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Victory Day Fireworks

Victory Day Fireworks 2016

Victory Day is fast approaching and as usual, English language information about the events to be held is hard to find! One of the main events on May 9 is the always impressive fireworks display…


Victory Day Parade

The Victory Day Parade

May 9, Victory Day, is now a massive celebration in Russia. Moscow in particular goes all out, holding a military parade on an epic scale every year to mark the Soviet Unions victory over Nazi…


Moscows Metro Fashion

Many foreigners feel out of place among crowds of fashionably dressed Russians on the metro, but rest assured that the world of Moscows metro fashion also has a weird side. You can gain a window…


Moscow’s Anti-Cafe Movement

Moscow has an increasing number of anti-cafes, but what exactly are they? What you need to remember is that in Moscow as a young person, finding space to socialise  can be difficult. Apartments are generally quite…


The Bolshoi Theatre

Seeing an opera, ballet or musical performance at the Bolshoi Theater is at the top of the list for many Moscow locals, expats and visitors. The historic theater is world renowned for its performances and…


Drinking Like a Russian

Drinking Like a Russian

It is no secret that Russians are known as heavy drinkers. Several reports put Russians as the highest consumers of hard liquor in the world (apparently around 18 litres each a year). Along with drinking…


IWC Winter Bazaar

The Winter Bazaar is one of the main events of the year for the International Women’s Club of Moscow. They use the event to raise funds for their charitable works throughout the year. While also…


Russian name days

Understanding Russian Name Days

There are many traditions that can seem strange to foreigners and Russian name days are one of them. Although they are not widely celebrated any more, you may just come across a name day celebration…


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