Internal sources promise it will be a big even worth visiting. The formal reason for festivities is the story of women who came to the cave early Sunday with a few bottles of myrrh (oil) to anoint the body but found the grave empty, ran home screaming, which got things rolling. I’m likely to be there and if so I’m available as a volunteer translator, and those who can bear my opinionated style will get an overview of who Old Believers are and what all this fuss around them, and their place and role in the structure of Russian society.
The nights of April 23, 25, and 29, and then May 3 is your chance to see Russian military equipment up close. The daytime rehearsal of the military parade is supposed to be on May 7. Some photos: http://moya-moskva.livejournal.com/3921935.html
Moscow public buses appeared 89 years ago, in 1924. Here are some old photos on Moscow Walks >>
Vegetarian hangouts, organic vegetables, soap made from something other than boiled animal bones etc. Ecological causes and organizations. Lots on particularly vicious food products or additives. Packed with info that feels up to date. Russian only.
I keep on receiving invitations to attend the English conversation club. Seems like a good way to announce yourself, meet locals, and make yourself useful. Most of these attending such events are women. If you are a Russian bride seeker I recommend you attend groups of this sort instead of questionable Anastasia socials. Here is the link:
Want a cross-section of the country, its people, and its history? Komsomolskaya Ploschad (Communist-Union-of-the-Youth Square) may be the place to go to. Here is a collection of true-to-life photos with a slight subjective bent towards ugliness and misery:
I’ve stumbled into a page with a sample of my typical creations >> that probably should be in this Guide as an example of what can be prepared with Moscow-procured ingredients. See categolry Food: Shopping >> MORE>>