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Learn Russian in Kiev

In the rich cultural cradle of Kiev you will learn from our best certified teachers, immerse in the vibrant social life with our conversational partners and explore the amazing history of Ukraine.
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Kiev Language Center

NovaMova is proud to offer you our well tested Russian language immersion programs that will involve you in using your speaking skills actively, on Russian lessons in the classroom environment and outside of it.

NovaMova collaborates with higher educational institutions around the globe and the school also welcomes individual students who need to know the Russian language for their work, education, government service or pleasure. Our time proven teaching approach and methodology only expands and improves with time.

In 2016 NovaMova International Language School in Kiev was inspected by Eaquals (Evaluation and Accreditation of Quality Language Services) and re-confirmed as an accredited member of Association.

To power your newly acquired knowledge in class you can have an individual lesson with a teacher or have a great peer-coaching session. The one-on-one Language Tandem methodology is real-world tested and lets you bring what was learned in class to real-time situations. The peer-coach will correct your language if necessary and perhaps can give you alternative routes to express your mind. NovaMova also keeps great Russian-speaking hosting families for our students. You will get to know warm and generous people who know how to cook and who know how to involve you in conversations.

For you to be able to use your new language immediately in daily situations can not be overestimated. NovaMova is made of great communicators and we enjoy to offer more of interesting activities to you outside your Russian lessons. With Russian courses at every level we are ready to teach everyone who wants to learn Russian in a most effective, innovative way possible!

Why Learn Russian in Kiev?

Courses and Prices

Russian Group Course1 week from € 145

Week(s) Without accommodation Homestay, central zone, BB Homestay, central zone, HB Shared apartment*, no meals
1 € 185 € 395 € 425 € 450
2 € 370 € 760 € 820 € 870
3 € 555 € 1,125 € 1,215 € 1,290
4 € 740 € 1,490 € 1,610 € 1,710
6 € 1,050 € 2,040 € 2,160 € 2,310
8 € 1,400 € 2,710 € 2,870 € 3,070
10 € 1,650 € 3,280 € 3,480 € 3,730
12 € 1,980 € 3,930 € 4,170 € 4,470
Group lessons are the best place to interact not only with a teacher but with other students as well. You'll get an opportunity to develop your communication skills quickly and easily. W also maintain a low student-to-teacher ratio to ensure that the needs of all students are met.
Group lessons:
2​0 x 45 min per week
Min. course length:
1​ week
Levels:​
Beginner, A1, A2, B1, B2
Max. Class Size:
1​0
Ave. Class Size:​
6
Days and Times:
Mon-Fri, 10.00-13.15
Start dates for all levels (except beginners):
every Monday
Start dates for the beginner’s level:
11.06 / 25.06 / 09.07 / 23.07 / 06.08 / 20.08 / 03.09 / 24.09 / 15.10 / 12.11 / 03.12.2018
* - Shared Apartment option is available from May, 27th till September, 15th

