The Global Russian

The emergence of Russian tourism is the main focus of a series of events at the Princess Dashkova Russian Centre this week.

Workshops and events will explore the newly emerged phenomenon of the Russian globe-trotter and linguistic and cultural articulations of Russian tourism amid the backdrop of globalisation.

Topics will focus on the development of Russians as global tourists, the history of the Soviet package tour and the impact of Russian tourists in Europe.

International Experts

Events will bring together international scholars alongside writers of guidebooks, Russian travel broadcasters and Russian speaking guides in Scotland.

Guest speakers include Chiara Rabbiosi from the University of Bologna, Sebastian Muth from Switzerland’s Fribourg University, journalists Marina Koroleva and Sergey Parkhomenko from Moscow’s ‘Echo Moskvy’ radio station and Dmitry Krylov, host one of Russia’s leading travel shows.

The programme begin with a public lecture by Professor Diane Koenker of the University of Illinios.

‘Vacations, tourism, and socialist consumption in the post-Stalin USSR’ takes place in the Dashkova Centre, 14 Buccleuch Place on Thursday 26 November at 5:15 pm.


To register for the International Workshop ‘The Global Russian: international travel as cultural and linguistic practices’ please click on the below link.

Dmitry Krylov

Dmitry Krylov has appeared regularly on Russian television since 1983 and hosted the popular Russian travel show Neputevye Zametki since 1996

An Evening with Dmitry Krylov will take place from 6-7 pm at 50 George Square on Friday 27 November.

Note, the event is in Russian. The event is free but booking is essential.

Sergei Parkhomenko

Sergei Parkhomenko is an acclaimed Russian journalist, broadcaster and publisher.

He is the winner of several awards including the Russian Government Award for Printed Media (2011), the 'Golden Pen of Russia' Prize given by Russian Journalists Union (2014), and is a Knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Letters (France, 2008).

An Evening with Sergei Parkhomenko will take place from 6-7 pm at the Princess Dashkova Russian Centre, Buccleuch Place on Saturday, 28 November.

Note, the event is in Russian. The event is free but booking is essential:

The Princess Dashkova Russian Centre

The University of Edinburgh has enjoyed prestigious academic and cultural connections with Russia for centuries.

Based in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, the Princess Dashkova Russian Centre offers teaching and research in Russian language and studies.

Edinburgh collaborates with Russia’s leading academic institutions including Moscow State University; St Petersburg State University and the Russian Academy of Sciences.