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Expats Wanted to Join Record Winter 4X4 Rally
The organisers of the second Murmansk-Vladivostok Expedition Trophy want expat teams (at least one foreigner in a three-man team) to compete in the 16,000 km race from 23rd February to March 8th 2006, with a first prize of 10kg of pure gold. The last chance to take part in a qualifying competition is at the Expedition Trophy camp at Zavidovo on November 5th and 6th. The organisers want between four and eight expat teams to take part, in order to stage the weekend event in English. Each team must include a woman. The competition which will test navigational, orienteering and leadership skills, will use (organiser provided) all terrain quad bikes. Helmets, protective clothing and GPS equipment will be provided and six hours of instruction and driving practice before a 24-hour non-stop competition. The entry fee for each team of three is US$ 2,850. The winning team will get free entry to the 2006 Expedition Trophy Competition and the use of a 4x4 vehicle. Up to 8 teams are welcome to take part in the adventurous weekend. Call (095) 999 99 51 to join!

American Women’s Organization (AWO)
Coffee mornings on November 2 and 16 at Hard Rock Cafe, 2nd Floor, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Address: 44 Ul. Stary Arbat, M. Smolenskaya, (095) 205 8335. Provides social, educational and cultural programs for members living in Moscow. Full membership is extended to citizens of all North American countries-Canada, the US and Mexico - or those married to North Americans. Associate memberships are offered to other nationalities on a first come, first serve basis. For more information please send an e-mail to:

12th Annual Craft Fair Organized by AWO
November 3,Thursday, from 10 am to 5pm
Park Place, 113/1 Leninsky Prospect, M. Yugo-Zapadanaya
This is a great opportunity to select from a wide range of jewelry, art, ceramics, carpets, souvenirs and more from 100 of the finest artists in Russia. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Nastenka Foundation supporting Moscow’s Pediatric Cancer Hospital. Admission is free, but you are encouraged to make a nominal donation to the Nastenka Foundation. For additional information about this event, please contact Mary at:

African Women In Moscow - AWIM
AWIM is a social group that offers various activities for families and children. Membership is open to all African women and the female spouses of nationals of African countries. Guests are welcome. Contact Funke Adejinle at: For more details check the website at:

British Women’s Club
Britih Passport Holders and partners of British passport holders are welcome. Regular coffee mornings for members and newcomers on the 2nd Tuesday of every month (November 9). For more information please visit for details or send an e-mail to:

The British Women’s Club Family Network
Members of the British Women’s Club can join the BWC Family Network by either sending an e-mail with contact details to:, or by signing up at the next BWC monthly meeting. Regular Family Network meetings are organised according to age group (from 0 to 16+) and a monthly children’s guide is automatically e-mailed to members, along with invitations and information on family Sunday brunches, group outings and other events. For more information visit: or send an e-mail to:

International Women’s Club
The IWC November General meeting & Craft Fair will be held on November 17, Thursday from 10 am to 12 noon at the UpDK Cultural Center, 5 Ul. Olafa Palme, Korpus 2, M. Universitet or Kievskaya. The IWC Newcomers Coffee will be held on November 25. To confirm your attendance and to get more information, please send message to:

Canadian Social Group
Membership is open to women and men who hold Canadian passports and their spouses. Contact: The Canadian Embassy hosts a pub night at the Embassy every Friday night throughout the year. Contact the Community Liaison Officer at:

Kulturkreis Moskau / German-Language Cultural Circle Moscow
Contact Dirk Misgajski: and Nina Semyonova (095) 541 8080

Moskva Acceuil
An association and support network for French-speaking women. Coffee morning on November 15, Tuesday, at 10:00 am. For information on meetings please write to: and visit: For information on Moskva Accueil in general please visit

English Language Evenings
November 11 at 7 pm lecture by Andrew Kuchins, Director Carnegie Moscow Center. “Russia, China and the USA: New Angles to the Triangle?” The Chekhov Cultural Center, 6 Strastnoi Bulvar. M. Chekhovskaya. 50 Rubles,

Rotaract Moscow International Club
Rotaract Moscow International Club is inviting all those of age 18 to 30, both Russian and international, to join its members. Meetings every Wednesday at 8 pm, near M. Serpukhovskaya. Three main areas of focus include professional development, leadership development, and service projects (both locally and internationally).


