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Russian business

American Chamber of Commerce in Russia Phone: 961 2141
Association of European Businesses Phone: +7 (495) 234 2764
British Business Club Phone: 761 3258
Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA) Phone: 230 6132
Jewish Business Club Phone: 741 7639
Contact: Sergei Sladkov.
Moscow International Business Association Phone: 290 9107
Professional Women’s Organization Email:
Welcomes all expatriate and Russian working women to gather once a month, usually on a Friday evening, for networking and socializing.
Russian-British Chamber of Commerce Phone: 961 2160
ABORDAGE-parties Phone: (495) 790-22-45
29 Serebryanicheskaya Naberezhnaya
Bar Riverside changes into the pirate place ABORDAGE every Friday and Sarurday night.<br>The best cover bands, the best Djs


Action for Russia’s Children Email:

All-volunteer charity that aids underprivileged, disabled and homeless children.

AGS Worldwide Movers Phone: 8 901 712 3282

We pick up your discarded clothes, furniture and other belongings and deliver them to a charitable organization or a church of your choice.

Anglia Bookshop Charity Drive Phone: (495) 69977 66
6 Vorotnikovsky Pereulok
Every Sunday, from 1-4pm, Action for Russia’s Children volunteers sell donated second-hand English-language books at Anglia. All remittances go to support ARC’s charitable activities. Donors awarded with Anglia discount cards.Mon-Fri 10am–7pm; Sat
Center for Curative Pegagogics Phone: 131 0683, 133 8447
Small Russian NGO that aids children with developmental problems. Near metro Universitet. Contact: Roman Dimenshtein.
Civic Assistance Center for the Adaptation and Education of Children of Forced Migrants Phone: 350 0427, 8 916 712 9256

Looking for students who are native (or extremely good) English speakers who would be enthusiastic and reliable volunteer teachers. The center provides after-school education to 20 refugee children, individually and in small groups. If you can offer ab

Diema’s Dream Phone: 8 916 684 5508
US-registered charity that supports a Moscow institution for disabled orphans.
Dogs as Assistants to Disabled People Phone: 8(499)145 22 61, 8 910 418 42 89
Non-profit that trains both guide dogs for the blind and help dogs for physically disabled people. Recipients get the dogs for free, plus courses to learn how to work with their four-legged companions. Seeking sponsors and families willing to look afte
Downside Up Phone: (495)367-1000
Center for children with Down syndrome and their families. Volunteers needed.
Hope Worldwide Phone: +7 (495) 977 7375
Charity that provides hot meals and home visits to seniors and has monthly programs including birthday parties in 31 orphanages. Looking for volunteers.
International Foundation for Christian Education Phone: 924 9151
Small Russian Orthodox charity that supports a number of projects in Moscow, including a homeless shelter and a program that trains Russian volunteer social workers. Donations needed to keep the center afloat. Contact: Sergei Matveyev.
Kidsave International Phone: 8 903 539 24 84
Charity that aims to end institutionalization of orphans through adoption and mentoring programs.
A therapeutic community that gives children from orphanages loving foster families. Kitezh is in the Kaluga Region, 300 kilometers southwest of Moscow. Contact: Carrie Disney - tel. 733 9586 or 763 5927, e-mail -; or Dena Fisher - tel. 915 3422 or 461 2356, e-mail:
Magic House Phone: 8 916 810 8264
Non-profit providing social rehabilitation for rural orphans through creative activities, adventure therapy, computer training and personal mentoring. Seeks vounteers for mentoring and field trips with children.
Maria’s Children Phone: 292 4870

Provides arts therapy and training for Russian orphans.

