FREE SEMINARS ON RUSSIA: ALTAI - "GOLDEN MOUNTAINS" OF SHAMBA LA The Go Russia Expert Team is delighted to announce our next seminar: ALTAI - "GOLDEN MOUNTAINS" OF SHAMBA LA. Apart from the cultural highlights of Altai the travel experts from Go Russia will give you details of accommodation and transport options available in the region, a wide range of holiday activities, and many other practicalities you need to consider before going to Russia. The seminar will be held on 16 October 2007 at Pushkin House (5A Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2TA (Holborn, View map). There are no entrance charges however a reservation is required to secure your place. Please register online here or by phone 020 8434 3496.
GO RUSSIA TEAM - WE ARE OFICIALLY ON TOP OF EUROPE
Our Go Russia expert team working not only in office - in order to provide the best services we are trying everything ourselves! Go Russia's travel consultant Zivile Meksriunaite just has returned from the Caucasus having successfully reached yet again Mt. Elbrus - the highest Mountain in Europe (5,642m). She is an active climber with ambitious plans to reach all the Seven Summits and with a portfolio of 3 summits already. Zivile says: "This is a trip to be done by real adventure seekers and I am envious of people who still have to do this climb for the first time!"
KAMCHATKA JOURNAL AND GUIDE: LAUNCH AT PUSHKIN HOUSE
Go Russia is happy to present the successful launch of a wonderful guidebook about Kamchatka. "A Journal and Guide to Russia's Land of Fire & Ice" held at Pushkin House on 27th September. The author, Diana Gleadhill, a retired librarian from County Down, recounted her search for adventure with an old school friend, Elise Coburn, in one of the worlds last great pristine wildernesses: a inhospitable land without tourist infrastructure, but replete with amazing natural beauty, wildlife and native culture. The event was sponsored by Go Russia. For more information about the book please visit www.odysseypublications.com
AN EXCITING JOURNEY THROUGH RUSSIAN CULTURE AND HISTORY
The Go Russia Team is happy to announce a very special project: a course of 12 lectures on Russian culture, hosted by leading British academics, at Pushkin House. Music, art, architecture, icon-painting and religion, philosophy, literature, theatre – this will be an exciting journey through Russian culture, and help you to understand this beautiful country and its world-famous cultural heritage. Every Monday 5.30pm - 6.30pm, from October 1st to December 17th, 2007. All Go Russia customers receive a 15% discount on the course fee (full price - £100 per person). For more details please click here
NEW BOOK ON HISTORY OF SOVIET RUSSIA BY ORLANDO FIGES
The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia. This book is the result of an amazing large-scale research project which really began as a series of interviews by Figes when he was a graduate student in Moscow in the mid 1980s. Masterfully composed and controlled as a narrative by Figes, this is a collective testimony in which you can hear voices recounting the hopes, fears and numberless awful tragedies of the Soviet era. Orlando Figes (born 1959) is one of Britain's leading historians of modern Russian history and a professor at Birkbeck, University of London. For more information please click here
FIRST EVER RUSSIAN FILM FESTIVAL IN LONDON STARTED ON THURSDAY
The first ever Russian Film Festival is to be held in London at Apollo West End. This is a long-awaited opportunity for British audiences to view the portrayal of modern Russia through contemporary Russian cinema. The programme includes films which have already received international and national awards.
27 September - 3 October. All films are with English subtitles. Full information about the films please click here
A UNIQUE BRITAIN - RUSSIA CHARITY FOOTBALL MATCH
On 12 September 2007 Battersea Park in London saw a unique gathering of English and Russian celebrities from the worlds of the film, music and politics who were playing in a special charity football match. England's heroic scorers were comedian Andy Smart, actor and musician Keith Warwick, pop singer and son of the Status Quo legend Rick Parfitt Jr and Guy Burnett.
The event was held to raise awareness and funds for the Give Life Foundation which supports young leukaemia sufferers in Russia.