As part of an additional general developmental program in the Russian language with elements of socio-cultural adaptation, foreign students of 1MB group of the International Medical Institute took part in a virtual tour to the Kunstkamera Museum. This museum, being the oldest and richest in the country, allows you to touch the history of Russia, the history of Russian science, get acquainted with its origins in the person of M.V. Lomonosov. It was the exposition dedicated to this outstanding scientist of the 18th century that was the main purpose of visiting the museum, but the students did not ignore the other halls. IMI teacher O.S. Strelkova conducted preliminary work with students: the biography of M.V. Lomonosov, his contribution to science, facts from the history of Russia that are important for understanding were considered in the Russian language classes. A monologue statement on the topic “Biography of an Interesting Person” is included in the course of an additional general developmental program in the Russian language with elements of socio-cultural adaptation, so a visit to the Kunstkamera became a logical addition to the main material on the subject.
The students in their reviews admitted that in the future they would like to visit this museum personally and see all the exhibits in reality. However, the virtual tour also became an exciting and pleasant experience of interaction with Russia for them. It is safe to say that such events develop interest in the country in which they will study in the future, increase motivation in learning Russian and allow to diversify distance learning.