Downside Up
Center for children with Down’s syndrome. Contact Irina Menshinina (095) 951 0079. For more information check the website: and:

International Women’s Club Charities Donations Office
The Charities Donations Office of the International Women’s Club of Moscow receives many donations of various items. These are sorted by the volunteers at the office and then redistributed to IWC Charities’ projects with baby houses, orphanages, foster families, the elderly, street children, soup kitchens, prisons and holding centers, the handicapped and hospitals, and other charity organizations and individuals in need. Please notice that Donations’ Office is not closed during the summer.
The Donations Office is located at 3 Gruzinsky Pereulok, Entrance 1, Apt 1A (ground floor) M.Belorusskaya; open on Mondays from 11.00 to 13.00 (at other times by appointment). During office hours you can reach us at 8 916 136 4955.
For more information, please send an e-mail to: There are also regular collections of donations at Pokrovsky Hills, Rosinka & Park Place. For details on these please also contact the IWC Donations Office at the above address or contact Barbara Spier at 796 9325 (work) or e-mail:

German Christmas Market
November 19, Saturday, from 10 am to 4 pm. German Embassy, 56 Mosfilmovskaya Ul., M. Universitet (trolleybus 34), M. Kievskaya (trolleybus 17, 34);
Ticket: 50 rubles (includes many door prizes)
Traditional homemade Gingerbread Houses, Christmas cookies, handmade Christmas decorations, original carved decorations from the “Erzgebirge” region in Germany. German food specialties and more. All proceeds go to charity in Russia.

SOS Children’s Villages Russia
Pleased to present SOS Christmas Card Collection 2006. All proceeds from cards sales will be used to provide for daily life of children and youngsters living in the SOS Children’s villages and SOS Youth facilities in Russia. For more information on how to order the cards, please go to 5 Ul. Kedrova, Bldg.1, office #5, (095) 718 9918, 125 7022;

Religious Practices

Moscow Good News Church
Just celebrated its 5 years of serving in Moscow. Sunday services at 10 am. Sunday school, youth meetings. The Central meeting place is situated at 6 Novosuschevskiy Per., DK MEET, M. Novoslobodskaya. The South Moscow Good News Church meets at the Shalom Theater, which is located at 71Varshavskoye Shosse, M. Varshavskaya. Sunday services are held at 10.00 and 13.00. Children’s ministry is provided at both services.
For further information: (095) 517 3809;;

The Moscow Congregation for Progressive Judaism
Regular English-language Reform night services in Moscow.
Friday night services start at 7 pm and are normally held at JCC Nikitskaya, 47/3 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Ul. (near M. Barrikadnaya). October 3: Rosh-a-Shana (Jewish New Year) service
Contact Rabbi Nelly Shulman (095) 724 1636 or 201 3711

Moscow International Christian Assembly – a Church for all Nations
Contemporary English-speaking worship service with a relevant message for today’s society. Translation available into Russian, French, Spanish, German and Chinese. Nursery provided for the tiny tots and a fun Sunday School for kids available too. Every Sunday from 11am to 1pm. 72 Prospekt Mira, Radius Hall, (095) 603 0803/4, M. Rizhskaya;

The Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy
Welcomes members of the Englishspeaking community to worship services every Sunday at 3.00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Church, Voznesenskiy Pereulok 8, near M. Arbatskaya,Okhotny Ryad, and Pushkinskaya. Sunday School, nursery, and weekly educational programs are also available. For more information, please call Pastor John Calhoun at (095) 143 3562, or email to

St Andrew’s Church
Sunday services at 8.30 am, 11 am and 6:30 pm. 8 Voznesensky Per., M. Pushkinskaya, (095) 229 0990

Kagyu Samye Dzong Tibetan Meditation School
Tibetan Buddhist meditation. Instruction in meditation, study, reflection and contemplation in a supportive group environment. Teachings in English with Russian translation. Every day except Tue and Wed from 7 to 9 pm. Address: 30, 6/34 Ul. Pravdy, 10 minutes walk from M. Belorousskaya. Check the website for details:
Call Lucy at 8 910 477 2138

Sahaja Yoga Meditation
Personality development and stress management. Free meditation classes available to relieve you from tensions, anxiety, worries and other illnesses. Join every Wednesday from 6.30 to 8.30 pm at 3 Ul. D. Ulyanova, Library No. 95, M. Akademicheskaya. For further information call (095) 135 1176/ 359 5390 or 8 903 764 5149.

Conferences and Other Events

Moscow Business Dialogue Investment in Russia – Problems and Solutions
Hotel Baltschug Kempinski, Moscow 22nd November 2005-23rd November 2005 Organized by: Chatham House

IP-Telephony and IP-Communications
10th Annual Conference November 23-25 Holiday Inn Moscow – Vinogradovo Organized by Comptek and CTI companies
(095) 785 2525;

Hi-Tec House – 2005
4th International Exhibition November 23 to 26 Organized by MIDEXPO Gostiny Dvor Exhibtion Complex, 4 Ul. Ilyinka
(095) 737 7479;;

Information Technologies for Insurance Market
3rd Int. Conference. November 24 Baltchug Kempinsky Hotel Organized by All-Russian Union of Insurance Companies, Russian Union of Car Insurance Companies and “Insurance Atlas” magazine
(095) 953-4549/9628, 507-3937;

