Regular interest groups: full list

This is the full list of regular interest groups. If you are interested in joining any of these groups, or for more information on who to contact for the classes, please contact  the Interest Group Team at

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Art & Craft

Ikon Painting

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Iconography School: join the sacrament of writing an icon.

We are looking forward to greeting you on our course. Our classes consist of the theory and practice of writing the ancient Russian-Byzantine icon of the XV-XVI centuries. The knowledge will help you create icons of your own. See their worldly, extraordinary mystery live and not releasing from their selves. Having experienced the ancient art, many remain in it forever. As a result of the study, you will understand the techniques of the old masters, and be able to write one icon of your own during the course. You will revel in new skills and wonder at your own ability at having written a favourite icon with your own hands. No artistic experience is required of the beginning student .

NEAREST METRO: Oktyabrskaya

COSTS: 3000rb for the wooden board (standard size 30×40), 150rb/sheet gold leaf (23kt), which is provided by the teacher. 

FEE or teacher is 800 rb/45min lesson, or 3000r b for 5hr lesson.

TIME: Monday to Sunday, various times


Matryoshka Painting Course

The Course design for those interested in learning the fundamentals of painting Matreoshka nested dolls.

The course covers:

  • Origins, history and insights into the painting of matreoshka doll
  • Traditional stories depicted on matreoshka doll
  • Selection of proper blanks and surface preparation
  • Types of finishes and their application
  • Layout, including techniques for mapping flat images onto curved surfaces
  • Substrates and base coats
  • Paint selection and preparation
  • Painting techniques and sequence

NEAREST METRO: Typically, we meet at one or more of the participants’ homes, as mutually agreed.

COSTS: The hourly  (45-minute) rate is 800 Rub.  per person. Most of my students opt for a two-hour (120-minute) lesson, which appears to be an optimal duration. A typical course will run 10 lessons. The all-in price for complete set of materials is 3000 Rub.

TIME: Weekdays from 10.00

Needlework Group

The group is about getting together and making friends. We spend time talking, exchanging ideas and working on our projects or starting new ones. We do all kinds of needlework: cross stitch, tapestry, crochet, knitting etc. (All levels)

Nearest metro: Kropotkinskaya

Costs: Materials starting from 200 rubles which need to be provided by participants.

Time: Monday 13.00 – 16.00


I Can Paint

A comprehensive acryl and oil painting course which combines theory of painting and immediate practice, with help of intuitive painting approach.

It’s meant for people who wish to develop their artistic abilities, even if they have never painted before, and helps to find harmony.

A “gentle” starter course, where you learn different  professional art materials to use, – all to create your masterpiece.

You  start “thinking like an Artist” on this course and learn to develop your own style.

We will be learning how the masters painted, to understand  their “concepts” and features.

With help of intuition painting approach you get read of thinking stereotypes and get your own creative ideas instead.

Group 4 – 8 people, easels and basic materials are provided.

Teacher Anna Schipper-Cherkasova is a Professional artist (graduated from Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts)  helps you to create your works in easy and enjoyable way – that is with patience, enthusiasm, encouragement and professionalism.

WHEN:            Wednesdays and Thursdays, morning 

WHERE:          Art-center Masterclass (near metro Park Kultury, Frunzenskaya naberezhnaya 10, 7 min walk from the station),

COST:             depending on the number of people: around 1500 rub pp (this fee will cover the rent and price of materials used)



Painting: Oil / Acrylic

The oil/acrylic painting class is for students who want to learn how to paint and techniques to enhance painting skills. All levels are welcome. Class space is limited due to studio size and allowing time with instructor. Class limit: 3 people per day

NEAREST METRO: Park Kultury Circle Line, address is: Frunzenskaya Naberezhnaya 18, 3rd Entrance, Floor 8+1Left Door

COSTS: Fee for teacher is 1500 rubles per session (supplies not included)

TIME: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10.30-13.30 Sept.-Dec.; Mar.-June



Each student will find a place at the atelier, and can start straight away. No need for preparation, just get your fingers in it and watch a wonderful art-work take shape. Usually, the first piece you will take on is to copy an antique torso or Aphrodite’s head, to get used to making shape and understanding volume and symmetry.

All tools and equipment are provided at the atelier, including glaze and plasticine, to create models, which are then turned into terracotta (raw or glazed), plaster or bronze pieces.

