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Moscow Oratorio Society
Directed by noted conductor Alexander Tsalyuk and accompanied by some of Moscow's finest instrumentalists, the Choir performs "The Many Moods of Christmas" (a compilation of familiar and festive Christmas songs from around the world arranged by the American maestro Robert Shaw) and an extraordinary arrangement of Handel's ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ on Sunday, December 4, at 7:00 pm and Saturday, December 10, at 3:00 pm, at Gneissen Concert Hall. Contact Elizabeth Hammons at: 629-2973;;

American Women’s Organization (AWO)
Coffee morning on December 7 at Hard Rock cafe, 2nd Floor, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Address: 44 Ul. Stary Arbat, M. Smolenskaya, (095) 205-8335.
This organization 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:

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
British Passport holders and partners of British passport holders are welcome. Regular coffee mornings for members and newcomers on the 2nd Tuesday of every month (December 6). For more information please visit:, 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 email 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. The annual Family Christmas Party will be held at the beginning of December: children's entertainment, a traditional Christmas lunch, lots of festive fun and a special guest visit from Father Christmas guaranteed! For further information visit:, or send an e-mail 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:

International Women’s Club
General Meeting and Winter Bazaar on December 3, Saturday, from 10 am to 4 pm at the Radisson SAS Slavyanskaya Hotel (2 Pl. Evropy, M. Kievskaya). Entrance fee is 100 rubles. Fabulous Raffle prizes to be won, contact Monica Howkins at: 8 916 535 5494 for Raffle tickets. To confirm your attendance and to get more information, please send message to:

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

Moskva Accueil
An association and support network for French-speaking women. Coffee morning on December 13, Tuesday, at 10:30 am. For information on meetings please write to: and visit:
For information on Moskva Accueil in general please visit:

English Language Evenings
December 9, Lecture on Scotland. 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).; e-mail:

After Work Meeting Point
Join your colleagues and friends for a productive, enjoyable evening of networking at the Wednesday AfterWork Meeting Point. Founded in 1999, the Wednesday After Work Meeting Point is Moscow's premier business networking event. The event is held at the Coconut Bar&Grill (15 Ul. Myasnitskaya, M. Chistye Prudy) from 7 pm until 10 pm every Wednesday. Entrance fee is 100 rubles except for holders of member or guest cards. Please contact Irina Usenkova: or check: for more information.


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

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:

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 turn 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 meting 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. Contact: (095) 517 3809;;

The Moscow Congregation for Progressive Judaism
Friday night service at 7 pm (Russian/Hebrew) on December 2, 9, 23 and 30 at Downtown Reform Synagogue (2 Vsevolozshky Per., M. Kropotkinskaya). Friday night service at 7 pm (English/Hebrew) on December 16 at the Jewish Cultural Center ‘On Nikitskaya’ (47/3 Ul.Bolshaya Nikitskaya, M. Barrikadnaya). All enquiries to Rabbi Nelly Shulman: (095) 724 163;

Moscow International Christian Assembly
Contemporary English-speaking worship service. Translation available into Russian, French, Spanish, German and Chinese. Nursery provided for the tiny tots and Sunday School for kids available too. Every Sunday from 11am to 1pm. Sing with the angels on Christmas morning (December 25 at 11am) celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ: joyous Christmas musical performance and a special ‘Christmas Message’ from Pastor Kevin Barner. 72 Prospekt Mira, Radius Hall, (095) 603 0803/4, M. Rizhskaya.;

St. Catherine the Great Martyr Orthodox Church
Representation of the Orthodox Church in America to the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates the Orthodox Divine Liturgy with portions in English every Sunday at 10 am. The parish houses the only Orthodox bookstore in Moscow with English theological literature. The parish is located at 60/2 Bolshaya Ordynka, M. Dobryninskaya. For more information, please see:, or call (095) 959 1296 and ask for Father Zacchaeus, the parish Dean, or write to:

The Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy
Welcomes members of the English-speaking community to worship services every Sunday at 3 pm at St Andrew’s Church. Sunday school, nursery, and weekly educational programs are also available. Please call the MPC at: 143-35-62 or send an e-mail to:
8 Voznesensky Per., (095) 229 0990/629 0990, M. Pushkinskaya;

St Andrew's Anglican/Episcopal Church
Regular Sunday Services at 11 am. Candlelight service of Nine Lessons & Carols on December 18, Sunday, at 6.30 pm. Childrens Service at the Crib on December 24, Saturday, at 4 pm. Christmas Eve Mass by candlelight on December 24 at 10.30 pm. BCP Holy Communion on December 25, Sunday, at 8.30 am. Family Eucharist for Christmas Day on December 25, Sunday, at 11 am. BCP Holy Communion on January 1, at 8.30 am. Family Eucharist to welcome the New Year, January 1, 11 am. 8 Voznesensky Per., (095) 229 0990/629 0990, M. Pushkinskaya;

