The 4th ISCAR Summer University “Moving with and beyond Vygotsky: Developing cultural-historical methodology” began with a traditional welcome address from the rector, Vitaly Rubtsov, who wished everyone good productive work and shared his joy that the tradition continues. Dr. Martijn van Schaik gave a brief speech on behalf of ISCAR with a greeting from the president of ISCAR. The opening lecture “Cultural-historical theory and its suburbs” was given by Prof. Vladimir Zinchenko. The day continued with a lecture “The concept of joint activity as a unit of activity theory. Joint-distributed learning activity” by Prof. Vitaly Rubtsov. After celebrating the good beginning we travelled to Povedniki to enjoy good weather and good company, fresh air and fresh outlooks on our research!