You will learn about and use the century-old techniques developed by the grand masters, and be guided by Vadim to either copy a known art-work and find your inner artist and get creative.

You can be certain to enjoy as much the process as the results! Most students learn from each over too, and Vadim has a library of art books to get you inspired.

It is best to remove jewelry around your hands and fingers, not to damage them, and you may want to wear an old shirt or apron over your clothes, as it is so tempting to wipe your hands on it.

NEAREST METRO            Warsaw (варшавская).  Full address: Warsaw Shosse (Варшавское ш) 75,  building 2

COSTS:                              All equipment and materials are provided by Teacher and available at the atelier.         

                                         Extra costs to be considered:

  • bronze: 2600rub/kg
  • polishing from professional polisher working on site.
  • plaster cast from professional plaster cast master working on site
  • kiln and glaze, available on site, for terracotta sculptures.

Fee for Teacher: RUR 1500 per 3-hour lesson

No Prepayment required.  Classes, material and extras are paid once work is completed.

TIME:              Mon., Tue., Wed. & Thu. 10.00-13.00


Watercolours & Multimedia Painting Group

Our instructor, Elena Andreevna Afanasieva, has been teaching children and adults for over 50 years. She holds the title “Master Instructor” at the Serov School of Art. Weather permitting, we move outdoors, painting in and around Moscow, doing landscapes, architecture and street scenes. During the cold months, we paint indoors, using still lives, live models and photos as reference. Elena’s approach is for each student to develop their own style, rather than applying strict rules. Of course, formal instruction is given and each student will be helped individually as well. Other mediums such as pastel, gouache and charcoal are encouraged.

Beginners are welcome, as well as those with some experience in painting.

 NEAREST METRO:    Universitet/ Prospect Vernadskogo

COSTS:                       fee for teacher is 2500 rubles

TIME:                         Monday, Friday 10.00-12.30


Technique of lightful painting – New Group in 2016/17

Vladimir Petrov-Gladky’s style can be likened to that of the Fantastic realism school or Visionary art but it’s the superficial analogies, only partly helping to approach to his art. During his workshops, students will be able to get an exclusive opportunity to learn first hand the basic methods of this unique art technique, which Vladimir uses. In addition to the technical skills, which you will personally learn from the artist himself and know-how, students will need to use a lot of their own imagination in order to fully master their own fantasy on canvass. Don’t miss your chance to learn to paint in a way which you will never regret.

Class limit: 2 people per workshop

NEAREST METRO: Shabolovskaya, Orange Line, address: Khavskaya str., 18, apt. 18, 2nd Entrance, Floor

COSTS: 6000 rubles per workshop (all supplies included): i.e. 3000 rubles per person. Special price for individual lesson: 5000 rubles

NB! Lesson duration minimum 3 hours!

TIME: Wednesday (or other day by agreement) 11.30-14.30 or 14.00-17.00 Sept.-Dec.; Mar.-June


Craft Workshop Group

We offer a wide range of easy and fun craft workshops for you and your kids. It is a wonderful possibility to  learn something new,  get a creative experience or just spend time in a friendly atmosphere. It is an intellectual and physical activity where you explore the infinite possibilities of materials and processes to create unique projects that will decorate your house and can be an personalized gift to your friends.   Don’t be afraid that you have never done anything similar before. Talent is helpful but not the most important factor. It’s passion and idea that count the most!

Note that all our classes are held in English language.

Number of participants can vary from 2 to 8. There is also a posibility to arrange any workshop at the time and place convenient for you, but minimum number of participants should be at least 4.     


NEAREST METRO : Different locations but at most times it is arranged in the very centre of Moscow. Nearby Pushkinskaya or Mayakovskaya

COST:        varies depending on the project. All materials and supplies are always included in the price.   All the projects that you make on our workshop you can take home.     

TIME: Tuesdays at 11.00 am    



Lino cuts, mono printing etc.

Being inspired by Russian poetry , Russian lubock (old Russian block printing craft) or  anything which would make a nice multiple print ( such as for gift cards and art prints).

Marina will teach how to make a simple block print which is a very practical way of creating multiple fine art prints. Also a fantastic craft to learn.

