Imperial Splendors of Russia

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JUL. 18-27, 2018 $3,495
Moscow, St. Petersburg
UCLA Faculty on Tour Activity Level: Moderate Hide This
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Imperial Splendors of Russia

JUL. 18-27, 2018
Moscow, St. Petersburg

Explore Russia’s magnetic grandeur on this riveting eight-night journey to Moscow and St. Petersburg. These celebrated cities offer an intriguing interplay of dramatic history, artistic treasures, and trendy restaurants, shops and nightlife. In Moscow’s Red Square, admire the colorful domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral and head underground to see the ornately decorated Metro stations. Inside the Kremlin, marvel at imperial riches, including Fabergé eggs and priceless jewelry. Then glide on a high-speed train to St. Petersburg, filled with enchanting canals and palaces. Be dazzled by Peter the Great’s sumptuous estate, and go backstage at the Mariinsky Theater, where ballet legends electrified audiences. Enjoy early access to the State Hermitage Museum’s spectacular art collection. At a country house, celebrate folk traditions with regional dishes and live entertainment.

Cost: $3,495
AHI Travel
Activity Level: Moderate
Faster pace, substantial distances covered, long walks, city walking tours over uneven walking surfaces and stair climbing.

UCLA Faculty on Tour

Jared McBride
Department of History
Jared McBride is a lecturer in the History Department. Since receiving his doctorate also from UCLA in 2014, he has held post-doctorate positions at the USC Shoah Foundation, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Kennan Institute, and Columbia University. Currently, he teaches upper-division courses in Modern European, Eastern European and Soviet history, and has published on Soviet and Ukrainian topics. He has lived in Russia and Ukraine, and has traveled widely in the former Soviet Union. His research centers on issues of nationalism and interethnic violence among local populations during the Second World War in Nazi-occupied western Ukraine and is completely a book on the topic. He has lectured and presented papers throughout the US, France, Israel and Ukraine. His research and writing has been supported by Fulbright-Hays, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council (State Dept). His public writing has appeared in the Nation, Tablet, and OpenDemocracy.

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STEP 2
Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $600 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to AHI Travel. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

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Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

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