Welcome to the Children in Moscow guide!Over the years various families have submitted information for this guide, which started out as a mailing amongst friends in 2003. This independently-run website was launched in 2008 to help other expat and Russian families living in Moscow and those visiting Moscow with children to enjoy this city to the full.
The different sections and pages, including the Calendar (see left) and Community Notice Board, are regularly updated with new entries and information. We do, however, recommend that you call ahead to check prices and times etc. as necessary. Please continue to send us your suggestions, comments and updates as we further develop this website. Please also continue to recommend Children in Moscow.ru to your friends, visitors and colleagues.
We hope that you and your family enjoy exploring all that Moscow has to offer as much as we have over the past few years!
We have created an interactive map to further help you find places of interest by area and category. Please visit the following link or click on the banner above to access the map:
(Please note that this Community Walk map is designed to supplement the Children in Moscow website and that not all of the information, locations and outlets listed in the website are included on the map.)
Giving Birth in Moscow as a Foreigner: When I moved to Moscow in the summer of 2006 I was already three months pregnant and began looking into the possibility of giving birth here. I was initially discouraged when I learnt that none of the international clinics, which seemed so well equipped, provided facilities to give birth. However, I was reassured when I first visited the Perinatal Medical Centre (PNC), which had only just begun operating...
...visit the Editorial page to read these and other articles submitted by our users and partners, including a useful annual holiday and event summary ("Your Moscow Diary").
Out & About
Travel & Transport: visit the Beyond the MKAD page for information on day and weekend trip ideas from Moscow.
Calendar of Events/Community Notice Board: visit the Calendar for information on special events and activities, including schools and kindergartens with weekend creches (also listed on the Schools & Kindergartens/Extra-Curriculum pages). Baby groups and Mother & Toddler groups run by various expat organisations and individuals are also listed on the Community Notice Board page, in addition to private lessons offered by individual teachers. There's certainly plenty going on!
We now accept advertising at competitive rates. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for our banner advertising rates and further information. Our visitor statistics since May 2009 can be viewed by clicking on the Rambler link below. (Note: we had over 1,200 registered users from the website launch in August 2008 to May 2009, when we removed the user registration requirement, and our website currently attracts over 100 unique users a day.)
All the entries throughout the website, including the notices and links to our charity partners on the Further Information pages, are entered at no charge. In the interests of our users, all the entries and commercial advertising are family-friendly. We reserve the right to refuse and edit entries and commercial advertising as appropriate.