First class will be making a lino cut and then putting it through a printing press to make multiple prints. Printmaking is a wonderful and satisfying art form which is thoroughly  enjoyable.

The classes will take place in a studio at Petrovka Ulitsa

NEAREST METRO: Trubnaya, Pushkinskaya, Mayakovskaya

COSTS: Price 1500 RUB incl. ink, tools,drawing equipment and first four prints paper. One week advance payments.

TIME: Friday 10.30-1pm and 14.00-16.30



Monotypy – Technique Of Drawing.

“Monotypy” consists of two Greek words: “Monos” means “one”, and “Typos” – “print”.

“Monotypy” is a type of printing graphic, that was invented by an artist and graver Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (1607-1665). Thus, “monotypy” is a technique of single print.

First who begun such techniques are ancient people to use their hands to make prints on the walls of their caves.

Monotypy may be an art therapy, because it helps people to extend their fantasy, spatial thinking, observing. This technique is useful for the whole family: for kids, to work with colors and explore what they have created; for adults it is interesting for its variety, and helps people to find out themselves.

Materials and tools are: paper, brushes, gouache, watercolor, wet sponge, and glaze .

A glaze is used for monotypy by bringing a draw on it. Then cover this glaze by a moisten sheet of paper. In the aftermath of this process a stamp is formed with an unusual pattern that couldn’t be repeated by any artist.

An image on the stamp is accidental, unique and never be the same again.

You can leave print as well as it was done, or you can add some details for a better view.

Process of monotypy is always exciting!

Monotype may enter into your life and bring you lots of wonderful moments.

NEAREST METRO: Dynamo, Artist’s Studio

COSTS: The all-in price for complete of materials is 1200 Rub / 60 min lesson

TIME: Monday to Sunday, various times

Life Model drawing – Open Sessions!

This is an untaught open life drawing session for those who which to keep up their drawing skills and work from the figure (nowhere else in Moscow offers this type of class). Every Monday a nude model will pose and you have the opportunity to use the equipment and facilities of a proper working studio, Petrovka art studio Moscow.

NEAREST METRO:      Trubnaya, Pushkinskaya, Mayakovskaya

COSTS:                         model and equipment use ONLY 600 RUB (plus refreshments). Drop in and no monthly commitment.

TIME:                          Monday 14.00-16.30


New Artist

Bring out the Artist in you! theory and practice. Comprehensive painting course, which combines theory of painting and immediate practice, with help of intuitive painting approach. It  meant for people who wish to develop their artistic abilities, even if they have never painted before, and helps to find harmony.

A “gentle” starter course, where you learn different  professional art materials to use,  – all to create your masterpiece.

You  start thinking like an Artist on this course and learn to develop your own style. We learn how the masters painted, we understand  their concepts and features.

With help of intuition painting approach you get read of thinking stereotypes and get your own creative ideas instead.

Teacher: Anna Schipper-Cherkasova is a Professional artist (graduated from Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts) and helps you to create your works in easy and enjoyable way – that is with patience, enthusiasm, encouragement and professionalism.

Group 4 – 8 people, easels and basic materials are provided.

TIME:    Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11.30-14.30

VENUE:  art-center Masterclass (near metro Park Kulturi, Frunzenaksya nabereznaya 10),


COST:    fee will cover the rent and price of materials used, depends on number of people.


Photography as foreign language - creating a photobook Made in Moscow 

 The program is designed for people interested in documentary photography and its borders, who want to improve their skills in this area, and as a final result create a collective photobook, so far entitled: MOSCOW IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER.

We are going to create a visual photocyclopedia of Moscow. Together we will decide what Moscow means to us, what connotations it brings and how to put them into the language of photography. 

In the course of the club we meet twice a month ( October- April and in May/June we publish the book)  either to discuss the photos we did, brainstorm, motivate and inspire or to take photos together. We are also going to visit the most interesting photo exhibitions in town. 

This is going to be a collective work so the final result depends on what each of us will input into the group. We want to make the book atractive not only for us – creators but also for the viewers. We would like to reach the big audience and finally sell the book within the IWC Group and more.

Imagine what a fantastic souvenir we can create to make our staying in Moscow memorable

Leader: Anna Bedynska the professional photojournalist with 15 years of experience, with worldwide recognsion and publications among others: Gazeta Wyborcza, Newseek, National Geographic, Marie Clare, Lens Culture and awards among which she got the World Press Photo in 2013 in portrait.

