Shushenskoye village



Visit Lenin’s places  and traditional Siberian village in the south of Siberia

The best way to learn Russian language in Russia is language and cultural immersion. That is why we invite you to join this trip. In the south of Siberia, in the heart of Siberian cultural life there is Shushenskoye village. In Soviet times this place was known as a “Lenin’s place”, because Vladimir Lenin and his wife Nadezdha Krupskaya were sent there by the Russian Empire government to exile.

The house where they lived and the place around it were firstly made into the museum of Lenin’s exile. Then the museum became a Новая деревня (New Village complex).

So during your stay in this village you can feel like a real “Сибиряк” (Siberian) of the 19th century. There are 8 typical Siberian estates of the 19th century built using the real house plans with the real stuff inside. Moreover all of these houses are quite comfortable for tourists to stay.

Every July Shushenskoye becomes the center of Ethno music and culture because of the festival called "Music and Crafts of Siberia".

During this trip you can also visit  Саяно-Шушенская ГЭС (Sayan hydropower electro station)

Description of the trip

Length of the trip: 2 nights, 3 days
Amount of participants: 3-8
Fee: from 115 €
Average weather in Shushenskoye: summer + 25 C; winter – 18 C
Departure  Friday evening / Saturday morning

Schedule of the trip

1st day. Friday

Departure from school the school at 14.00.

Duration: 7 hours.

On your long way you will enjoy typical Siberian views: taiga forests, Yenisey river and Krasnoyarsk sea, Khakasia steppes, oddly-shaped mountains and  huge pine tree forests. On your way you will spend time practising your Russian while playing word games and having fun with your tutors.

Arrival to Shushenskoye village, dinner in a traditional Russian café, anight in the Новая деревня (New Village) hotel in a double room.

2nd day. Saturday

Breakfast in a traditional Russian café.

A guided tour of  Новая деревня (New Village), traditional pottery, cooper or weaving demonstration.

Lunch in a traditional Russian café.

Traditional old Russian activities in the evening.

Optional: one-day immersion to the 19th century’s Siberian peasant’s lifestyle, including anight at a peasants' house, Siberian food and “banya” (Russian hot baths).

3rd day. Sunday

Breakfast in a traditional Russian café.

Trip to a famous Sayan-Shushenskoye hydropower electric station.

Departure to Krasnoyarsk.

 

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Hein Hendrikx

Last year I studied a month at My Russian School in Siberia. This was an unforgettable experience and I it was a great way to start learning Russian. I lived at host family. This was a very good way to get to know more about the Russian lifestyle. Marina and her son Stas spoke really well English. This was very helpful as I hardly spoke any Russian when I arrived. They really made me feel at home, they were simply amazing. They also knew some people in Krasnoyarsk who spoke English and wanted to meet to show me the city and nature, this was very nice because it's hard to find English speaking people in Krasnoyarsk. They were also always willing to help me with my homework. In case you speak already some Russian (a2 or higher) it will probably also help to improve your Russian a lot, my level wasn't high enough to speak all the time Russian with them. The classes were also amazing. Tanya is a really great teacher, she made the classes really fun and we laughed a lot. And most importantly we practised to speak a lot. When I arrived I knew only a few words and the alphabet, but after a month I was already able to have some conversations with russian people. I really recommend you to take already a beginner course in your own country so you will make much more progress. Krasnoyarsk is a very great and interesting city. And the good thing is that almost no one speaks English so very soon you will be able to speak Russian In the supermarket, restaurant, when buying tickets and so on. I would highly recommend everyone who is interested in Russian language and culture to study at My Russian School In Siberia.

Afgelopen zomer heb ik een maand Russische geleerd in My Russian School in Siberia. Dit was een onvergetelijke ervaring en een geweldige manier om Russisch te leren. Ik woonde bij een gastgezin. Dit was een zeer goede manier om meer te weten te komen over de Russische levensstijl. Marina en haar zoon Stas spraken uitstekend Engels. Dit was zeer nuttig omdat ik nauwelijks Russisch sprak toen ik aankwam. Ze zorgde ervoor dat ik me al snel thuis voelde in Krasnojarsk. Ze kenden ook enkele mensen in Krasnojarsk die Engels spraken en mij wilden ontmoeten om mij de stad en de natuur te laten zien, dit was erg handig omdat het moeilijk is om Engels sprekende mensen te vinden in Krasnojarsk. Ze waren ook altijd bereid me te helpen met mijn huiswerk. Als je al wat Russisch spreekt (a2 of hoger) zal het waarschijnlijk ook helpen om je Russisch veel te verbeteren, mijn niveau was nog niet hoog genoeg om de hele tijd Russisch met het gastgezin te spreken. De lessen waren geweldig! Tanja is echt een zeer bekwame lerares en de lessen waren erg leuk. We hebben veel gelachen tijdens de lessen. Bovendien hebben we het veel geoefend om Russisch te praten. Toen ik aankwam, kende ik slechts een paar woorden en het alfabet, maar na een maand kon ik al simpele gesprekken met Russen voeren. Ik raad iedereen aan om alvast een beginnerscursus in Nederland te volgen, zodat je veel meer vooruitgang kunt boeken. Krasnoyarsk is een grote en zeer interessante stad. En het goede is dat bijna niemand Engels spreekt, daardoor leer je snel om Russisch te spreken in de supermarkt, restaurants, bij het kopen van tickets etc.. Ik beveel iedereen die geïnteresseerd is in de Russische taal en cultuur ten zeerste aan om te studeren aan My Russian School in Siberia.

 

Hein Hendrikx, Holland 

 

Hein Hendrikx

Holland

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