It’s All Fun and Games…and Intrigue at Moscow’s Cubiculum Quest

It’s All Fun and Games…and Intrigue at Moscow’s Cubiculum Quest

John Seckel, Director of MIR’s affiliated Moscow office, tells of his team’s attempt to save the world at a popular “Escape Quest” venue called Cubiculum, located in Moscow’s cutting edge "creative cluster,” Flacon Design Factory. Read More


Put a Ring on it: Our Favorite Towns in Russia’s Golden Ring

Put a Ring on it: Our Favorite Towns in Russia’s Golden Ring

One of our Western Russia travel experts shares his tips for travel through the ancient Golden Ring towns that form an elliptical circle to the north and east of Moscow. He writes: Don’t get me wrong, I love Moscow, and it’s been my home for over 19 years, but I really enjoy getting out into the regions for a change of scenery. A great way to get outside of Moscow and feel life in the more rural regions is by visiting cities on Russia’s Golden Ring. Read More


Sixty Restaurant – Best Views in Moscow, Russia

Sixty Restaurant – Best Views in Moscow, Russia

Out on a scouting excursion around Moscow, I boarded a high-speed computer-controlled elevator in the West Federation Tower that swept me quickly up 11 stories to the cloakroom of Moscow’s highest restaurant, appropriately named “Sixty.” I’d been told that the best views are from the tables near the restaurant’s windows, but I can assure you that the panoramic city view can be seen from almost any table. You can also enjoy the view of the sky, as the ceiling is made out of glass. Day or night, this restaurant has the best view in Moscow. Read More



Georgian Delight in the Heart of Moscow

Georgian Delight in the Heart of Moscow

One of the aspects of my position that I love best is tasting food for MIR. As I sit at my desk and write this, I have a feeling of euphoria running through my body that comes from just having visited “Djon Djoli” restaurant and sampled as much of the wonderful food as I could at one sitting. Read More



Unconventional Interactions: Moscow’s Kid-Friendly Experimentanium

Unconventional Interactions: Moscow’s Kid-Friendly Experimentanium

You can be a kid again at one of Moscow’s newest and most fun museums. In every hall there are exhibits that you can and should interact with. Meaning – touch, pull, yell, listen, push, keep your balance, float and let yourself be tricked by optical illusions. Read More