Community Announcements – Autumn 2016

Flying Banana Theatre Company
Flying banana theatre co. are pleased to announce a full programme of children’s shows this autumn, including the marvelous ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ and the ever popular ‘Gruffalo!’ Please contact or [email protected] for box office details. STOP PRESS – MACBETH, St. Andrew’s Church. 01/10/2016!


Beginners’ classes on Saturdays, held in English and Russian at the Esse Jazz Café. These are followed by social dancing, including live rock’n’roll bands.
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 –


Russia will implement a visa-free regime for ticket holders during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, according to a report in RBTH
The State Duma has adopted a law allowing visa free travel during the World Cup tournament, as well as 10 days before and after. The bill must be approved by the Senate and signed into law by President Putin, both of which are seen as formalities.

JEANTET Opens Office in Moscow

Jeantet opens an office in Moscow and continues its expansion into Eastern Europe. This opening is a continuation of those of the Budapest and Kiev offices in October 2015.
David Lasfargue joins Jeantet as a Partner to run this new office. He has been responsible since 2001 for the Russian offices of Gide where he advised many international investors, from France in particular, during their establishment and operations in Russia and in the CIS.

English Language Evenings

Meetings held at the Chekhov Library, Pushkin Square

September 16th
James Hogan - “We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.”  William Ralph Inge, 1860 – 1954
September 30th
Steve Foreman - ‘The Psychology of Stand Up Comedy’

October 14th
David Wansbrough – ‘The Getting of Wisdom’

October 28th
Lucio Giuliodori - ‘Surrealism’

November 11th
Martin Cooke - His Poetry

November 25th
Ambassador of Austria, Dr Brix - ‘Habsburg Lessons for Europe’

December 9th
David Lowder

December 16th
Guy Eames  - Green Building (r) evolution in Russia – An Englishman’s contribution to a greener Russia.

Among the PURPOSES of ELE is the providing of an intelligentintellectual evening in Moscow in English, the presentation of a wide variety of topics and speakers, and the promotion of more personal contacts between the speakers and Russians in Moscow.

See: for further details

International Women’s Club of Moscow

Avoid the long queues at the September 21st 2016 Meet & Greet, you can already renew your membership for the next IWC season!

The membership fee for 2016/2017 is 4,000 RUB. You can find more information and the membership form on our website (, or just come and talk to us.
Coffee Mornings from 10:00 to 12:00 at Le Pain Quotidien (Bolshaya Sadovaya Ulitsa 2/46) on the 4th and 14th of June, the 12th of July, the 9th of August, the 3rd and 13th of September.

Renewal sessions (no snacks or drinks provided by the Club) on the 7th and 14th of September from 18:00 to 20:00 at Scandinavia restaurant (Palashevskiy Malyy per. 7) and the 17th of September at LPQ from 12:00 to 14:00 (Bolshaya Sadovaya Ulitsa 2/46).
Looking forward to see you.

Membership and Newcomers Team
[email protected]

English International School EIS
English International School, West campus is welcoming their new Principal – Nicola Kelly Hemingway, “I am delighted to work alongside our dedicated team of staff to help achieve our vision that every child at our school feels safe, happy and challenged in their learning.” Ms Hemingway recently commented on her appointment.
Nastenka Charity
Events coming up to which all are warmly invited:

13 November Craft Fair under support of AWO
11 December Dushevny Bazar


Understanding Russian Culture
URC’s goal is to understand, and help others to understand and appreciate Russian Culture.

October 7th — Anna Kochareva
Mussorgsky – internal migration Rakhmaninov and Stravinsky – the outsiders Schostakovich and Shnittke – from the inside out
November 4th – To Be Announced
December 2nd – John Harrison
The Effect of Russian Culture on expatriates in Russia

St Andrew’s Church
Come and enjoy St Andrew’s Church traditional Summer Fete on Saturday 17 Sept, 1200-1600 .

This year we are offering, in addition to our amazing selection of traditional stalls, refreshments and entertainment in our new Queen’s garden, BBQ and cream teas along with Scottish Country dancing, face-painting, sword fights and music by Belcanto Chamber ensemble. Before the fete opens Flying Bananas will be performing the children’s show, the Gruffalo starting at 1100. Tickets available in advance, for this performance, either from St Andrew’s church,5/8 Voznesensky per or go to and click on events tab.