News and Announcements – Summer 2015

The American Women’s Organisation

Since 1993 the American Women’s Organization 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. The 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 11:00 a.m. 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 the American Women’s Organization 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 it was the 21st Annual Festival and we look forward to continuing supporting our charity in the future.


Robert and Jane McGill

A celebration of Robert and Jane McGill St Andrews House, Moscow

9:00 Meet at St Andrews Church, Vosnesensky Pereulok (Tea, coffee, hymn and prayers)

10:00 Transport to the McGill’s grave at Vvedenskoye Cemetery

11:00-11:30 short ceremony at grave, and laying of flowers

11:45 transport to St Andrews House (now Marco Polo Presnja hotel)

12:30 Buffet lunch served in courtyard (with piper)

13:00 Revd Clive Fairclough: Loyal toast to HM Queen Elizabeth II


David Armstrong – The McGills of Moscow and St Andrews House

Don Scott, OBE – message from today’s British business community

Revd Clive Fairclough closing message and prayers

If you would like to attend, please email David Armstrong on: [email protected]


Selection_004The International Women’s Club of Moscow keeps you busy in summer

Expats often take a long holiday abroad during the summer, so that many people don’t have the time to enjoy the city this lovely time of year. This is a pity according to the IWC and the Club therefore offers its members several summer activities.

Together with the American Women’s Organization and British Women’s Club the IWC organizes weekly daytrips led by a professional guide to interesting towns, estates and monasteries surrounding Moscow – Klin, Gorky Leninskiye and Sergiev Possad just being some of the destinations on the schedule.

Several IWC interest groups also continue in July and August, so that members that don’t leave town can meet their friends and enjoy their walking, art or language classes, often followed by lunch on one of Moscow’s great summer terraces.

During the Summer Coffee Mornings IWC members discuss these summer trips and interest groups, and plan other nice outdoor activities with their friends. The Coffee Mornings are also the place where newcomers can meet other expats in a friendly and informal atmosphere and learn more about the IWC.

When summer is nearing its end, the fun is far from over: the 2015/2016 IWC season officially starts with the famous September Meet & Greet and promises to offer even more fun and interesting activities to IWC members!


ISM Rosinka Open Day – Monday June 22nd

We would like to invite all families that are interested in enjoying the benefits of an excellent international education to join us for our open day.

This event will offer you the opportunity to meet our academic staff, see the school in action and learn more about our school and our mission to offer a world class education here in Moscow.

Please contact Vanessa Pimienta who would be happy to share further information with you.

143442 Moscow rural, Krasnogorsky region, village Angelovo, IRC Rosinka.

[email protected]

+7 (499) 922 44 05


Rosinka Day Celebrations – Saturday June 6th

Hosted by The International School of Moscow and the Rosinka Residential Management Team, this exciting event will offer a day of activities by the riverside for children of all nationalities and ages.

Please contact Vanessa Pimienta for further details as we have limited capacity.

143442 Moscow rural, Krasnogorsky region, village Angelovo, IRC Rosinka.

[email protected]

+7 (499) 922 44 05


St Andrews

St. Andrews Anglican Church and Centre invites you to be part of our community. Sunday services at 8:30 and 11am throughout the summer. And make plans to attend our annual village fete, Saturday, Sept. 19 from 2pm-6pm. For our latest events, follow us on Facebook,



Beginners’ classes on Saturdays, held in English and Russian at the Esse Jazz Café.

Not essential to come with a partner.

For more information contact Richard
at [email protected]

or phone +7 903 558 71 35

Co-op Jive –


Moscow Dragons RFC

Founded in the depths of a Moscow winter almost 20 years ago, the Dragons have fielded players from more than 50 countries over the years. We play in the Moscow league, summer and winter, and tour regularly in the former Soviet Union and further afield. The Dragons Ladies also field a competitive 7s squad.

Our social events are legendary and over the Summer will feature our Annual Reds/Blues Memorial Game and Moscow River Cruise.

The club trains regularly and we welcome players of all ages and ability.

Contact: Alexander Evdokimenko – [email protected] – +7 916 128 0825


English Language Evenings (ELE)

ELErs! BREAKING NEWS: In September it will be ELE II!

