Community Noticeboard – Autumn 2014

Russian Girls Dance Awards 2014 (RGDA 2014)

25 October, 8:00pm

Club ICON is the venue for the national competition for Russian dancers. Only the most beautiful, artistic/charismatic professional dancers will compete for the title of the Best Dancer of Russia 2014.

Only the best shows can compete with spectacular performances, colourful costumes and creative choreography.

The Jury consists of Russian pop stars, tv and radio presenters, art-directors and owners of Moscow Clubs. Marks are presented for Appearance, Charisma and Dance Technique.

The dancers compete in the categories: Go-Go, High Heels, Strip Plastic, Freak Performance and Best Gorl Team.

RGDA is supported by 5 federal TV channels: TNT, Friday, U-TV, Music Box & Moscow TV 24.

The Russian Go-Go Dance Awards not only present a competition of talented dancers but also create a spectacular show.
Owner & Presenter: Louis Gouend, Showman, Party Maker & Director of Party Technology.


Beginners’ classes every Saturday held in English and Russian at the The Esse Jazz Cafés and other venues. Not essential to come with a partner.
For more information contact Richard at [email protected] or phone +7 903 558 71 35
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On September 29th, we are holding our third International University Fair.
EIS (The English International School) East Campus are very excited about starting the new academic year with three BIG events happening in September and October. We have The British Football Coaches Company training with our Secondary Students throughout Sept/Oct. We are hosting our second Primary Football Tournament.

Flook’s gig in Moscow on November 21

Legendary Irish band Flook’s first ever concert in Russia will be on November the 21st at the Central House of Artists (ЦДХ). The band plays a mixture of modern and traditional Irish instrumental music. Flook was recognised by the BBC in 2006 as being the best folk-rock group. The group is now working on a long-awaited new album. Boris Grebeshnikov (Aquarium) wrote about Flook: ‘Flook were always distinguishable by their original mixture of Irish folklore and modern rhythms. What is extraordinary about them is that their music seems to be made from some kind of sixth sense, allowing the musicians to communicate on a telepathic level.’

All lovers of Irish music magic and drive are welcome at 7 pm on Friday, November 21.

Tickets are available online at and at the CHA ticket office at Krymsky Val, 10.

Tickets can also be bought online:


The Moscow Dragons has a full fixture season ahead.

MDRFC is one of the oldest amateur rugby clubs in Moscow, established in 1997 by expats and totally supported by Russians. The club has social and charity events, and takes part in different tournaments worldwide. Having a long history and managed by a committee elected yearly, the club is more than just sport. This is a big family, and provides friends and support.
Once a Dragon, always a Dragon!
Here are some of the highlights:

Veterans tournament

(35+) 4-6.12.2014.

Dubai tour –
Moscow League – September-October
Tver Tournament – September-October
For more MDRFC (Moscow Dragons RFC) activities,
please join our fb page:

Dutch Club Moscow

Meetings: The Last
Thursday of every Month
Location: Nacht Wacht Bar near Patriarch’s Pond
For Dutch Citizens Only.

Real Ale Festival in Moscow

17-23 November
As a guide specialising in ale trails in the UK, every time I (Nikita Levchenko) come back to Moscow I really miss a good pint (or five) of real ale we enjoy so much during our pub crawls and brewery visits with all fellow pub culture enthusiasts. After returning from the latest National Winter Ales Festival in Derby we sat down with some friends in one of the (very) few pubs serving cask ale in Moscow and unanimously agreed it was high time we finally arranged such a festival here in Russia.

To present real ales in Russia in all their glory we have signed up 10 best British pubs all over Moscow as our local festival partners. They will be serving 2 different hand-pulled ales or stouts each during the week of 17th November. 20 cask beers in total will arrive on a special delivery from England, Scotland and Wales, representing 10 breweries of various styles and sizes, including some family-owned, traditional, innovative and microbreweries.

On Friday the 21st and for the rest of the weekend the festival and all the 20 beers will move to the main venue – The Kings pub in Tsaritsyno. This fantastic pub boasting its very own double-decker bus converted into a bar will host a 3-day-long party with live music, tutored tastings and pub games.

The festival is expected to become an annual event, supported by CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) and the British Business Club. Participating breweries, music bands visiting from the UK and guest speakers will be announced in September.

So don’t miss the first ever British Real Ale Festival in Moscow and tell your friends!
For more information write to: [email protected]

Russia Running

On the 14th of September the first annual Yaroslavl Half Marathon will take place. If you have even considered travelling into Russia and running there, it is a great opportunity opened for you. This event, the premier race in the Russia Running Race Series, will take you past gold-domed churches, ancient narrow streets, and panoramic views of the Volga River.

To feed the competitive fires of rising runners’ number, RussiaRunning will be holding five other races during the year in other cities along the Golden Ring. If you want to see Old Russia and look at the buildings, see the sights, enjoy the culture, and learn something new about a different country that you may not have visited, then THIS IS FOR YOU.

This is going to be a remarkable race for both running and travel lovers.
Join us: