See Russia this spring with other TCNJ alumni

See Russia this spring with other TCNJ alumni

russiaJoin fellow alumni and current TCNJ students for a three-week journey through the historical landmarks of Russia’s two capital cities, Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Through a special arrangement between the Office of Alumni Affairs, the School of Culture and Society, and TCNJ’s Center for Global Engagement, alumni and their guest have the opportunity to experience Russian culture in its historical context. Benjamin Rifkin, professor of Russian and dean of the School of Culture and Society, and Deborah Hutton, associate professor of art history, will be your guides as you explore two extraordinary cities rich in turbulent history in the middle of astonishingly rapid transition in the post-Soviet era.

Alumni and their guests can take part in this amazing cultural experience for a special rate of $2,684 per person (airfare and other additional fees apply).

The trip will run May 15 through June 2, 2011. The deadline to register is December 15, 2010. Visit for complete details on the trip’s itinerary. Alumni with questions can contact Dean Rifkin at 609.771.3434 or via e-mail at
Sites you will visit:

In Moscow:

  • Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral, and Red Square (pictured in photograph)
  • Preserved 19th Century Arbat Neighborhood (Moscow’s “Montmartre”)
  • Memorial Human Rights Center
  • Tour of the Moscow Metro
  • Tretiakov Gallery
  • Christ the Savior Cathedral
  • Choral Synagogue
  • Performance at the Bol’shoi Theater
  • Walking tour of Moscow’s primary commercial district
  • Yaroslavsky Train Station

In St. Petersburg:

  • Hermitage (Tsar’s Palace and Art Museum)
  • Russian Museum
  • Peter and Paul Fortreess
  • St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • Cathedral on the Blood
  • Peskarevskoe Cemetery (World War II Memorial)
  • Petrodvorets (Catherine the Great’s Answer to Versailles)
  • Dostoevsky’s Petersburg Walking Tour
  • Walking Tour of the Imperial Capital’s Palaces and Canals
  • Boat Tour of St. Petersburg’s Canals
  • Performance at the Marinsky (formerly Kirov) Theater

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