Promoting American understanding of Russian folklore and traditional Russian life and culture.
Who will you meet this summer?
A professional Romanian witch? A story-telling grandmother in the remote Altai mountains? College students collecting legends about buried cities? Descendents of Russian Old Believers who put down Christian roots in the Buddhist Uimon Valler?
WE CAN TAKE YOU THERE.
Our expedition volunteers record, film and photograph disappearing traditions and the people who are the tradition-bearers. Their work ends up in scholarly archives to be preserved for future generations.
IT CAN BE A LITTLE ROUGH
No luxury hotel, no swimming pool, no fancy restaurant.
BUT THERE ARE COMPENSATIONS
Great home-made hospitality. Spectaculare scenery. Immersion in village life. And the people you meet.
Join an expedition -- see who you've been missing!
Path by Lake Baikal
Bread and salt welcome.
American Friends of Russian Folklore is a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation and a 501(c)(3) organization. Tax I.D. No. 26-0294873.