IWC Activity Groups Gallery
After this tour of the Tretyakov Gallery we got familiar with all major turning points of the country’s history.
Ivan the Terrible made us shudder under his piercing sight;Count Menshikov complained on his living in a simple log house after being once the richest man in the country;Peter shown how to be the worst dad in the world;
serf peasants told about their needs, beliefs and worries;
young socialists were persuading us in a need of revolution…
Novodevichy, while being the most tourist visited, still can offer its atmosphere for a meditative walk. Shady alleys, artistic gravestones made by famous sculptors. The most remarkable Russians – writers, actors, pilots, politicians – are buried here.
Our Paid Activities partner, Patriarchy Dom, did their first session on “Understanding Russia”, on the subject of the “Fall of Communism in the Soviet Union”. Lena, a certified historian and guide, took the group to important sites like the White House and memorial places as she shared her stories on this history. It was a very much-appreciated morning of learning and meeting fellow IWC members at the same time!