Happy Birthday Moscow!

The Russian capital and our favourite city is celebrating its 864th birthday.  Congratulations Moscow!!!

Events in the City Day

Unlike last year when Moscow City Day has been shortened from the two days to just one, this time we will have two days to enjoy the celebration. Within the City Day thre will be held a number of interesting events! Which ones? We’ll tell you now!

Muzeon park becomes a “Fast Theatre Park”on the stage of which the artists of the following theatres “Sphere” , “ApARTe”, Pushkin’s and “Theater on Malaya Bronnay” will present their productions of contemporary plays.

15:00 - 15:20, 17:00 - 17:20 - solo concert artist Dmitry Mikhailovich Novikov (Theatre “Sphere”) lyrical songs, ballads and urban romance with a guitar.

15:30 - 15:45 - Performance of readers from the “Theatre on Malaya Bronnaya”: poetry and prose from the works associated with Moscow.

16:00 - 16:40 - Andrew Galamaga’s poems (Theatre ApARTe).

17:40 - 18:40 - musical and poetic program of the Pushkin’s Theater.

September 1

Aerialists on Tverskaya

An unusual dance mystery “Cosmogony” will take place on Tverskaya Square. Vertical show by the street theater Les Passagers won’t leave you indifferent while looking at the complex and dangerous stunts.

You will see twelve tableaux on the theme of World creation. Vertical show synthesizes a lot of art forms - theater, dance, music, acrobatics, video art and more.

September 1, 21:30

Double-decker guide-buses

Double-decker buses which are so well-known in other European capitals eventually came to Moscow. Guide-buses go on a tour route of 10 kilometers within the Garden Ring (Sadovoye Kol’tso) have appeared on the streets on Moscow. Excursion around the city center takes about an hour.

Opening hours: 10.00 - 18.00 on weekdays and from 10:00 to 19:00 on weekends and public holidays.

Ticket are 600 rubles per day - that means you can leave the bus and get in again as many times as you want. A trip for children of three years and pensioners will cost 400 rubles, for students - 300 rubles. WWII veterans, the disabled and children under three years old can use the service for free.

Movies in original language in Moscow this week

Cinemas with films in English and other languages this week.

7 dias en la Habana(7 Days in Havana; Gavana, Ya Lyublyu Tebya, 2012): A young American boy is trying to break into the acting business and goes to Cuba during a film festival. Seven stories by seven diverse directors.
Pioner Thurs. at 7:20 p.m., Fri. at 1:20 and 7:20 p.m., Sat. at 7 and 11:25 p.m. In Spanish; Russian subtitles.

Barbara(2012): A doctor working in East Germany in the 1980s finds herself banished to a small country hospital. A drama wtitten and directed by Christian Petzold.
Oktyabr Thurs. to Wed. at 12:50 and 8:40 p.m. In German; Russian subtitles.
Pioner Thurs. at 11:30 a.m., Fri. at 11:25 a.m. and 9:45 p.m., Sat. at 1:20 p.m. In German; Russian subtitles.
Pyat Zvyozd-Novokuznetskaya Thurs. to Wed. at 2:50 and 9 p.m. In German; Russian subtitles.

Caesar Must Die(Tsezar Dolzhen Umeret, 2012): Paolo and Vittorio Taviani’s documentary observes the production of Shakespeare’s play by a group of long-term or life prisoners. The 2012 Golden Bear winner.
Oktyabr Thurs. to Wed. at 4:45 and 10:45 p.m. In Italian; Russian subtitles.

Dark Horse(Tyomnaya Loshadka, 2011): Todd Solondz’s poignant film about an outsider who isn’t thought likely to succeed. Stars Jordan Gelber, Selma Blair and Christopher Walken.
Pyat Zvyozd-Novokuznetskaya Thurs. to Wed. at 11 a.m. In English; Russian subtitles.

Frankenstein(2011): Danny Boyle’s screen version of the play written by Nick Dear from Shelley’s famous Gothic novel starring Jonny Lee Miller.
35MM Thurs. and Sat. at 7:30 p.m. In English; Russian subtitles.

Frankenstein(2011): Danny Boyle’s screen version of the play written by Nick Dear from Shelley’s famous Gothic novel starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
35MM Fri. and Sun. at 7:30 p.m. In English; Russian subtitles.

Hideaways(Ukrytiye, 2011): Anges Merlet directs a modern Irish fairy tale of love set in the beautiful woods.
35MM See showings at In English; Russian subtitles.
Oktyabr Thurs. to Wed. at 2:50 p.m. and 12:25 a.m. In English; Russian subtitles.

Les Adieux a la Reine(Farewell, My Queen; Proshchai, Moya Koroleva, 2012): A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the first days of the French Revolution.
35MM See showings at In French, English, Italian and German; Russian subtitles.

Moonrise Kingdom(Korolevstvo Polnoi Luny, 2012): Wes Anderson directs a romantic comedy about a pair of young lovers who flee their New England town.
Pyat Zvyozd-Novokuznetskaya Thurs. to Wed. at 11:10 p.m. In English; Russian subtitles.

