News and Announcements – Spring 2015

AEB initiates anti-recessionary measures to support small and medium member companies!






The Association of European Businesses is happy to announce a brand-new benefit for small and medium enterprises member companies. To support our category D member companies* through this difficult time we offer them an opportunity to participate in AEB events free of charge in the year of 2015. We hope this sustaining measure will encourage small and medium companies to play a more dynamic role in AEB activities.

Be more active – explore new opportunities for your businesses!

*Category D: a company with a worldwide turnover <1 mln EUR and individual members

Sixth Northern Dimension Forum in St. Petersburg





AEB invites you to participate in the Sixth Northern Dimension Forum, organized by the Northern Dimension Business Council and the Association of European Businesses.

The Forum will take place at the Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden (St. Petersburg) on March 26th, 2015.

This year’s Forum will be devoted to important issues associated with interregional cross-border cooperation in the changed reality including new approaches in business development within the Northern Dimension area. As is traditional, special attention will be paid to the regions of the North-Western Federal District of the Russian Federation and neighboring European regions.

The Forum is expected to attract more than 250 participants representing Russian and European key actors in the Northern Dimension area.

Key topics for the plenary sessions and round-table discussions will include power Sector and Energy Efficiency; Ecology and Cleantech; Vocational Education and Training; Transport and Logistics; Health and Pharmaceuticals; Creative Industries.

Representatives from Russian and European ministries, agencies, regional administrations as well as national and foreign business circles and civil society have been invited to participate in the Forum.

For further details, please have a look at the program of the event at AEB web-site

American Women’s Organization

Selection_534Since 1993, the American Women’s Organization (AWO) of Moscow, has provided support to expatriate women, and/or spouses, of all North American countries including the United States, Canada and Mexico. The aim of the organization is to provide social and cultural opportunities during your tenure here in Moscow. AWO members are very friendly, open and always willing to share their experiences. General meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month and commence at 11:00am. Newcomers are always welcomed and encouraged to attend any of our meetings. If you would like additional information on the American Women’s Organization of Moscow, please contact us at [email protected]

Throughout the year, AWO provides support to our main charity Nastenka – a charitable foundation that helps children with cancer. Our largest fundraiser for Nastenka is the Arts & Crafts Festival, which is held every November. Last year we supported the 21st Annual Festival and we look forward to continuing supporting this charity in the future.

British Business Club


For further details about BBC events and membership opportunities, please see our website:







Lent, Holy Week and Easter at St. Andrews Anglican Chaplaincy

Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18. 7:00p.m. Holy Communion held jointly with Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy

Palm Sunday, Mar. 29
8:30 a.m. – Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Communion
11:00 a.m. – Dramatized reading of the Passion and Holy Communion

Maundy Thursday, Apr. 2
7:00 p.m. Service and Eucharist

Good Friday, April 3
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. service of personal reflection with hourly prayers
7:00 p.m. – Service of music and prayers held jointly with Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy

Easter, April 4-5
Easter Vigil, Dawn Service and Easter Day Communion

We will also offer a Lenten course on growing spiritually.

For more details and the latest information about our service offerings, please visit our website, or find us on Facebook at


Coming Up at Bogdarnaya

Selection_537In addition to the usual week end breaks with horse riding/sled rides/quads/skating and skiing, the team at Bogdarnaya present special themed events. For instance:

7-9th March: ‘Russian style’ weekend seminar.

Includes a presentation of 19th century women’s clothing where a model is transformed into a young lady of the Pushkin era. You can see some current copyright stylizations of Russian folk costumes. Take a chance to book a professional photo shoot in the stables wearing a 19th century Russian folk costume. Dance evening with a special teacher when you can learn some 19th century dance steps. The day will also include a horse show with horse quadrille, pas de deux, trick riding and dressage.

28-29 March: Weekend tour of local churches and ruins, plus a tour to Vladimir, including a Lenten lunch in a Nunnery on an Island

12 April: Russian Easter Mass. A quiet Saturday; the midnight mass; the breaking of the Lenten fast and then on Sunday, festive ‘Pasxalni’ celebrations

18 April: Jazz cheese and wine evening. The Italian Jazz trio ‘Accordi Disaccordi’ will be playing in the barn, and in the interval you can listen to Russian folk accordion music. Either a day out, or a special weekend package available.
British Football Club has come to Moscow!


Developed from the model of a children’s football club in the UK, British Football Club offers children aged between 6 and 13 the opportunity to play in a real football team environment.

Led by professional British football coaches, British Football Club has a number of teams based on age so that your children can play more structured football with their friends and develop their football skills and abilities against children of their own age. The children who join British Football Club will have the opportunity to play football matches throughout the year against different Russian and international opponents in friendly football matches and football tournaments.

British Football Club has weekly football trainings at the International School of Moscow. The trainings are open to children of any ability between the ages of 6 and 13.