Russian Individual Course1 week from € 160

Week(s) Without accommodation Homestay, central zone, BB Homestay, central zone, HB Shared apartment**, no meals
1 € 200 € 410 € 440 € 465
2 € 400 € 790 € 850 € 900
3 € 600 € 1,170 € 1,260 € 1,335
4 € 800 € 1,550 € 1,670 € 1,770
6 € 1,080 € 2,070 € 2,190 € 2,340
8 € 1,440 € 2,750 € 2,910 € 3,110
10 € 1,600 € 3,230 € 3,430 € 3,680
12 € 1,920 € 3,870 € 4,110 € 4,410
Individual program allows our instructors to adjust every lesson to the specific instructional needs of the student, and if necessary, to focus on the study of a particular topic. In addition, individual classes offer a more flexible schedule than group courses.
Individual lessons:
10 x 45 min per week
Min. course length:
1​ week
Levels:​
all levels
Days and Times:
Mon-Fri, to be defined
Start dates:
any weekday
* - Number of lessons per week
** - Shared Apartment option is available from May, 27th till September, 15th
For individual lessons held from May 29 till September 15, 2018 there is a 20% surcharge
Week(s) Without accommodation Homestay, central zone, BB Homestay, central zone, HB Shared apartment**, no meals
1 € 300 € 510 € 540 € 565
2 € 600 € 990 € 1,050 € 1,100
3 € 900 € 1,470 € 1,560 € 1,635
4 € 1,200 € 1,950 € 2,070 € 2,170
6 € 1,530 € 2,520 € 2,640 € 2,790
8 € 2,040 € 3,350 € 3,510 € 3,710
10 € 2,250 € 3,880 € 4,080 € 4,330
12 € 2,700 € 4,650 € 4,890 € 5,190
Individual program allows our instructors to adjust every lesson to the specific instructional needs of the student, and if necessary, to focus on the study of a particular topic. In addition, individual classes offer a more flexible schedule than group courses.
Individual lessons:
15 x 45 min per week
Min. course length:
1​ week
Levels:​
all levels
Days and Times:
Mon-Fri, to be defined
Start dates:
any weekday
* - Number of lessons per week
** - Shared Apartment option is available from May, 27th till September, 15th
For individual lessons held from May 29 till September 15, 2018 there is a 20% surcharge
Week(s) Without accommodation Homestay, central zone, BB Homestay, central zone, HB Shared apartment**, no meals
1 € 400 € 610 € 640 € 665
2 € 800 € 1,190 € 1,250 € 1,300
3 € 1,200 € 1,770 € 1,860 € 1,935
4 € 1,600 € 2,350 € 2,470 € 2,570
6 € 2,040 € 3,030 € 3,150 € 3,300
8 € 2,720 € 4,030 € 4,190 € 4,390
10 € 3,000 € 4,630 € 4,830 € 5,080
12 € 3,600 € 5,550 € 5,790 € 6,090
Individual program allows our instructors to adjust every lesson to the specific instructional needs of the student, and if necessary, to focus on the study of a particular topic. In addition, individual classes offer a more flexible schedule than group courses.
Individual lessons:
20 x 45 min per week
Min. course length:
1​ week
Levels:​
all levels
Days and Times:
Mon-Fri, to be defined
Start dates:
any weekday
* - Number of lessons per week
** - Shared Apartment option is available from May, 27th till September, 15th
For individual lessons held from May 29 till September 15, 2018 there is a 20% surcharge
Week(s) Without accommodation Homestay, central zone, BB Homestay, central zone, HB Shared apartment**, no meals
1 € 600 € 810 € 840 € 865
2 € 1,200 € 1,590 € 1,650 € 1,700
3 € 1,800 € 2,370 € 2,460 € 2,535
4 € 2,400 € 3,150 € 3,270 € 3,370
6 € 3,060 € 4,050 € 4,170 € 4,320
8 € 4,080 € 5,390 € 5,550 € 5,750
10 € 4,500 € 6,130 € 6,330 € 6,580
12 € 5,400 € 7,350 € 7,590 € 7,890
Individual program allows our instructors to adjust every lesson to the specific instructional needs of the student, and if necessary, to focus on the study of a particular topic. In addition, individual classes offer a more flexible schedule than group courses.
Individual lessons:
30 x 45 min per week
Min. course length:
1​ week
Levels:​
all levels
Days and Times:
Mon-Fri, to be defined
Start dates:
any weekday
* - Number of lessons per week
** - Shared Apartment option is available from May, 27th till September, 15th
For individual lessons held from May 29 till September 15, 2018 there is a 20% surcharge

