This is the page for members’ recommended links. Let us know if you have any useful websites to add!
The British Embassy in Moscow can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-moscow
For general advice visit: https://www.gov.uk/browse/abroad/living-abroad
Crisis situation: https://www.gov.uk/how-to-deal-with-a-crisis-overseas
The FCO also encourage you to follow them on Twitter @fcotravel and on Facebook www.facebook.com/fcotravel.
Travel advice can be obtained at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
www.expatflat.ru/ Moscow-based British estate agent that specialises in expats and helping them negotiate the property market.
www.intermarksavills.ru International estate agent with relocation services offered, operating in Moscow (they can help with visas, settling in, small DIY tasks etc.).
Entertainment and other activities
www.bolshoi.ru/en/ Bolshoi Ballet. See the schedule and book tickets online. Tickets may now be printed off. Look at the restricted viewing plan before purchase!
www.parter.ru Ticket agent for all concerts etc. Pay by credit card and they will deliver tickets to you.
http://eng.menu.ru/ Restaurant reviews and places to dine in Moscow.
www.elemoscow.net Independent, open, public English-language lecture forum in Moscow that meets once or twice a month.
www.britishclub.ru British Business Club in Russia. Organises many charitable and fun events throughout the year, including the annual Summer Stramash, Village Fete and Trafalgar Ball.
www.antikbar.co.uk International poster art (based in London!) including many original Soviet/Russian posters, reprint poster packs and poster-sized reproductions. Also maps, prints etc. Online shop with worldwide delivery.
Tourism & travel
www.bridgetomoscow.com Excellent Moscow tour guide service, and also an official ‘Friend of the BWC’. Private and group tours available.
http://russiatravel-pdtours.netfirms.com/ Patriarshy Dom Tours. Extensive monthly schedule of guided tours in and around Moscow. Private tours also available.
https://yandex.com/maps/ Interactive map with route planning and real-time traffic information. See also the Yandex.Maps app.
Taxis: apps for Gettaxi, Yandex and Uber are available in Moscow, in both English and Russian.
http://www.domodedovo.ru/images/info/english.htm Domodedovo airport.
http://www.svo.aero/en/ Sheremetyevo airport.
http://www.vnukovo.ru/en/ Vnukovo airport.
https://aeroexpress.ru/en/ Aeroexpress trains which go direct from central Moscow to the three international airports. Timetables and tickets available online.
www.anywayanyday.com Find and book flights and hotels online.
Health and beauty
www.expatsalon.ru Need a haircut or manicure? The Expat Salon has English speaking staff and has now opened a second outlet. Discount of 10% for BWC Members. We provide them with a list of our members so that you can qualify for your discount. No other information other than this list of names is shared.
www.usdentalcare.com/en Your family dentist in Moscow! Board-certified dentists and hygienists, fully equipped clinic, highest standards of sterlization. English-speaking staff. Highly recommended. Direct billing and pay-and-claim agreements with many worldwide insurance companies (including Cigna). Corporate discount program available.
www.lensmaster.ru Opticians with (often) English speaking staff and online delivery option. See website for full list of services and addresses.
http://moscowanglican.org St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Moscow.
General expat life:
www.expatwomen.com Site for women living abroad with interesting stories, interviews, country information etc.
www.expatexchange.com Site for those living abroad with country information, forums etc.