What to do in Moscow on Valentine’s Day

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What to do in Moscow on Valentine’s Day


Muscovites have embraced – pardon the pun – Valentine’s Day as if it were their own. Now it’s their own: День влюблённых (The Day of People in Love). Most restaurants have specials on February 14th and you can get flowers on every street corner (many times the usual price, but love is worth it, isn’t it?) Here are some special events to share that special people.

Find romance on top of the world

Do you have children at home? Are your in-laws in town? Has your dog just had a puppy? Is the street noise in your second-floor apartment giving you a permanent headache? This is exactly what you need: an urban resort for two on the 29th floor of the Moscow City skyscraper. Five hours in a spacious loft apartment. Panoramic view of Moscow. A projector and huge screen for watching one of dozens of movies. Food and drinks delivered directly to your door. Rent an “anti-cinema” morning, afternoon or evening for you and your loved one (or for your whole family and large gatherings). Prices start from 15,000 rubles. See the website here for more information.

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Eat, drink and play at Depo Food Court

Depo is one of Moscow’s newest and arguably one of the best food courts, where you can buy almost anything edible from anywhere in the world, and choose from dozens of restaurants serving a wide variety of food and Choose from cafes. Vegetarians will be happy, meat eaters, local food lovers, people who want fast food, coffee lovers, anyone with a sweet tooth, rich, poor…you get the idea. The space also welcomes musical groups, and on February 14th, the young group 5PAR will perform at 8pm and you can enjoy a concert while you eat. Admission is free. Information about the market and restaurants can be found here.

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Whisper your love to Russia’s most romantic singer

Dima Bilan is the only Russian singer to win a gold medal at the Eurovision Song Festival, and one of the few to have a large and loyal following not only in Russia and “near neighbors”, but also “far abroad”. He has won nearly 50 awards worldwide for his singing, acting, songwriting and sensuality. Details of the Dima Bilan concert are kept under wraps at Crocus Town Hall, but we’re sure it will be romantic and exciting. He will perform two nights on February 14th and 15th. Here is the ticket office.


Spend an evening in the Kremlin

The musical extravaganza “Valentine’s Day” will be held in the Kremlin on Wednesday after some schedule changes due to the coronavirus. February 16. The night of songs organized by Muz-TV will feature the most famous performers in Russia, including Nikolai Baskov, Vladimir Presnyakov, Khabib, Alsu, Ziveret, Danya Milokhin and more. If you’re a fan of great pop music, gorgeous clothing, the world’s tallest heels and songs about eternal love, then this is the show for you. See the website here for tickets and more information.

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Sail along the Nile and walk in the rain in New York

The beautifully renovated Arts Theatre is a celebration any day of the year, but their February 14 lineup of films has something for everyone who is in love or looking to fall in love. The premiere is a new version of Reaper on the Nile featuring Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot – consider watching it on a chaise lounge in the small hall – but you can also watch Licorice Pizza, New York Rainy Day, if you want to hide under your parka together, or even Nightmare Alley. See the website here for the full schedule and ticket sales.

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