Excellent job. Vadim is so knowledgeable & presents the material in an enjoyable manner making you want to learn more. I would highly recommend Vadim & the program to everyone
Our guide, Vadim, was INCREDIBLE!!! He demonstrated such breadth and depth to his knowledge of Catherine the Great and her time period. He was extremely organized and his pace was perfect! I loved how he put everything into context with the time period and the larger continent of Europe. He moved smoothly between the different subject areas of power, propaganda and love and wove them together well. I learned a ton and really enjoyed seeing many places that I hope to visit post-pandemic. This was a great mix of tour, history, and the arts. I thought it was great that he even included a 30 second music sample and explained it and the influences and what to listen for. I look forward to taking more of Vadim's classes and hopefully having him as a guide when I can actually travel to Russia (post-pandemic). I highly recommend him - he was very engaging and the topic of Catherine the Great was great, Thank you, Context, another home run!
Wonderful presentation and easy to follow considering all dates involved. Well thought out.
Knowledgeable but not exceptional
Absolutely excellent course! It inspires me to visit St Peterburg with Vadim as our guide. It would have been fun to include some juicy palace stories about Catherine the Great’s active love life.