Matrioshka Foundation Phone: 8 903 239 9951
Non-profit organization that hopes to provide children in Moscow and the Moscow region with more opportunities to play and learn. Seeks accounting help, financial donations, web designers and other volunteers. Contact: Erica Holt-Fursova.
Messia Phone: 186 7002
A Russian charity that looks after street children in city shelters. Urgently needs to buy a minivan in good condition to transport food and aid donations. Contact: Igor Korolyov.
METIS Phone: 391 9710
Group that aims to overcome discrimination and hardship faced by mixed-race children in Russia. Seeks volunteers and financial sponsors for its educational center. Contact: Emilia Mensah.
MiraMed Institute Phone: 730 0064
Sponsors social welfare programs for orphans and young single mothers as well as anti-trafficking programs. Seeks volunteers and organizations to sponsor an orphanage. Contact: Robert Aronson.
Moscow Animals Email:
To adopt a dog or cat or if you would like to help local animal shelters by making a donation or volunteering your time, please visit the Moscow Animal Website or e-mail.
Moscow Int. Rotary Club Email:
The local English-speaking chapter of this professional and diplomatic group that supports a variety of educational and charity projects. Contact: Leonardo de Angelis.
Nastenka Fund Phone: +7(495)980 53 77, +7(926)246 09 12
Foundation that aids Russian children with cancer and their families. Seeks volunteers to play with children and financial contributions. Contact: Jamila Aliyeva.
Pomoshch Detyam Foundation Phone: 203 1306
Aids children from poor families, orphans and other destitute children. Accepts shoes, clothes and other donations. Contact: Zhanna Sitnik.
Russian Orphan Opportunity Fund (ROOF) Phone: +7 (495)629 5100
Group that helps provide education to orphans and orphanage graduates in Moscow and beyond. Seeks financial sponsors and volunteers. Contact: Alexei Svakhin.
Solotcha Detsky Dom Ministry Phone: 935 3121
Small Christian charity that reaches out to orphans in Ryazan.<br>Contact: Stephen Bellamah.
Taganka Children’s Fund Phone: 911 7449
Group that helps single parents and their children in the Taganka district of Moscow. Seeks volunteers to work in after-school programs as well as corporate and individual sponsors.
The Salvation Army Phone: 278 0351 or 278 9160
As in 107 other countries worldwide, this group strives to advance the Christian faith, contribute to education and help relieve poverty. The first English-speaking Rotary in Russia aids orphanages, children’s prisons and schools in Moscow and Central Russia. Contact: Ray Tunstall.
United Way Phone: 730 4044/45
Local affiliate of United Way International. This group promotes charitable activities and the development of non-profits in Russia. Contact: Tatiana Zadirako.
Women and Children First Phone: 182 6794, 182 4654
Helps orphans and at-risk young people ages 14-23 adapt to adult life. Seeks volunteers to teach English, sports, music and computers. Also seeks donations of household items and sponsors. Contact: Polina Naumova or Jenny Chambers.


Moscow Expocenter

For Your Children

American Embassy Summer Camp Email:
Children do not have to be American to attend. Sign up is by the week, so parents can pick when they want to send their children. They do a wide range of activities and have an outing each week plus cookouts on Fridays.
Children in
Useful source of information on things to do and places to go with children in Moscow: family-friendly restaurants, schools, children’s shops, indoor playrooms, parks, museums and more! Registration is free. New features are coming soon, including an activities and events calendar and interesting articles related to living in Moscow with children (for both expatriate and Russian families).
Moscow Youth Soccer League (MYSL) Registration Phone: 763 6621, 232 9290
Registration for MYSL Soccer is carried out now. The soccer season runs from August 27th to October 15th. Boys and girls, ages 5 to 18 years. The registration fee is 2000 rubles if you register before August 26th, 2005 and 2200 rubles if you register after August 26th. Registration fee includes team uniform, team photo and nine weeks of soccer play.

Russian music

Moscow International Choir Phone: 932 8081 (evenings)
8 Voznesensky Pereulok
Open to singers of all nationalities. Especially on the lookout for men. Rehearsals every Tuesday 7:00-9:30pm at St. Andrew’s Church. Concert proceeds go to charity.
Moscow Oratorio Society Phone: 956 0978
Expat Choir. The Moscow Oratorio Society will begin rehearsals (Wednesday evenings) in September for a holiday concert Handel’s Messiah and other seasonal music. All voice parts welcome.


Alcoholics Anonymous Phone: 763 2060
8 Voznesensky Pereulok M. Pushkinskaya
English-speaking group meets Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 7:30pm and Satarday at 5pm at St. Andrew’s Church.
The Nigerian Community Russia Email:
A non-government, non-profit social association of Nigerians and persons of Nigerian descent residing (permanently or temporarily) in Russia.
The Voice Cultural Foundation Email:

A non-profit pan-African social and cultural development organization. Africans are particularly encouraged to register on our web site. Detailed information is also obtainable by e-mail.

The Wine Club Phone: (095) 738 2757, 644 9733, +7(499 or 903) 130 8034
The Wine Club’s regular monthly wine tasting event is held every 4 Wednesday of the month.


