SWYAA Russia is Alumni Association of SWY program in Russia. In 2016 Russia is invited to participate in the international program “Ship for World Youth Leaders” (SWY), organized by the Government of Japan. 12 Russian delegates will be selected to participate in this ‘once in a lifetime experience’ with 200+ young leaders from 11 countries on board in the ocean. Explore our website to learn more about the SWY Program. Thank you very much for the interest to the SWY program!
Explore your own Russia! Have one-of-a-kind lifetime experience! 5 cities, 9288 km long journey from Vladivostok to Moscow, 15 days, July 30th – August 13th 2017 – unforgettable program. All participants will be a part of an educational and cultural program «Explore your own Russia!»
SWYAA Russia (Ship for World Youth Alumni Association in Russia) is a non-profit association developed by Russian ex-participants of the Ship for World Youth Program. SWYAA Russia mission is to promote mutual understanding and friendship between Russian and foreign youths as well as to cultivate the spirit of international cooperation and the competence to practice […]
In 2016 Russia is invited to participate in the international program “Ship for World Youth Leaders” (SWY), organized by the Government of Japan. 12 Russian delegates will be selected to participate in this ‘once in a lifetime experience’ with 200+ young leaders from 11 countries on board in the ocean. Explore our website to learn […]
WELCOME TO NOVOSIBIRSK! Novosibirsk is one of the biggest cities in Russia and the largest one behind the Ural. This city is the main Siberian transportation hub and the capital of Siberian Federal District. It’s situated right in the middle of Russia and lies along the Ob River. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND There had been several settlements […]
Shapka-ushankas (Russian furry hats) and vodka are probably the most associated with Russia things. Russia is still a place that continues to mystify people. Typically, when one sees Shapka-ushanka hat, one says: «Oh, you have a Russian hat with ears». Shapka ushanka literally translates as “ear-flaps hat”. The modern Shapka ushanka was called before shapka kolchakovka and […]
BRIEF HISTORY OF IRKUTSK Irkutsk was founded in the 1661 as a fort to colonize Siberia. At was the main Russian fort behind the Urals, all the expeditions to colonize Kamchatka and Alaska started there. After the Decemberist Revolt of 1825, many Russian artists, officers, and nobles were sent into exile to Siberia for their […]
VLADIVOSTOK (variously interpreted as “Rule the East,” “Lord of the East,” or “Conqueror of the East”) is the home of the Russian Pacific Fleet and the largest Russian port on the Pacific Ocean. During 35 years of the Soviet era (from 1958 to 1992) Vladivostok was off-limits to foreigners and finally was re-opened for tourism. Vladik (that’s […]