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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

Things to Do in Moscow:

Moscow is known for its urban sprawl, expansive parks, picturesque metro and cold winters. What it is less known for is its hot dancing scene for tropical rhythms such as salsa. As a music aficionado, this aspect of the city’s life has come most to my attention.
April 08
March and April in Moscow may be difficult months, since spring is already here, but the cold wind, the grey skies and patches of snow still linger. Admiring some flowers is always a great way to boost the spirits, and there is a place in Moscow that is already abloom.
March 29
If you are interested in Russian history and art, don’t miss this year’s most anticipated exhibition in Moscow. Ilya Repin (1844–1930) comprehensively portrayed the country’s life from the early 1870s to the end of the 1920s. His paintings also include stories from earlier Russian history and folklore.
March 21
Polnoch (“Midnight”), an exhibition by ZIP art group, is featured at the HSE Art Gallery January 31-February 24.
February 14
ESN HSE Moscow invites everyone to their SocialErasmus event at the Nedoslov Russian Deaf Theatre on February 23. Participants will attend a sign language performance 'Duck Hunting' followed by a tour around the theatre.
February 08
A large-scale exhibition of these two renowned Mexican artists is currently open in the heart of Moscow until March 12.
February 06