Russia’s largest historical re-enactment festival expands and this year will be held during 12 days in June at 30 locations in Moscow. The event has attracted 6,000 participants, 1,000 of them coming from other countries.
The City Excursion Bureau is offering free tours around the Moscow Government House (Moscow Governor-General House) and Petrovsky Palace on May 20. These two historical buildings are used by the Moscow Government and Mayor as administrative and official venues, and are usually closed to the public. On the Cultural and Historical Heritage Days, however, they open their doors to visitors wanting to look behind the scenes. Registration opens on May 10.
Zinaida Serebryakova was a Russian realist painter with a unique touch active in the early 20th century. She is best known for her charming children’s portraits and self-portraits. This retrospective show is the most complete presentation of Serebryakova’s works in over 30 years.
A music festival in Sokolniki, theatre performances in Bauman Garden, a quest in Tagansky Park, and other thrilling events.
This spring, Moscow offers a variety of history, art and photo exhibitions.
Maslenitsa, the festive week before Lent in Russia, runs from February 20 to 26 this year. It also marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. The Moscow city streets and parks will be full of activities, including games, theatre and music performances, carnivals, historical re-enactments, master classes, and of course, lots of pancakes.
2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the 1917 revolution, a milestone that changed the Russian historical path once and forever. The ‘1917. Free History’ project offers a thrilling and easy way to follow the events of that crucial year online.
For foreign scholars who come to teach and conduct research at the Higher School of Economics, whether temporarily or on a permanent basis, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod all provide a variety of interesting opportunities to enjoy a quality life. We spoke with several international scholars who now make these cities home about their experiences and the advice they would share with others who may be considering a move.
With their street performances, fairs, shows, as well as classical and sacred music concerts, Christmas festivals in Moscow have already become a tradition.
From November 30 – December 4, 2016, the18th International Book Fair for High-Quality Fiction and Non-Fiction will take place at the Central House of Artists in Moscow.