Place of meeting: to be set – mostly public place in town, private house possible 

Time: October, April, May twice a month

Fee to be set up

Traditional Textile Russian Doll Making 

Learn how to make traditional Russian dolls using simple techniques. Discover that dollmaking provides a fascinating insight into Russian social and cultural history from the female perspective. There is more to these dolls than you think! Our teacher Anna has a wealth of knowledge to share.

This simple craft is suitable for anyone with interest. We invite you to join our small group (maximum of 8 people) to make a souvenir that is truly Russian.

DAY ​​             Advanced:  Every second Tuesday

                       Beginner:   Every second week – Wednesday or Friday (to be decided)

TIME​​            10.00 am –  1.00 pm

COST​​            RR 2000 per class (all materials provided)

LOCATION    Central city location


Family and Children

International Playgroup for toddlers (0 to 3 years)

Every week, mothers, babies and toddlers meet at one of the member’s homes to play, have coffee or tea, and chat. All members take turns hosting get-togethers. Depending on the weather, we may also meet at a playground or plan half-day trips.


COSTS: None unless costs for trips

TIME: Tuesday 10:00-12:00


Body, mind & soul

Bible Study Group

We are an international, interdenominational group that meets to discover together the life impacting truths of the Bible. You need no prior knowledge of the Bible. You can simply come and listen as we seek to understand and apply the timeless principles of knowing and walking with God to our everyday lives. Feel free to come once and see if you enjoy the study and interaction with women from around the world.  

NEAREST METRO: various city center locations

COSTS: classes are free of charge.

TIME: Tuesday 10.00 – 12.00


Bones for Life

Bones for life is an international program based on intelligent and safe movements. This interesting group gives you the opportunity to know your body and re-learn the most simple habits such as standing up from bed, walking, seating, carrying things and how to avoid to hurt yourself in case of falling down.

This system helped me to discover and correct my mistaken habits that at the end of the day made me feel tired or stressful.



  • Develop harmonious coordination
  • Empower lively & dynamic gait
  • Train in bone building walking in rhythm
  • Reach Quality of natural fitness at any age
  • Restore resourcefulness of equilibrium & stability
  • Align posture in the body language of self confidence


NEAREST METRO: Belorusskaya

COSTS: 500 rub

TIME: Friday,Tuesday from 12:00 – 13:30

Duplicate Bridge

DUPLICATE BRIDGE playing in a relaxed atmosphere, with room for learning with more experienced players.

NEAREST METRO: City Centre or out of town, it is appreciated if you can host every now       and then.

COSTS: 1000 RUB for materials

TIME: Wednesday 10.00-14.00


Gnosis: The ancient wisdom

Gnosis – the knowledge of the essence of all things that has always existed, passing from century to century, from epoch to epoch, from one race to another.

In these lectures you will find the transcendental knowledge that allows human being to develop harmoniously in all levels. It is a natural functionalism of our conscience and intelligence. It is the key to unlock the secrets of all civilizations.

Gnostic Science studies the following topics: Philosophy; Science; Real Art;  Anthropology; Sound Science; Laws of the universe; Future and Past events in our planet according to mayans and egyptians papyrus and codecs…

Practices: Awakening Consciousness, Meditation, Chakras, Philosophy of the moment, Lucid Dreaming Exercises, Perfect marriage, How to learn to love, Pranayama…

NEAREST METRO: Belorusskaya

TIME: Tuesday from 10.00-12.00

COSTS: 500 Rubles


Sahaja Yoga / Meditation

Sahaja yoga meditation is a spontaneous and effortless technique by which a person is completely relaxed and free from all depression, anger, anxiety and aggression. It is practiced by people from all over the world irrespective of cast, creed, sex or religion. It was founded in 1970  by her holiness Shri Mataji NIRMALA Devi who was born in a Christian Family and was a doctor of medicine. By practicing Sahaja yoga meditation a person becomes completely calm and peaceful from within, his/her health also improves and there is a positive change in his/her personality.

NEAREST METRO: Pushkinskaya, Nastyasinski perulok 8/1

COSTS: classes are free of cost

TIME: Friday – 11.00 – 12.30, Sunday 12.00-13.30


Sahaja Yoga



Acupressure is an alternative medicine technique, similar in principle to acupuncture. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years.

