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 ~ TIDES 2014 ~

Musician Svetlana Lonadier Gives Tulane Students A Taste Of Russian Folk Music

A Russian Tea And Entertainment Afternoon!

On the 1st of November 2014, Tulane University and Moscow Nights will co-hosted our annual TIDES program ~ providing Tulane University's Russian Studies students a taste of Russian culture. 

The annual autumn field trip gives students the opportunity to step into an educational  experience ~ into a world of Russian hospitality, cuisine and entertainment.


~ Melikhovskaya Vesna 2014 ~

Diana E. H. Shortes and Scott M. Jefferson Step Onto A Global Festival Stage To Perform Carol Rocamora's "I Take Your Hand In Mine"
Moscow Nights performed at the 15th Annual Chekhov International Theater Festival "Melikhovskaya Vesna" ~ "Spring In Melikhovo".  Our first steps onto a global stage was hailed as a huge success by the Russian press. Audience members and theater critics alike were left speechless ~ oft times with tears streaming from their eyes ~ over the strength of the performances given by Scott M. Jefferson and Diana E. H. Shortes in Moscow Nights Presents: "I Take Your Hand In Mine!"

Московские Hочи в Мелиховская Весна!




~ Our Mission ~

Moscow Nights, Inc is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Russian culture through theatrical and music presentations, festivals, and educational programs. Based in the Greater New Orleans area, Moscow Nights, Inc brings the riches of Russian folk and classical culture and the spirit of internationalism to Louisiana audiences, adding another colorful layer to the vibrant mix of local cultural celebrations.

  Click here to watch video from Mar-April 2013, "Cinderella"

  Click here to view images from Mar-April 2013, "Cinderella"

  Click here to view images from February 14, 2011, "I Take Your Hand in Mine"

  Click here to view images of Winter Festival 2010


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

Click here to learn more about the beginning of Moscow Nights

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