At naval academy, Aleksandr Moshkov studied spherical trigonometry and built mathematical models of Earth’s surface. Now, the sea captain has dived into HSE University’s Economic Analysis programme. Aleksandr had the truly unique opportunity to study for the Master’s online without giving up his job at sea.
Second-year students of the HSE Bachelor's Programme 'Geography of Global Changes and Geoinformation Technology' covered 4,000 kilometres in 20 days following a classical meridional route. They travelled to Cherdyn, a city in the north of Perm Krai with only taiga and polar bears beyond it, then continued far south to the Volga Delta. Between these two extreme locations, they studied the central feature of Russia's life and history: the Volga River and its basin.