Acupressure involves applying pressure to acupressure points that lie along meridians in your body (meridians are energy carrying channels ).

This form of touch therapy has effects on the physical conditions, tensions and emotions. It promotes relaxation, balance and turn on our own self healing or regulatory mechanisms.

Acupressure interest group gives you opportunity to learn how to do self massage, help yourself and your family, in a different conditions as stress, fatigue, chronic pains,insomnia, allergy.

NEAREST METRO: Yugo Zapadnaya (red line)


 TIME: Tuesday from 11.30.-13.00


Discovering One’s Inner Peace! (Previously called Inner Peace Discovery)

The purpose of this 10-session​ ​program​​  is to help participants discover their own resources and       the possibility of experiencing peace inside.

The course, called the ‘Peace Education Programme’, consists of 10 videos based on excerpts from international talks​given by​ ​​Ambassador of Peace ​​Prem Rawat​.

Each session focuses on a different theme such as inner strength, clarity, self-awareness, dignity, choice.

These customized, interactive workshops are non-religious and non-sectarian.

When: The sessions are held once a week, starting on Friday October 7th from 11:00​-12:30.

Where: 17, Malaya Bronnaya – flat 24

Nearest Metro: Tverskaya or Mayakovskaya

Cost: None.

Image Inner Peace

Cooking, Wining & Dining


The cooking club is a great social and gastronomical experience sharing  favorite recipes with others. You will learn how to cook fantastic recipes in a very nice and private atmosphere and share the know-how about  other’s food, life and culture. Participants will have the opportunity to host a gathering whether it is at home or at another location. The hostess decides how many guests she can accommodate. She will choose 3-4 recipes to make as well as print out the required amount for participants to work from, make notes on and bring home.  The hostess will need to buy the groceries in order to prepare the lunch for the group. Should she need extra bowls, pots, pans, dishes, they will be provided! Participants arrive by 1030h, have a coffee and review recipes with the hostess.

All ladies will be involved in the preparation of their lunch while learning about various other methods to arrive at the cooked lunch.  When the food is prepared it is time to enjoy the lunch! Ladies have always been so generous with their time and manage to help with the cleaning up before  all leave with new recipes and a satisfied palate!


COSTS: all costs will be divided between the group.

TIME: 2nd Thursday of the month or on hostesses availability. We are flexible! From 1030-1430h

Food & Wine lovers

Russian evenings can be very long, especially in winter.

Why staying home waiting for the cold to pass? If you want to spend them in a special way come join us! We will bring you to some of the most interesting and exclusive locations in Moscow to taste delicious food and wine from all over the world. You will also have the opportunity to learn about different varieties of wines from different countries and maybe even meet the winemakers. Your mood is good? Come and share it with us!

It is bad? Come and let us make you feel better!

You don’t need anything except for your love of good food and wines. Bring your husbands, they will be more than welcome!

Nearest metro: Various

Costs:                             Various

Time: once a month

Wine and Food Tasting Group

The monthly Host will rotate amongst the members. The Host will choose the theme for the month (e.g., wines from a certain country, etc.). Each participant will bring a bottle of wine and a food dish corresponding with the theme. Everyone will learn some new things about food and wine, and enjoy a splendid evening among friends and new acquaintances.

Nearest metro: various, determined by host

Costs: various, determined by host

Time: Saturday evening, once a month



Eco-friendly Interest Group 

From recycling, to conscious consumerism to climate change, environmental issues are shaping our lives and the lives of future generations.  This interest group will explore green issues, both throughout the world and here in Moscow.

Activities include visits to eco centers, organic farms and shops, recycling initiatives in Moscow and talks by eco experts. The Russian environmental movement is small, but growing. Join this group to learn more and make a difference.

VENUE: Various venues

COST: Free or may include possible ticket entrance fees

TIME: once a month, day and time TBD

Museum Visits

The Museum Group visits a wide variety of museums and estates in Moscow, from the most famous to the more hidden ones.  The number of participants varies depending on the museum (sometimes only small groups are admitted), with a minimum number required in order for the visit to take place. Galina, our specialist Russian guide, organises and conducts many of the visits in English. On some occasions, we might have Russian speaking guides, and Galina as interpreter.

