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Lessons from an 8 year villager

Published: May 10, 2017

Здравствуйте!   My name is Nina, and I am an eight year villager at the Russian Village, Lesnoe Ozero.  In English , the name of thisr s wonderful place translates to "Forest Lake".  For the last four summers, I was a student in the High School Credit Program. As you may be able to tell, Lesnoe Ozero has meant a lot to me and has shaped me in a lot of ways. First of all, I discovered my...

Russian Revolution Teaching Resources

Published: March 6, 2017

March 8th marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the February Revolution and the downfall of the Romanov Empire. Historians, the Media and museums have made available some incredible resources that will allow teachers to bring the classroom alive with the sights, sounds and people of 1917 Russia.

Home Away From Home

Published: February 25, 2017

Tatiana visiting fellow staff in St. Petersburg.

Visiting long-time staff members' home in St. Petersburg. Lesnoe Ozero has been my second home for 10 years as both a villager and, more recently, a staff member.  This fall, it was finally time to strike out on my own for a semester abroad in Russia.  Honestly, choosing a program for going abroad can be intimidating. Based on the recommendation of some of the Lesnoe Ozero staff, I found a program that perfectly fit my needs.  I chose to go to Vladimir through the...

Closing - One Week program and Family Camp

Published: August 20, 2016

We say goodbye to our one-week villagers and family camp participants and begin to pack up the village for summer.

Closing Banquet

Published: August 20, 2016

Villagers enjoy a delicious banquet to mark the end of a fantastic week at Lesnoe Ozero.

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