Community News – Spring 2017

IWC Interest Groups Sign Up

In February, the fabulous hotel Metropole hosted the IWC’s monthly Meet&Greet. Members were given the opportunity to sign up for wide range of interest groups such as Art & Craft, Mind & Soul, Cooking, Languages, and many others.

The IWC would like to thank all partners for the gifts for the raffle. Over 70,000 roubles for charity projects was raised.

Moscow Dragons RFC’s 20TH ANNIVERSARY! 

Help Moscow’s ‘expatriate’ rugby club (founded by expats; nowadays, a tantalising Russo-Cosmopolitan cocktail blended with a common religion: Rugby) to celebrate this milestone by signing up to play rugby! All shapes, sizes, ages, sexes and hairstyles welcome – help the 1st team go one better than last season’s runner-up spot in the Moscow Championship! Bolster the 2nd XV in its inaugural league season! Swell the ranks of our heroic veterans! Or join our burgeoning women’s section! And come training Tuesdays and Thursdays! Alternatively, you can become a social member — a raft of regular events to enjoy, each one proving the universality of rugby culture. Join us on one of the legendary Dragons’ Tours! And come and watch us — match details on Timur (details as per Ball flier) and Gavin (+7 925 7402471) look forward to hearing from you!

Temple of Sound

(Temple of Sound) Ambient music/digital art @ St Andrew’s Church, April 8th, 7pm.

How does sound affect bodies and space?

Live Sound makers create ambience using instruments, voice,  hi- technology. Workshop by Nikita Stalker from music portal –

Singing bowls, instruments. Pure.Useless.Beauty.

Tickets: – Sergei: +7 965 444 6747


Treasure Island returns on Saturday 18 March at the Central House of Writers.

A professional cast led by Jonathan Bex (Royal Shakespeare Company & London’s West End) as Long John Silver.  A one hour romp with pirates, adventure and (of course) treasure!

A Moscow English Theatre/Flying Bananas co-production.



Upcoming AEB events spring 2017 (details and registration:

HR Conference ‘Effective HR: To A Brighter Future’

14 March, 09:30-15:30, InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya

This year, the conference will be focused on practices applied by leading companies in compensations & benefits, recruitment, assessment, training & development and labour law.

The panel discussion by companies’ CEOs will be a special separate session.


16 March,
10:00-16:00, Marriott Grand Hotel, Moscow

Agenda: current customs legislation and practice topics, new Customs Code of EAEU.

High level representatives of the Federal Customs Service, Eurasian economic commission, Public Council of Federal Customs Service are invited as our distinguished guests.

The Eighth Northern Dimension Forum

6 April, 2017, Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden, St. Petersburg

The Forum will gather more than 250 participants representing Russian and European ministries, agencies, regional authorities, the Northern Dimension area and foreign business circles and civil society. Among the keynote speakers:

Tapio Kuula, Fortum Corporation,  and  Alexey Mordashov, Severstal, – Co-Chairmen of the Northern Dimension Business Council.

US Dental Clinic and Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a unique treatment that uses plasma that is highly concentrated with platelets. The plasma contains cytokines and growth factors that gives astonishing results in rejuvenation. This cell rejuvenation is natural and based on your own natural blood resources: it promotes collagen production, nourishes and hydrates skin and improves skin lifting. This method has been used in different areas of medicine including surgical dentistry (to increase recover), rehabilitation and many others.

Stay naturally beautiful and young with PRP therapy at US Dental Care.

Interns available!

Russian/English speaking candidates for MA in Global Public Policy and Global Finance seek job experience as interns in Moscow firms. Please contact Natalia Gracheva, RANEPA, for introduction to the students and our English-language Masters programs. [email protected]

British Embassy Open Day

“On 20 June 2017, the British Embassy Moscow will hold an Open Day event for British citizens in Russia who would like to learn more about the work of the Embassy and the services it provides for UK businesses and individuals.

 The Breakfast meeting will be hosted by the Deputy Head of Mission, Martin Harris, joined by colleagues from Consular Section, Press and Public Affairs Section, UK Visas and Immigration and the Department for International Trade.

Timing: 08.30 – 09.30

Location: British Embassy Moscow, Smolenskaya Naberezhnaya 10 (entrance from Protochnyy Pereoluk)

 Registration is required; RSVP to [email protected] by 14 June, official photo ID or passport is required for entry.”