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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

Japanese Artists in Moscow

2018 has been designated as the The Year of Japan in Russia. As we approach it, three exhibitions of renowned Japanese artists are taking place in Moscow. Don’t miss the last month of Keiichi Tanaami’s pop art exhibition with free admission; check the much-talked about Takashi Murakami exposition at Garage; and prepare to meet Hayao Miyazaki’s characters in December.

Art Night in Moscow

The night of November 4 – 5 is Art Night in Moscow. Museums, theaters, and even a cathedral are offering something special after sunset for all those who enjoy the culture and the arts.

Mandelstam Exhibition Opens at HSE

This exhibition, located at the HSE building on Staraya Basmannaya Ulitsa, near the Mandelstam Centre, tells the story of all the important stages in the poet’s life and work. It features photos, announcements of poetry nights, and documents testifying to Mandelstam’s arrest and death, as well as comments by the poet’s contemporaries.

100 th Anniversary of Russian Revolution. Exhibitions

This October the world looks back on 100 years since the 1917 Revolution in Russia. Most Moscow cultural spaces have prepared events and exhibitions that urge the viewers to learn more about the revolution and to contemplate its role in Russian and global history.

HSE Opens an Exhibition at Khitrovka on History of the Place

This exhibition has become part of the Open University project and is held on the HSE’s Anti-versary. It covers the history of Khitrovka and its surroundings, and offers a historical view of each object.

Finland Day at Flakon

Learn Finnish, find a way to the Moominvalley, learn about Santa's plans, listen to some music, and watch some movies – these are only some of the activities you can take part in at the 100th anniversary of Finland's independence celebrated in Moscow on October 14.

Discovering HSE and Russia. Excursions for the Active Spectator: A Short Guide to Moscow’s Museums

In addition to interviews with international faculty members The HSE Look launches a new format – a column on how they discover different cities and interesting venues in university and beyond. If you have an interesting experience to share, please, contact us at ifaculty.support@hse.ru. We present the column by Angelina Lucento, School of History (Department of Art History).

Discovering HSE and Russia: Exploring Russian Far North

In addition to interviews with international faculty members The HSE Look launches a new format – a column on how they discover different cities and interesting venues in university and beyond. If you have an interesting experience to share, please, contact us at ifaculty.support@hse.ru. We present the column by Michael Rochlitz, former Assistant Professor at the School of Political Science.

Stereoscopic Film on Pre-revolutionary Russia to Be Shown in Moscow

The HSE MIEM 3D Visualization and Computer Graphics Laboratory worked alongside the Sergei Chelnokov Foundation to create a slide film based on the stereoscopic photographs of Russian photographers working at the turn of the 20th century. A viewing of the film will take place on October 18th as part of the exhibition From the Belle Époque to Revolution – the History of Russia through sterophotography 1880–1917 in 3D.

Railway Tours in Moscow and Beyond

Retro steam trains or narrow-gauge railways are not only a way of travelling to interesting places, but can be an attraction in themselves.