Summer in Pushkino
We would like to invite you to visit The School of English in Pushkino (SEP) in summer.
What makes SEP different from other English schools in Russia?
First, it is its unique location.
We would like to accommodate you in the suburbs of Moscow where you could enjoy Russian nature in a picturesque green area and combine your studying with having rest and excursions to Moscow and around it!
We are a small private school of English located 15 miles away from Moscow where we teach English, German, Russian, French, Spanish and Chinese.
Second. Unlike many English language schools, you are not just a face in the crowd. You become a part of SEP family. We pride ourselves on getting to know you on a personal level and going that extra mile to help you
Led by a highly experienced and friendly team we are here to make your stay in Russia memorable!
As a small organization we can concentrate on your individual needs. After classes you will not be forgotten. Join us on a bike ride or on a cross country hiking.
If you love museums, theater and other tourist destinations – 45 minutes on a local electric train and you are in the heart of Moscow.
All our six small classrooms are fully equipped with computers, Internet access, copier machines, printers …
And finally. Our goal is your comfort and we are all encouraged to reach it!
1. A bit of history:
Pushkino is a city located at the confluence of the Ucha and Serebryanka Rivers, 15 miles northeast of Moscow with population of 110,000 people.
According to one of the historic versions, the village of Pushkino was first documented in 1499 when it belonged to Grigory Morkhinin "Pushka", a boyar whose male-line descendants include Aleksandr Pushkin. A statue of "Pushka" graces one of the town's main squares. During the following centuries, the neighborhood evolved into a favored summer retreat of Russian nobility. In 1678, a five-domed church of Saint Sergius was built at the manor of Komyagino. Another notable estate is Muranovo, where the Russian poets Evgeny Baratynsky and Fyodor Tyutchev used to spend their summers. A dacha of Vladimir Mayakovsky, who lived in Pushkino during summer seasons of 1920-1928 is also a museum. Pushkino was granted town status in August 1925. Today it is notable for its Institute of Forest Science, one of the few in Russia, museums and historical site.
Muranovo is the Fyodor Tyutchev state museum located in Pushkino, Moscow Oblast, Russia.
The estate was founded in 1816 and since then has belonged to four families, including Fyodor Tyutchev's family. Its main house was built in wood in 1842 by Yevgeny Baratynsky, another renowned Russian poet. In August 1920, the estate became a museum.
Muranovo contains many historically important relics such as original furniture, manuscripts and artwork, which originally belonged to Tyutchev, Baratynsky and their families.
In July 2006, a fire from a lightning nearly destroyed the main building. Nevertheless, almost all exhibits were saved, and the estate has since been restored.
Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky was a Russian and Soviet poet and playwright. He is among the foremost representatives of early-20th century Russian Futurism and a canonized revolutionary poet of the Soviet Union.
Yevgeny Abramovich Baratynsky was lauded by Alexander Pushkin as the finest Russian elegiac poet. After a long period when his reputation was on the wane, Baratynsky was rediscovered by Anna Akhmatova and Joseph Brodsky as a supreme poet of thought.
2. To bike lovers…
It is prefect! Everything! My bike and my mood, the weather! I can hear only the whisper of tyres against asphalt and whisper of wind. I am riding to the Lake. A fifteen-minute ride from civilization to the silence of the Lake! Past the church, cemetery along the field road and I am here!
I am the King of the Lake! Nobody’s here except me and two fishermen. The clothes go off and I jump into the water. Several strokes there and back to the shore then into the water again. My old friend has accepted me with calmness and quietness although I can feel its character.
Bye-bye old fellow! I am going to my Lady the River...