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Russia: Happy Birthday Moscow!

Past Moscow Day.


This weekend Moscow will be fun. It is Happy Birthday Moscow!

Every year, as Moscow gets older, the festivities to honor its founding get bigger and brighter. This time, as our fair city celebrates its 861 birthday, numerous events will be held in all the districts, though as always the grandest celebrations will take place downtown. Which is why all the major streets will become pedestrian for the weekend of September 6 and 7. Tverskaya, Mohovaya, Ohotny Ryad, Lubyanka, Teatralny Proezd and various other streets downtown will be closed for cars and public transport (the metro will be in full operation). For tourists and visitors to the Russian capital you are here at a good time: the city will be all dressed up and looking its finest, with decorations and illumination art visible at every street corner. (Link)

We are going downtown and take pictures. It is always fun to walk around downtown Moscow because you get to see a mixture of all nationalities on earth. When Moscow has big events like this everyone comes out of the wood work, so to speak!

List of Events that will take place:

Sporting events

■ 1. “Run and smile” track and field race. September 6. (The Moskva River embankment).

■ 2. “Sports Capital 2008” sporting event. September 6, 11 a.m. (Moskvitch Experimental School of Higher Sporting Skill, Volgogradsky prosp., 46/15).

■ 3. The 39th Police relay race along the Garden Ring. September 6th, 1.45 p.m. – 4 p.m. (The Garden Ring, start and finish on the Triumphal Square).

■ 4. “Family for Health” Moscow festival of sporting families. September 6-7, 11 a.m. (Moskvitch Experimental School of Higher Sporting Skill, Volgogradsky prosp., 46/15; Yantar’ stadium, Marshall Katukov St., 26).

■ 5. “Capital Cup” Moscow International Rowing Regatta. September 6. (The Moskva River, from MSU to Andreev Bridge).

■ 6. VIII Working Muscovites sports contest finals. September 6, 12 o’clock. (Moskvitch sports complex, Lyublinskaya St., 15).

■ 7. Guinness Book of Records International Festival. XVI Waiters race walking international competition. “The most festive table” city competition. September 7, 11 a.m. (Teatralny Proezd, Teatralnaya Square).

Family events

■ 8. “Moscow through the eyes of the young – 2008. Family and creation” Moscow creative youth competitive projects exhibition. September 1-10. (Central House of Artist, Krimsky Val St., 10).

■ 9. “Together with Moscow as a harmonious family,” children and parents holiday. September 6. 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Bolotnaya Square, Repin public garden).

■ 10. “My Moscow – My Family, in a friendly family circle” September 7, 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Lubyanka Square).

■ 11. “A Walkabout of Moscow Galleries, or Capital Faces,” theatrical family event. September 7, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Bolotnaya Square).

■ 12.Moscow Festival of Family Art, dedicated to the Family Year 2008. September 7, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. (Poklonnaya Gora).

Theme events

■ 13. III International Exhibition of Flower Design and Landscaping. June 27 – September 14. (All-Russia Exhibition Center).

■ 14. All-Russian Honey Festival. August 28 – October 10. (Tsaritsino museum and reserve).

■ 15. “Flowers” XV International Expo. September 4-7. (All-Russia Exhibition Center).

■ 16. VII Moscow International Youth Festival-competition of Circus Art. September 4-7, during the day. (Nikulin Circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard, 13).

■ 17. “The First World Congress of Fouls” international Clown Festival. September 4-15. (Moscow State Academic Children’s Music Theater named after N.I. Sats).

■ 18. “POKLONenie” (worship) IV Moscow Classical and Jazz Music Festival. September 6, 2 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. (Poklonnaya Gora).

■ 19. Light and music show, dedicated to the 150th anniversary of K. Tsiolkovskii, the 100th anniversary of S.P. Korolyov and the 50th anniversary of the first Earth satellite. September 6. (All-Russia Exhibition Center, Astronauts’ lane).

■ 20. “From Belarus with Love” show. September 7, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Tverskaya Square).

■ 21. “The Church Bells of Moscow” classical and religious music concert. September 7, 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. ( the square outside of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior).

Student and youth events

■ 22. Young Workers Initiation. September 6, 12 o’clock. (Novaya Square).

■ 23. Moscow Students Parade. September 7, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. (from Vasilievsky Spusk to Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure).

■ 24. Students Initiation. September 7, 12 o’clock. (Novaya Square).

■ 25. “Creative Shift” event. September 7, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Triumphal Square).

■ 26. “Musical Quarter” IV children’s and youth music festival. September 7, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. (the stage outside of Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory).

Moscow Day special events

■ 27. “Reflections of Moscow” light and music show. September 5, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Krilatskaya St., 2).

■ 28. Moscow round dance. September 6, 4.30 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Poklonnaya Gora).

■ 29. Wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. September 7, 10 a.m. (Alexander Garden).

■ 30. Moscow Day theatrical ceremony. September 7, 12 o’clock – 1.30 p.m. (Tverskaya Square).

■ 31. “I love the wide avenue’s of Moscow” event. September 7, 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Teatralnaya Square).

■ 32. “About Moscow with love” musical event. Moscow press festival. September 7, 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Pushkin Square).

■ 33. “Moscow – our mutual home” event. September 7, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Tverskaya Square).

■ 34.”Moscow round dance” event. September 7, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Poklonnaya Gora).

■ 35. “Arts Boulevard” event. September 7, 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Tverskoy Boulevard).

■ 36. “Big city boulevard” event. September 7, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Gogol Boulevard).

■ 37. Musical fireworks display. September 7, 10 p.m. (Vasilievsky Spusk).

So if you are in Moscow come on downtown! 🙂

Kyle & Svet

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