Spectacular fireworks, military music festival, and even unexpected activities like wakeboarding and flowriding with a view of the Kremlin.
This summer street festival in downtown Moscow brings together two major delights of the sunny season – flowers and desserts. The Flower Jam Festival is taking place until August 6, 2017.
Moscow river cruises are quite popular among the capital’s residents and visitors. River navigation in Moscow opens in mid-April and runs until late October. Winter cruises on icebreakers are also available for when the river is frozen over.
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.