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COMMUNITY

AMERICAN WOMENS ORGANIZATION (AWO)
Regular coffee mornings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at Hard Rock cafe, 2nd floor, from 10.30am to 12.30pm Address: 44 Ul. Stary Arbat, M. Smolenskaya, (495) 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 served basis. For more information please send an e-mail to: awomoscow@yahoo.com

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: funkeadejinle@yahoo.com. For more details check the website at: www.geocities.com/awim_faam

BRITISH WOMENS 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. For more information please visit: www.bwcmoscow.co.uk or send an e-mail to: members@bwcmoscow.co.uk

THE BRITISH WOMENS CLUB FAMILY NETWORK
Do you have children in Moscow? Dont despair! Members of the British Womens Club can join the BWC Family Network! Regular activities and events are organized according to age (0-16+), including a Mother & Toddler group, Mums' Nights Out and Famih a rdly Sunday Brunches. The British Womens Club is open to British passport holders and partners of British passport holders. For further information and to join, please visit: www.bwcmoscow.co.uk

CANADIAN SOCIAL GROUP
CWIM (Canadian Women in Moscow) is open to any Cana dian spouses/partners living in Moscow. Coffee mornings once a month. Contact details: cwim_moscow@yahoo.ca
The Canadian Embassy hosts a pub night at the Embassy every Friday night throughout the year. Contact the Community Liaison Officer at: Barry.Rossiter@international.gc.ca

INTERNATIONAL WOMENS CLUB
10th Annual Embassies of the World Dinner & Ball on Friday, February 10. Dinners hosted by various Embassies. Ball at the Embassy of Bulgaria. For information contact Judy Crump at: 959 3344 or email to: crumper1@hotmail.com
For tickets contact Mary Ann DSouza at 792 6221 or e-mail to: maryalf_dsouza@yahoo.com.au
IWC General meeting on Thursday, February 16, at the Embassy of Hungary from 10 am to noon. 62 Mostfilmovskaya Ul., M. Universitet or Kievskaya.
For more information contact the IWC office Monday & Wednesday from 10 am to noon at: 8 916 849 6860, or visit: www.iwc-moscow.com
Newcomers coffee on Thursday, February 23 from 10am to noon.
For more information contact Anke Grossman at: 616 3750 or email to: anke@bahai.ru
To get more information on IWC activities, please send message to: iwcmoscow@yahoo.com.

KULTURKREIS MOSKAU / GERMAN-LANGUAGE CULTURAL CIRCLE MOSCOW
Contact Dirk Misgajski: misgajski@tochka.ru and Nina Semyonova (495) 541 8080

MOSKVA ACCUEIL
An association and support network for French-speaking women. For information on meetings please write to: moskvaaccueli@hotmail.com and visit www.site-moskvaaccueil.org/pages/etepag.html for information on Moskva Accueil in general please visit www.site-moskva-accueil.org

ENGLISH LANGUAGE EVENINGS
The Chekhov Cultural Center, 6 Strastnoi Bulvar. M. Chekhovskaya. 50 Rubles
Please check www.ELEMoscow.net for confirmed dates.

ROTARACT MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL CLUB
Rotaract Moscow International Club invites all those age 18 to 30, both Russian and international, to join its members. Meetings every Wednesday at 8pm, near M. Serpukhovskaya. Three main areas of focus include professional development, leadership development, and service projects (both locally and internationally). Contact at: www.rotary.org/programs/rotaract/index.html moscowrotaractint@yahoogroups.com

SWEDISH WOMENS EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION (SWEA)
Attention all Swedish-speaking women! SWEA has opened in Moscow and you are welcome to join. SWEA (Swedish Womens Educational Association, Inc) is a global network for Swedish-speaking women who live, or have lived abroad. Monthly coffee-mornings and activities daytime as well as night-time for those who work. For more information go to: www.swea.org or call Ulla- Stina Ardevall tel 915 6767

CHARITY

DOWNSIDE UP
Center for Children with Downs syndrome. Russian Challenge: 3rd charity Ski Race to benefit the children. February 11 at Bitsa, Moscow, from 11am to 3pm. Contact Irina Menshinina (495) 9510079. For more information check: www.downsideup.org

INTERNATIONAL WOMENS 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 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. The Donations Office is located at 3 Gruzinsky Pereulok, Entrance 1, Apt. 1A (ground floor, M. Belorusskaya) and is open on Mondays from 11am to 1pm (at other times by appointment). During office hours call: 8 916 136 4955. There are also regular collections of donations at Pokrovsky Hills, Rosinka, and Park Place. For more information please send an e-mail to iwcdo@yahoo.com

