the visuals and music were terrific and really added to, and illustrated the history Vadim shared. well done!
Vadim is very knowledgeable about the subject and of Russian history in general. He provided many interesting facts, photographs, diagrams, and other visuals, as well as a few tracks of relevant music. Knowing a bit about Catherine the Great myself and having visited St. Petersburg, Russia, I was a little disappointed that the era did not "come to life" much through his presentation. Solid, but not as "great" as the subject.
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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!