20.02.2012 – 26.02.2012
This year's Maslenitsa in Moscow will be held at two main sites, Gorky Park and the skating rink on Red Square. The festival on Red Square is targeted for socially vulnerable groups only; all other guests are welcome to visit Gorky Park.
The celebrations will last for 3 days from Februry 24 – February 26. The visitors will have a chance to listen to ethnic, pop and rock music, try tasty pancakes and participate in numerous competitions. The festive culmination of the day will be burning the Lady Maslenitsa figurine, created by a modern artist Nikolay Polissky. On February 26 there will be a TV link-up between Gorky Park and Russian Winter festival in London's Trafalgar Square
According to Moscow authorities Maslenitsa will be celebrated in 350 sites around Moscow. During your Moscow tours we invite you to visit Kolomenskoe, Tsaritsino, or VVTS parks. Lots of Moscow museums prepared a special program.
Willing to learn about Maslenitsa music traditions? The central Museum of Musical Culture (4 Fadeeva street) is waiting for you on Feb 20 -26. You'll hear about the ancient customs of the Slavs, listen to the music of Russian composers and Russian folk songs, dance "Quadrille", learn to play Russian folk instruments, take part in numerous folk competitions, and, of course, taste the real delicious pancakes.
Maslenitsa is celebrated all over Russia. A very interesting program is waiting for the visitors of Suzdal, Yaroslavl or Pskov. If you have only one day we suggest visiting etnomir, a fantastic etnography park, located only in 1,5 hour drive from Moscow. Here on both days Feb 25 and Feb 26 you can have a fantastic experience of real Russian folk holiday.
Your Moscow tour guide will be happy to accompany you to the greatest Maslenitsa destinations in and around Moscow.
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31.10.2018 — 20.01.2019
East: Another Beauty Exhibition
2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the State Museum of the Oriental Art. The State Museum of the Oriental Art is the only cultural center in Russia specializing in the storage, study and popularization of the eastern peoples' culture and art.
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Moscow in miniature
Would you like to see the central part of the largest city model that will enter the Guinness Book of World Records? You have an excellent chance to do it till the end of 2015 in All-Russia Exhibition Centre VDNKh. We belive that an architecture model of Moscow (Moscow in miniature) performed at a scale of 1:400 is really worth seeing.
Russian Impressionism Museum
Art-buffs are welcome to visit the Russian Impressionism Museum, which opened its doors in Moscow on the 28th of May. The exhibition hall is located on the grounds of the former “Bolshevik” confectionery factory grounds.
Robostation in VDNH
If you are interested in everything connected with robots you should certainly attend one of the most curious interactive museum called Robostation, situated in All-Russia Exhibition Centre VDNH. Here visitors of all ages have a great chance to get acquainted with modern robots, take part in different activities, enjoy technopark, chemistry show and show of dancing robots.
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13.10.2018 — 14.10.2018
Moscow is behind us 1941. The military-historical festival
Did you know that Borodino Field was not only the location of the Battle of Borodino during Napoleoinic Wars but also the place of a severe clash between the Soviet and German forces in 1941? Join the festival of military reconstruction where the events of the WW II will come to life.
21.09.2018 — 25.09.2018
Moscow International Festival 'Сircle of Light' 2018
Moscow International Festival "Circle of Light" is an annual event where light designers and experts in the field of audiovisual art from all over the world transform the architectural appearance of the Russian capital. For a few autumn days, Moscow will once again become a center of colorful large-scale video projections, fantastic multimedia shows with light, fire, lasers and fireworks. The entrance to all the festival venues is free.
24.08.2018 — 02.09.2018
Spasskaya Tower festival 2018
International Military Music Festival "Spasskaya Tower" is an annual tremendous show in the heart of Russia - on Red Square. A breathtaking musical and theatrical performance combines different musical styles, parade defile of military orchestras, dance and show performances, unique light and pyrotechnic shows
10.08.2018 — 22.08.2018
Times and Epochs 2018
The annual festival "Times and Epochs" will be held in the capital from 10 to 22 August. Its main sites will be located on Tverskaya Square, Nikitsky, Passion and Tver Boulevards, in Kamergersky Lane and on Profsoyuznaya Street.
20.07.2018 — 05.08.2018
Inspiration Interrnational arts festival
From July 20 to August 5, 2018 VDNKh for the fourth time will host Inspiration Interrnational arts festival. Each year its program is dedicated to one genre or one important topic of art from recognized classics to amazing experiments. This year the theme of the festival is theater.
19.05.2018 — 20.05.2018
Mousem Night 2018
On the night from Saturday to Sunday 19 and 20 May the museums of Moscow will be open from six in the evening until midnight, and in some museums guests will be allowed to stay until the morning.