Russian Mixed Course1 week from € 220

Week(s) Without accommodation Homestay, central zone, BB Homestay, central zone, HB Shared apartment**, no meals
1 € 285 € 495 € 525 € 550
2 € 570 € 960 € 1,020 € 1,070
3 € 855 € 1,425 € 1,515 € 1,590
4 € 1,140 € 1,890 € 2,010 € 2,110
6 € 1,560 € 2,550 € 2,670 € 2,820
8 € 2,080 € 3,390 € 3,550 € 3,750
10 € 2,450 € 4,080 € 4,280 € 4,530
12 € 2,940 € 4,890 € 5,130 € 5,430
Group courses combined with individual lessons. This requires a minimum of five individual lessons a week in combination with a group course. In this format, you get the best of both worlds!
Group lessons:
2​0 x 45 min per week
Individual lessons:
5 x 45 min per week
Min. course length:
1​ week
Levels:​
Beginner, A1, A2, B1, B2
Max. Class Size:
1​0
Ave. Class Size:​
6
Days and Times:
10:00-13:15 + individual lessons to be defined
* - Number of lessons per week
** - Shared Apartment option is available from May, 27th till September, 15th
For individual lessons held from May 29 till September 15, 2018 there is a 20% surcharge
Week(s) Without accommodation Homestay, central zone, BB Homestay, central zone, HB Shared apartment**, no meals
1 € 385 € 595 € 625 € 650
2 € 770 € 1,160 € 1,220 € 1,270
3 € 1,155 € 1,725 € 1,815 € 1,890
4 € 1,540 € 2,290 € 2,410 € 2,510
6 € 2,070 € 3,060 € 3,180 € 3,330
8 € 2,760 € 4,070 € 4,230 € 4,430
10 € 3,250 € 4,880 € 5,080 € 5,330
12 € 3,900 € 5,850 € 6,090 € 6,390
Group courses combined with individual lessons. This requires a minimum of five individual lessons a week in combination with a group course. In this format, you get the best of both worlds!
Group lessons:
2​0 x 45 min per week
Individual lessons:
10 x 45 min per week
Min. course length:
1​ week
Levels:​
Beginner, A1, A2, B1, B2
Max. Class Size:
1​0
Ave. Class Size:​
6
Days and Times:
10:00-13:15 + individual lessons to be defined
* - Number of lessons per week
** - Shared Apartment option is available from May, 27th till September, 15th
For individual lessons held from May 29 till September 15, 2018 there is a 20% surcharge

Russian Business Course1 week from € 220

Week(s) Without accommodation Homestay, central zone, BB Homestay, central zone, HB Shared apartment**, no meals
1 € 285 € 495 € 525 € 550
2 € 570 € 960 € 1,020 € 1,070
3 € 855 € 1,425 € 1,515 € 1,590
4 € 1,140 € 1,890 € 2,010 € 2,110
6 € 1,560 € 2,550 € 2,670 € 2,820
8 € 2,080 € 3,390 € 3,550 € 3,750
10 € 2,450 € 4,080 € 4,280 € 4,530
12 € 2,940 € 4,890 € 5,130 € 5,430
The Russian Business Course teaches Business Russian - everyday communications in the workplace, negotiations with business partners, meetings, business trips, correspondence, etc.
Group lessons:
20 x 45 min per week (general Russian)
Individual lessons:
5 х 45 min per week (focused on Economics, Politics, Tourism etc. upon request)
Min. course length:
1​ week
Levels:​
all levels except Beginners
Max. Class Size:
1​0
Ave. Class Size:​
6
Days and Times:
10:00-13:15 + individual lessons to be defined
* - Number of lessons per week
** - Shared Apartment option is available from May, 27th till September, 15th
For individual lessons held from May 29 till September 15, 2018 there is a 20% surcharge
Week(s) Without accommodation Homestay, central zone, BB Homestay, central zone, HB Shared apartment**, no meals
1 € 385 € 595 € 625 € 650
2 € 770 € 1,160 € 1,220 € 1,270
3 € 1,155 € 1,725 € 1,815 € 1,890
4 € 1,540 € 2,290 € 2,410 € 2,510
6 € 2,070 € 3,060 € 3,180 € 3,330
8 € 2,760 € 4,070 € 4,230 € 4,430
10 € 3,250 € 4,880 € 5,080 € 5,330
12 € 3,900 € 5,850 € 6,090 € 6,390
The Russian Business Course teaches Business Russian - everyday communications in the workplace, negotiations with business partners, meetings, business trips, correspondence, etc.
Group lessons:
20 x 45 min per week (general Russian)
Individual lessons:
10 х 45 min per week (focused on Economics, Politics, Tourism etc. upon request)
Min. course length:
1​ week
Levels:​
all levels except Beginners
Max. Class Size:
1​0
Ave. Class Size:​
6
Days and Times:
10:00-13:15 + individual lessons to be defined
* - Number of lessons per week
** - Shared Apartment option is available from May, 27th till September, 15th
For individual lessons held from May 29 till September 15, 2018 there is a 20% surcharge

