~ 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.

Moscow Nights Presents

Longing for Peace and Home

in the
Songs of the Second World War

Our latest project is a musical theatrical concert entitled "Longing for Peace and Home in the Songs of the Second World War."  New Orleans, perhaps more than most American cities, has a vital and living recollection of the Second World War because of our magnificent World War II Museum.  The museum quite rightly focuses upon the American experience in the war, both in Europe and the Pacific.  But the war itself took place across most of the world, and nowhere was the fighting more murderous or extensive than on the Eastern Front, where the Nazi armies invaded in June, 1941 and were ultimately defeated by the Red Army (assisted in no small measure here by the United States and its Lend-Lease program).

 

~ 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.