golden-domed Cathedral is the largest church in Russia, the second of its kind. The first, built to commemorate the victory over Napoleon in 1812, was destroyed in 1931. It was officially reopened for the millennium and consecrated as a “glorious symbol” of Russia and Russian Orthodox Christianity.
Price $22+adm
ANDREI SAKHAROV’S museum
3:00 PM
Visit the ANDREI SAKHAROV’S museum. The museum displays archival documents, photographs and artifacts which narrate the history of repression in the Soviet Union beginning with the 1917 October Revolution. The permanent exhibition also chronicles the history of those movements who struggled for freedom of expression and speech during the post-Stalin years.
Price $22+adm
Thursday, 2
MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY
11:00 AM
MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY. You will have a chance to see the facilities and the museum of this architectural masterpiece, Russia’s leading educational institution.
Price $23
RUSSIAN POETS
2:00 PM
RUSSIAN POETS of the twenties and thirties. Walk in the footsteps of Marina Tsvetaeyeva, Boris Pasternak and Osip Mandelshtam during their Moscow days, and learn more about the Soviet life of those decades.
Price $23+adm
Friday, 3
JEWISH MOSCOW
10:00 AM
JEWISH MOSCOW. Explore the life of the Moscow Jewish Community during Soviet times and the present. You will visit two synagogues and places associated with prominent Jewish intellectuals, such as the poet Mandelstam, the actor Michoels and the architect Joffan
Price $35
RUSSIAN-SOVIET ART OF THE XX CENTURY
3:00 PM
RUSSIAN-SOVIET ART OF THE XX CENTURY. Visit the New Tretiakov Gallery, where the new exhibits of Russian and Soviet Art of the XXth century are displayed. See works by Avant Garde artists, and see the history of RussianAvant Garde starting from the beginning of the century. Follow the development of the Socialist Realism in Art and feel the development of different styles in Art from before the Revolution of 1917 through communist times.
Price $22+adm
Saturday, 4
TSARITSYNO
10:45 AM
Walk in TSARITSYNO. Walk in the wonderful park at Tsaritsyno and see the never completed palace of Catherine the Great . Free coffee at Starlite Diner
Price $26+adm
ARTIST’S STUDIO
12:00 noon
ARTIST’S STUDIO. You will visit Alyona Dergiljova, a well-known Moscow artist whose work hangs in the Tretiakov Gallery and state Historical Museums. Her focus is on the streets and most beautiful areas of Moscow. She will demonstrate her graphic techniques and discuss her work.
Price $22
Sunday, 5
POLENOVO
10:00 AM
Day trip to POLENOVO. You will enjoy a trip to an estate and park built by the artist, Vasily Polenov, with a lovely situation on the Oka River. Inside the manor house there is an outstanding art collection from the fifteenth century.
Price $65
RED ARMY MUSEUM
11:00 AM
Visit to the RED ARMY MUSEUM. You will see exhibits showing the development of the Russian Army from the days of the Civil War through the years of the Great Patriotic War, and up to the present times. There are halls, illustrating the major battles in Moscow, Leningrad and Stalingrad, as well as many interesting examples of military equipment such as machine guns and personnel carriers. You will see the eagle from the Berlin Reichstag, the Victory Banner and other items recalling those heroic times.
Price $23+adm
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