Networking Events

About Networking Events


Whilst all of our events have a networking component, we also hold regular events where there is no structured program, rather the focus is on our members getting to know one another better. We often hold such events jointly with other alumni groups, especially with Oxford, but also arrange or join events led by such groups as the Harvard Club of Russia, the Columbia Business School Alumni of Russia, the Yale Club of Russia, the British Alumni Club and the Muskie Club (US scholarship program for Russian students). We have also arranged networking events with leading Russian university alumni groups such as Higher School of Economics, MGIMO, Moscow State University, and MIPT.

Past Networking Events

Year-end Reception

What: Year-end gathering at William Bass Pub, ulitsa Malaya Yakimanka, 9.
When: Tuesday 19th December, 2017, 19:30 onwards.

Freshers Going-Up Reception and CJBS Celebrates

Image: Антон Бобров

As the summer draws to a close, please join us for a cruise down the Moscow river, followed by a supper in Red October.

This event is open to all Cambridge alumni regardless of faculty, and is also being opened up to students who have been newly admitted to the University, so will be a great opportunity for you to pass on critical information as well as network with fellow alumni and celebrate the annual global “CJBS Celebrates” alumni month.

What: Annual Freshers Going-Up and CJBS Celebrates Boat Cruise and Supper.
When: Saturday 16th September, 2017 (Cruise 4pm-6:30pm, Supper 7pm onwards).

The Boat Race 2017 (with the Oxford University Society, Russia & Oxford Business Alumni Network)

When: Sunday, April 2
Where: Papa’s Bar & Grill

Freshers Going-Up Reception and CJBS Celebrates 2016

When: Saturday, 3rd September

Alumni Supper – Theme: Russia & Asia

When: Wednesday, August 3 at 8 PM – 10:30 PM
Where: Ресторан «Эларджи» Гагаринский переулок, 15А, Moscow, Russia, 119034

Supper with Victoria Kimonides, Alumni Advisory Board member

When: Friday, May 13th from 8.30pm
Where: LAVKALAVKA, Petrovka str., 21-2

The Boat Race 2016 (with the Oxford University Society, Russia & Oxford Business Alumni Network)


When: Sunday, 27th March From 5.00pm.
Where: Papa’s Bar & Grill, Nikolskaya St, 10, Moscow, 109012

Drinks Reception at the British Ambassador’s Residence


When: Tuesday, 1 December 2015

The British Minister and Deputy Head of Mission, Mr Martin Harris OBE, hosted an evening drinks reception for alumni of Oxford and Cambridge Universities resident in Russia. It was held at the British Ambassador’s Residence on Sofiskaya Naberezhnaya, Moscow.

Freshers Going-Up Reception and CJBS Celebrates


We held our annual cruise down the Moscow river on the evening of Saturday, September 12.
For the four newly-admitted students who joined us, it was a chance to ask questions of other Russian alumni.
For CJBS alumni, it marked the business school’s 25th anniversary. Thank you to everyone who came, and good luck to those people who are going up to Cambridge in the next few weeks!


Supper with Paul Wood, Oxford & Cambridge Association (Bucharest)

When: Thurdsay, May 7th from 8.30pm
Where: Odessa-mama, Chistie Prudi, Building 5/ 10, Krivokolennyy Pereulok
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The Boat Race 2015

Held jointly with and Oxford University Society and Oxford Business Alumni Russia Chapter
When: Saturday, 11th April 2015 from 6.30pm
Where: Papa’s Bar and Grill, Nikolskaya 10,

Poker Evening & Supper with Yale Club of Russia


When: Friday, March 20th from 8.30pm
Where: Whisky Rooms, Leont’evskiy pereulok, 8, Moscow
Supper menu: Three courses (2500 rubles) – Meat pie; Norwegian salmon marinated in whisky; Chocolate cheesecake with ganache made in whisky.

