Excellent lecture that will give you new appreciation for places you may not be familiar with
I loved this peek into a part of the world I know nothing about. It was really great to learn about the peoples and the wildlife and would have appreciated even more.
a good look at the more accessible parts of the russian arctic, nuclear icebreakers, historic wooden buildings, beluga whales , reindeer and natives, skilled local crafts, a gulag and aurora
Made me want to visit the Far North!! Thoughtful and knowledgeable mix of history, culture and art focused on four cities/regions. Good follow up reading list. Vladimir is frustrated he‚Äôs losing his English due to lack of use this year, but he speaks clearly and well despite a decided accent. I‚Äôll be back for more of his tours because his specialty is Soviet art.
I knew absolutely nothing about Russia's Far North - Vladimir gave a wonderful presentation of the region, so many interesting sites to explore from wooden cabins to a monastery to a Nuclear icebreaker. A fascinating seminar.