Community Bulletin Board

Calling all embassies, consulates, trade missions and organizations! If you are hosting an event open to the public, let us know! The Moscow Times is happy to publish announcements of events for the greater expat community in Moscow and Russia. Address requests to

Monday, September 21, 2015

ENGLISH GAMES is a Moscow-based club where you can play American board games and enjoy friendly company in English. Every Monday and Wednesday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Metro Tsvetnoi Bulvar. 8-985-994-3739.

FREE TOEFL SEMINAR on essay writing and phrasal verbs. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Grabli restaurant, second floor. Metro Pushkinskaya. Listen for people speaking English and laughing. E-mail Dr. George Dole at to confirm your attendance.

ENGLISH COMMUNICATION CLUB holds meetings every day (7 to 9 p.m. on weekdays, 4 to 6 p.m. on weekends). At our meetings you’ll get to know interesting people in an informal atmosphere — with lots of time to chat. Free entrance for native English speakers. Call Alexandra at 905-524-4558.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

IWC COFFEE MORNINGS are organized twice a month, usually on the first Saturday and second Tuesday of each month, and always take place between 10 a.m and 12 p.m. in the basement of Le Pain Quotidien, 32 Ulitsa Arbat. See

All native-English-speaking and other expats can practice their RUSSIAN LANGUAGE skills with Russians for free every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Macau Cafe, 2 Pushkin Square. For more details and to sign up, call George at 8-916-036-5286.

Every Tuesday the CURRY CLUB meets at the Tibet Himalaya Restaurant to enjoy an evening of good food and great company. From 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. 10 Nikolskaya Ulitsa. Metro Lubyanka. 495-287-2021. E-mail Don at

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

MOVIE DISCUSSION NIGHT is the chance to watch movies in the original language (with English subtitles) and have a discussion while enjoying a drink or popcorn. Takes place every Wednesday at Jim 'N' Jack at 7 p.m. For more information, visit Jim 'N' Jack's Facebook page.

For Toastmasters from all over the world and for those who want to become a better speaker and leader, the TOASTBUSTERS MOSCOW English-speaking club invites you to its regular meetings every second Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. Metro Oktyabrskaya. For more information, visit or e-mail

The ENGLISH-LANGUAGE DRAMA CLUB, with British drama/language instructor Jack Silverstone, meets every Wednesday at Dunkin' Donuts, 17 Ulitsa Arbat, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Everybody can join! To sign up, call 8-926-633-0669.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

DEMOCRATS ABROAD meets on the third Thursday of every month for political discussion at the Liga Pap restaurant, 24 Bolshaya Lubyanka at 7:30 p.m. New members are always welcome! E-mail Andrew Hardisty:

SUPPORT FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES OF ALCOHOLICS: Alcoholics Anonymous English language meetings. St. Andrew's Church (basement), 8 Voznesensky Pereulok. Monday through Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 5 p.m., Sunday at 6 p.m. For information, contact, call 909-633-0293, or visit

ENGLISH BREAKFAST CLUB: Who wants to join us for breakfast near Red Square? We will discuss The Moscow Times newspaper and current events. Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost is only 300 rubles, which includes breakfast, coffee and newspaper. Bookings essential: Call Ken 8-915-040-26-32.

Friday, September 25, 2015

AFTER-WORK ENGLISH PARTY every Friday for everyone who wants to mix and have a nice time with a couple of drinks, meeting lots of new expatriate and Russian friends while practicing English. At 7:45 p.m., locations change. Call James at 8-926-136-8149 or e-mail for more details.

ENGLISH COMMUNICATION CLUB holds meetings every day (7-9 p.m. on working days, 4-6 p.m. on weekends). At our meetings you’ll find interesting people, informal atmosphere and a lot of time to chat. Free entrance for native English speakers. Call Alexandra at 905-524-4558.

POLISH EXPATS meet every first Friday of the month. For time and place, please check on "Polacy w Moskwie" group on Facebook. Polish Business Club in Russia invites all Polish managers for meetings and networking, For more information about the polish community in Moscow please check:

Saturday, September 26, 2015

CONTEMPORARY ART TOUR: Saturday morning tours of art spots and galleries that are off the beaten track. Led by English-speaking local artists and curators. Participation is free, taxi costs shared. 11 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. Please write to William Bland at

If you need a pet, don't buy one, adopt a friend from RED PINE DOG SHELTER. You can choose from 450 dogs. Come see us on weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All kinds of help are highly appreciated (food, money or dog-walking). More info on Twitter @redpineshelter.

MOSCOW LACROSSE CLUB practices and plays pickup games every Saturday. We welcome players of all experience levels. Extra sticks and pads are available. Contact Gene at 8-963-688-2884 or

Sunday, September 27, 2015

MOSCOW HASH HOUSE HARRIERS. Every Sunday at 3 p.m. we meet at a different metro station and enjoy a fun run in a park. Walkers welcome! Check website for this week's run details. Look for us on Facebook too.

