A country trip will be interesting for lovers of literature, you will get acquainted with the works of the poet Gavriil Derzhavin and Boris Pasternak.
Excursion to Laishevo. Gavriil Romanovich Derzhavin was born in a family of small noblemen in the family estate of Sokury near Kazan on July 14, 1743, where he spent his childhood. Since the foundation of the Imperial Russian Academy in 1783 Derzhavin was a member of the academy, he was directly involved in the compilation and publication of the first explanatory dictionary of the Russian language. At the present time in Laishevo is organized a beautiful museum of local lore with an interesting exposition, in which you will meet the real Empress Catherine II with Countess Vorontsova. This interactive will immerse you in the atmosphere of the 18th century. The program includes lunch in the city cafe.
Excursion to Chistopol (Tatar “Chistai”). It is a beautiful ancient city, which got its status in the distant 1781 by the decree of Empress Catherine II. At the end of the XIX century Chistopol – a major center for grain trade. Until 1917 – the second most important (after Kazan) city of Kazan province. During the Great Patriotic War, Soviet writers and poets such as A. Akhmatova, M. Tsvetaeva, A. Fadeyev, A. Tarkovsky were evacuated here. Within the framework of the trip you visit the memorial museum which was organized in the house where the Soviet writer Boris Pasternak lived.
Duration – 9 hours
Schedule: every Wednesday at 10:00
Cost: 1750 rubles. (adult)
Cost: 1650 rubles. (Children from 7 to 12 years old)
The collection point for the excursion program “Clock on Bauman” (metro station Tukaya Square). It is necessary to pre-record by phone. 8 843 294 7000
English-speaking guide is paid separately.
Local History Museum in Laishevo
Interactive with Catherine II
Sightseeing tour around Chistopol
Visit to the Boris Pasternak Museum