Because of the recent turmoil in Ukraine and the likelihood that the situation there will remain unsettled at least for the next several months, we have decided to reschedule our annual Eastern Europe tour for August 30 – September 14, 2014, and to include Russia only.
Accordingly, this time we will visit the great cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg with their extraordinary historical sites, museums, and performance halls, and make overnight trips to the beautiful medieval towns of Suzdal, northwest of Moscow, and Novgorod the Great, south of St. Petersburg. Along with a carefully designed program of exceptional historical and cultural interest, the tour will include presentations by the leader, Russian scholar and former Reed Russian professor Judson Rosengrant, as well as by local English-speaking guides.
As in the past, the tour requires no knowledge of the Russian language and is open to anyone who would like to learn first hand about Russia and its vital, if sometimes controversial, place in the world. For more information, including a detailed itinerary and a description of costs and enrollment procedures, please directly write to Dr. Rosengrant at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 503/880-9521.