Preparation for TORFL exams1 week from € 220

Week(s) Without accommodation Homestay, central zone, BB Homestay, central zone, HB Shared apartment**, no meals
1 € 285 € 495 € 525 € 550
2 € 570 € 960 € 1,020 € 1,070
3 € 855 € 1,425 € 1,515 € 1,590
4 € 1,140 € 1,890 € 2,010 € 2,110
6 € 1,560 € 2,550 € 2,670 € 2,820
8 € 2,080 € 3,390 € 3,550 € 3,750
10 € 2,450 € 4,080 € 4,280 € 4,530
12 € 2,940 € 4,890 € 5,130 € 5,430
NovaMova is certified to prepare students for the TORFL (ТРКИ) test. No matter what level you are, our instructors will prepare you for this test in the most effective way possible. Our course includes every topic you will need: everyday communication, Business Russian, Russian for State Certification, TORFL for Russian citizenship, etc.
Group lessons:
2​0 x 45 min per week (general Russian)
Individual lessons:
5 x 45 min per week (focused on preparation for TORFL exam)
Min. course length:
1​ week
Levels:​
any levels
Max. Class Size:
1​0
Ave. Class Size:​
6
Days and Times:
10:00-13:15 + individual lessons to be defined
* - Number of lessons per week
** - Shared Apartment option is available from May, 27th till September, 15th
For individual lessons held from May 29 till September 15, 2018 there is a 20% surcharge
Week(s) Without accommodation Homestay, central zone, BB Homestay, central zone, HB Shared apartment**, no meals
1 € 385 € 595 € 625 € 650
2 € 770 € 1,160 € 1,220 € 1,270
3 € 1,155 € 1,725 € 1,815 € 1,890
4 € 1,540 € 2,290 € 2,410 € 2,510
6 € 2,070 € 3,060 € 3,180 € 3,330
8 € 2,760 € 4,070 € 4,230 € 4,430
10 € 3,250 € 4,880 € 5,080 € 5,330
12 € 3,900 € 5,850 € 6,090 € 6,390
NovaMova is certified to prepare students for the TORFL (ТРКИ) test. No matter what level you are, our instructors will prepare you for this test in the most effective way possible. Our course includes every topic you will need: everyday communication, Business Russian, Russian for State Certification, TORFL for Russian citizenship, etc.
Group lessons:
2​0 x 45 min per week (general Russian)
Individual lessons:
10 x 45 min per week (focused on preparation for TORFL exam)
Min. course length:
1​ week
Levels:​
any levels
Max. Class Size:
1​0
Ave. Class Size:​
6
Days and Times:
10:00-13:15 + individual lessons to be defined
* - Number of lessons per week
** - Shared Apartment option is available from May, 27th till September, 15th
For individual lessons held from May 29 till September 15, 2018 there is a 20% surcharge

Dates & Prices 2018

Dates & Prices 2019

Accommodations in Kiev

We offer several different types of accommodations to fit your needs.
You can select from the following options:

Home stay

HB
Immersion within native speaking families. Comfortable private rooms with all necessities and constant language practice. Location within 30 min from school (central zone) or up to 50 min (1 zone). Breakfast and dinner are included.
BB
Immersion within native speaking families. Comfortable private rooms with all necessities and constant language practice. Location within 30 min from school (central zone) or up to 50 min (1 zone). Breakfast is included.
Room Only
Immersion within native speaking families. Comfortable private rooms with all necessities and constant language practice. Location within 30 min from school (central zone) or up to 50 min (1 zone). No meal is included.

Apartment

Private
Comfortable and reasonably priced apartment for your private and relaxed stay. All apartments are located within 15 min (downtown) or 30 min walk from school (central zone). Quiet and friendly streets, though may be noisy if located near restaurants. Meals are not included, but there is a kitchen at your disposal.
Shared
Less private, but cheaper option. Private rooms for each student (max 3 students per apartment). Common bathroom and kitchen. Location within 30 min from school. Meals not included, but there is a kitchen at your disposal.

Extracurricular activities

Language comes to life during social situations. It is therefore important to apply the skills learned in the classroom to real-life situations. We give you many opportunities to use your skills outside of class.
Language comes to life during social situations. It is therefore important to apply the skills learned in the classroom to real-life situations. We give you many opportunities to use your skills outside of class.
Conversation Practice
Guest Speakers
Russian Singing Club
The Cooking Club
Russian Speaking Club
Russian Movie Club
Russian Conversational Practice (peer coaching)

Russian Conversational Practice (Peer coaching)

Peer coaching or Language Tandem is an additional learning activity in the fashion of one-on-one conversation outside school. It complements formal instruction and allows you to retain your knowledge by practicing it. Besides, you learn a lot of language that cannot be found in textbooks. You overcome your fear of speaking, gain confidence using more colloquial style of speaking, and power your vocabulary.