23 January 2015 — Discussion and New Year’s Dinner Party

23rd January 2015: Discussion and New Year’s Dinner Party 2015 (in partnership with the Oxford University Society, Russia)
When: Friday, 23rd January From 6.30pm.
Where: Whisky Rooms, Leont’evskiy pereulok, 8, Moscow, Russia, 125009 Map

The event was divided into two parts: a discussion panel and a dinner.
6.30 p.m. Discussion: Russia’s Economy – what is going to change?
Panelists: Roland Nash, Stuart Lawson. Moderator: Tom Adshead.
7.45 pm Drinks followed by New Year’s Dinner
Provisional dinner menu: Ростбиф из говядины (beef roastbeef) +Рыбный пай (fish pie) + Сливовый крамбл (plumb crumble)

11 December 2014 — The Varsity Match 2014


  • 11th December 2014: The Varsity Match 2014 (in partnership with the Oxford University Society, Russia)When: Thursday, 11th December From 18.30pm.
    Where:Papa’s Place, Nikolskaya ulitsa, 10, Moscow, Russia

The Varsity Match at Twickenham Stadium in December has always been a very special occasion and this year is no different. Since 1872 it has been the focus of Oxford and Cambridge rivalry.

The 133rd edition took place on Thursday, 11 December, kicking-off at the new time of 5.30 pm (Moscow time). Oxford made it five wins in a row with a  43-6 victory, but Cambridge leads the series by 61 wins to 57.

6 November 2014 — Informal Supper with HSE Alumni Association

HSECambridge - HSE Networking Supper

Cafe Kusochki - Cambridge alumni reception
Event summary
What: Informal Supper with HSE Alumni Association
When: Thursday, 6th November From 8.30pm.
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30 August 2014 — Freshers “Going Up” Reception + CJBS Celebrates Global Alumni Day Event

A cruise down the Moscow river for newly-admitted students to meet alumni and to celebrate the first global “CJBS Celebrates” alumni day. Cruise


3 June 2014 — Curry Club with NYU Global Affairs Students

tibet-himalaya-475 A group of graduate students from NYU, led by Dr Mark Galeotti, were invited to join. The students were in Moscow on a 2-week study tour and spoke about international relations, security, energy, and popular attitudes.

Event summary
When: Tue 3rd June 2014, 7:00 pm
Where: Tibet Himalaya Restaurant, Nikolskaya 10 (Basement of Nikolskaya Plaza), metro Lubyanka / Ploshchad Revolyutsii

6 April 2014 — Varsity Boat Race Party


Mutinies, sinkings, crashes, saboteurs, guts and free beer – the Boat Race has something for everyone, even those of us in Moscow.

It’s the biggest alumni date of the year and we’re joining in.

The 160th men’s boat race between Oxford and Cambridge will take place on Sunday, April 6th 2014 at 5.55pm British Summer Time.

Papa’s Bar and Grill is putting on a party for Oxford and Cambridge alumni to watch the race. Every screen will be tuned to the live coverage. There’ll also be a welcome beer, a free kalian for each table and 2-for-1 pizza.

Come out to support the Light Blues as they try to avenge last year’s loss to the other place.

What: Boat Race Party
When: Sunday, April 6th from 7.30pm (race starts at 8.55pm Moscow time)
Where: Papa’s Bar and Grill, Nikolskaya 10, Nearest metros: Lubyanka, Ploshchad Revolyutsii [map]
RSVP: Open to alumni of Oxford and Cambridge and their friends


10 December 2013 — Curry Night

WHAT: Curry Club at Tibet Himalaya Restaurant (unlimited food and drinks, including beer/wine, from their set menu – a GREAT value).

WHO: Cambridge and Oxford alumni (both general and business school alumni associations).

WHERE: Nikolskaya 10, basement of Nikolskaya Plaza (metros: Lubyanka, Ploshchad Revolyutsii)

WHEN: December 10, from 7.30 p.m.

HOW MUCH: 1,000 rubles

RSVP: If you plan to come please email Peter Prabhu so that we can book sufficient places. Members, please feel free to bring along 1 guest.

