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Moscow Events

Women's Day

An event celebrating women and their social, economic and political achievements.

Date: 08 March 2022 - 08 March 2022
Venue: Throughout Russia.
Cost:

Free.


Moscow International Film Festival

Muscovites celebrate years of Russian cinema with screenings of new and classic films at theatres all over Moscow.

Date: 21 April 2022 - 28 April 2022
Venue: Cinemas across Moscow.
Website: http://www.moscowfilmfestival.ru

Paskha (Orthodox Easter)

The main holiday of the Russian Orthodox Church, when Russians end 40 days of fasting with midnight church services and a feast of special Easter dishes.

Date: 24 April 2022 - 24 April 2022
Venue: Churches across Moscow.
Cost:

Free.


Victory Day

Each year Russia celebrates Victory Day which commemorates the defeat of Nazi Germany in the Second World War. Victory Day is celebrated in a grand way in Moscow with lavish ceremonies and a military parade in Red Square. The ceremony is usually attended by several prominent world leaders and the occasion closes with a fireworks display.

Date: 09 May 2022 - 09 May 2022
Venue: Red Square.
Cost:

Free.


Russian Independence Day

Russia declared its sovereignty on 12 June 1990 as it distanced itself from the crumbling Soviet Union. Expect a big celebration and parade at Moscow's Red Square.

Date: 12 June 2022 - 12 June 2022
Venue: Red Square.
Cost:

Free.


Kremlin Cup

Russia's answer to Wimbledon captures the city's attention for seven days in October.

Date: 01 October 2022 - 31 October 2022
(Date to be confirmed)
Website: http://www.kremlincup.ru
Cost:

Various.


National Unity Day

A public holiday with parades and patriotic events to commemorate the uprising that freed Moscow from the Polish-Lithuanian occupation on 4 November 1612.

Date: 04 November 2022 - 04 November 2022
Venue: Throughout the city.
Cost:

Free.


Russian Orthodox Christmas

A massive religious festival featuring a televised speech by the president and various midnight mass services. The Christ the Saviour Cathedral near the Kremlin has an elaborate ceremony.

Date: 07 January 2023 - 07 January 2023
Venue: Various locations around Moscow.
Cost:

Free.


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