Calvary Chapel Phone: 8 916 183 5345
Krosna House of Culture near metro Ulitsa 1905 goda or Belorusskaya at 29 Ulitsa Presnensky Val.
Christian church in Russian with English translation. Sundays at 11am and Wednesdays at 7pm. Contact: Kostya Kretov.
Expat Jewish Community Phone: 783 8472, m. 130 6528

Regular and holiday events. Community resource, programs for children and adults. Tours and information for tourists.

International Christian Fellowship Phone: +7 906 093 4801
26 Novoryazanskaya ul., metro Komsomolskaya
Evangelical Christian church, holds contemporary worship service Sundays at 11:15am. Sunday school at 10am. In a House of Culture.
Moscow Catholic Chaplaincy Phone: 243 9621
27 Malaya Gruzinskaya Ul - 6pm on Sundays. Saturday at 6pm, 3pm , 11am Sundays - 7/4 Kutuzovsky Prospekt, building 5, entrance 3, apartment 42.

Mass in English Sundays at noon at the crypt of the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, 27 Malaya Gruzinskaya Ul. 6pm on Sundays. Alternatively, in English and French Saturday at 6pm, in Tagalog at 3pm Saturdays, in Italian at 11am Sundays. 7/4 Kutuzov

Moscow Congregation for Progressive Judaism Phone: 724 1636, 201 3711
Organizes regular Reform Friday night services in English at a central Moscow location. You are invited to a Kiddush after the service. A Jewish education class is also being organized for English-speaking children. Contact: Rabbi Nelly Shulman.
Moscow Good News Church Phone: (495) 517-38-09
Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy Phone: (499) 143 3562
Services Sundays at 3pm, St. Andrew’s Church off Tverskaya at 8 Voznesensky Pereulok. Ongoing activities for young adults and students throughout the week. Contact: Bob Bronkema.
Sahaja Yoga Meditation Phone: 135 1176, 8 903 764 5149, 359 5390
Personality development and stress management. Free meditation classes available to relieve you from tensions, anxiety, worries and other illnesses. Join us every Wednesday from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Ulitsa Dimitry Ulyanova, Dom 3, Library No.95. M. Akademicheskaya.
St. Andrew’s Church Phone: 229 0990
Anglican services held Monday–Friday at 8 am, 6:30 pm; Sundays at 8:30, 11 am, 6:30pm. Off Tverskaya at 8 Voznesensky Pereulok. Contact: Simon Stephens.
St. Catherine the Great Martyr Church Phone: 959 1296
Representation of the Orthodox Church in America. Occasionally holds services in English at 60/2 Bolshaya Orynka. Contact: Dean Zacchaeus.
St. Louis Phone: 925 2034
12A Malaya Lubyanka ul.
Catholic church that hold services in English on Sundays at 9:30am and in French Sundays at 10:30am and Saturdays at 6pm.
International Christian Assembly (ICA) Phone: +7 (929) 646-8721
10 Aviamotornaya Ulitsa (M. Aviamotornaya), in the AVIA-PLAZA building, entrance at Planeta Fitness, 3rd floor
Service Time: 11am every Sunday


African Women in Moscow Phone: 147 6376

Social group that gathers for lunch on the last Friday of each month and offers various other activities for families and children. Membership open to all African women and the female spouses of nationals of African countries.

American Women’s Organization Phone: +7 906 789 5972
Social group primarily for women from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico and wives of citizens of these countries. Contact: Megan Moates.
Art of Living Phone: 8 903 580 9477
Courses to improve your physical, mental and spiritual health. Contact: Kishore Mordani.
Australia & New Zealand Women’s Group Phone: 947 2800, 765 1748, 229 5306, 8 916 906 5128

Women from Australia and New Zealand residing in Moscow (or partners of Australians and New Zealanders) are invited to a monthly morning tea. Newcomers especially welcome.

