~ Our Mission ~

Moscow Nights is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the appreciation of Russian culture through theatrical and music presentations, festivals, and educational programs. Based in the greater metropolitan New Orleans area, Moscow Nights brings the riches of Russian culture, the spirit of internationalism, and the commitment to present highly professional, innovative performances and educational programming to diverse audiences.

In our 16th year, Moscow Nights is expanding its horizons to present original, contemporary theater that explores with a Russian sensibility life’s universal challenges.


A Gala Concert

of Russian-Gypsy Romance

A Benefit Event
The Great Rada!

Moscow Nights' Artistic Director Natasha O. Ramer joins Via Roman in a Benefit Event honoring a legendary performer of Russian romances and Gypsy songs, theatre and film actress Rada Volshaninova.

This is your unique opportunity to see world renowned Rada Volshaninova live in concert.

Honored Artist of RUSSIA ~ the legendary performer of Russian romances and Gypsy songs, theater and film actress, who participated in the films "Queen of the Gypsies", "The Brothers Karamazov", and "Dangerous Tour".

Rada Volshaninova and the Russian-Gypsy ensemble "Via Romen" under Artistic Director Vadim Kolpakov.

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~ Our History ~

In 1880, Russia’s Grand Duke Alexei visited Louisiana. Perhaps the highlight of this trip was the moment this real blueblood bowed down to the Kings of the New Orleans Carnival.

At that moment, Russian culture touched a people with a strong presence and a vibrant personality all their own.

Well over 100 years later, Moscow Nights, Inc. continues that grand tradition started by the celebrated son of Tsar Alexander II, adding a bit of Russian excitement to an area well known for French, Spanish, Sicilian, and African traditions.

Moscow Nights is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization in the Greater New Orleans Metropolitan region that is dedicated to enlightening audiences on various aspects of Russian and Eastern European culture.  Through our activities, Moscow Nights provides both Russians and non-Russians alike with artistic performances and  intellectual programs that bring a bit of Russian culture to Louisiana audiences.