You might have heard about the world's first European Union - the Hansaeatic League.
But what is the Russian Hansa?
We will find it out during educational adventure quests online about Russian trading towns and cities, economic contacts of Russia and Europe, and traditional crafts. Quests are held in an interactive format: we communicate with each other, take part in discussions, work in a team and investigate cases of the past. As a result, we learn interesting facts and legends of Russian cities, get acquainted with their international standing, understand how they were connected with other countries and see the background of historical events.
1-2. During the first and the second quests of the course we follow in the footsteps of... Russian pirates.
In an ancient city we found a message in a bottle. Apparently, medieval pirates had some serious business related to the trade of Russia and Europe. We have to decipher pirate notes, find buried goods and travel to uncover the secret of several cities.
3. Being a merchant is risky: there are highwaymen, storms, cunning colleagues, and other obstacles to overcome. This case became known all over the city: a rich and influential merchant was robbed. The merchant promised us a part of his profit if we found the goods and punish perpetrators. So, we arrived in the old trading town and started our investigation.
4. What was the cause of a commotion in Tikhvin? A sacred icon, known in Russia from Moscow to Novgorod, disappeared! Who could have stolen the icon venerated by the great dukes and tsars? We have very few clues, but some of them lead to a famous fair related to foreign trade...
5. A minute ago, you were reading about ancient cities while sitting at your computer, and the next thing you know you are in the distant past. How did this happen? There is no time to figure it out: you have to survive. Get acquainted with the life of those days in order to find your place and earn money for a living! If you are lucky, you will be able not only to survive, but also to succeed, make a career or organize commerce in an ancient city - a transit center between Russia and Europe.
6. This story began in the transit port city of the Novgorod Republic at the height of economic relations with the Hansa - a union of European cities. A young Russian merchant counted on good trade with his German colleagues. However, he could not have imagined that the portrait of a German merchant's daughter would deprive him of sleep... Now, our hero has a goal: to make profitable deals, earn enough for a dowry, and to prove to the girl's father that he is a worthy candidate. Adventures from Yamgorod to Königsberg are guaranteed.
The content, duration and difficulty of the quests are adapted to the age and demands of the group.