Australian and New Zealand Social Group (AUSKI) Phone: 8 916 642 0021 (Melanie Coops)
Hello Australians and New Zealanders! The Auski group gets together at least once a month for dinners, lunches and other fun events. Mainly a support link, we are a relatively small but very social and welcoming group. Auski is open to all Australian and New Zealand passport holders.
British Women’s Club Phone: 8 916 788 9340, 8 916 836 0558
Meetings every Tuesday from 10am to 12pm at Coffee Mania on Bolshaya Nikitskaya Ul., next to the Conservatory Concert Hall.
Canadian Social Group Email:
The Canadian Embassy hosts a pub night at the Embassy every Friday night throughout the year.
Dutch Women’s Group “The Tulips” Phone: 953 9371, 959 0828
Morning coffee meetings on every second Tuesday, often followed by a lunch.
East-West: Women’s Innovation Projects Phone: 962-6773
“East-West: Women’s Innovation Projects” is working as informational analytic agency.
English Club Phone: +7 496 304 71 71, +7 496 304 70 30
International Crisis Line Phone: 8 926 113 33 73
ICL Help Line. Free Psychological Help Line. 8:00 am-11:00 pm daily
International Women’s Club Email:
5 Olaf Palme Ulitsa, Korp. 2.
Social group for all expatriate women. Hosts monthly coffees for newcomers to Moscow, usually the third Thursday of the month. Supports the work of a broad network of charities. Monthly meeting on the third Thursday of every month, 10am.
Latin Women’s Club Email:
The official language is Spanish. Monthly meetings at the Centro Espanol located at 7 ul. Rozhdestvenka, 3rd floor, metro Kuznetsky Most. Excursions, activities and fun.
Moscow English Teacher`s Club Phone: 616-9236
Moscow Turkish Women’s Organization
Turkish women and wives of Turkish nationals meet<br>the first Tuesday of every month. Contact: Esin Ergin ( or Mine Sozenoglu ( Message group:
Moskva Accueil
An association and support network for French-speaking women.
Rotary Club Moscow International
The main objective of Rotary is service - in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development.
St. Andrew Society Email:
A Scottish social group that promotes Scottish culture. Contact: Alan Thompson.
Swedish Women’s Educational Association
The Consortium of Women’s NGO’s Phone: 290-4708
Stolovy lane, 6, bldg 2, office 215
For you activists, feminists and general do-gooders
The Information Center of the Independent Women’s Forum (ICIWF) Phone: 366-9274
The Information Center of the Independent Women's Forum (ICIWF) seems to be more often updated and informative in local issues.
The Moscow Center for Gender Studies Phone: 125-6419, 129-1001
Nakhimovsky ave, 32, Institute for Social and Economic Studies of the Population, RAS
The Center is affiliated with the Institute for Socio-Economic Population Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
English Language Evenings Chekhov Cultural Center, Strastnoi Bulvar 6, (nearest metro: Chekhovskaya)
Having hosted more than 120 meetings with some 100 different speakers in Moscow since 1998, ELE is an English-language lecture-discussion forum meeting 1-2 times per month from Sept to May. For expats and Russians with good-to-excellent English skills, interesting and educated expat speakers (including from more than 10 countries: ambassadors, astronauts, authors, PhDs, artists, poets, et al) speak on a great variety of interesting topics. Come sample some "food and drink for the mind" at an intelligent evening in English at ELE! You can register for automatic e-announcements of meetings on the website.
English Communications Club Phone: 202 0206
35/37 Afanasyevsky Pereulok, metro Arbatskaya.
English conversation and tea. Meetings held at the Dobrolyubov Library. Contact: Anna.

Russian sport

(Mostly) Over-30 Expat Soccer League Phone: 364 9409
You don’t have to be Pele to play, but some prior soccer experience recommended. Contact: Nick Rees.
Expat Field Hockey Club Phone: 768 7317
Everyone from beginners to pros welcome to play every Saturday year round at 3pm. Sticks provided. Cost is 200 rubles per week.
Hash House Harriers Email:
Social group with a running problem. A club that goes on runs. Started by bored expats in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1938, and can now be found all over the world, including in Antarctica.
Horseback riding lessons Phone: 945 5059, 8 916 186 9823
Lessons with an English-speaking trainer at the Moscow Hippodrome. Indoor facilities, dressage and jumping. Advanced riders preferred.<br>Contact: Mikhail Alexsev.
International Futsal Club Email:

Indoor soccer club is seeking teams and individuals for practice and games.

Moscow Dragons Rugby Club Email:
Teams for both Men and Women.
Tennis Club Phone: 768 7317
Originally founded by Dutchmen, the club now welcomes tennis-lovers of all nationalities at the Moscow State University courts. Wednesdays from 8-10pm. Contact: Vineet Arora.
Ultimate Frisbee Club Phone: 362 4385
Experienced players (mostly men) meet for pick-up games twice a week and players at any skill level (mostly women) play once a week. Contact: Eric Reppun.
Walkers, Hikers and Nature Lovers Phone: 243 6726 (evenings) or 299 2069 (daytime)

Group that regularly takes guided hikes around Moscow, usually 9:30am on Sundays.