18 Sept 2013 — Oxford & Cambridge Meetup @ John Bull Pub (Smolenskaya)

The Oxford & Cambridge Moscow group are having a meetup next week. It’s a good opportunity for our CJBS alumni to join and catch up about our summer adventures over a few pints. We can also discuss a theme for a future business event and potential speakers.

Look forward to seeing everyone next week!

When: Wednesday September 18, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: John Bull Pub, Upper Floor.

24 July 2013 — Pub Night with Oxford & Cambridge Alumni

Come along to drinks with Oxbridge alumni @ Artefaq, Большая Дмитровка 32.

3 July 2013 — Meetup with Current CJBS MBA students

Nine MBA students from Cambridge will be in Moscow this week for a study tour about Russian business practices, and would like to meet with alumni on Wednesday, 3 July. CJBS is also extending invitations to the newly-admitted Russian MBA students. Please email me if you’re able to join. It will be an informal drinks/snacks (cash bar) at a central location (venue TBC by Monday evening, once we have a better idea of the number of attendees).

2 July 2013 – British ambassador’s Annual Summer Garden Party for British Alumni


Dear Alumni Club Member,

This is a gentle reminder to let you know that you have been invited to enjoy Summer Garden Party at the British Ambassador’s Residence, Moscow, on the evening of Tuesday, 2nd of July, 18.30-21.00.

The event is hosted by Her Majesty’s Ambassador, Tim Barrow.


18:30-19:00 – Guests arrive
19:00-19:15 – Welcome speeches
Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Russian Federation Mr Tim Barrow CMG LVO MBE
Deputy Director of the British Council in Russia, Christian Duncumb
BAC’s President, Konstantin von Eggert
19:15-20:30 – Networking, charity raffle, garden games and singing performance by an Alumni club member Diana Martirosyan (tbc)
20:30-21:00 – Event finishes

Our partners have kindly provided prizes for the traditional charity raffle: online shop and British Airways.

Please remember that in order to gain admittance to the Residence you should register for the event before the deadline and have a passport with you (it’s also advisable to print out the attached invitation).

Please note that we can not allow spouses, partners or friends for this event due to limitations in numbers.

British Ambassador’s Residence, Sofiyskaya Naberezhnaya, 14.

20 June 2013 — Pub Night, Jointly with the Oxford Business Association


Please join us for a summer social gathering on Thursday, June 20th, which we are organizing jointly with the Oxford Business Association. We’ve reserved a special area on the 2nd floor Queen Anne Room in the newly-opened British Queen pub in the centre of Moscow, which is sure to ellicit fond memories of our time in the UK. Friends and work colleagues are welcome. Cash bar.

Date and time:
Thursday, June 20th, 19:00 – ?

The British Queen pub, Queen Anne Room (2/F)
Bolshaya Dmitrovka 5/6
(Metro Teatralnaya)
+7 495 226-23-23

15 June 2013 — Foreign Universities Alumni Reunion-2013 (Summer HAT Party) “Дело в Шляпе” – “Hat Matters” at the US Embassy Dacha

Alumni of American, British and other foreign universities attended the Alumni Reunion-2013, which took place on Saturday, 15th of June, 2013 at the US Embassy Dacha in Serebryany Bor (Moscow, Tamanskaya Ul., 107a.)

The Summer Reunion was a great chance to reconnect with fellow alumni and their significant others, friends and kids (a special corner was organized). It was a joy to spend a summer Saturday in the greenery of Serebryany Bor.

US Ambassador Michael McFaul was the guest of honour at the Reunion.

Date and time: Saturday, 15th of June, 12:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Dress code: HAT is a must (there will be a contest for the Most Creative Hat of the Party)

5 February 2013 — CJBS Alumni Drinks Reception at Hudson Bar

Gill Parker, head of CJBS alumni relations, was in Moscow on 5 February and invited all CJBS alumni to meet for a drink at Hudson Bar (White Square, metro Belorusskaya), from 19:30. Gill updated us on recent developments at the Judge as well as plans for the year. It was a very impressive turnout of ~ 30 of our alumni. We’d also like to solicit ideas from alumni about future events and guest speakers. Please contact Peter Prabhu if you have specific ideas.