Maslenitsa tour in Siberia!


Learn Russian language while celebrating a traditional “Maslenitsa” (Shrovetide) festival from 4th till 10th March 2019 in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia.

Throughout seven days during Maslenitsa week Russians have fun, visit their friends and relatives, cook and eat “bliny” (traditional Russian pancakes), many of them with different delicious fillings. 

Every single day of this week has a special meaning and there are some must-do activities during this week which you need to do if you are a real «русский» (Russian).

Must-do Maslenitsa activities include:

The schedule of Maslenitsa week tour includes:

Monday

 

Walking along the city centre, discovering the secrets of Krasnoyarsk streets, tasting “bliny” in a special Siberian food cafe

Tuesday

 

“Maslenitsa week in Russia” – exploring Russian culture and historical exhibition at school

Wednesday

 

This day is called «тёщин день» (Mother'-in-law’s day). And we are going to visit Yudin’s park where we will have discussions about Siberian culture and dance night

Thursday

 

At school we will watch a movie «Сибирский цирюльник» (“Siberian barber”) by Sergey Mikhalkov where there are many episodes of celebrating Maslenitsa. 

Friday

 

Friday is usually called Son-in-law’s day. And we will learn how to cook “bliny” followed by a tea-party at school.

Saturday

 

Saturday is a Daughter-in-law’s party. And we are going to have dog-sleigh rides.

Sunday

 

This day is Forgiveness Sunday.

And we will go on a trip to a traditional Siberian village Sikhobuzimo. There we will have fun  watching the Cossacks’ battles, taking part in a funfair and burning wooden Maslenitsa doll.

 

 

Joshua

Review of Joshua (Sweden)

 

I did a three-week intensive course at the school during my Christmas holiday and it was a really great experience.

Tatyana is a great teacher who really has a passion for teaching Russian and the small classes were perfect for quickly improving my spoken Russian. Her and the rest of the staff at the school were very helpful and they did their best to make sure I had a nice stay in Krasnoyarsk. They even arranged extra activities for me to experience life in Krasnoyarsk and practice Russian outside of the classroom.

The school is centrally located and Krasnoyarsk is a small city so you can easily walk everywhere. Don’t be scared by the Siberian cold! Krasnoyarsk is a great winter destination with lots of winter sports activities and My Russian is a great choice if you want to quickly improve your Russian.

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Jag gick en 3-veckors intensivkurs på My Russian och det var en mycket positiv upplevelse!

Tatjana är en passionerad lärare som brinner för att undervisa i ryska. Tack vare de små grupperna (vi var 3 personer i min grupp) kunde jag se en snabb förbättring i min muntliga framförande på ryska. Tatjana och resten av gänget på skolan var väldigt omtänksamma och såg till att jag hade en riktigt trevlig vistelse i Krasnojarsk. De arrangerade till och med extra aktiviteter på kvällarna så att jag kunde uppleva livet i Krasnojarsk och öva min ryska i praktiska situationer.

Skolan är centralt belägen i Krasnojarsk och det går att ta sig runt staden till fots. Var inte skrämd av den sibiriska kylan! Det finns gott om vinteraktiviteter i Krasnojarsk: skridskoåkning, skidåkning, vandring i Stolby naturreservat, eller varför inte ta ett dopp i floden Jenisej? Kort sagt, My Russian är ett utmärkt val om du vill gå en intensivkurs i ryska och uppleva livet i Sibirien!

Joshua

Sweden

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