Women`s Football Club Email:
Yoga Studio Phone: 241 6839
51/2 Arbat
Classes for beginners and experienced yoga-lovers in English and Russian. Mondays at 10am. 250 rubles per class, monthly passes available. Contact: Alla Malloy.
Youth Hockey Phone: 997 2751
For beginners every Saturday through the end of May, 1pm to 2pm at the brand new Ice Palace on Taganskaya. Ages 5 to 10. Contact: Galina Saye.


American Center Phone: (495)777 6530
1 Nikoloyamskaya Ul.
Resource center, library and regular lectures on different aspects of American society in English. On the third floor of the Library of Foreign Literature. Contact: Marisa Fushille.<br>Fax: (495) 777 6534
Asian Cultural Center "Rishikesh" Phone: 8 901 750 4423
Practical yoga and meditation sessions for combating psychosomatic problems related to hypertension, diabetes and asthma held every Saturday at 2 pm at the Basmanny Cultural Center, near metro Komsomolskaya. Also, occasional lectures. Contact: Vijay Kaushik.
Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University Phone: 112 5128, 263 0247
35 Prospekt Andropova near metro Kolomenskaya
Holds a variety of classes and seminars in conjunction with the Centre Brahma Kumaris. Contact: B.K. Sudha Rani Gupta.
English Conversation Club Phone: 778 6943
Russians and expats mingle at 6/2 Strastnoi Blvd on Wednesdays from 6 to 9pm. All welcome. Contact: Slava Radnikov.
Ethno-Practices: Martial Arts, Capoeira, Drums Phone: (095) 202-81-98, 284-41-17
Ploshad Borby, #13A. Location: metro Novoslobodskaya, walk along Palikha street (along tram ways) and then into the square and to the left.
Daily classes in all kinds of ethno-practices: capoeira, martial arts, yoga, ethnic drums, etc. Almost all teachers can speak English. First visit is free, regular visits are about $50 per month. Also: a shop and a tea ceremony place.
Moscow Ashtanga Yoga Center Phone: (095) 951-5996 or (095) 183-4634 (instructors)
Stary Tolmachevsky per., #7, metro Novokuznetskaya, Tretyakovskaya
Central locations both in Moscow and St. Petersburg, different practices, English classes. Timetable: classes daily, 4 times a day. Prices: $7 for a session (2 hrs), $40 per month.
New English Club Phone: 8 916 331 6862
9/1 Spartakovskaya Ploschad
A place where you can spend time among English-speaking Russians and foreigners, listen to music, take part in events and exchange useful information. Food and drinks served. Open Saturdays from 6:30pm. Entrance fee 100 rubles.
Russian Indian Heritage Academy Phone: 502 6727
Sponsors lectures and Indian holiday activities as well as health programs. Also, Indian classical and folk dance lessons, language club and Indian business club. Contact: Vijay Kaushik.
Sahaja Yoga Meditation 45 Leninsky Prospect
Join us for complete personality development and stress management. Free meditation classes every Saturday from 10am to 12pm. Tel. 8 903 764 5149, 135 1176 (mornings) or 718 1442, 8 903 160 4163 (evenings).
Skala City Climbing Gym Phone: (095) 980-72-39
Kutusovskii prospekt, #36/3 Location: Kutuzovsky Prospekt metro (blue line, West Moscow), walk along Kutuzovsky Prospekt towards the Arch and the center is to your right. Follow the signs. See the map on the center’s website for directions.
The first specialized rock climbing club in Moscow. The walls are up to 12 meters high, the routes are 4 to 8a level difficulty,60% of slopes are vertical, 40% of slopes have negative slope.
English Language Evenings Chekhov Cultural Center, Strastnoi Bulvar 6, (nearest metro: Chekhovskaya)
Having hosted more than 120 meetings with some 100 different speakers in Moscow since 1998, ELE is an English-language lecture-discussion forum meeting 1-2 times per month from Sept to May. For expats and Russians with good-to-excellent English skills, interesting and educated expat speakers (including from more than 10 countries: ambassadors, astronauts, authors, PhDs, artists, poets, et al) speak on a great variety of interesting topics. Come sample some "food and drink for the mind" at an intelligent evening in English at ELE! You can register for automatic e-announcements of meetings on the website.
IBCLUB Phone: 8926 1368149 (George)
Tverskaya Ul., Block 12, build. 8. Venue: BUDDIES CAFE
International Business Communication Club. Days: Tuesday 7.30 -10.30 pm; Thursday 7.30-10.30

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