April 2018

«EASTER GIFT FESTIVAL»
The festival includes lots of fasting meals as well as favorite Easter treats, such as Easter cakes (more than 30 varieties). Enjoy informative workshops and street exhibitions dedicated to Russian culture and traditions. More than 40 venues around the city.

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April 5—15
RED HILL TRADITIONAL YOUTH FESTIVAL
Youth holiday devoted to the Slavic customs and traditions. The event program includes folk singing and round dances, games and skomorokh performances. Holiday guests will be able to purchase goods at the handicraft fairs and try dishes prepared according to the ancient receipts.
April
EASTER CELEBRATIONS
During the festive week, ceremonies are held at special sites located on the grounds of the churches that are participating in the festival. On Easter Day entertaining family programs take place in ceremonial areas. Guests of the Festival will enjoy Easter
chants, workshops for adults and children, music concerts, shows, Easter bells.
April 8—15
THE DAYS OF HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE OF MOSCOW
Cultural institutions (including museums, galleries, libraries and cultural centers)
Museums and galleries offer free admission, and the cultural centers hold special programs, excursions, workshops and other events.
April 15, May 19
MOSCOW TRAM DAY
An exhibition of unique tram wagons from different time periods including a horse-drawn car dating from the 19th century will be opened in Moscow. Visit antique salons and take memorable photos. The busy program is packed with quizzes and
competitions as well as entertainment events for children. Retro trams will travel around the city before the official opening.
April
CHERRY WOOD ART FESTIVAL
The Festival combines different art forms: theater and cinema, classical music and painting, open air events and original art projects. Friends of the Festival include the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia led by Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Bashmet and Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra, pianist Denis Matsuev, saxophonist Igor Butman, the Chekhov Moscow Art Theater and the Sovremennik Theater.

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April—June
ST. GEORGE'S TOURNAMENT
Kolomenskoye Museum-Reserve
A Jousting Tournament includes group horse battles, fighting with poleaxes and swords. A detailed reconstruction of life in 15th century Europe. More than 100 international participants.

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April 30 — May 2
MOSCOW SPRING A CAPPELLA
One of the most notable international a capella events. Similar to a capella competitions in the US and Austria. Moscow streets, squares, malls, railway stations and even balconies will form a large-scale concert stage! 168 solo
performers and choirs from 12 countries took part in the 2017 Festival. They performed 8000 songs in total. More than 40 venues around the city.

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April 27 — May 9
CYBER SPORTS MOSCOW MAYOR CUP
International team competitions (Overwatch, Hearthstone, FIFA, DOTA2 and others). Age of participants — 16-23 years. Total audience — 15-18 million people.
April-May
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION RALLY MASTERS SHOW 2018
Krylatskoye State Olympic Training Center
Annual rally racing competition featuring renowned sportsmen and teams from different countries.
April
RUSSIAN NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP (WITH THE PARTICIPATION
OF FOREIGN SWIMMERS)
Olympic Sports Palace
The main opening event of the new Russian sports season featuring top Russian athletes. The championship is also open for foreign contestants. According to the decision of FINA (International Swimming Federation), the present sport event is considered to be a World Aquatics Championships qualification tournament.
April
I CHOOSE SPORTS MOSCOW FESTIVAL OF PHYSICAL CULTURE, SPORTS AND
FITNESS
Izmailovo Sports Palace and Amusement
The Festival is open for participants from any region of Russia. Members of the All-Russian Sports Federations, professional athletes as well as students pursuing careers in sports, Moscow and Moscow Oblast school children, members of sports
schools will take part in the event.
April
APRIL RUNNING RACE (5K)
Luzhniki Olympic Sports Palace
The first race in a series of six races of the Moscow Marathon. The race has been held each year since 2013. By the 5th event the first race finally got its new name — APRIL. 784 people took part in the Spring running race of 2013. By 2017 APRIL gathered around 7 000 people. The race was renamed, but one thing remains the same: a quick 5 km run is the best way to celebrate the sports season opening.
April
INTERNATIONAL SPORTS GAMES FOR CHILDREN OF THE HERO CITIES MARKING THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR VICTORY (1941-1945)
Luzhniki Olympic Sports Palace
International Sports Games for Children of the Hero Cities will take part for the 18th time and will be dedicated to the 73rd Anniversary of the Great Patriotic War Victory. Hundreds of young people from numerous Russian cities will compete in five different sports.
April—May
CELEBRATION OF NIKOLAY GOGOL'S 210 TH BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY
Theater performances and shows based on Nikolay Gogol's works by actors of Moscow theaters and movie stars at Moscow performance venues.
April 1, 2019
EARTH DAY
Pokrovskoye-Streshnevo Estate and Park)
Earth Day initiated by UNESCO on April 22, 1970 is an event celebrated worldwide on April 22nd. Activities include cleaning up neighborhood parks, planting flowers, trees and shrubs, as well as an environmental protection entertainment program.
April 22, 2019
HANDS-ON INTERACTIVE TOURS TO MOSCOW ENVIRONMENTAL СENTERS
Beekeeping Pavillion No. 28 at VDNH, Forest Tale Multimedia Space at
Bitsevski Natural Park, Kuskovo Eco-School Environmental Center
• Tours to beekeeping pavillion no. 28 At vdnh. How does a bee family function and what is its usefulness from the practical point of view to humans and the nature? Find the answers to these and other questions visiting our expo tours. Do not forget to check out our honey quality lab and examine bee interactions inside a unique glass beehive.

• Tours to forest tale multimedia space at bitsevski natural park. A state-of-the-art interactive expo introduces visitors to laws of nature via an intriguing tour.

• Tours to kuskovo eco-school environmental center are dedicated to environmental problems and ecology preservation. Visit our interactive exhibition, movie theater and monitoring eco-lab. The two exhibition halls provide an opportunity to compare untouched nature reserves with the areas with human impact.
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NO TOURNIQUET DAY AT MOSCOW INDUSTRIAL ENTERPRISES

Visit 70 Moscow industrial enterprises, including objects of innovation infrastructure by organized excursions of Muscovites and tourists. The event includes a tour of factory workshops and museums as well as the action «Do it yourself» (a possibility of engaging in industrial process). 15 000 people will be engaged in each event.
April, 20—21
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