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Spotlight on Murmansk

Published: September 30, 2018

If you like cold weather, oceans, and military history, you’ll love Murmansk! At Lesnoe Ozero, all of our cabins are named after cities where Russian is the official language. Each month, we spotlight one of these cities.

August 17th, 2018 - Happy New Year!

Published: August 17, 2018

Colorful, twinkling lights. Snowflake decorations all over St. Petersburg. A fir tree adorned with even more decorations.You guessed it - New Years! This winter holiday is beloved by Russian-speakers, and our participants had the chance to experience some of the traditions, but not without a talent show!

August 16th, 2018 - Ivan Kupala

Published: August 16, 2018

During morning lessons today, we emphasized clothes, so that by the time lunch rolled around, our participants were able to name the articles of clothing that they were wearing with confidence! In addition, our participants in the evening also had the opportunity to learn about the Slavic summer holiday, Ivan Kupala.

August 15th, 2018 - Our Favorite Little Songs

Published: August 15, 2018

We had a strong start to our second day of the session when four of our courageous campers volunteered to be heros of the Russian language, meaning that they spoke Russian from the end of breakfast until the end of lunch!

August 14th, 2018 - Exciting Beginnings!

Published: August 14, 2018

Today our campers adjusted to a typical day at Lesnoe Ozero. On the way to breakfast we recited poetry as we walked along the path to St. Petersburg, where we ate traditional Russian porridge.

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