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The Flying Banana Theatre

The Flying Banana Theatre

Being a foreigner with young children in Moscow can be tough. Russians love children and there are a lot of activities for young people every day in this big city, but these are not always…



Moscow Markets

The Best Moscow Markets

When I first arrived in Moscow, I did not think there would be many markets. Somewhat naively, I have always equated markets with the outdoors and good weather, which is hard to come by in Moscow…


Dressing for a Russian Winter

Dressing for a Russian Winter

Especially if you come from a warm country, dressing for a Russian winter can be a daunting prospect. Without experience of very low temperatures, it is really hard to know what clothes will serve you…


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…


Visiting the Kremlin

No trip to Russia would be complete without going into the Kremlin to see the stunning architecture and antiquities that have been preserved from the time of the Tsars. However, there are a few quirks…


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…


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