Take in a fascinating weeklong seminar focusing on the momentous history of Russia's second city, St. Petersburg.

A cultural capital, St. Petersburg is filled with world-class museums, renowned theaters, and beautifully preserved baroque and neoclassical buildings lining winding canals. Expert lecturers bring to life six core educational themes followed by pertinent site visits. A study of Russian literature includes a walking tour of the sites described by Dostoevsky's classic novels. A day touring Russian dachas concludes at a traditional Russian dinner with a local family in their private dacha. Themes such as architectural preservation of the city and its suburbs, the women's age in Russia, Peter the Great, the Russian Revolution and the siege, and Russian ballet and theatre will offer participants a deep background on the culture, art, history and spirit of visionary St. Petersburg.

To book this trip, contact MIR Corporation at 800.424.7289.