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Russian Language and Culture Winter School "Siberian Holidays"

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Sightseeing tour by bus with visiting of sights

250 RUR

Acquaintance with the city of Tomsk and its most interesting sights. Language of excursion - English.

Museum of History of Tomsk., Exhibition "Romance of Tomsk Communal Houses"

250 RUR

In the museum of the history of Tomsk you can get acquainted with the subjects of the life of Siberians of the 17th and 20th centuries. In the halls of the Museum presented the elements of the Siberian dwelling, the reconstruction of the boats of Ermak and so on.

Cossack fortress in Semiluzhki

1000 RUR

This is a historical reconstruction of the Russian fortress of the 17th century. During the tour, you will examine Russian fortress of the period of Siberia's accession to Russia, observe watchtowers on the fortress walls, chapel, Russian cottage, smithy, refectory, storage, wells, bathhouse and much more; Get acquainted with the traditions of Russian life, try on the chain mail, the helmet of the Russian warrior of the 17th century, drink a tea from samovar and a bread from Russian oven; look over the collection of old Russian coins.

Cooking workship "Traditional Russian and Siberian dishes"

1500 RUR

You will learn how to cook traditional Russian dishes: pancakes (with caviar, condensed milk and sour cream), fish soup from a sterlet or borsch, fried potatoes with mushrooms, and, of course, dumplings. You will learn how to make strong tea in Russian and enjoy the Russian tea ceremony.

Siberian Botanical Garden

300 RUR + translator

In the greenhouses of the garden and in the open ground grow plants of more than 6000 species, including more than 2,000 species of tropical and subtropical plants. The largest collection of exotic plants in the Asian part of Russia, an area of 6500 square meters. Traveling along the alleys of the garden will give you moments of pleasure from meeting with the unique flora of the world!

First Museum of Slavic Mythology

300 RUR

You will visit one of the largest private museums in Siberia, which presents original works of easel painting, graphics and works of decorative and applied art based on Slavic history, mythology, epic tales, Russian fairy tales and customs. The history of ancient Russia comes alive before your eyes! Participating in the workships, you have the opportunity to design a matryoshka by yourself and to make traditional rag-doll.

Wooden puppet theatre "2 plus Koo"

200 RUR

The "2 plus Koo" show began in the autumn of 1990. Their primary goal was creation, development of acting environment, working out and mastering of a new kind of puppets - "Puppets-on-the Wrist". The unique design allows for quite new expressive means. "Jean-out-of-Pod" was the first who stepped into the sportlight. This show remains one of the most fascinating performances which gives delight to children and adults.

Tomsk brewery factory tour

100 RUR

The history of Tomsk beer began over 130 years ago: the brewing business appeared in our Siberian city thanks to the Prussian citizen Karl Kruger. He created the first plant in Tomsk in 1877. This way in our city began the history of boiling foamy, amber and fragrant drink. The cost of the excursion includes tasting beer and kvass.

NKVD Museum

150 RUR

The exhibits of the NKVD museum give everyone an opportunity to look at the documents and artifacts related to the repressions in the 30-40's. XX century. This museum has unique materials from the history of Tomsk in the Soviet period and it is extremely popular not only in Russia.

Russian bathhouse (bania)

1000 RUR

Siberian bathhouse on firewood is the best option for a good rest. The bath will help you to strengthen the body and spirit. You will become participant of the workshop "The Basics of Soaring in a Russian Bath". The program includes herbal tea with Siberian herbs, honey, kvass, birch brooms, shish kebabs and vegetables on the barbecue.

Discussion Club "Siberian Frontier"


In the student discussion club, you have the opportunity to discuss current topics for example such as "Stereotypes about Russia: truth and myths", "Interethnic and social tolerance. Is this our choice?", "Modern geopolitical situation: the conflict of civilizations?" and other actual problems.

Educational and recreational activities


We offer a pleasant time for the popular board games Scrabble, Mafia, Monopoly, Contact and others, take part in an exciting self-quest for monuments and interesting places in Tomsk, or to learn and put a Russian folk song, and maybe even a dance!