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Moscow will celebrate its birthday from 1 to 10 September. Forty festive sites will open all over the city. The celebrations will culminate in a large-scale programme scheduled for 9 and 10 September on Tverskaya Street, which as usual will be converted into a pedestrian area for the City Day. The main theme of the festivities is “Moscow, a City Where History is Made.”

Moscow as the capital of Russia and an intellectual and educational centre has made a major contribution to the world heritage. For centuries, inventions, discoveries and achievements by Moscow scientists, explorers, architects, airmen, cosmonauts, cultural figures, athletes and soldiers became landmarks in Russian and world history. Dedicated to these will be interactive art objects and cultural and educational programmes at the venues.

Moscow is Behind Me contest

Win two tickets to 2018 FIFA World Cup or a year of free Wi-Fi in the metro without advertising or authorisation! All you need to do is make a selfie against the background of a signature Moscow landmark. And please smile – Moscow is behind you!

How to participate

Find one of the specialised photo points installed on Revolyutsii Square, Manezhnaya Square, Tverskaya Square, Kuznetsky Most Street, and Novy Arbat Street for City Day. Make your self-portrait with the help of a special media screen and choose a city landscape of your liking as the background. Your photo for the contest is ready and will be automatically sent to the participants’ database.

What’s next?

Find your photo on VKontakte’s Moscow Seasons street events page

Share it on your page. Don’t forget the contest hashtags: #замнойМосква #Москва870 #МосковскиеСезоны.

Congratulations! You are one of the candidates for the main prize.

The contest results will be announced on 11 September.

Winners will be determined by a random number generator. Their names will be posted on,,, as well as on VKontakte’s Moscow Seasons street events page.

By the way

The contest is also for photos made on the Moscow-870 theme train in the metro. There are signature Moscow landmarks in the first and last carriages. Make a selfie against that background and send it to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Then also find the photo in VKontakte and share it on your page.

A winning photo made at a photo point carries two tickets to 2018 FIFA World Cup. The prize for Moscow-870 theme train photo is one year of free Wi-Fi in the metro without advertising or authorisation.

The contest is sponsored by the Moscow-870 Organising Committee.

The contest’s official partners are «VKontakte», Wi-Fi metro operator and the State Historical Museum.

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