Social Movers – Maria Ushakova

Maria Ushakova

As an active social mover on Moscow expat scene, I am involved in three major projects, which I highly recommend for you to take part in:

1) June 2016: Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday celebration in Moscow (

2) November 2016: Captain Cochrane’s Scottish Express ( A journey by train across Russia to celebrate Scottish and Russian culture.

3) One of a kind, cultural fund – ‘Vladimirsky Trakt’ (a project which supports Russian cultural heritage – Troikas, a global symbol of Russia) for regular events:

I still run Moscow Amateur Theatre, we host our final student’s production on Saturday, April 23rd in Metelitsa Theatre (Novy Arbat 21), please join us! We have four fantastic shows to share with you. For a real Russian cultural fix, check out great lectures organised by the editor of this magazine, John Harrison, held at Chekhov’s Library ‘Understanding Russian Culture!’

For people who enjoy nature and would like to discover the wild side of Russia, join us on the first day of summer! We will be crossing from Europe to Asia by foot! Our hiking trip will last 7 days, traveling along rivers in the Urals, though the villages of Ust-Uls and Zolotanka. From now on, with each contribution to Moscow Expat Life magazine, I will be making a prediction statement (my grand grand mother was a white witch from Siberia – I have super power of prediction). This spring season’s prediction is: The UK will leave the EU after the referendum :) Long live the Queen!