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Life in Moscow

'As paradoxical as it may seem given the city’s titanic size, Moscow is, in many ways, a hidden gem. The city doesn’t figure into the travel, professional or academic plans of most Americans, who stick to more popular destinations such as London, Paris and Rome. What they don’t realize is that Moscow is one of the world’s most important centers of economic and intellectual activity–a city where ancient, modern and future converge to provide foreigners with a dynamic mosaic of experiences that would be all but impossible to obtain in any other city. One of Russia’s most progressive and well-endowed universities, the Higher School of Economics is the perfect place to get access to everything that Moscow has to offer.'

Nile Miller, intern at HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences from University of Texas at Austin

Things to Do in Moscow:

If you are interested in Russian history and art, don’t miss this year’s most anticipated exhibition in Moscow. Ilya Repin (1844–1930) comprehensively portrayed the country’s life from the early 1870s to the end of the 1920s. His paintings also include stories from earlier Russian history and folklore.
March 21
Polnoch (“Midnight”), an exhibition by ZIP art group, is featured at the HSE Art Gallery January 31-February 24.
February 14
ESN HSE Moscow invites everyone to their SocialErasmus event at the Nedoslov Russian Deaf Theatre on February 23. Participants will attend a sign language performance 'Duck Hunting' followed by a tour around the theatre.
February 08
A large-scale exhibition of these two renowned Mexican artists is currently open in the heart of Moscow until March 12.
February 06
Every winter, HSE students and staff occupy the slope at the KANT skiing complex to organize the HSE Snow Fest. On this day, HSE students, HSE Lyceum students, and HSE staff together can go snowboarding and alpine skiing for free. In 2019, HSE Snow Fest takes place on February 10.
January 28
On January 25th, Students’ Day is celebrated in Russia. This year, 18 parks in Moscow are offering free skating for students, while several other attractions have announced free entry or additional discounts.
January 23
Whether you are in Moscow for just a couple of days, a semester, or even a year, a guided tour is a great way to get to know some of the city’s most popular attractions, as well as allowing you to explore some unique and more hidden places of interest.
January 17
There’s no shortage of frost and snow this winter in Moscow, so it’s high time to try some traditional Russian entertainment, sledding down the snow slopes. We’ve selected several slopes that offer not only equipped slopes and tube rental, but also beautiful views of historic buildings and parks.
December 21, 2018
A great way to get into the Christmas spirit in Moscow is to walk around the decorated streets and parks. But when it’s cold outside, visiting a museum is a warmer alternative that can also bring new knowledge and impressions. This year, the Moscow Decorative Art Museum has prepared several exhibitions featuring toys and other curiosities.
December 19, 2018