RELIGIOUS PRACTICES

MOSCOW GOOD NEWS CHURCH
Just celebrated 5 years of serving in Moscow. Sunday services at 10am. Sunday school, youth meetings. The Central meeting place is situated at 6 Novosuschevskiy Per., Metro Novoslobodskaya. The South Moscow Good News Church meets at the Shalom Theater, which is located at 71 Varshavskoye Shosse, M. Varshavskaya. Sunday services are held at 10am and 1pm. Childrens ministry is provided at both services. Contact: (495) 517 3809; church@mgnc.org; www.mgnc.org

THE MOSCOW CONGREGATION FOR PROGRESSIVE JUDAISM
Tu bi-Shevat Festival of Trees Charity Fair on February 12, Sunday, from 1pm to 7pm at Moscow Jewish Community House (71 Ul. Volochaevskaya, M. Baumanskaya). Jewish arts and crafts, paintings by Moscow Jewish artists, Judaica, children's program. Tickets 500 rubles. All proceedings will go to the Moscow Jewish S.O.S. Fund support of the children in need. Tickets and information: Rabbi Nelly Shulman, (495) 724 1636, nashulmans@mail.ru. All enquiries about regular services to Rabbi Nelly Shulman as well.

MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY
Contemporary English-speaking worship service every Sunday from 11 am to 1 pm. Translation available into Russian, French, Spanish, German and Chinese. Childcare provided for children through age 3 and Sunday School for children through age 12. Services are currently held at Radius Hall, 72 Prospect Mira, M. Rizhskaya: exit and walk 5 minutes towards the city center, Radius Hall building is on the left side of the street. Contact: (495) 603 0853/54; office@icamoscow.org; www.icamoscow.org

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: www.st-catherine.ru/en or call: (495) 959 1296 and ask for Father Zacchaeus, the parish Dean, or write to: rector@st-catherine.ru

THE MOSCOW PROTESTANT CHAPLAIN
An international, interdenominational congregation worshipping in Moscow since 1962. Worship is conducted in English every Sunday at 3 pm. at St. Andrews Church. Childrens Sunday School, nursery care for small children, and secure parking offered. For more information about adult bible studies and the social ministries of the church, contact Pastor Charles Mercer at: (495)143 3562, write to: mpc@rol.ru or visit: www.moscowprotestantchaplaincy.org Location: 8 Voznesensky Per., M. Pushkinskaya, Arbatskaya and Biblioteka Imeni Lenina

ST ANDREW'S ANGLICAN CHURCH
Serving the International Community for Christ. Regular Sun day Services at 11am. www.standrewsmoscow.org; chaplain@standrewsmoscow.org
8 Voznesensky Per., (495) 629 0990, M. Pushkinskaya; Sundays: 8am Morning Prayer; 8.30am Holy Communion; 10am Adult Education Classes; 11am Chaplaincy Sung Eucharist with Sunday School and Creche; 6.30pm Evening Prayer and Praise. Weekdays: 8.30am Morning Prayer (Mon.-Fri.); 6.30pm Evening Prayer (daily, including Saturday); 7pm Eucharist and Bible study (Wednesdays only).

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 7pm to 9pm. Address: 30, 6/34 Ul. Pravdy, 10 minutes walk from M. Belorousskaya. Check the website for details: www.karmakagyu.ru/eng/ 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 6.30pm to 8.30pm at 3 Ul. D. Ulyanova, Library No.95, M. Akademicheskaya. For further information call: (495) 135 1176/ 359 5390 or 8 903 764 5149.

NEW APPOINTMENTS
Gianni van Daalen, Managing Director of Baltschug Kempinski Hotel Moscow, was appointed as a Vice-President of Kempinksi Hotels Group, responsible for Russia, CIS and the Baltic States. Mr. Van Daalen became a Managing Director of the Baltschug Kempinski Hotel in October 2004. He began his career in 1960s as a manager in one of the Hilton hotels chain. Among many other awards, in 1998 and 2003 he received the title of Best Hotelier of the Year and in 2003 was recognized by the European Association of Hotel Managers as The Best Hotel Manager.

