Moscow Travel Guide


International Theatre Festival
March - June

International Exhibition Masterpieces from Imperial Summer Residences - Pavlovsk, Peterhof, Tzarskoye, Gatchina, Oranienbaum

International Book Exhibition

International Festival of Ballet Dances

Festival of Modern European Jazz in Moscow and Sochi

International Musical Festival - "December Evenings"

Bolshoi Classics
Together the Bolshoi Opera and Ballet companies present a summer season of celebrated Russian ballet and operatic traditions. Attending a performance at the illustrious Bolshoi Theatre constitutes the best night out in Moscow; the magnificent building is home to the world’s most famous opera and ballet companies who perform timeless classics, including Swan Lake and La Boheme, to enthusiastic audiences. Venue: Bolshoi Theatre; Date: September to June; Website:

Russian Winter Festival
Celebrated over the Western Christmas and New Year period, the Russian Winter Festival combines different celebrations and holidays and is an opportunity for visitors to enjoy Russian customs and festivities, such as traditional folk music, troika (sleigh) rides and games, Russian food and lots of vodka. There are also musical and dance performances, and characters dressed as popular Russian mythological figures are there to greet the crowds. For more information contact the Russian Federation Tourism Department on +7 (8) 095 208 2937 or email

Public Festivities

12 Dec - Constitution Day
7 Jan - Russian Orthodox Christmas Day
1 Jan - New Year's Day
8 Mar - International Women's Day
7 Nov - Day of Reconciliation and Accord
23 Feb - Defenders of the Motherland Day
12 Jun - Russian Independence Day
Mar/Apr - Easter Monday
1-2 May - International Labour Day
9 May - Victory (1945) Day

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