Meeting point: Nearest metro or at the museum.

Cost:  Varies, and is divided among the participants. Pre-payment may be required depending on the museum rules.

Day  time:  Wednesdays, approximately 10.00-12.30 hours, depending on the opening hours.

Family visits:  Open to partners and children.  Once a month on Saturday and/or Sunday.


History, Art, Design ( lectures, workshops, excursions)

How often have you wished that you knew the Russian history time-line so that you could place a historical event, exhibit or architectural style along it?

With this group you will see the best Moscow sights in the context of Russian history. This new eclectic course will have several threads.

- We will visit the best museums, where you will learn to decipher museum exhibits, so that for you they start to speak.

- We will learn about famous architectural styles and make architecture walks in Moscow to illustrate particular styles.

- We will attend some unique cultural venues, which are usually closed to the general public.

- We will discover our new special topic devoted to Russian Literature, as well as Theater & Music.

- We will also learn about fine art, from classical to modern.

- We will participate in sessions featuring interior design as well as fashion.

Each month there will be a different topic, we will meet every week, once or sometimes twice, on Fridays and/or Mondays.

WHERE:             various places in the center

WHEN:                weekly, on Fridays and\or Mondays 11.00 – 13.00

 COSTS:               various, depends on meeting and number of people

stylist visit Большой театр-1


Russian Art History

The aim of our one-year project is to give you the understanding of Russian Art and to show you the jewels of the Russian Culture you might miss otherwise. You will discover the best museums and sights which are deprived of public popular attention but are a must for the Russia art scene.
Our course is a combination of lectures, tours to the best but mostly hidden or hard-to-get-into museums and architectural walks. You’ll have a unique opportunity to get first-hand experience in the Russian realist school of the second half of the 20th century based on the NB Gallery’s extensive realist collection.
All the lectures/tours will be held in English.

NEAREST METRO: The first meeting is held at the NB Gallery. Metro Kropotkinskaya, all the tours will be held in different museums (different metro stations, but mostly in the center, inside the Garden Ring)

TIME: We will meet once a month. Every second Wednesday of the month at 11.00a.m.
Sometimes the date can be changed according to the museum’s’ exposition   and group members’ availability

COSTS: Lectures are free of charge. Museums trips usually cost $15-$20 depending on the site. 




Russian Contemporary Art Studios

Every meeting Russian Contemporary Art group will visit an artist at his/her studio.  Informal discussions of works and conversations with an artist will follow the artist’s show.

The address of the artist’s studio is e-mailed few days before the meeting.


COSTS: no cost

TIME: First Wednesday of the month 11.00


Russian Literature and Lunch

We meet every week for lunch and Russian literature. Our list for 2016-2017 is given below. We aim to cover approx. 2 books a month, starting with the19th century classics and moving to less well-known works from the 20th and 21st centuries. We’ll also have some weeks when we look at the author, their life, influences and sometimes also visit a place in Moscow associated with them. For example, we visited the Tsvetaeva house museum and her dacha in Tarusa. We have read Crime and Punishment over the summer.

We take it in turns to host a simple lunch (soup, salad and cake is fine) and to lead on the books: you certainly don’t have to be a professor but just someone who enjoys literature and wants to discuss and find out what others think of the same books!


TIME:  Tuesday   12.00-14.30

COSTS: No cost except when you host a simple lunch


Russian Literature Group

The Russian literature group is lead by the very charismatic Felix from Patriarch Dom tours. The book list is made up of Russian classics and more contemporary authors. Felix researches the authors and sets topics for the group to discuss. Felix studied Russian literature and is a great guide to this subject.


COSTS: books need to be provided by participants and 1500 rubles per year for fee teacher. Pre-payment required.

TIME: 4th Wednesday of the month 10.00 – 12.00


Understanding Russia lectures

Lena from Patriarshy Dom Tours covers every aspect of life in Russia including history past and present, communism, KGB, health, education, art, literature and many more interesting subjects. There are also interesting opportunities to meet artisans who make various famous Russian handicrafts.

NEAREST METRO: various, participants are encouraged to host these lectures

COSTS: 3500 rubles for the full course. Money collected pays for refreshments and the teacher’s fee

TIME: Thursday, 10.00-12.00



At the film group we will be watching Russian original movies (with Russian subtitles if available) or going to movies. The intent is to improve and practice Russian language while learning also more about Russian cinematography.

