Free Сrash course in Russian History. All the weird and wonderful things

Free Сrash course in Russian History. All the weird and wonderful things

WowLocal, a community of Muscovites who help tourists get around the city, and the team of Russia enthusiasts from the Bears and Vodka project are proud to present a series of lectures on Russian history in English: A Crash Course in Russian History.

The lectures will take place at the Pioner open air cinema in Gorky Park. Every Friday between 6.30pm and 8pm, the Bears and Vodka guys will tell you some amazing, weird and just plain funny stories about Russian history – and all for free!

The first lecture will take place on 14 June at 6.30pm at the Pioner open air cinema.

Participants will have the opportunity to practice their English comprehension skills and find out the answers to all the really important questions: who are the coolest moustached guys in Russian history?

Who built the weirdest building in Moscow? When did Russia have seven tsars all at once and then no tsars at all? Who came up with the idea of sticking a giant Lenin statue in the centre of Moscow? And finally, whose idea was it to call Vsevolod the Big Nest the Big Nest?

This series of lectures will be just one of many initiatives aimed at promoting Russian culture and history.

Anyone and everyone who speaks English* - both city guests and locals – are very welcome to join us!

Date: 14 June 
Time: 18.30 
Duration: 1.5 hours 
Meeting point: Gorky Park, Pioner open air cinema 
Entry: Free
*Recommended English level – Intermediate and above

See you there!


Irina Tripapina


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