Here’s a list of some of the groups and clubs that you can join while staying in Moscow.
Present in over 107 countries and territories and with over 50,000 members, AIESEC is the world’s largest student-run organisation. Focused on providing a platform for youth leadership development, AIESEC offers young people the opportunity to get experience and skills in Moscow.
The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. English-language Al-Anon weekly support group meets Tuesdays 7:30 p.m.- 8:30 at St. Andrew’s Church, lower level, Voznesensky per., 8/5 between Tverskaya and Bolshaya Nikitskaya. All are welcome!
[email protected] tel. 234-2384
Allianz ROSNO Expat Football League
A popular expat football league in Russia with about eigth teams where games take place on weekends at MGIMO stadium (pr. Vernadskogo 76, metro Yugo-Zapadnaya), during winter season at Lokomotov stadium (ul. Bolshaya Cherkizovskaya 125A, metro Cherkizovskaya).
Australian and New Zealand Social Group (AUSKI)
A social group for Australians and New Zealanders living and working in Moscow. The group meets monthly to dine together and socialise in a friendly atmosphere.
Book Swap Club Moscow
Moscow first Book Swap Club is about sharing books, making interesting acquaintances and finding new friends
British Business Club
The British Business Club is a business networking and social club providing a platform for British, associated Russian and other expat business people to meet at monthly meetings and other events.
“Hikers” is an active and friendly hiking club; it is a non-profit organization and open for everyone to join. Hikes take place every Sunday all-year-round in forests of Moscow region.
Democrats Abroad Russia
Democrats Abroad Russia is open to all Americans of voting age, as well as non-American “associate” members. We meet every third Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm at “The Place” restaurant at Kosmodamianskaya nab., 52, str. 5 (M. Paveletskaya) for political conversation and debate, guest speakers, and networking.
Tel. 8 916 8000668
Dutch Community is a club for Dutch people living in Moscow, with about 600 members, both expats and Dutch residents living in Moscow. The club offers information and a variety of activities.
English Language Evenings Moscow (ELE)
English Language Evenings is an independent, open, public English-language lecture forum in Moscow, with more than 100 meetings hosting 90 speakers. Meeting once or twice a month from early autumn all to late spring, ELE hosts (mostly) native English speakers, usually prominent and/or interesting individuals from Moscow’s greater English-language and/or foreign-resident community, giving lectures on topics of their own choosing.
Greenpeace Russia (Moscow)
Greenpeace Russia is focusing on the local environmental threats such as nuclear waste in Russia and the pollution of Balkans. It is possible to volunteer for Greenpeace, for all kinds of different projects.
Half-a-Teaspoon club organises culinary classes for adults. They also offer for example baking sessions for children.
www.half-a-teaspoon.ru (in Russian)
The largest global networking site for expats of various nationalities and their family members, with almost 200,000 members in 235 cities worldwide. Build up contacts with like-minded Moscow expats, find information and tips about the expat life in Moscow.
Moscow Dragons Rugby Club
The Dragons now have more than 230 members from more than 17 different countries, although not all of them joined for the rugby. The club has a strong social side, with a constant calendar of events, usually involving substantial quantities of alcohol. Such events are usually devoted to raising money for charity or the development of the club.
Moscow Free Speakers
Being a branch of Toastmasters International, the Moscow Free Speakers Club offers a wide range of public speaking opportunities to everybody irrespective of race, sex, nationality and religion. The club meets every first and third Thu. at 7 p.m. at Chama center, Leningradskoye sh., 52A (M. Vodny Stadion). [email protected]
Moscow International Choir
The Moscow International Choir brings together amateur and professional singers from Russia, Sweden, The Netherlands, England, France, Wales, America, Cameroon, Iceland, and many other places around the world.
Nigerian Community Russia
Rotary Club Moscow International
Rotary Club Moscow International offers special wasy to serve the community in which we are living. The world’s Rotary clubs meet weekly and are non-political, non-religious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today’s most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development.
This club organises wine tasting events which are popular among the expats in Moscow as well as the locals.