All levels

Guest Speakers

Guest lecturers are a highlight of our program. NovaMova regularly organizes meetings with former or current members of parliament, political analysts, historians, lawyers, educators, religious leaders, and specialists in folklore. These meetings are held in our conference room which is complete with a projector, white board, audio and video equipment. We always schedule our meetings in advance and take requests from our students as to what they would be interested to learn.

All levels

Russian Singing Club

Singing is a great way to learn new words and get a feel for the language. Thus we organized a Russian Singing Club to give you a chance to improve your Russian in what could be the most enjoyable way. Whatever your level, you can sing Russian songs, learning new Russian vocabulary, finding new friends, and getting positive emotions.

All levels

The Cooking Club

Our Cooking Club gives you an opportunity to learn how to cook most favorite local traditional dishes and practice your speaking while doing it! We invite talented Ukrainian housewives and professional cooks who show you the best recipes: borshch, solyanka, olivier salad, vareniki, and many more.

Small groups (up to 10 people) will allow you to fully participate in the process of cooking. Before the class, every student gets a copy of the recipe to be cooked and a glossary of terms that will be used so that whatever is being said in the kitchen will be understood and committed to memory.



All levels

Russian Speaking Club

You can learn new words, phraseology, colloquialisms, meaningful expressions that will help you to gain better rapport with your local friends the natives and ascend near to sounding more genuinely, more like them. You will learn what to say and what avoid saying in different situations in which you can find yourself. This is what we call living the language. The Speaking Club is when the students mostly smile and participate with sheer excitement.

All levels

Russian Movie Club

The moving images are a great source of motivation and enjoyment at the same time! They make your learning keep going! Cinema uncovers wonderful opportunities to see how the language works in so many varied situations that only fiction movies can provide!

You will hear a genuine and diversified language wrapped in high quality sound for your learning, listening and viewing pleasure. In many episodes the visual context will help your intellect to decipher what is said at the moment even if you do not understand the lines.

Films are shown in our comfortable specially equipped movie room: both the sound and the video are of high quality, so that you could hear and read effortlessly. The films are integrated into the teaching syllabus and usually is a part of your classroom before and after viewing. Many teachers today are more and more keen on building the whole course on the films of their professional preference.



All levels

Excursions and Tours

You will be more motivated to learn the language if you fall in love with the place of its origin. That is why our Excursion Program is designed to move your heart closer to Kiev, to let you interact with our past, and to help you form your own opinion to take with you. Each excursion covers a certain page in the history and culture of the country and includes different learning activities as quizzes, guided touring, translation practice, and interactions with local experts to have your questions asked and answered.
You will be more motivated to learn the language if you fall in love with the place of its origin. That is why our Excursion Program is designed to move you heart closer to Kiev, to let you interact with our past, and to help you form your own opinion to take with you. Each excursion covers a certain page in the history and culture of the country and includes different learning activities as quizzes, guided touring, translation practice, and interactions with local experts to have your questions asked and answered.
The Walking Tour in Kiev
Tour of Lavra Monastery
Museum of Miniatures
Chernobyl Museum
World War II Memorial Tour
Ballistic Missile Base
Ukrainian Village Museum
Welcome Central Kiev Tour

The Walking Tour of Kiev’s Landmarks

Golden Gate

We normally start our Excursion Program with the walking tour of the city center right at the doorstep of NovaMova. This is the historical area full of traces of the distant path. This is where our most important historical ruler Yaroslav the Wise built the Golden Gate of Kiev and the St. Sophia Cathedral back in the early 11th century.

The street where our students walk daily once was a part of Yaroslav’s Barrier Wall that shielded the city from nomadic tribes. This Wall was connected to the Golden Gate which serves today as a museum and an area for public events. The monument of Yaroslav the Wise is located next to the Gate in a cozy park, a favorite spot of buskers, lovers of book-crossing and street coffee.

St. Sophia Cathedral

Continuing along, we reach Kiev’s most important historical landmark - St. Sophia Cathedral. You will learn that it was named after the Holy Wisdom rather than a certain saint as the idea was to build the church in the image of Hagia Sophia cathedral in Constantinople (now Istanbul), the cradle of the Orthodox Church. It’s the burial site of Yaroslav the Wise, a father to Queen Anne of France.