Time : Every first Wednesday of the month 10.00-12.00  (or if we go to movie it will depend on the program)

NEAREST METRO : Sokol , address: Beregovaya 3, Pokrovsky Hills VV35

COSTS: No cost (only the ticket to movie)


Ceilidh Dance Club

There is no need to have Scottish ancestry to enjoy the music and company, and to get exercise at the same time. Prior dance experience or being particularly fit is not required. Just come along, have a look, and feel free to join in! All dance moves and figures will be explained by one of Moscow’s top Scottish dance teachers, Sergey Alferov.

NEAREST METRO: Tsvetnoy Bulvar, location dance hall: 2, Bolshoi Karetniy Pereulok

COSTS: 500 rubles per session or a discounted price of 1500 rubles per month.

TIME: Meets every Wednesday at 14.45

OUTFIT: Flat shoes or trainers, with clothes allowing free movement (t-shirt, tracksuit bottoms, skirt etc)


Latin Dances Group 

Latin Dances Group is for those who want to learn passionate Latin dances such as salsa, bachata, tango, merengue, kizomba, semba, reggaeton, zouk and some others. Our group is designed to allow students to begin anytime. Whether you are a beginner or you have been into dancing for years, we have something for you. And come as often as your schedule allows, we have classes almost everyday in different places. Moreover, you will have an opportunity to dance and to communicate with native representatives of the Latino culture.

NEAREST METRO: Only Location  – Kievskaya (Plyushchikha Street, 43/47)

COSTS:                    400 RUB/class

TIME:                      New working time:  Wednesday 7pm –  bachata; 8 pm classic salsa

                                      Saturday 5 pm bachata; 6 pm classic salsa



New solo Latin American Dance Group – New Group in 2016/17

New solo Latin American dance group.

Solo dancing become very popular between women, who want to dance hot Latin American dances and have no partners!

You have great opportunity to learn different steps from samba, cha cha, rumba, pasodoble, jive with bronze Europe Latin champion Ekaterina!

Morning course is very comfortable because you can enjoy Latin rhythms, while your children are at school! Latin dancing takes a lot of energy, so you don’t need any fitness more.

Starting from October in «Dance Republic» on Novocheremushinskaya Street.

Nearest metro: Novie Cheremushki

Location dance hall: Novocheremushinskaya 65/1 

Costs: 500 RUB/class (for group more than 5 members, for smaller group – 650 RUB). Discounted price 1500 RUB per month.

Time: Wednesday from 10am 


Learn and Improve your English

This is a great chance to improve your English language skills in a group of 5-9 people! The teaching method will focus on speaking, but also reading and writing will be trained. 

We will watch short study movies and sing songs to make it more fun to improve your English. 

Copies of the materials (Oxford University Press and other fine English publish houses) will be provided. Participants will be tested first.


COSTS: 500 rubles per person per lesson including materials which will be provided by teacher

TIME:                             Tuesday morning, exact time and levels to be decided when groups are formed after the Meet&Greet.


Russian for beginners – in the afternoon

Let’s start speaking Russian

RUSSIAN FOR BEGINNERS Let’s start speaking Russian

Russian for beginners – Afternoon class

This class is to help students become familiar with the Russian alphabet, read signs and menus, get oriented in the metro and other daily situations. Learning the most frequently used words and patterns and in combining them students will get an opportunity to express themselves in a wide range of situations. During class we will practice all aspects of the language: speaking & listening, reading & writing.

Nearest metro: ​Kuznetsky most and Teatralnaya​ stations

Date and time: Wednesday, Friday 14.30 – 16.00 hrs.

Costs: 4000R/month for 8 classes


Let’s say more in Russian

Russian for beginners/ intermediate students – Afternoon class

This class is for students who can already read Russian, know basic grammar and have some speaking practice. Students will learn to expand the range of situations where they can express themselves freely, and to acquire more confidence in speaking the language.

Nearest metro: Kuznetsky most and Teatralnaya​ stations
Date and time​: Wednesday, Friday 12.30 -14.00 hrs.