Mobile Networks – Russia
November 28 to December 1
Radisson SAS Slavyanskaya Hotel
Organized by IIR-Telecoms
(095) 797 6222; Russia.shtml

International Financial Reporting Standards
Making the Transition to IFRS in Russia
November 22 to 23
Marriott Grand Hotel
Organized by IIR-Telecoms
(095) 797 6222;

Financial Director
Business Forum
November 11 to 12
Holiday Inn Vinogradovo
Organized by BBPG-Conventions
Business To Business Production Group
(095) 263 9930;


Moscow International Property Show
November 18 to 19
T-Modul Exhibition Hall
1 Tishinskaya Ploschad, Bldg.1
Organized by AI Group in Moscow (095) 540 6723

14 Krasnopresnenskaya Nab., M. Krasnopresnenskaya or Ulitsa 1905 Goda 
(095) 255-3799/3946;

Interinstrument. Exposvarka MERA-2005
October 31 to November 3
Organized by MSI Fairs Pavilion 1; (095) 255 3928

Stroyindustria/Arhitektura/Construction Industry and Architecture – 2005
October 31 to November 4
Pavilion 4; (095) 255 3734

KantsExpo/Office supplies – Autumn 2005
October 31 to November 3
Pavilion 7; (095) 255 3727

Reklama/Advertising 2005
October 31 to November 4
Pavilion 2; (095) 255 2676/3759

Creditexpo Business 2005
Organized by IFA Exhibition Agency
November 1 to 3
Pavilion 7; (095) 255 3927

Ecoeffektivnost/Ecological Efficiency 2005
Energy Saving Technologies

November 1 to 3
Organized by InterEcoDialog Company
Pavilion 3; (095) 205 7570

International Salon Elite Furniture 2005
November 15 to 19
(095) 255 3736;


Zdravoohranenie/Health Care 2005
November 28 to December 2
Pavilions 1, 2, 3 and Forum (095) 255 3760/2

Crocus EXPO
Crocus City Trade and Exhibition Complex
Krasnogorsk-4, Krasnogorsk, Moscow Region
(095) 727 2424;

Mebel Klub/Furniture Club International Exhibition on Home Furniture and Interiors
November 8 to 12
Pavilion 2

Collecting, Recycling and Utilizing of Domestic and Factory Waste International Exhibition
November 9 to 11
Pavilion 1

Future Municipal Economy International Exhibition
November 9 to 11
Pavilion 1

4WD Salon International Exhibition
Organized by IFA
November 10 to 13
Pavilion 1; (095) 411 5202

International Exhibition of professional equipment and technologies for TV-, Radio- and Internet broadcasting
November 16 to 19
Pavilion 1

Drinks Industry
International Forum organized by AstiGroup Exhibitions Company
November 23 to 25
Pavilion 1; (095)797 6914

Fine Wine and Spirits Salon
Specialized International Exhibition organized by AstiGroup Exhibitions Company
November 23 to 25
Pavilion 1; (095)797 6914

Cigar Salon
November 23 to 25
Specialized International Exhibition organized by AstiGroup Exhibitions Company
Pavilion 1; (095)797 6914

International exhibition on equipment, technologies, installations organized by Russian Exhibition Company
November 24 to 26
Pavilion 4

Russo-British Chamber of Commerce

For time and venue details contact Oxana Bagreeva at (095) 961 2160;

November 2 (to be confirmed)
Seminar Russian Taxation system – British Government

November 2 (to be confirmed)
Networking Business Networking Evening – Avantix

November 10
Seminar Land and Real Estate
Seminar – PGP
Baltschug Kempinski Hotel

November 16
Seminar Changes to the Russian Tax Code – FBK

November 23
Round Table Corporate and Social Responsibility

Association of European Businesses

21 4th Tverskaya-Yamskaya Ul., (095) 721 1760,
AEB Event Manager Anna Kaplya,,

November 1
Taxation Committee: Lease Hold Improvements – Current Practice and Upcoming Changes

November 3
Finance Committee: Round Table of the Audit Working Group – Internal Controls and Audit Procedures, Fraud

November 8
AEB Open Event: World Bank meeting

November 9
Finance Committee: Round Table of the Accounting Working Group - Approaches to Applying International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in a Company’s Practice

November 14
Insurance and Pensions: Round Table – Banking and Insurance Markets in Russia

November 16
Corporate Governance Working Group: Presentations: “Transparency and Disclosure” Survey-2005

November 21
Human Resources Commettee: Open event

November 24 to 25
Customs Committee: Customs and Legal Conference

November 30
Real Estate Committee: Traffic and the City

British Council

1 Nikoloyamskaya Ul., (095) 782 0200,

November 14
Cafe Scientifique

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