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The Waterways of the Tsars Part 1: The Treasures of St Petersburg

Talks - History; Talks - Travel

Event Description

This light-hearted, beautifully illustrated and informative talk takes you on a breath-taking journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow on the Waterways of the Tsars, through the grand lakes, rivers, and canals of Russia. Part 1 explores the Treasures of the Hermitage Museum, with one of the largest and most spectacular art collections in the world, the stunning Peterhof Palace, (the Versailles of the North created by Peter the Great) and the romantic Summer Palace, associated with Catherine the Great. The talk also includes a brief history of St. Petersburg with some unusual stories. Did you know about the Fabergé Elephants?

  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Rukshana Master

Meet The Speaker, Rukshana

Rukshana spent her childhood in India, had a thoroughly British education and went on to train as a Fashion Designer in the USA. She married and moved to England in 1970. In the 1990s, she and her husband with their two young sons, decided to buy a little ruin in France to do up as a holiday project. This led to many hilarious adventures, which were the basis for her book ‘As it Happens, A Sparkling Adventure through life on the Bright Side’.

Preparing for the Event

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We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!