Today the cathedral is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and it stands as a secular museum of Ukrainian Christianity and history. It carries magnificent original mosaics and frescos from the 11th century that attracts tourists and scholars from around the world.

Street Markets and Parks

To the north-east of St. Sophia Cathedral we will come to St Michael square with an eponymous cathedral also called the Golden Domed, and you will quickly find out why. It was also built in the middle ages and then destroyed during the early years of communist rule. It sits on a bluff with an old park and a beautiful bird-eye view of the river, islands, and the remaining city with the neighboring towns and villages.

From there you can descent on Kiev’s cable tram also known as funicular that was built in 1905 and runs to the present day or you can walk to St. Andrew Descent with a beautiful baroque church on top of it. It’s a favorite street of all Kievits. It’s famous for its art and souvenir market, stylish cafes and restaurants, theatre and museums.

Mikhail Bulgakov a famous local writer who authored Master and Margarita lived in the house #13. Today it’s one of the world’s top literary museum dedicated to Bulgakov and his heritage. The cobble-stoned street will take you down to Podol area where the time seems to stand still.

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Tour of Lavra Monastery in Caves


The Lavra, also known as Pechersk Monastery, is a place where time stands still and every building hides a thrilling story for an inquisitive visitor. It’s a practicing monastery with certain area open to the general public.

Formed about a thousand years ago and located on the beautiful slopes Lavra initially served as a hiding place for first Christians who fled there to find refuge from persecution. They lived in caves where they had their own cells and even temples that you can visit today.

Later the fame of the monastery reached far beyond the state borders and the missionaries from Greece and Constantinople were seeking to join their brethren in the caves and with adoption of Christianity helped them to develop a monastery that quickly grew into the worshiping center for all of the Orthodox world.

Today lavra is included into the UNESCO’s World Heritage list as a place of great historical significance. The monastery welcomes visitors of any belief and walk of life and invites you to observe the ancient catacombs, temples and museums.

Apart from religious sites you will be able to attend the Museum of Book Printing, Museum of Decorative Art of Ukraine, Museum of Cinema, Museum of Treasures that displays truly unique jewelry made by early nations that populated the area of modern Ukraine long before forming Rus of Kiev. Also, you will be able to visit a one of a kind Museum of Miniatures.

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Museum of Miniatures

The museum presents an amazing exposition of hand-made micro-art objects that you will only be able to observe with the help of the microscopic lense. A golden chess-set on a needle head, portraits of Ernest Hemingway and Yuriy Gagarin engraved on a human hair, the world’s smallest book with a dozen of pages at an astonishing 6 square milimeters with pages containing both writing and illustrations by Mykola Syadrysty, the master who made these and many other things.

You can often meet the author himself as Mykola loves to come and talk to the visitors. It is undeniably most curious and fascinating museum of microminiatures in the world!

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Chernobyl Museum

This museum is a place for you to understand and almost feel what it was like to be in the center or anywhere near of the most disastrous nuclear catastrophe in history.

The graphic exposition will guide you step by step to the big picture of the calamity and to answers to all your questions. Perhaps! As there is still no unanimous concord on what really caused it! It shows that the activated nuclear power can have a mind of its own and demonstrate unexplained behavior even in a controlled environment.

The text you will hear is powered by the specific language, so we will help you to prepare. You can as well have a translator or have the entire tour in English and other languages. Students at the advanced level can even have their own translation practise set up in this museum.

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World War II Memorial Tour

The purpose of this tour is to present you with visual and comprehensive information about the events of the Second World War as it played out in the former Soviet Union, particularly in Ukraine, and also about the Soviet Union’s war in Afghanistan that lasted from 1979 to 1989.

The monumental statue is the Motherland, a 62-meter-high statue of a woman holding a shield and a sword in her hands. This monument is 15th tallest monument in the world.

Inside the pedestal you will find the main exposition which contains 14 connected halls each dedicated to every stage of the war. You will see a lot of documents of war, photos and real life installations that will bring you a fuller knowledge of that not so distant war that changed the world order things which once seemed so solid, however, presently is facing a risky challenge. In times it is an emotional experience to be in the museum as war is a heavy thing.

The museum does a good job keeping the balance between how you should feel and what you should know. It’s giving you facts that you can fill in your own puzzle and have your opinion.

