Events and travel

26. Januar 2023Angelina Zueva Keller

Intensive course at the University of Belgrade

As part of the language programme of the Slavic Seminar of the University of Zurich, we were invited to participate in an intensive Russian course at the University of Belgrade. Our course participants were thrilled. Exciting lessons, a great cultural programme and fantastic food with musical accompaniment!

28. August 2022Angelina Zueva Keller

Theatre Evening "Oblomov

Today was the first theatre evening in the history of our school. We prepared a play based on Goncharov's novel "Oblomov". Of course, we presented a modern interpretation of the novel. The participants were students of A1 level and above. We thank them for this great piece! Our audience was thrilled and is looking forward to more performances!

9. Februar 2022Angelina Zueva Keller

Learning Russian is a lot of fun!

Learning Russian is not as difficult as you might think. Try it out and let us convince you! You can learn Russian with us and combine your family interests at the same time.

15. Oktober 2021Angelina Zueva Keller

We are 11 years old!

Our school was founded in 2010. Today we are 11 years old! We celebrated this milestone in the circle of our wonderful students. Over the years we have been able to give knowledge of the Russian language to a great number of people. This knowledge has come in handy at work, in the family, on a trip to Russia or Ukraine. We wish everyone success in learning Russian!

29. August 2021Angelina Zueva Keller

Our trip to Moscow during the Pandemic

Of course, it's not easy to travel during a pandemic. But our trip to Moscow was a success! We even had time to see unplanned sights and to try not only Russian, but also Uzbek and Georgian cuisine. We had a chance to visit our Russian collegues at their homes and dachas . Yes, it was great! We will come back to Moscow again.

8. Oktober 2020Angelina Zueva Keller

Cooking Russian Dishes is a lot of fun!

Nothing makes people so close to each other than sharing a meal together. Especially if it is prepared together. And, of course, the best way to get to know Russian culture and the Russian language is through the stomach :-)

14. Januar 2020Angelina Zueva Keller

New Year Party!

Together we celebrate the Russian "old new year"! This is a custom that goes back to the Julian calendar. Even today, New Year is traditionally celebrated twice in Russia: on 31.12-01.01 and on 13.01-14.01.

28. August 2019Angelina Zueva Keller

The legendary Trans-Siberian Railway

Finally we managed to visit Siberia! Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk and Krasnoyarsk impressed us deeply. Our travel participant Darja kept a trip diary and shared her notes with us.

11. Juni 2019Angelina Zueva Keller

Belarus: the province and Minsk

Learning Russian isn't easy! But if you are forced on a journey to speak Russian all the time, then you achieve success ! Our students experienced it on their trip to Belarus. During 5 days we visited the Belarusian village Radoschkovichi and the capital Minsk. Our participant of the trip Raphael Rutar reports.

8. März 2019Angelina Zueva Keller

We Celebrate the International Women's Day

March 8th is a popular public holiday in Russia. Originally, the holiday was about equality, women's right to vote and the emancipation of women workers. Today, this day has taken on a different meaning in Russia, namely a celebration of femininity, love and motherhood. Russian women and girls are treated like queens on that day, flowers and other gifts are presented to them, the household is laid down and compliments are generously distributed.

15. Januar 2019Angelina Zueva Keller

A Journey into the Winter Wonderland Russia

What could be better than to visit the enchanting cities of St. Petersburg and Moscow in their entire winter splendor? In December 2018 we drove to Russia with a group of students. We had chosen the time well, since we were there before the Christmas time, but the cities were already shining in the most beautiful Christmas lights and everything was beautifully decorated for Christmas.

20. Juli 2018Angelina Zueva Keller

„Voice of America“-Journalist is with us again!

And once again we are welcoming at our school Yulia Savchenko, a journalist of the Voice of America. She has been working in Washington for the past 8 years and her weekly show “Current time. Itogi ” features politicians, human rights activists, reporters and experts. We were really lucky that Yulia, while traveling in Switzerland, agreed to come and talk to our students in person. In 2016, we talked to Yulia via Skype right before the US president’s inauguration in Washington.

1. Juni 2018Angelina Zueva Keller

Russian Summer Celebration!

We began this summer with a Russian celebration. Indeed, we did not miss any opportunity to practice "applied linguistics". Of course, with a lot of fun and enjoyment.

27. April 2018Angelina Zueva Keller

Nowhere is it as Exciting as in the Russian Province

We always tend to offer diverse travel and study programs. That is why this year we decided to show our students something different from the glamorous life in the Russian metropolises. Our goal was the Russian province, more precisely the settlement of Balakirevo, which is located 130 km northeast of Moscow, directly on the Trans-Siberian Railway. Balakirevo has around 10,000 inhabitants, most of whom work in heavy industry. We designed a special program for our students.

5. Februar 2018Angelina Zueva Keller

The Russian New Year Party 2018!

The year 2018 has started at the Russian Language School sensationally with a great fabulous celebration of the Russian New Year! As it is customary in Russia, traditional festive dishes and drinks have been served: Russian salads, cabbage rolls with meat, pancakes with curd cheese and Russian vodka and Ukrainian horilka, which kept us warm at the party.

1. Dezember 2017Angelina Zueva Keller

Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Mы поздравляем Вас с Новым годом и Рождеством! Желаем Вам счастья, здоровья и удачи! On February 2d we will celebrate Russian New Year at school. Father Frost is also invited. Russian delicious food, a quiz and gifts are awaiting guests.

2. August 2017Angelina Zueva Keller

Our Trip to Moscow, Kazan, and Yoshkar-Ola

These fascinating cities are worth visiting at least once! In the summer we went on an exciting journey to Moscow, Kazan, and Yoshkar-Ola with our students. Kazan is the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, Yoshkar-Ola is the capital of the Republic of Mari-El. Never heard? That's our pleasure. After all, we have set ourselves the goal of showing our students real Russia. Russia is huge and has much more to offer visitors rather than just its metropolises, which are, of course, also worth a visit.

14. Juli 2017Angelina Zueva Keller

The Russian New Year Party 2018!

The year 2018 has started at the Russian Language School sensationally with a great fabulous celebration of the Russian New Year! As it is customary in Russia, traditional festive dishes and drinks have been served: Russian salads, cabbage rolls with meat, pancakes with curd cheese and Russian vodka and Ukrainian horilka, which kept us warm at the party.

7. Juni 2017Angelina Zueva Keller

Tour to Murmansk Petersburg

We were on a language and discovery trip to St. Petersburg and Murmansk.

6. Mai 2017Angelina Zueva Keller

Literature Evening with Vsevolod Bernstein

Contemporary Russian literature evening with Vsevolod Bernstein. The famous Russian author introduced his new book Once in the City of Z – illustrated by our teacher Tatyana Gubij, who is also an artist. We are very proud of her!

19. Januar 2017Angelina Zueva Keller

Conversation with "Voice of America" journalist and Duma deputy

Up close and personal: conversation with Yulia Savchenko from "Voice of America" and Duma deputy Alexander Pashkov. In a Skype conversation, our students had the chance to discuss Russia's foreign and domestic policy with two proven Russian specialists, specifically the relationship between Russia and the US in light of the election of Donald Trump.

13. Januar 2017Angelina Zueva Keller

Russian Christmas 2017

Celebration of the Russian Old New Year and a theme evening about the journey to Russian-speaking countries. The celebration was in Russian style and included a visit by father Frost, a range of Russian dishes and drinks, games and presents. Our students made this evening even more exciting with fascinating stories about their travels to Russia.