Stephen Lapeyrouse, the founder and host of ELE, is now – after 21 years in Russia, and 17 with ELE – moving on to new activities in his life. These will take him to a small, culturally famous town in Massachusetts, called Concord (there is a possible book project, and in general a new, fresh start).

ELE II will continue under the leadership of Brit John Harrison, long-time resident of Moscow, editor of Passport Magazine, and currently editor of Moscow Expat Life ( John has also spoken to ELE two times over the years. John has many friends, associates and contacts in Moscow and worldwide, and will be bringing not only a new British angle and voice to ELE, but a new circle of contacts which will add in a new spectrum of speakers and topics.

All else – the website, the yahoo groups emailings, the FB page (under Larisa’s continuing creative prime command),… – should remain the same. (NB: ELE II will be meeting in the Chekhov Cultural Center meeting room again!).



Flagship Conference

The AEB is pleased to invite you to its 12th Flagship Conference — ‘Russian Economy: Quo Vadis?’ The conference will take place on May 27th, 2015, at Hotel Mercure Moscow Paveletskaya. We shall discuss the current state of and perspectives for development of the Russian economy. One of the sessions will be devoted to the Russian energy sector. The closing session will be devoted to our perception of history: in difficult times may we shape the future without gaining experience from the past? For more details go to:

The Eighth AEB Annual Survey

The AEB invites you to attend the official presentation of the results of the eighth AEB Annual Survey ‘Strategies and Prospects for European Companies in Russia’. The event will take place on June, 16, 2015, in Moscow, at the AEB Conference Hall. This year the AEB aims to investigate the actual effect of sanctions imposed by the EU and the US on Russia, the counter-sanctions imposed by Russia, the devaluation of the rouble and the policy of the Russian government on import substitution. For more details go to:

Taxation Forum

The Association of European Businesses is pleased to invite you to its semiannual Taxation Forum: ‘Development of the Russian Tax System in 2015 and Prospects for 2016 – 2018.’ The event will take place on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 at 09:00-13:00 (registration starts at 08:30) at the Ararat Park Hyatt hotel, in the Sargsyan Ballroom (4, Neglinnaya str.). The event will highlight the recent changes in tax legislation and prospects for the next few years, and will provide an excellent platform for the discussion and exchange of knowledge by professionals. For more details go to:

AEB 20th Anniversary

This year the largest European Businesses Association (AEB) in Russia will celebrate its 20th Anniversary. We invite all AEB member companies to share this unforgettable moment with us, on the 24th September, 2015. VIP guests, a grand reception and a number of pleasant surprises await all those who join us.



In the UK, the number one team is Chelsea; in Moscow it’s EIS ! EIS East Primary has the most comprehensive and extensive football programme of all the international schools in Moscow. Not only does the school have regular weekly domestic competitions between the school Houses, but also every week we play local Russian schools in competitive games. In addition, we organise regular all-day football tournaments.

An all-day tournament for international schools took place in West Moscow, comprising the strongest school teams in Moscow. The EIS East Boys’ team won the tournament, beating the German School of Moscow 1-0 in the final. Below are details of our latest tournament on the 22nd of April, in which every EIS primary child participated, from all 3 of our campuses throughout Moscow:

Now we’ll hand over here to some of the Children, who can best describe what it was like on the day itself. The writers below are all 9 years of age. Over to you, guys!

The whistle blew, we all got very serious. The match started. At the start we did little passes, but they got bigger, bigger and then – a shot! We already were next to the goal of the team we were playing against… GOAL… we scored in the last 3 minutes! Then the match finished, we won!!! We were very happy!


In the tournament I used my yellow shoes to have a good long and better passing. We had training before we played the match. Our first match was against the Predators, the score was 2-0, we beat the Predators. Our next match was against Fire and the score was 4-0. We won again. I was happy and enjoyed the tournament because we won the trophy and even if I’d lost I’d have enjoyed it!


As the 2 main organisers, we would like to thank all the staff at the school who helped towards the organising of the tournament, both before the event and on the day itself. It really was a team effort. A big thank you also to the Parents who helped out on the day, as well the support from the coaches at British Schools Football.

Richard Hume and Oxana Pozdnyakova