Exclusive Tour of the Russian Volga River Heartland
June 17 – June 28, 2010
Land of the Firebird
Visit Yaroslavl in the Year of its 1000th Anniversary with author and
former Presidential advisor, Suzanne Massie.
This exclusive tour of Yaroslavl and the surround-
ing Russian Volga heartland will open up Russia to
discriminating travelers who want more than a sur-
face view. Drawing on years of experience, the tour
leaders, Suzanne Massie and Daniel Satinsky, will
share their insight and personal understanding of
Russian life through an in-depth exploration of the
history, culture and contemporary life of the Yaro-
Located on the banks of the Volga, Yaroslavl will
celebrate its 1000-year anniversary in 2010. Togeth-
er with its neighboring cities of Rostov the Great
and Kostroma, it is the perfect location to explore
the themes of the tour: Russian art, craft, musical
and cultural traditions; lifestyles of business people
in the pre and post-Soviet eras; and the history and
revival of the Russian Orthodox Church. There will
also be opportunities for informal meetings and dis-
cussion with Russian entrepreneurs, artists and
“I hope that you will come and join me for this
rare chance to visit the heartland of the land of Tour Highlights:
the firebird and celebrate the 1000th birthday of • Limited to 14 participants, lecture by Suzanne
the historic city of Yaroslavl – a region and city Massie and daily interaction with Suzanne Massie
rarely seen by the average tourist. What makes and Daniel Satinsky throughout the tour.
this visit unique will be the opportunity – so
• Dinner cruise on Volga River.
rare on ordinary tourist trips – to meet talented
artists and energetic citizens living and working • Icon and art museums, workshops of modern
in Yaroslavl today. As the saying goes, Paris is artists, including of Nikolai Mukhin.
not all of France and Moscow is certainly not all • Orthodox Church in Russian life – Tolga Nunnery,
of Russia. To know the Russia of today you must museum complex of the Monastery of our Savior and
explore further. Believe me, it will be an eye Transfiguration and Kremlin of Rostov the Great.
opener which you will never forget.” • Country estate of poet Nikolay Nekrasov with
Suzanne Massie historical re-enactments of gentry life, Romanov
Author “Land of the Firebird” family museum in Kostroma, Time & Music private
museum on Volga Embankment and childhood
home of Peter the Great in Pereslavl-Zalessky.
Tour Dates: June 17 – 28, 2010
• Informal discussions with artists, musicians,
Registration by March 22, 2010 business people and students.
For a complete program itinerary, costs and
• Four star hotel and modern bus transport.
conditions, please contact Daniel Satinsky at
617 297 2875 or email@example.com • The best contemporary restaurants.