Moscow 870th birthday party

While some countries are busy celebrating their 150th birthday's, Moscow is reaching the ripe old age of 870, and to celebrate, it's having a party its residents will never forget. Hundreds of exciting events will take place at more than 40 venues across the Russian capital between 1 and 10 September including extreme sports, a street theatre festival, food festival, as well as free entry to over 80 museums and other venues. 

One of the main venues is the central Tverskaya Street, where Moscow's history will be explored through a variety of lectures, performances and science shows. Other places to check out include Klimentovsky Pereulok, where there will be art masterclasses, and the Moscow Museum, where visitors can join a free tour of the Moscow Central Ring railway line.

Just before the celebrations end, there will be a fireworks display on Saturday 9 September, visible from 13 places around the city. If you're hoping to find front row seats, head to Park Pobedy, where you're likely to experience the best views of the display. To find out more, visit the website.