The text you will hear is powered by the specific historical reference language, so we will help you to prepare. You can as well have a translator or have the entire tour in English and other languages. Students at the advanced level can even have their own translation practise set up in this museum. It’s a nice park area over the hilltop over water, good place to spend time, too!

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Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Site Museum

This museum was established in 2001 following Ukraine's historic decision to relinquish its entire nuclear arsenal, which had ranked third largest in the world after Russia and the USA. It is located at the site of an ex-Soviet strategic nuclear missile base in southern Ukraine about 300 kilometers south of Kiev.

NovaMova has standing authorization to lead groups to the underground Command Post, an actual missile silo, a disarmed SS-18 (Satan) missile, bunkers, components and mechanisms that make the missile fly and much more. This is where you have a unique chance to go back in time of Cold War and peep behind the iron curtain. We offer a one-day tour that includes transportation, a tour guide, and interpreting.

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Ukrainian Village Museum of Pirogovo

Out on the far edge of Kiev, an hour drive from the city center, lies a biggest open air museum in Europe with a great display of national historical and ethnographic heritage. Different parts represent a certain Ukrainian area and connected with comfortable pathways where you can walk, ride a bicycle or a horse-cart. Each of these parts represents charm and beauty of a certain region of Ukraine.

Within just a few hours you can take an imaginary journey through the entire Ukraine and see how people lived in different parts of the country.

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Armenia

Dates: July 31 - August 2


As long as you have travelled all the way to the South Caucasus, it would be a shame not to make the short hop down to Armenia. Armenia is an incredible country with a fascinating history, unique culture, and incredible beauty.

Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia
Yerevan will be your first stop. Prepare to take a step back into the 20th century, as Yerevan’s architecture is reflective of its Soviet past. In Yerevan, you will have an opportunity to visit the famous Ararat Brandy Factory for a tour and tasting. The company’s signature brandy is reserved for special occasions all over the post-Soviet Union. The trip to Yerevan will include a trip just outside of town to a restaurant, famous among the locals for music, dancing, and of course, great food. Don’t forget to try the trout, an Armenian specialty.

Ancient Monasteries, Temples, and Cathedrals
While in Armenia, you will visit the breathtaking Geghard Monastery, founded in the 4th century by Gregory the Illuminator amongst the cliffs and canyons of the Azat River Gorge. The current structures were built in 1215, following the destruction of the original site by Arabs in the 9th Century. This same excursion will include a visit to the nearby Temple of Garni, a classical Hellenistic structure. You will also visit the gorgeous Echmiadzin Cathedral, the mother site of the Armenian Apostolic Church

This excursion includes:
• Transportation
• Lodging for 2 nights
• 2 meals a day
• NovaMova guide
• Guide services
• Entrance fees

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Turkey

Dates: August 14-15


With the border crossing at Sarpi only 20 minutes from Batumi, it would be a shame not to check out Turkey. They may be neighbors, but Georgia and Turkey are entirely different in terms of culture, language, architecture, religion, and food.

Trabzon Tour
Your main destination on this excursion is Trabzon, the historical port city founded as a Greek colony in 756 BC. In centuries past, Trabzon was the regional hub of a booming slave trade. This excursion will take you to the site of the former Trabzon slave market. While in Trabzon, you will have time for free exploration of the city. Don’t forget to try the local cuisine which is no less delicious that its Georgian counterpart.

Sumela Monastery
Only a short drive from Trabzon is the Sumela Monastery, carved into a sheer cliff face. One can’t help but feel they are in an Indiana Jones film as they approach the entrance to the Monastery.

This excursion includes:
• NovaMova Guide
• Transportation from Batumi
• Lodging for 1 night
• All tickets and guiding

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River Kebab Party

Dates: July 11th


This day trip to the local Adjarian mountains is a fun filled day of swimming, sun, and Georgian BBQ (“shashlik” for you Russian speakers). The scenery, food, and company make this one of the best excursions of the summer!

This excursion includes:
• NovaMova guide
• Transportation
• Food and drink

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Gonio Fortress Excursion

Dates: July 13th


This excursion begins with a 10-minute drive along the coast to the ancient Roman fortress at Gonio. The fortress was built in the first century AD and occupied by numerous empires since.

This excursion includes:
• NovaMova Guide
• Transportation
• Fortress entry fee and guided tour

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