Joint Interim Conference of ISA RC02 “Economy and Society” and ESA Economic Sociology Research Network with the support of ASA Economic Sociology Section.

Cultural programme

Excursions and cultural events are arranged by the Conference Travel Partner "Reisebuero WELT".

You can book the following excursions via Electronic Order Form in your personal Client Cabinet:


Moscow City Tour

Duration - 3 hours

Price: 650 rubles per person (inclusive of VAT, entrance tickets and guide service.  The given rates are valid for group from 20 pax).

Available dates:

25.10.2012 (11:30 – 14:30; the route starts from HSE, 20 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa)
28.10.2012 (18:00 – 21:00; the route starts from Polytechnical Museum)

Red Square, Zamoskvorechye, St. Sofya Embankment, Christ the Savior Cathedral, The Moskva River Embankment, The monument dedicated to the 300 anniversary of Russian Navy, St. Nikolas Church, Leo Tolstoy Street, Pirogovskaya street, New Maiden Convent, The observation platfom of Sparrow Hills, The Moscow State University, Mosfilm street, Ambassadorial Campus, Minskaya street, Victory Park, Triumphal Arch, Bagration Bridge, The White House, New Arbat street, Arbat Square, Boulevard Ring, Tverskaya Street, Manezh Square.


The capital of the Russian Federation, Moscow, a unique complex of attractions, the opportunity to become acquainted with the traditions of Russian people, attracts guests from all over the world. The historical centre of Moscow, the Kremlin and its cathedrals, monasteries, fortresses and preserved boyar’s palaces, demonstrates the unique culture and art of the late Middle Ages in Russia. Moscow is one of the rare cases of a city preserving; its beauty in perpetuity, whatever events unfold over time. To know more about Moscow’s history, our city sightseeing tour is a must.

For most efficient booking, please use the online reservation form.

Photo: http://udel3.narod.ru/page2/photo-moscow-4.html


Moscow Kremlin including visiting 5 Cathedrals and the Assumption Belfry 


Duration - 3 hours

Price: 1400 rubles per person (inclusive of VAT, entrance tickets and guide service.  The given rates are valid for group from 20 pax).

Available dates:


The route starts at 14.30 from HSE, 20 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa.


The Moscow Kremlin is one of the largest architectural ensembles in the world. It is home to the Moscow Kremlin State Museum of History and Culture. The first Kremlin walls were built in the mid-12th century. Two hundred years later, Moscow became the capital of a small princedom and since that time, the Kremlin has been the residence of Russia’s rulers. Today, part of the Kremlin is occupied by presidential offices; this area is closed to visitors. But during our tour, you will visit the majestic whitestone cathedrals of Blagoveshchensky (the Annunciation); Arkhangelsky (built in the name of Archangel Michael); and Uspensky (the Assumption), where every tsar and emperor of Russia was crowned, the Church of the Deposition of Our Lady`s Robe, the Patriarch`s Chambers with the Church of the Twelve Apostles, and the Ivan the Great Bell Tower Ensemble. They all have stunning architecture and magnificent inner decoration. You will be amazed, too, by the size of the Tsar Kolokol, the 200-tonne Tsar Bell. The art of casting was highly developed in Moscow many centuries ago; the Tsar Cannon is another fine example of the early masters`skills.
The Cathedral of the Assumption, built by architect Aristotle Fioravanti in 1475- 1479, was the most important church in the country. All Russian tsars were crowned there.
The Cathedral of the Archangel, built by architect Aleviz Novy in 1505-1508, was the burial vault of the Grand Princes of Muscovy, of princes and Russian tsars up to the early 18th century.
The Cathedral of the Annunciation was the private church of the Grand Princes of Muscovy and, later, of Russian tsars. Master builders from Pskov built the cathedral between 1484 and 1489.
The Church of the Deposition of Our Lady`s Robe, built by Pskov craftsmen in 1484-1485, was the home church of the Russian metropolitans and, later, of the Russian patriarchs.
The Patriarch’s Chambers with the Church of the Twelve Apostles were built in 1653-1655 for Patriarch Nikon, the first Russian "faith reformator".
The Ivan the Great Bell Tower Ensemble was created during the 16th and 17th centuries. Between 1505 and 1508, Italian architect Bon Friasin directed the construction of the Bell Tower of Ivan the Great. A hundred years later, a new tier was added to it, and the tower reached 81 metres in height. In 1532-1552, a church was built next to the Bell Tower to the design of architect Petroch Maly. At the end of the 17th century, this church was transformed into an Assumption Belfry. The first floor of the Assumption Belfry now houses a museum exhibition hall.

For most efficient booking, please use the online reservation form.

Photo: http://www.blirk.net/moscow-kremlin-wallpaper/1/1152x864/



The Bolshoi Theatre 

The Bolshoi Theatre  is a historic theatre in Moscow, Russia, designed by the architect Joseph Bové, which holds performances of ballet and opera. The Bolshoi Ballet and Bolshoi Opera are amongst the oldest and greatest ballet and opera companies of the world, respectively. Today the Bolshoi Theatre is about to return to its historic Main Stage. All those who recognize the scale of what has been achieved are full of impatience and curiosity and fired by the wish to see it with their own eyes. More...

Price: from 1750 to 6000 rubles per person.

Available dates: every evening from 7.00 pm

The playbill for October will be available in Augaust. You can find it here: http://www.bolshoi.ru/en/timetable/ 

If you are willing to order tickets to Bolshoi Theatre, please, send your request to Ekaterina Essina at eee@msk.welt.ru


To order  other possible excursions, please, also send your request directly to Yekaterina Yesina at eee@msk.welt.ru