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Eine Woche auf russischer Erde

Im Rahmen eines Schüleraustausches begaben sich Schülerinnen und Schüler sowie zwei Lehrerinnen des Gymnasiums Landsberg Mitte April auf eine Reise in das malerisch gelegene Nizhnij Novgorod. Die Millionenstadt mit einer tausendjährigen Geschichte befindet sich dort, wo Wolga und Oka sich zu einem Fluss vereinigen und begrüßte uns mit zahlreichen größeren und  kleineren goldenen sowie farbenprächtigen Kuppeln von Kathedralen und Kirchen.                             

Der Empfang durch  russische Gasteltern und Gastschüler, die im April 2013 in Deutschland weilten, war von großer Wiedersehensfreude gekennzeichnet. Die Gastgeber hatten für die deutschen Schüler/innen ein umfangreiches Programm vorbereitet, das von zahlreichen Museenbesuchen  bis zur Exkursion nach Susdal, im Goldenen Ring von Moskau gelegen,  reichte.  Aber auch die Teilnahme an russischen Unterrichtsstunden stand auf dem Programm, wobei ebenfalls unsere Gymnasiasten einbezogen wurden und ihre Sprachkenntnisse unter Beweis stellen konnten. Die Gastfreundschaft der russischen  Familie hinterließ bei allen Teilnehmern des Schüleraustauschs einen tiefen Eindruck, sodass wir  mit etwas Wehmut, aber vielen unvergesslichen Erlebnissen und Eindrücken im Gepäck, den Rückflug antraten.                                                                                                   

 

Saturday 19.4.Great. This was the first flight in my life. Believe me, I’ve never been so nervous before. I could not sleep all time at night. I also felt a knot of nervousness in the pit of my stomach, but then this knot opened in one second ,as if knife was cutting something. The earth was so small from the sky, but I could not enjoy the flight because all the time stewardess came to me and asked me if I wanted some food or drinks.After two hours we landed in Moscow for a small layover before we flew to Nishnij Novgorod. At 5.20 we landed in Nishnij Novgorod and met our host families. I was so lucky because I went with my Mum together in a host family.But I knew that mum wouldn’t help me with the language, so I had to use my own language competence. Nevertheless the other pupils, who came with us to Russia, envied me anyway.This evening we all had dinner at the host families. After dinner we talked a little bit with our hosts, Larisa and her husband.On Sunday we went to a Russian Circus with our host families.In the evening we ate many things.Monday 21.4.This morning we met the pupils at the school, Larisa is a teacher at. The Russian pupils, our host students, showed us the school. It has got an old and a new reconstructed part of school. Some rooms were already modernized. After the grand opening of the student exchange we started our excursion to the Coca-Cola factory. I didn't know that Coca- Cola was produced there. In the factory I saw many interesting things but I didn't understand everything they explained to us.  Tuesday 23.4.Today we started very early. We went to Suzdal. It is one of the historical cities in the so called "Golden Ring" around Moscow. These are cities which have got many churches. The domes are golden and glitter in the sun, so they called them "Solotoe Kalzo”(Golden Ring). The tour was very beautiful and I learned much about the architecture in Russia.Wednesday 23.4.Our first lesson in Russia was History. We were able to keep up, because we knew the topic. In some sporty fights we had to work hard to keep up with the Russian students. With us the most unathletic group had come to Russia. But we could have all. In the afternoon we went on a trip through the town. Nishnij Novgorod is a very old town near the river Volga.