EXHIBITIONS

Gianni van Daalen

THE CIS PRECIOUS METALS AND STONES EXHIBITION

International Summit
February 13-14
Mariott Grand Hotel
Organized by: Adam Smith Conferences metals@adamsmithconferences.com
www.adamsmithconferences.com

CSTB 2006
International Exhibition and Conference
February 6-9
Sokolniki Exhibition Center
Organized by Midexpo
Contact: (495) 737 7479
midexpo@midexpo.ru
www.cstb.ru/about.php

WEEK OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
Conference
February 15-17
Swissotel Krasniye Holmy
Organized by: On Conference International Conferences Center
Contact: (495) 510 21 80
info@onconference.ru
www.onconference.ru

ELECTRONICS-TRASNPORT- 2006
Specialized Exhibition and Forum
February 20-22
12 Krasnopresnenskaya Nab., WTC
Organized by: ChipEXPO
Contact: (495) 368 1039
www.chipexpo.ru/transport-2006/info/

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

PRODEXPO 2006
Specialized Exhibtion
February 13-17
Contact: (495) 255 3735
mezvist@expocentr.ru

SPORT AND LEISURE. SPRING 2006
13th International Exhibition
February 28 to March 3
Pavilion 1
Organized by: ITE Exhibitions
Contact: (495) 935 7350
www.ite-expo.ru

CPM MOSCOW. FASHION PREMIER 2006 (SPRING)
February 28 to March 3
Pavilion 3, 4, 6, 7, Forum
Organized by: Messe Dusseldorf (Germany, Russia); Igedo International GmbH
Contact: (495) 255 2545
www.cpm-moscow.ru.

CROCUS EXPO
Crocus City Trade and Exhibition Complex, Kranogorsk-4, Krasnogorsk, Moscow Region
(495) 727 2424
www.crocus-expo.ru

SECURITY AND SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES
International Forum
February 7-10
Organized by: Zaschita EXPO
Contact: (495) 460 0510/0766
www.tbforum.ru

TRANSPORT. TERMINAL. SECURITY
Specialized Exhibition
February 7-10
Pavilion 1, 2, 3, 4
Organized by: Zaschita EXPO
Contact: (495) 460 0510/0766
www.tbforum.ru/

DENTAL REVIEW
3rd All-Russia Forum
February 7-10
Pavilion 2, hall 5
Organized by: Dental Expo
Contact: (495) 789 8626
www.dental-expo.ru/

ROSAVIAEXPO
3rd International Specialized Exhibition
February 7-10
Pavilion 2, hall 7
Organized by: Crocus Expo
Contact: (495) 727 2582
www.rosaviaexpo.ru

ZHIVOTNY MIR ROSSII (ANIMAL WORLD OF RUSSIA)
International Specialized Exhibition and Fair
February 8-12
Pavilion 2, hall 8
Organized by: Priroda Expo
(495) 788 1048

HUNTING, FISHING, LEISURE
International Exhibition
February 9-12
Pavilion 2, hall 8
Organized by: Crocus Expo together with Moscow Exhibition&Congress Agency and International Tourism Fairs
Contact: (495) 202 5030, 290 2394
www.safariexpo.ru

ROSAGROMASH
International Exhibition
February 14-16
Pavilion 1, hall 2
Organized by: Intre Expo RSPP
Contact: (495) 970 1027
http://inter.expo.ru/

JEANS
9th International Exhibition of Urban Fashion
February 20-23
Pavilion 1, hall 3
Organized by: Zaschita Expo
www.jeans-expo.ru

KIDS & JUNIOR FASHION
3rd International Exhibition
February 20-23
Pavilion 1, hall 3
Organized by: Zaschita Expo
www.kjf.ru

ISPO RUSSIA
International Exhibition of Russian Sport Industry
February 20-23
Pavilion 1, halls 1, 4
Organized by: Sport Communication Group
(495) 995 2852/3/4
www.isporussia.com

EVRAZIA 2006
International Dogs Exhibition
February 25-26
Pavilion 2, halls 5, 7, 8
Organized by: Russian Cynology Association
(495) 687 8770
www.rkf.org.ru
Association of European Businesses in the Russian Federation
40 Ul. Bolshaya Ordynka, Bld. 2
Contact: AEB Event Manager Anna Kaplya, anna.kaplya@aebrus.ru, (095) 721 1760
www.aebrus.ru
February 2. Real Estate Committee: Warehouses in Moscow: Demand and Supply
February 16. Legal Committee: Doing Business in Ukraine
February 21. IT Committee: IT for CEOs: Best Practices Updates Taxation Committee: Bringing Foreign Investments to Russia Conference
HR Committee: Round Table Primary and Secondary Schools for Children and Foreign Staff in Moscow
Corporate Governance Working Group: Corporate Fraud
Insurance and Pensions Committee: Recent Experience in Corporate Pension Provision
Finance Committee: Issues Related to Reorganization (Accounting and Taxation Aspects of Reorgan ization)

RUSSO-BRITISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
For time and venue details contact Oxana Bagreeva at: (095) 961 2160; events@rbcc.com
Tax Administration in Russia in 2006: Whats in store for Russian and Foreign Business?
February 15, Wednesday, from 9 am to noon, at Swissotel, Davos Room (52 Kosmodamianskaya Nab., Bldg. 6)







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