During Soviet times the cult of the “strong” woman, emphasized by propaganda, became a deep part of the national psyche, and the principal of equal pay for equal work is recognized in the Russian constitution. With the beautiful architectural landscape of Russia as a backdrop, meet with women from all walks of life as we seek to understand the complexities of this country. We invite you to join us as we set out, through conversations, meetings and visits to examine the role of Russian women in contemporary society.
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- Enjoy intriguing and thought provoking talks in St. Petersburg on Russian history, gender-based violence and women with HIV
- Absorb the lavish lifestyle of the Russian Imperial family at the vast Hermitage Museum housed in their former Winter Palace
- Marvel at the Kremlin, Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral, the iconic symbols not only of Moscow, but also Russia
- Meet with astronauts, scholars, bankers, and journalists in Moscow for their unique views on being a woman in Putin’s Russia
- Travel to Suzdal and step into a rural landscape of ancient towns and monasteries topped with glittering domes
Smith Faculty SpeakerMarjorie Senechal, Louise Wolff Kahn Professor Emerita in Mathematics and History of Science and Technology
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- Duration: 11 days
- Activity Level: Moderately Active
- Cost: $7,390 per person, based on double occupancy
- Single Supplement: $1,980 per person
- Deposit: $1,000 per person, payable to Distant Horizons
- Co-Sponsors: Bryn Mawr College
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