THE EXPAT FOOTBALL LEAGUE is looking for new players and team managers for our over 28s league. Eleven-a-side games every weekend, all year round (indoors in winter and outdoors in summer). Great fun. For more info, please e-mail

ITALIAN FILM CLUB at cinema Zvezda, 18/22 Ulitsa Zemlyanoi Val, Metro Kurskaya, every third Sunday of each month.

SIX-A-SIDE FOOTBALL LEAGUE is looking for new players and captains. We play each Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. We play from April to November on Pitch 6 at Luzhniki. In the colder months we play indoors at CSKA's arena. Our website: To join, call 8-499-504-2818 or e-mail

Social clubs and other announcements

BOOK SWAP CLUB meets in the city center once a month near metro Kitai-Gorod. Join us! Share some of your books, tell us what you think and meet some new people. The next meeting is Sunday, Oct. 25 from 2:30 p.m. to around 4 p.m. E-mail Hugh at or find us on Facebook at Book Swap Club.

RUSSIAN-INDIAN HERITAGE ACADEMY invites all to attend various courses, weekend seminars and practical individual yoga and meditation sessions for combating psychosomatic problems related to stress, hypertension, diabetes and asthma. E-mail, or visit

AMERICAN WOMEN'S ORGANIZATION MOSCOW: For information please go to 

BOOK SWAP CLUB meets in the city center once a month near Kitai Gorod metro. Join us — share some of your books & tell us what you think, meet some new people and maybe even take home some more reading gems for your pleasure. Email Hugh at or call for more info.

BRITISH WOMEN’S CLUB is open to British-passport holders and those married to British-passport holders. Meetings are held weekly at Kafe Kaffien (19 Arbat) and monthly at the British Embassy. New members are welcome but must register in advance for the embassy meetings. See

Are you a MOTHER NEW TO MOSCOW? Join other international moms once a week for a coffee morning. Contact me if you are interested: 

THE TUTOR GROUP is a networking group for tutors and nannies. Find us on Facebook or

GIVING HOPE, an international charitable foundation for animal welfare, rescues stray cats and dogs. You can help by adopting an animal, making a donation, or becoming a volunteer.

MOSCOW INTERACTS is a networking for the expat and Russian community. For more information, see

NIGERIAN COMMUNITY RUSSIA is a nontribal, nonsectarian, noncommercial social association of Nigerians and persons of Nigerian descent and their spouses living in Russia. E-mail See

Private animal shelter EKO needs financial and other help badly. Choosing from among the beautiful dogs and cats of the shelter, you can find loyal friends. See, or call Lyudmila at 8-916-015-2873.

THE ANIMAL SHELTER on Ulitsa Zorge ( is in need of financial support. We have 500 dogs and 30 cats, and they need to eat every day. By donating, you will be giving the gift of life. Yandex wallet No.: 410011614051942.

THE AMERICAN CENTER in Moscow seeks native-English-speaking volunteers to meet with our patrons in a one-on-one setting and speak in English on a variety of American culture topics, from peanut butter to politics! Please e-mail/call if interested: or 495-777-6530.

THE KNIGHTS OF ST. ANDREW invite expat Catholic laymen to meet for prayer, formation and charitable work. E-mail

seeks donations of tabletop games and sports equipment. Child-sized sofas, Lego Duplos and computer equipment would also be appreciated. For more information, call school director Larisa Mikhailovna at 8-499-184-3941 (Russian only), or send an e-mail in English to

WRITER SEEKING WRITERS. Poet/fiction writer (BU Creative Writing alum) seeks others, as well as playwrights / performers / filmmakers, for discussion and mutual serious criticism / inspiration. Please send an introduction, perhaps with samples of your work, to and let's start the conversation.

THE ICL HELP LINE is a free, confidential, professional phone counseling service for relational and personal issues. Counseling is available in English, Russian, French and Polish. Call 8-926-113-3373, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., or e-mail

(NIDOE-Russia) is part of Nigerians in Diaspora Organization Europe, a nongovernmental organization for Nigerian intellectuals abroad to participate in Nigerian national development. More information at

INTERMIX WORLD gathers regularly to promote a positive perception of mixed-race people and families. Visit our website,, or register by writing to

RGGU AMERICAN CENTER needs donations: Don’t throw away stuff you can’t take back home. Instead, donate it to RGGU’s Russian-American Academic Center for American Studies. We need books, magazines and CDs. For more information, contact Lauren or Lena at 250-6862, or e-mail

Join the MOSCOW DRAGONS RUGBY CLUB, Moscow's expat rugby team! We welcome players of all abilities as well as social members. For more information, contact us at, or visit

CINEMA CLUB at the Italian Cultural Institute regularly shows the best contemporary Italian movies. Entrance is free. For more information and the program, e-mail, or visit

RUSSIAN RUGBY LEAGUE is offering a test match for any amateur expat team against one of Moscow's amateur clubs. The pitch, green grass, 80 fabulous minutes of the game and fun are our duty. For more information, please e-mail, or call 8-916-605-9159.

Dogs at MUNICIPAL DOGS' SHELTER in Kozhukhovo (southeast), caught from Moscow streets, need your warmth, love and care. You can find loyal dog and cat friends at Visiting hours: noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday. Contact Lyudmila at 8-916-015-2873.

