Free books at AMC!

TSummer readinghe warm weather has returned to Moscow and what better way to spend the day than with a good book in a park? This week we are offering hundreds of English language fiction books FOR FREE, thanks to the generous donations of the expat community. Come to AMC to browse through the boxes of free books and take as many as you would like. But hurry! Books are available on a first come, first served basis!

LECTURE! Modern Architecture

Vladimir Belogolovsky

Tomorrow! Join us on Saturday,  May 23rd at 1 p.m. for a special lecture by architect, Vladimir BelogolovskyWe are pleased to welcome back Mr. Belogolovsky who will speak about modern architecture in the U.S. He is an acclaimed professional in New York City and recently published a book, “Conversations with Architects”. At this lecture, Mr. Belogolovsky will discuss ideas and projects examined in this work, and talk about the past, present and future of architecture.

AMC Literature Club: “Lonesome Dove” by Larry McMurtry

AMC Literature ClubJoin us on Saturday, May 23rd at 11 a.m. for a meeting of AMC Literature Club. This time members of the club will discuss “Lonesome Dove” by Larry McMurtry. Lonesome Dove is a 1986 Pulitzer Prize-winning western novel, which was first written as a movie script, and then transformed into a book. The story focuses on the relationship of several retired Texas Rangers and their adventures driving a cattle herd from Texas to Montana. Join the meeting to share your impression of the book!

Lecture: The Art of Geli Korzhev and Family

800px-Korzhev_GM._Г.М._КоржевCome on Thursday, May 21 at 7p.m. to a great lecture on the art of the Korzhev dynasty – including Geli Korzhev, Mikhail Korzhev and several other family members whose art remains an important part of Russian and American museum collections. Geli Mikhailovich Korzhev 
is recognized by contemporary Russian art historians as one of the most influential painters of the second half of the 20th century; his work has influenced the style and subjects of two generations of post-WWII Russian artists. Don’t miss this interesting lecture! It will be conducted both in Russian and English languages.

Toastmasters/Public Speaking Club

ToastmastersJoin us for the next meeting of WorldSurfers Toastmasters Club, which will take place on  Tuesday, May 19th at 7p.m.  This club is a structured club to help members learn better public speaking and presentation skills in English and the first meeting is open and free to all. For more information about club requirements and membership, please contact AMC staff or club organizers.

Info session: “U.S. Student visa – myths and facts”

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AMC welcomes you to an open info session “How to get a U.S. Student Visa.” The lecture will take place on Monday, May 18th, at 6:00 p.m.

  • Which documents should you include into the application package?
  • How good should your previous academic record be?
  • How should you prepare for a visa interview to avoid common mistakes?
  • Are there any job opportunities for international students in the USA?

This time the officers of the U.S. Consular Section will step out from behind the glass window of an interview booth to address your concerns face-to-face. Diplomats from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow will take you through  the application process, talk about the visa interview, and of course answer your questions about student visas (F-1, J-1, M-1).

Please come to the lecture and have your questions ready!

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