Contact [email protected] or check the website at


Down Under Charity Ball

Selection_539The Fourth Annual Down Under Charity Ball 2015

April 18th at Moscow’s Radisson Royal Hotel – Ukraina

We welcome you to the fourth annual Aussie Down Under Charity Ball, a prestigious occasion on Moscow’s social calendar and a much-anticipated event!

April 18th promises to be an unforgettable night at Moscow’s Radisson Royal Hotel – Ukraina. The hotel’s grandeur will set the mood for an unparalleled experience; opening with a whole new program and offering a 4-course Australian cuisine, an open bar, great people, live entertainment, an exciting raffle and a lively auction.

The extraordinary evening will play host to accomplished industry leaders, honoured heads of foreign Embassies in Moscow and distinguished guests.

All proceeds go to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Russia program; a wonderful charity, which assists and mentors at-risk children and adolescents.

Tickets are already on sale at 7,000 per head. Check out the seating plan and choose your seats. You can reserve your tickets at: [email protected] Or call Gabe: +7 916 522 9112

English Language Evenings

Still alive in Moscow since beginning in 1998, English Language Evenings has hosted more than 250 lecture meetings on a great variety of topics, with lecturers from many countries. With its own website ( and FB page (, ELE is open and welcoming to all. One of its upcoming evenings, on March 13, will host Antal Commercial Director Luc Jones, on an evening related to his travels.


Kids’ Rugby and Netball Coaching, Live Music and Coverage of Rugby 6 Nations Championship at Rosinka!

A number of exciting events open to the wider Moscow community will take place in March 2014, organised by ISM and Rosinka and driven by the plethora of talented children, staff and families present in a community drawn from the many nations and international school families present in the Russian capital.

Pictured:  Valentin and Anya Khalembakov, ISM Rosinka's individual guitar and music teachers playing at the first 'Open Mic' Night in February.

Pictured: Valentin and Anya Khalembakov, ISM Rosinka’s individual guitar and music teachers playing at the first ‘Open Mic’ Night in February.


The ‘Open Mic’ night held on Thursday 19th February (see images above) is just one of many successful days and nights Rosinka has hosted since the start of this academic year. We will be repeating this on Friday 13th March, followed by our Fun Mini-Rugby and Netball Coaching and Games for children and Live Coverage of the 6 Nations Rugby on Saturday 14th March.

All events mentioned above are free and open to the wider Moscow community. Please mailto: [email protected]

Important note: when emailing, please include ‘Open Mic’ or ‘Rugby Event’ as your subject heading; please state your full name and those of the other guests who wish to attend in the email; we will reply to you to confirm your inclusion on the guest list for Rosinka security,

Please apply early to attend these events since volume of requests may be high!



Embassies of the World Dinner and Ball 2015


The International Women’s Club of Moscow is proud to present one of its traditional and most special charity events: the annual Embassies of the World Dinner and Ball, which will be held on Saturday, May 30th. Themed “Tsarina’s Night”, the 19th edition of the IWC Ball promises to be more exciting than ever before.

Mrs. Afrah Alfaddaghi, IWC President, and the International Women’s Club of Moscow look forward to welcoming you as a guest to this historical Ball. We are honoured that this year we will be hosting our Ball at the prestigious Petroff Palace, which was built for Catherine the Great and designed by the famous Russian architect Matvei Kazakov. With its luxurious garden and exquisite ballroom be prepared for a whimsical Ball. We invite you to journey into the past and experience where Catherine the Great, Tsars and even Napoleon spent the night!

The Embassies of the World Dinner and Ball offers two options for the evening. The first option is dinner at one of Moscow’s Embassies followed by the Ball. Your dinner will be hosted by the ambassador and his/her spouse who will welcome you at their embassy or residence along with a select number of other guests. You will be served an exquisite dinner and drinks from the embassy’s local cuisine. Afterward you can proceed to Petroff Palace and join the other guests for a spectacular night.

Alternatively, guests can directly come to the Ball where you will be served delicious canapés and drinks. The splendid Petroff Palace will open its garden from 9:00 pm onward for music, entertainment and dancing. During the evening you will have the opportunity to purchase raffles tickets to win exclusive prizes and to participate in the silent auction. All proceeds of the event are donated to charity projects supported and monitored by the IWC.

Please join us on Saturday, May 30th, 2015 and travel into history: Catherine the Great and Tsars might be among us dancing the night away in Petroff Palace.

Attire for the evening is Black tie and Evening Gown, tiara optional.

Tickets for the event are 10,000 Roubles for Dinner and Ball, and 7,000 Roubles for Ball Only.

On behalf of the International Women’s Club Of Moscow, we would like to thank all the embassies and sponsors who contribute generously to our charities.

For more details about the event, and tickets sales please visit or our Facebook page