40 author’s excursions will be held in the districts of the capital within the framework of the project “Walking in Moscow” and the program “My district”. On them you can learn about the unique recreation areas on the outskirts of the capital, about life outside the Third Transport Ring, as well as about what interesting things can be found far from the city center.

During August, it will be possible to take a walk along the Northern Chertanov, where there are no familiar roads, and an underground city stretches under the houses, find out what event in the park of the Petrovsko-Razumovskoye estate served as the plot for the novel “Demons” by Fyodor Dostoevsky, or get to Bald Mountain, along which Konstantin Stanislavsky walked and which Mikhail Bulgakov described in the novel “The Master and Margarita”.

All excursions are copyrighted. They were compiled by professional guides Ilya Smekalin, Evgeny Pliss, Dmitry Rybalov, Alexander Penkov, Yulia Dmitryukova, Anastasia Chernysheva, Irina Vishnyakova and Larisa Milovidova.

The duration of walks is from 1.5 to three hours. Excursions are free, but pre-registration is required. The schedule and online recording are available on the website of the project “Walking in Moscow”.

District excursions are designed for families with children. They will be able to take part in the children’s creative contest “About my district”. It is held from August 1 to October 16, 2022 among children and adolescents aged eight to 15 years. To take part in it, you need to complete a creative task in one of five categories: “Comic Book”, “Photo and story”, “Route”, “Video” and “Crossword Puzzle” — and send the finished work by email: . The winners and prize-winners of the competition will be determined by an expert jury. Memorable diplomas and valuable prizes are waiting for them.

You can find out more information about the contest and apply for participation on the website.

“Walking in Moscow” is a public project that offers author’s tours of Moscow and the Moscow region. Its purpose is to tell about the history of the city, to teach to understand and recognize the masterpieces of the streets and alleys of the capital, which have preserved their historical identity and amazing atmosphere. Among the guides are historians, art historians, journalists, translators, directors and architects. More than 500 walking routes are available for citizens, most of which are free.

“My District” is a comprehensive program of the Mayor of Moscow for the development of the urban environment. Its goal is to create comfortable living conditions in all districts of the capital. As part of the program, comfortable courtyards, equipped parks, as well as modern social infrastructure facilities within walking distance appear in Moscow.