Cinema Addresses:

Aktovy Zal

18 Perevedenovsky Pereulok, entrance 1. M. Baumanskaya, Elektrozavodskaya. 265-3935


47/24 Ulitsa Pokrovka. M. Krasniye Vorota, Kurskaya. 917-1883, 917-5492


21 Barrikadnaya Ulitsa. M. Barrikadnaya. 545-0505

Cinema Club at Winzavod

14th Syromyatnichesky Pereulok, Winzavod Contemporary Art Center, Green Hangar. M. Chkalovskaya, Kurskaya. 664-3980,

Dome Cinema

Also known as Pod Kupolom. In front of the Renaissance Hotel, 18/1 Olimpiisky Prospekt. M. Prospekt Mira. 931-9873

8A Nikitsky Bulvar. M. Arbatskaya. 691-5698


105 Leninsky Prospect. M. Yugo-Zapadnaya, Prospect Vernadskogo.735-9944,  735-9968

Formula Kino Europe

Ploshchad Kievskogo Vokzala. M. Kievskaya. 795-3795

Karo Film

In the Atrium shopping mall, 33 Zemlyanoi Val. M. Kurskaya. 545-0505


109 Prospekt Mira. M. VDNKh. 589-1919, 682-8667


14 Arbatskaya Ploshchad (at the intersection of Nikitsky Bulvar and Novy Arbat). M. Arbatskaya. 369-7751


24 Novy Arbat. M. Arbatskaya. 545-0505


21 Kutuzovsky Prospekt. M. Kutuzovskaya. (499) 240-5240


2 Pushkin Square. M. Pushkinskaya. 545-0505

Pyat Zvyozd-Novokuznetskaya

In the Arkadia mall, 8 Sredny Ovchinnikovsky Pereulok. M. Novokuznetskaya. 510-2888, reservations 916-9169

Pyat Zvyozd-Paveletskaya

25 Ulitsa Bakhrushina. M. Paveletskaya. 916-9173, reservations 916-9169


12 Chistoprudny Bulvar. M. Chistiye Prudy. 916-9190, 781-0101, reservations 916-9169


11-13 Tryokhprudny Pereulok, Bldg. 1, entrance on the side. M. Pushkinskaya. 233-4064

Winzavod Center of Contemporary Art

Bldg. No. 1, 4th Syromyatnichesky Pereulok. Stroyeniye (Section) 6. M. Chkalovskaya, Kurskaya. 917-4646

Mysterious Moscow Walking Tour

Magic is all around us even though we might not notice it. Guys from WowMoscow project will show you the most magical and mystical spots of Moscow during our walking tour.

They planned the route and the stories along the walk that way so it could be equally interesting for those who visits Moscow for the first time and for those who have been here before and even those who live here.
When: September 9, 2.00 pm

Where: meeting place is a monument to Zhukov on Manege Square, Metro Okhotny Ryad.

During 3 hour excursion guys will reveal you mysteries of the Kremlin and legends of other secret Moscow places:

- wonder around famous Ryabushinskiy’s mansion and see the most wonderful staircase in Moscow;

- learn about Peter the Great’s friend and famous Moscow alchemist and magician Jacob Bruce;

- learn more about 'Russian St. Valentines';

- visit the most magical spots from Bulgakov’s novel ‘Master and Margarete’ - the house, beloved by Voland and Margarete’s mansion;

- discover why Patriarshie ponds are regarded as one of the most mystical places and will know why there is no monument to Bulgakov in Moscow.

You will walk along the wonderful old Moscow streets and you will have a chance to make as many wishes as you like in the most powerful Moscow’s ‘make-a-wish’ places!

Please make a reservation for the tour at the WowMoscow website.

QR-Codes on the buildings of Moscow

Signs with QR-codes began to appear on the historic monuments of the capital.Just point you smartphone to the code and you will be redirected to the portal with the detailed information about the building or event.

Objects are planned to be divided into groups by themes. This year three routes are planned to open “Arbatstreet and Arbat lanes”, “Zamoskvorechye”, “War of 1812”.

Jazz Festival in the “Ermitazh” Garden

Music in the open air - it’s so romantic! Three days the most famous musicians of
Russia, USA, Austria, Poland and Israel will be performing for you.

Among the Russian musicians - Peter Vostokov’ orchestra , saxophonist and singer Valery Kiselyov and Anna Korolyova. The highlight of the festival will be the world-famous pianist George Colligan.

From 24 to 26 August, 17.00
Admission: 500 - 3400 rubles
Location: ul. Karetny ryad, 3
Phone: +7 (495) 699 08 49

Soviet confectionary

At the exhibition “The Soviet confectionary” you can see, and even buy such ancient wonders Soviet confectionary art:

'Kievsky” cake

cake “Leningradsky”

cake “Kartoshka” (Potatoe)

and “Zavarnoye” cakes

Prior to September 15

Admission: Free

Location: Museum of Contemporary Russian History

Address: Tverskaya, 21

Time Out Bar

If you have not visited this place yet, be sure - it is time to check it out!

A new project - Time Out Bar is opened in the tower of the Pekin (Beijing) hotel on the 13th floor. You will find stunning views of the city and lots of romance.

Its working time is from 6 pm to 6 am. Time Out combines modern design and unusual one (in the Dutch style) in which incorporated the restored mural on the ceiling and the original mosaic floor (restored).

You will find the music of famous DJs and luxurious selection of cocktails from he famous chef and bartender of the famous restaurants Alexander Kahn.
Parties with an international club-music stars are held in the club.

Opening hours - from 18:00 until last guest.
Location: Bolshaya sadovaya 5/1, 13rd Floor
Tel. 650-18-65, 650-19-61.