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Financial University Summer Schools

The Financial University Summer Schools are now closed as the Bournemouth University students (UK) of the summer program in Economic Trends and Social Development in Russia and the Summer School of the Russian Language for the international students have completed the course of studies. During the three-week program, while the Bournemouth University students were learning about various aspects of Russia's social and economic development and the impact made upon it by the global development process, the other Summer School’s students were learning Russian. The School students were 15 representatives of 11 countries of the world (namely, Bulgaria, UK, Hungary, Vietnam, Germany, Iran, Italy, Canada, Kenya, China, and Slovakia). During the last month, they studied in class and participated in an extensive cultural program that allowed them to familiarize themselves with various aspects of the Russian culture. The international students had a chance to see the magnificent classical Russian ballet performance of The Swan Lake in the Kremlin Palace located in the very center of Moscow.  They also went on a tour of the Kremlin where they watched the ceremony of the Presidential Regiment dismounted and mounted guard mounting. The Summer School students saw not only the glossy capital of the country, but also the neat historical places of the Moscow Region.  They have participated in the haymaking festival in the village of Muranovo where the Boratynsky and Tyutchev family estate-turned-museum is located. They visited an ethnography museum depicting the life of the Russian village peasants and the New Jerusalem majestic church. Some students were lucky to visit St-Petersburg, sometimes called the Northern capital of Russia, where they could feel the mystical atmosphere of the St. Petersburg's streets and canals, and of the places where A. Pushkin, F. Dostoyevsky, N. Nekrasov, A. Blok, the world-famous Russian classical writers, lived and worked. Within the framework of the internship program, the Summer School British students visited KPMG, Ochakovo beer and soft drink plant, the Star City, home to the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, and Estet jewelry factory. The program participants had a chance to look at the potential of Russia from various angles.  It is worth mentioning that the students were impressed by the Russian achievements in space exploration. They were delighted to visit the Museum of Astronautics. The visit was part of their extracurricular activities.  The students were feeling a bit sad when they were leaving Moscow. They were confident they wanted to return to Moscow in the future.