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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

shnit Worldwide Short film festival in Moscow

From October 17 – 21, Moscow hosts the shnit Worldwide Short film festival. This year’s topic is ‘Going Wild’.

Circle of Light: Light Shows and Fireworks

Circle of Light is the main tourist attraction of the Moscow autumn. This international festival is an annual event where lighting designers from various countries reinvent the architectural spaces of Moscow with video mapping. Russia’s symbolic buildings, including the Bolshoi Theatre, transform into canvases for large colorful video projections. The festival is taking place from September 21 – 25.

Three Colours of Truth. Russian Сivil Wаr

This large-scale historical documentary project at the Museum of Contemporary History of Russia is about the events that unfolded in the country from 1917 to 1922, and about the three main movements of the Civil War - the ‘Reds’, the ‘Whites’ and the ‘Green Movement’ of peasant rebels.

Discovering Russia(s)

In his column in HSE Look, Victor Attila Albert, Assistant Professor at Public Policy Department, Faculty of Social Sciences, talks about exploring Russian cities. 

Experiencing Moscow

Arnab Roy Chowdhury, Research Fellow at Public Policy Department, Faculty of Social Sciences, joined HSE in September 2017. In his column written for HSE newsletter he talks about living in Moscow.

Russian Language Festival to Take Place on Red Square

From May 31 to June 3, as part of the Red Square Book Fair, a Russian language festival will be held with the help of the HSE School of Philology.

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.