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. Pravda, 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

Exhibitions and Conferences

Mobile Billing and Prepaid Systems 2005
3rd International Business Forum
December 8 to 9 Congress Center, International Trade Center
12 Krasnopresnenskaya Nab., Entrance #4
Organized by: AAiT; (095) 995 8080

Antique Christmas Fair
December 10 to 18
TsDh (Central House of Artists) 10 Ul. Krymskiy Val
(095) 238 4500;

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

November 30 to December 3
11th International Exhibition on lighting technologies and equipment. Pavilions 4, 5, 7
Organized by: Ost-West-Partner GmbH (Germany) and OVK-Rus (Russia)
(095) 255 2545

7th International Specialized Exhibition on Energy Saving Technologies
November 30 to December 3
Pavilion 6
Ogranized by: Ost-West-Partner GmbH (Germany) and OVK-Rus (Russia)
(095) 255 2545

Football Market 2005
7th International Specialized Exhibition on Football Industry
December 1 to 3,Central Pavilion
Organized by: Football Market (Russia) (095) 255 3928

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

Mir Uvlechenii / World of Hobbies – 2005
2nd International Exhibition
From December 8 to 11
Pavilion 3
Organized by: IM-EXS (Russia)
(095) 205 7572

Dessert Expo 2005
December 8 to 11. Pavilion 6
Organized by: IM-EXS (Russia);
(095) 936 26/44

14th International Specialized Exhibition of Machinery and Equipment for Package Items
December 13 to 16, Pavilion 2, 7 (hall 3)
Organized by: Messe Duesseldorf GmbH (Germany) and Messe Duesseldorf Moscow
(095) 255 2545

Interplastika 2005
9th International specialized exhibition of substances and equipment for production and recycling of plastic materials and resins December 13 to 16, Pavilion 1, 7(halls 4,5), Forum
Organized by: Messe Duesseldorf GmbH (Germany) and Messe Duesseldorf Moscow (Russia)
(095) 255 2545

Ladya 2005
December 14 to 18 Pavilion 5, Central 4th All-Russian National Handicrafts Exhibition and Fair
Organized by: Association of National Handicrafts of Russia
(095) 205 7536

Entertainment Industry 2005
Pavilion 2 (halls 1, 2, 3), 3
December 20 to 22
14th International Exhibition on Entertainment and Gambling Industry
Organized by: EELEX (Russia)
(095) 205 7570

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

Luxury Home
December 9 to 12
Pavilion 2 (hall 5)
Organized by: Central European Exhibitions and Gazprom-Media

Digital Weekend
Consumer Show of Digital and Mobile Equipment
December 9 to 12
Pavilion 2, hall 6
Organized by: Central European Exhibitions

Mayor’s Cup 2005
International Dogs Exhibition
December 17 to 18
Organized by: Asti Group
(095) 797 6914

Gastronom Show
Festival of Culinary Art, Food, Drinks and Table Decorations
December 22 to 25
Organized by: Gazprom-Media and Moscow Brand Events
(095) 514 1370 (ext.1044)

Association of European Businesses in the Russian Federation
40 Ul. Bolshaya Ordynka, Bld. 2
Contact: AEB Event Manager Anna Kaplya,, (095) 721 1760
December 2
The AEB's 10 Year Anniversary in the Russian Federation from 7 pm until midnight at Renaissance Moscow Hotel (Olympic Penta) Odessa Hall (Olimpiysky ave, 18/1, m. Prospect Mira).
December 6
Finance Committee: Round table of the Audit Working Group-Walk Through the Financial Statement Audit
December 7
Legal Committee Open meeting with Mrs. Tatiana Neshataeva, Supreme Arbitration Court Judge
December 8
Taxation Committee: Legal, Tax and Practical Aspects of Thin Capitalisation
December 8
Human Resources Committee: Christmas Day
December 14
Finance Committee: Company Rating
December 20
AEB Event: Challenges for Foreign Companies During Their Regional Expansion December (tbc) Legal Committee: Dispute Resolution Conference (Mediation & Arbitration) December (tbc) Taxation Committee: Open Event December (tbc) Corporate Governance: Greenmailing and Resolution of Corporate Conflicts in Russia

Russo-British Chamber of Commerce
For time and venue details contact Olga Tigoushkina at (095) 961 2160;
December 6
Seminar, Representative Offices – PGP at Baltschug Kempinski Hotel
December 6 Networking, Christmas Cocktails -VIP Speaker, VP of the RBCC December (tbc) Executive, Briefing, VIP Speaker, Moscow

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