Costs​: 8000R/month for 8 classes


Russian Conversation – Discussion

  1. BeginnersThe class is orientated on conversation based on the topics of everyday life and to help students to be operational in most situations of everyday life. It is aimed to help them to feel more comfortable and confident while living in Moscow. During the class we do a lot of short dialogues, play games and make short stories. It is both pleasant and practical.NEAREST METRO: ArbatskayaCOSTS: no costs for materials which will be provided by teacher.Fee for teacher is 600 rubles per class. Prepayment required.TIME: Monday/Thursday 10.30-12.00


  • Intermediate and AdvancedDuring this class 10 topics will be discussed which includes social, political and cultural areas. It is done in the form of discussion based on the plan prepared by the teacher. The class is accompanied by the list of words translated into English and French. At the beginning of the course the participants are welcome to propose topics to discuss.NEAREST METRO: ArbatskayaCOSTS: no costs for materials which will be provided by teacher.Fee for teacher is 600 rubles per class. Prepayment required.TIME: Thursday 12.00 – 13.30




  1. Elementary

Classes for participants with elementary knowledge of Russian language including reading and writing. Focus will be on practical grammar and acquiring conversation skills.

 NEAREST METRO: Biblioteka imeni Lenina

COSTS: 300 rubles for materials (one book per year, provided by the students)

               Fee for teacher is 2300 rubles per class to be divided between the group.

TIME: Friday 9.00 – 11.30


  1. Intermediate


Improve your Russian with small talk and daily life conversations. We use two books for this course: Poexali 1.2 (orange) and “Usueful Grammar” (blue).

  NEAREST METRO: Park Pobedy

COSTS: 300 rubles for materials (one book per year, provided by the students)

             Fee for teacher to be announced.

TIME: Monday 10.00-12.00


Spanish Conversation: Basic/intermediate

Do you like Spanish? Would you like to improve your level? Are you a beginner?

Come to our classes where you will find an interesting way to learn Spanish developing all your language skills.

Advanced: Mondays from 10:30 to 12:00.

Beginners: Mondays from 13:00 to 14:30

NEAREST METRO: Belorusskaya

COSTS: 500 rub


Vocal and Piano Lessons

Pianist and singer Galina Staneshnikova is a senior teacher of the State Classical Academy by the name of Mimonid and senior teacher of the International Academy of Sciences and Arts. She offers lessons in vocal and piano playing.

Vocal: students have the possibility of studying singing solo.

They will be able to get to learn more about Russian songs and romances. Piano playing for children and adults: they will have lessons at their home. If necessary, the students will be assisted in purchasing or according a piano. The students have a chance to take part in performances at festivals and competitions.

NEAREST METRO: student’s home

COSTS: participants need to provide own instrument. Other materials will be provided by teacher. Fee for teacher depends on level of participant and duration of lesson.

TIME: Various days and times.



Created in 2006 by Moskva Accueil, the choir is now a joined activity with IWC and all members who enjoy singing are welcomed. The objective is to have pleasure to sing and there is no specific requirement, just your enthusiasm. Occasionally, the choir is invited to perform at Embassies, at meeting of women's organisations in Moscow.

The choir’s repertoire is extensive and includes works of different eras and composers, music from operas, film, folk songs from different countries and in different languages.

Time: Rehearsal is on Friday 10:30 to 12:00.

Where: Armyansky Pereulok dom 1/8 appartment 15, closest metro is Lubyanka or Chistiye Prudy.

Cost: 750R/p.p/per session



Outdoor sport

Cross Country Skiing

This is the great outdoor exercise at the magic snowy parks. We have beginners and intermediate groups depending on ability and fitness.

NEAREST METRO:  will be explained on sign up

COSTS:  participants need to provide own XC skiing equipment. Fee for teacher is 600 rubles per class            

TIME: Izmaelovo park Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.00-11.45 & 11.55-13.20

             Pokrovsky Hills Wednesdays 10:15 – 11:30 Intermediate and advanced skiers 11:40 – 12:55 Beginners



Nordic Walking

Walking using poles in local Moscow parks. This is how XC skiers keep in shape in the summer. There is no limit on numbers.

NEAREST METRO:  changes as per park

COSTS:  participants need to provide own Nordic Walking Sticks.  Fee  for teacher is 600 rubles per class.

TIME: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.00-12.00


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Welcome to the IWC Moscow

Welcome to the IWC Moscow