All AUSTRALIANS TRAVELING OVERSEAS are encouraged to register on, or call 8-495-232-3253. The information you provide will help us find you in an emergency, whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or family emergency — Australian Embassy in Moscow.

FRYDAY is one of the largest networking clubs for business professionals, organizing series of social and business networking events across Eastern Europe. The Fryday community is composed of a diverse and cosmopolitan mix of business professionals. For information on incoming events in Moscow please find us on LinkedIn or Facebook under "Fryday Moscow."

MOSCOW ART CLUB meetings and weekend programs for English-speaking families and children are held at Romanov Dvor, 4 Romanov Pereulok. For information and reservation, contact Margret Steinberg at, or visit

AMERICAN CITIZEN SERVICES: The U.S. Embassy strongly encourages all Americans to register their stay in Russia. Take a moment to visit or e-mail your name, date of birth, phone number and destination to Call 728-5577 for assistance from the embassy.

CIVIC ASSISTANCE CENTER FOR THE ADAPTATION AND EDUCATION OF CHILDREN OF FORCED MIGRANTS is looking for excellent English speakers to be volunteer teachers. If you can offer 1½ hours in the early evening, contact Katya at 350-0427 or

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ETIQUETTE for Russians (and others) is a self-help site for anyone who wants to improve their standard of English and learn how to write the language without embarrassing themselves or accidentally misleading their readers. “Wise, witty, wonderful” – Ivan of Vodny Stadion. See


ORTHODOX CHURCH OF ST. CATHERINE THE GREAT MARTYR IN THE FIELD, 60/2 Ulitsa Bolshaya Ordynka. Metro Polyanka. Sat. (at 5 p.m.) and Sun. (at 10 a.m., confession at 9 a.m.). In English the last Sat. of the month. 959-1296,

Moscow's English-speaking JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER invites you to experience Moscow's vibrant Jewish life. 2nd Vysheslavtsev Pereulok, Bldg. 5A. Metro Marina Roshcha. For more info and Shabbat times, call 768-7392, or visit

WORD OF LIFE CHURCH, English services Sat. at 7 p.m., Sun. at 10 a.m., 1:30 and 5 p.m. 2 Ulitsa Pavla Korchagina. Metro Alexeyevskaya. 223-3035,

ST. ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH MOSCOW, 8 Voznesensky Pereulok. Metro Okhotny Ryad. Sunday communion at 8:30 a.m., eucharist at 11 a.m. with creche for young children. Wednesday communion at 7 p.m. followed by Bible study group. 629-0990.

MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 9/3 Nagatinskaya Ulitsa. Metro Nagatinskaya. Bible study groups Sat. at 11:15 a.m., English service at 12:15 p.m.

MOSCOW GOOD NEWS CHURCH meets for three services ever Sunday at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and youth services at 4 p.m. Dynamic worship, powerful teaching and outstanding children's church and youth programs. 11 Irkutskaya Ulitsa, Bldg. 1. Metro Cherkizovskaya, Shchelkovskaya. Bus 171. 495-727-1470. For English: 495-727-1472.

INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY offers English services at 10:30 a.m. at 10 Aviamotornaya Ulitsa. Metro Aviamotornaya, in the Avia-Plaza building, entrance at Planeta Fitness, third floor. Sunday school for children under 10 years old. 929-646-8721,

THE CHURCH of JESUS CHRIST of LATTER-DAY SAINTS holds English services Sun. at 9 a.m. 21 Ulitsa Moskvorechye. Metro Kashirskaya. 964-538-3725,

INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP welcomes you to English services Sun. at 11:15 a.m. at 1 Nikoloyamskaya Ulitsa, third floor. 906-093-4801,

ST. PETER & PAUL LUTHERAN CONGREGATION, services Sun. at 11.30 a.m. 4 Bolshoi Ordynsky Pereulok, Vesta Hall 9. 495-728-9648,

English vocabulary lesson and Bible study, every Sun. at 2 p.m., and English worship every second Sun., 3:30 p.m. at GOLGOTHA BAPTIST CHURCH. 11 Ulitsa Leskova. Metro Altufyevo. Sun. at 2 p.m. in Room 2.6. 

ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHES: Cathedral of The Immaculate Conception, 27 Malaya Gruzinskaya Ulitsa. Metro Krasnopresnenskaya,; St. Louis des Francais, 12 Malaya Lubyanka. Metro Lubyanka. Sun. mass in English 9:30 a.m. and French 10:30 a.m. Archdiocese: 785-5434,

THE MOSCOW CENTER FOR PROGRESSIVE JUDAISM and congregation LE DOR VA DOR holds English services Fri. at 7 p.m. and Sat. at 11 a.m. 3 Argunovskaya Ulitsa, Building 1, 4th floor. 495-956-6609,

MOSCOW BIBLE CHURCH meets Sun. at 3 p.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Lutheran Cathedral, 7/10 Starosadsky Pereulok.

MOSCOW PROTESTANT CHAPLAINCY worships at St. Andrew’s Church, 8 Voznesensky Pereulok, Sunday at 3 p.m. Child care and Sunday School provided. All services in English. Contact Pastor Matthew at 499-143-3562.

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