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.