Community News – Winter 2016

XIV. International Russian Rotary Children’€™s Music Competition 2016

Rotary Club Moscow International (RCMI) has organised the International Russian Rotary Children’€™s Music Competition every year since 2002 in Moscow for children between the ages of 8-12 for the piano, violin and wind instruments categories. The 14th competition 2016 took place on the 1st and 2nd of October in the Russian State Specialized Academy of Arts.

Over 650 children from 44 countries and from all six continents have participated in this competition participated over the past fourteen years.

From the thirteen semi-finalists, the international jury headed by Maestro Eduard Grach decided after the finals to award two first prizes ex-aequo of the competition to the very talented violin players Matvey Blumin (12) from Sevastopol/Moscow/Russian Federation and to Park Boogyeom (11) from South Korea. The third prize winner was the young clarinet player Sofia Mekhonoshina (12) from Moscow/Russia. The finals were played with a Symphonic Orchestra composed mainly by young musicians in the Great Concert Hall of the Academy.
The laureates of the competition will also receive the possibility, with the help of RCMI to perform in different concerts in the country and abroad which are supported and organized by other Rotary Clubs worldwide. The General Sponsor of the 2016 competition was the Alfa Capital Company. Other main sponsors this year were KPMG, RC Moscow Humboldt, Berenberg Bank, Roedl&Partner, Wermuth Asset Management and RC Zuerich Belvoir. The competition has, over the course of many years, helped very talented children pursue their musical development.

Tiberius Braun
Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 14th IRRCMC


The Music Marathon a bi-annual charity event took place on November 18th at the International School of Moscow, involving over a thousand students, teachers, and parents. The total sum collected for charities in the UK and Russia has not yet been calculated, but ticket sales alone contributed over 300,000 roubles.

Celebration of Languages at EIS

On February 27, languages are celebrated at English International School. With more than 52 nationalities it will be surprising and animated! Flamboyant Costume Parade and many activities around the languages and the beauty of diversity.
Come and visit us at West Campus. More information:

William Blake at EIS

‘€œWhen the voices of children are heard on the green,
And laughing is heard on the hill,
My heart is at rest within my breast,
And everything else is still’

William Blake

At English International School, children’€™s laughs bring sun during winter. Come to our Winter Concert at West Campus on December 9.

More information:



The Russian Government established the following transfer of weekends and holidays in 2017:

from December, 31 till January, 8 (9 days);
from February, 23 till February, 26 (4 days); March, 8 (1 day);
from April, 29 till May, 1 (3 days);
from May, 6 till May, 9 (4 days);
from June, 10 till June, 12 (3 days);
from November, 4 till November, 6 (3 days).


Congratulations to Luc and Sonia with the arrival of their son Daniel!



Beginners’ classes on Saturdays, held in English and Russian at the Esse Jazz Cafe. 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 –
Co-op Jive is a free dance co-operative.



Pension system of Russia: looking into the future
The Association of European Businesses (AEB) invites you to the business meeting – Pension system of Russia: looking into the future which will take place on 20 December 2016, 09.30-14.00.

Registration and details are available at the AEB website

Taxation Committee Conference
The AEB Taxation Committee is pleased to invite you to the Taxation Committee Conference which will take place on 15 December 2016, from 8.00 to 13.00 in Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel.

Registration and details are available at the AEB website


Indonesia-Russia Business Forum

On the 31st of October in Jakarta this year’€™s session of the ‘€˜Indonesia-Russia Business Forum’ was held. The Forum was held under the auspices of the XI Joint Commission on Trade, Economic, and Technical Cooperation.
Over 150 representatives of Indonesian companies and over 100 representatives of Russian companies, including such companies as RZD€™, United Shipbuilding Corporation€™, Rosneft€™, Ruslan€™, €˜Gazprom Neft€™, €˜Rusnano, and €˜Rostec.
An agreement was signed concerning the creation of a $100 million international fund for direct investment into the aerospace industry.

More information can be obtained from Maria Vagonova, Press-secretary, Indonesia-Russia Business Forum
+7 (903) 727 24 44
[email protected]


US Dental Care

US Dental Care is pleased to announce that they will also be offering Cosmetology Services in their premises on Olympiyskiy Pr. They offer the best esthetic treatments based on latest research with proven and safe results. Treatments available include PRP-natural rejuvenation, correction of acne, ageing and pigmentation, peels and other esthetic treatments in addition to recommendations for home care to maintain the best effect. All procedures are performed by highly qualified doctors-estheticians and the clinic’s philosophy is to be one of the best in Moscow.


Moscow English Theatre

Moscow English Theatre’€™s sell-out production of Nick Payne’s CONSTELLATIONS with Jonathan Bex (RSC) and Emma Dallow continued to wow audiences at the Mayakovsky Theatre in November. Moscow’s only professional English language theatre company’€™s production will continue in the new year.
For further details follow at: or write to [email protected]