Waterways of Russia


Voyage through the heartland of Russia aboard the deluxe Volga Dream, cruising along scenic rivers, lakes, and canals with stops at traditional villages and the two great cultural capitals of St. Petersburg and Moscow.

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 St. Petersburg's iconic Church of the Spilled Blood  The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, along a canal in St. Petersburg  Interior of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg  Gallery inside the world-class Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg  St. Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg  The interior of St. Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg, known for its dazzling interior of malachite and lapis lazuli  St. Catherine's Palace in Pushkin  The magnificent fountains of Petrodvorets  House in the vacation village of Mandrogi  Church of the Transfiguration, Kizhi Island  Church of Elijah the Prophet, Yaroslavl, a World Heritage Site  Rich frescoes in the Church of Elijah the Prophet, Yaroslavl  The Golden Ring village of Uglich  Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, Uglich  A lock on the Volga near Uglich  St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow  Moscow's Red Square, a World Heritage site  The Moscow Kremlin with its many cathedrals  One of the many churches within the Kremlin  View of Moscow's Kremlin
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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

The ship was luxurious, the educated guests were a pleasure to be with, the lecturers superb and accessible. Unless one experiences the Volga Dream with Smithsonian, he won't know the exquisite pleasure of listening to a lecture on Russian literature, while sitting in a fine lounge, watching the Russian countryside drift by. We thought we had died and gone to heaven. 


Elizabeth B.

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Nadieszda Kizenko

Nadieszda Kizenko

Jul 18 - 28, 2015

Nadieszda Kizenko teaches Russian and East European History at the State University of New York at Albany.  She received degrees in Russian History and Literature at Harvard University, Columbia University, and the Harriman Institute. Nadieszda explores the intersection of nations and empires, of history and culture, the role of monasteries in Russian history, and the extent to which religion has been a constituent element of Russian national and imperial identity.   Her research in Russia,  Ukraine, Finland,  and Tatarstan, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Social Sciences Research Council, and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, has allowed Nadieszda to publish widely on these questions.  Her first book, A Prodigal Saint:  Father John of Kronstadt and the Russian People, won the Heldt Prize; a recent article, “The Feminization of Patriarchy?  Women in Contemporary Russian Orthodoxy,” won the Best Article award from Association for the Study of Eastern Christianity.  Nadieszda is currently writing a history of confession in the Russian empire.