11-15 July 2007

“Murom: Past and Present” was the subject of the Murom part of the project, “Understanding Russia Through Everyday Life”. Fifteen social science teachers from different states of the USA and 10 faculty members and students of the Murom Institute participated in the project. The program included lectures on Murom’s myths and legends, Murom’s current social and economic development, a guided tour around the city, meetings with students and discussion of the problems of civil society development in Russia, and concerts featuring folk and classical music.

American guests meet Ilya Muromets, the epic Russian hero, on ancient Russian land.

Seminar for American teachers on “The Legends of Murom”

Traditional introduction for guest to Russian bread

American guests brought books as presents for Russian students.

Walking and talking in Oksky Park

Russian-American friendship will never end!