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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

Museum Night in Moscow

Moscow museums have been participating in Museum Night since 2007. Museum Night is an opportunity not only to visit museums for free, but also to attend lectures, workshops, and concerts at museums. This year’s theme is ‘Masterpieces from the Vaults’.

Spring Has Finally Arrived in Moscow

Early to mid-May is the best time to enjoy the beautiful blossoms in the Moscow region. Apple trees, cherry trees, lilacs and dozens of other blooming plants and flowers can be seen not only in the suburbs, but also at many of Moscow’s parks and gardens. Here are a few of our favourites.

Discovering HSE and Russia: Yoga in Moscow

Lili Di Puppo, Assistant Professor at the HSE School of Sociology, is sharing some tips on practicing yoga in Moscow.

Spring and Summer Exhibitions of Classical Russian Painters

This spring and early summer offers us the opportunity to visit an extensive Vasily Vereshchagin exhibition, as well as portraits made by some of the greatest Russian painters of their wives.

The Old Apartment Exhibition at Museum of Moscow

‘The Old Apartment’ exhibition brings to life the interiors of Moscow apartments through the use of artifacts and documents from the Museum of Moscow’s collection.

Winter in the City: Journey to Christmas

Since Russia’s main winter holiday is the New Year and Orthodox Christmas is celebrated on January 7, the holiday season in Moscow has only just started. The city is now continuing its tradition of street events with the ‘Journey to Christmas’ festival.

Tolstoy Rules and Tinder for Mayakovsky: HSE Students Present Projects for Moscow Museums

At the end of November, HSE students presented their projects for Moscow literature museum development at Gogol’s House.

Recycling in the Name of UNIQLO and HSE

HSE School of Art and Design, in conjunction with UNIQLO, has unveiled a new exhibition entitled, 'New Life for Old Things'. The exhibition showcases a vast array of ingenious ways to give new life to old things - the most important aspect of sustainable fashion.

Prepare for Moscow Winter

Moscow is one of the northernmost megacities in the world. Tim Jaekel, Assistant Professor at the School of Public Administration, is sharing some tips on how to handle the winter here.

Kazimir Malevich at VDNH

The exhibition ‘Kazimir Malevich. Not only Black Square’ at the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman pavilion at VDNH is dedicated to Kazimir Malevich (1879–1935), a reformer of Russian arts and originator of the Suprematist movement.