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 SRU LANGUAGE PROFESSOR ANNOUNCES TOUR PLANS TO 'RUSSIA'S GOLDEN TRADITIONS' 

 

SPOTLIGHT

11/11/2002

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

SRU LANGUAGE PROFESSOR ANNOUNCES TOUR PLANS TO ‘RUSSIA’S GOLDEN TRADITIONS’ INCLUDING VISITS TO 300-YEAR-OLD ST. PETERSBURG, MOSCOW AND ‘GOLDEN RING’ CITIES

          SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Two segments of Russian culture will be covered when Slippery Rock University offers its “Russia’s Golden Traditions” trip next summer highlighting the vitality of 300-year-old St. Petersburg and the traditions of Moscow and its “Golden Ring” cities. The tour is open to the public.

          Led by Dr. Charles Tichy, SRU’s expert on Russia and the former Soviet Union and professor in the modern languages and cultures department, the June 11-27 trip will feature comprehensive tours of St. Petersburg, Moscow and the eight cities of the “Golden Ring.” Founded by Peter the Great in 1703, St. Petersburg’s visit will be highlighted by stops at all palaces as the city marks its 300th anniversary.

          The all-inclusive trip includes a welcoming dinner in St. Petersburg, a Russian folk performance, a visit to the Moscow circus and dinner with a Russian family along with guided sightseeing excursions.

          In organizing the trip, Tichy notes, “It is most important to visit other nations to show that American citizens will continue in a positive way to understand other cultures. Our desire for knowledge and understanding of other cultures is of utmost importance in the modern world. Through educationally organized travel we have the opportunity to affirm that we respect the achievements of others nations. By on-site visits, we confirm that we are not an isolated people, but a country full of compassionate and knowledgeable individuals.”

          The $3,989 cost includes flights on Finnair, first-class hotel accommodations, all transportation, transfer and entrance, breakfasts and dinners, luggage handling, SRU registration fees and visa processing charges.

          A detailed brochure and registration form may be obtained by calling Tichy at 724-738-2393.

 

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