Vogue Fashion’s Night Out

Vogue Fashion’s Night Out If you love fashion and, like me, live in sweet denial of the dire state of your bank account- I mean, broke IS the new Birkin- then Vogue Fashion’s Night Out is the place to be. Probably the biggest fashion event in the capital, Fashion Night Out will be taking place… Continue reading

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Moscow Coffee Festival

Moscow Coffee Festival

Moscow Coffee Festival “Coffee is the common man’s gold, and like gold, it brings to every person the feeling of luxury and nobility”– Sheikh Abd-al Kadir, who wrote the earliest known history of coffee manuscript I 1587. Coffee is without a doubt one of the most beloved drinks to have ever existed. According to statistics… Continue reading

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Zotman Pizza Pie

Zotman Pizza Pie

Zotman Pizza Pie “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie…that’s amore”. Will we ever know what it means, who knows? I’m sure meaning of these lyrics will continue to elude music buffs for generations to come. However what I do know is that, Zotman Pizza Pie makes a decent ‘pie’. It… Continue reading

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Ryabushinsky Mansion: Gorky House Museum

Gorky House

Ryabushinsky Mansion: Gorky House Museum The Gorky House, in other words the Ryabushinsky Mansion [особняк Рябушинского] is an architectural masterpiece built in Art-Nouveau style, which was popular in the 1900s. The house was originally designed by Fyodor Shekhtel in 1906 for prominent businessman Stepan P. Ryabushinsky. In 1931 the house was gifted to Maxim Gorky… Continue reading

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Gogol’s House

Gogol

Gogol’s House To say that Russia has a rich literary history would be an understatement. Russia has produced some of the greatest writers of all time, whose distinctive voices have transcended the ages. The 19th century is regarded as the ‘Golden Age’ of Russian literature and Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol- who rose to prominence at this… Continue reading

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Moscow Round 2: One Month In…

Moscow

Moscow Round 2: One Month In… Moscow is incomparable to the point of being almost indescribable. I often find myself making conflicting statements when trying to justify my, apparently, inexplicable decision to return to the city. Life here is characterised by juxtapositions which are taken as given by city’s inhabitants. It is not uncommon to… Continue reading

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Film Screening at Strelka – Best of Shnit 2015

Shnit Film Festival

If you weren’t lucky enough to find yourself rubbing shoulders with celebrities at Cannes or hanging with the indie crowd at Sundance – fear not. Tomorrow the Strelka Institute will be hosting a special screening of the seven best movies to come out of the annual Shnit 2015 International short film festival. Founded in Berne,… Continue reading

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Moscow Cathedral Mosque

Moscow Cathedral Mosque

Moscow Cathedral Mosque Moscow is famed for its beautiful and ornate religious architecture, and the Moscow Cathedral Mosque [Московская Соборная Мечеть] is no exception. The city’s skyline is decorated with gilded golden onion domes with the Orthodox Cross stood proudly on top. Nevertheless Moscow Cathedral Mosque, with crescent moon hoisted towards the heavens, fits in… Continue reading

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