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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

Moscow Has a Lot to Offer on its 870th Anniversary

Spectacular fireworks, military music festival, and even unexpected activities like wakeboarding and flowriding with a view of the Kremlin.

Flower Jam Festival in Moscow

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.

River Cruises – See Moscow from New Perspective

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.

Times & Epochs. The Gathering

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.

Cultural and Historical Heritage Days, May 20

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 Exhibition at Tretyakov Gallery

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.

Summer Season Opens at Moscow Parks on May 1

A music festival in Sokolniki, theatre performances in Bauman Garden, a quest in Tagansky Park, and other thrilling events.

Fashion, Avant-garde, and Impressionism: Exhibitions to visit in April, May and June

This spring, Moscow offers a variety of history, art and photo exhibitions.

Maslenitsa in Moscow

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.

1917. Free History: Follow Russian Revolution on Twitter

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.