A huge welcome!

Moscow Federation of Bodybuilders presents International men’s bodybuilding, men’s physique and bikini-fitness tournament. This Event is very special as Moscow welcomes all IFBB-affiliated National Federations wishing to participate in MOSCOW BODYBUILDING CUP.


International tournament MOSCOW BODYBUILDING CUP will be held in the capital city of Moscow, Russia.

Moscow is the capital of Russia, its political, economic, commercial and cultural centre. It was founded 8 centuries ago by Prince Yuri Dolgoruky. Historians have accepted the year of 1147 as the start of Moscow’s history.

Gradually the city became more and more powerful. In the 13th century Moscow was the centre of the straggle of Russian lands for the liberation from the tartar yoke. In the 16th century under Ivan the Terrible Moscow became the capital of the new united state. Though Peter the Great moved the capital to St. Petersburg in 1712, Moscow remained the heart of Russia. That is why it became the main target of Napoleon’s attack. Three-quarters of the city was destroyed by fire during Napoleon’s occupation, but by the mid-19th century Moscow had been completely restored. After the October Revolution Moscow became the capital again.

Now Moscow is one of the largest cities in Europe. Its total area is about nine hundred square kilometers (ancient Moscow occupied the territory of the present-day Kremlin). The population of the city is over 9 million.

Moscow is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The heart of Moscow is Red Square. It has more historic associations than any other place in Moscow. The Kremlin and St Basil’s Cathedral (Vasily Blazheny) are masterpieces of ancient Russian architecture.

The main Kremlin tower, the Spasskaya Tower, has become the symbol of the country. On the territory of the Kremlin you can see old cathedrals, the Bell Tower of Ivan the Great, the Tzar-Cannon and the Tzar-Bell, the biggest cannon and bell in the world. St Basil’s Cathedral was built in the mid-16th century in memory of the victory over Kazan. There’s a legend that Ivan the Terrible blinded the architects Barma and Postnik, because he didn’t want them to create another masterpiece.

There are a lot of beautiful palaces, old mansions, cathedrals, churches and monuments in Moscow. Now Moscow is being reconstructed and we all hope that in a few years the city will become even more beautiful.

There are more than 100 museums in Moscow. The largest museums are the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts and the State Tretyakov Gallery. Other unique museums in Moscow include the All-Russia Museum of Folk Arts, the Andrei Rublev Museum of Early Russian Art, Alexei Bakhrushin Theatre Museum, Mikhail Glinka Museum of Musical Culture and many others.

Moscow is famous for its theatres. The best-known of them is the Bolshoi Opera House. Drama theatres and studios are also very popular.

Moscow is a city of students. There are over 100 higher educational institutions in it. Moscow is the seat of the Russian Parliament (the Duma) and the centre of political life of the country.


This event will take place in the Sokolniki  Exhibition and Convention Centre, Hall № 3,  5th Luchevoy prosek, Moscow, 107014 .


The Sokolniki Park, where today Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre holds it’s great events, has long been a cult place of rest for Muscovites. As early as the 15th century Sokolniki was already considered a preserve forest area used only for the royal falconry. The powerful Russian tsars like Ivan the Terrible, Alexey Mikhailovich and Peter the Great loved to spend their free time in Sokolniki. By the end of the 19th century a park was founded in the huge forest that used to be here. Later it became one of the most famous parks in Moscow. Sokolniki was a true home to many legendary personalities. The park inspired the great opera singer Fyodor Chaliapin, such famous artists as Alexey Savrasov and Isaak Levitan, who devoted many of their beautiful oeuvres to Sokolniki. Another interesting fact is that, the Levitan’s painting «Autumn Day. Sokolniki» is the property of the State Tretyakov Gallery. Sokolniki metro station opened here in 1935 establishing a rapid link between the park and downtown Moscow. Everyone remembers the famous «Song of an old cabbie» performed by Leonid Utesov, which is a reminder of those events. A new era for Sokolniki began in 1959. That time proved to be decisive in the development of exhibition industry in our country. A golden dome was built in the park along with exhibition pavilions around it. The first event to be held at the new exhibition and convention centre was the American National Exhibition. That’s when Pavilion 2 witnessed the legendary «kitchen debate» between Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev. Since then, exhibitions received a permanent residence in Sokolniki, and the centre became the most renowned in Russia.

The territory of Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre regularly becomes the set for many movies and television shows. The park continues to operate its Ferris wheel and other amusements. The chess club, which held tournaments with the participation of such masters as Mikhail Tal, Yury Balashov, Boris Gulko is still open. Near the main entrance to the park is the Sokolniki Sports Palace – one of the major ice hockey sites in Moscow.

Today Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre is an international centre for business and leisure. The complex’s infrastructure meets the highest international standards. At different times Sokolniki hosted the largest international exhibitions and conferences which left their mark on the exhibition history of the venue. Annually Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre launches new projects and holds the events well-known and loved by Muscovites, such as the International Exhibition of Calligraphy, Festival of Pregnant Women WANEXPO, NAMM Musikmesse Russia, Equiros,  Craft Formula, and many others.

In 2016 Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre held more than 230 different themed events, including conferences, exhibitions, festivals, and various forums. At present, Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre has the leading positions among the exhibition grounds in Russia in regard to the number of the arranged events and the ratio of the used exhibition area.


The official hotel of the Moscow Bodybuilding Cup is the Cosmos Hotel located Prospect Mira 150.


Construction of the Cosmos Hotel Complex was intended for catering to the XXII Moscow Olympics in 1980. The architectural project, overlooking the VDNKh fairgrounds (now the VVC, All-Russia Exhibition Centre) and Space Explorers Monument was carried out by a team of Soviet and French architects based on the French project that had been approved by the executive committee of Moscow City.

The hotel project included:

  • 1,718 Standard Twin bedrooms
  • 53 two-room Suites
  • 6 four-room Suites
  • catering outlets for about 3,600 seats

While planning the premises layout, the architects had to follow the Soviet building codes strictly, which not only strongly differed from the Western ones, but were much more rigid. The property was built by Sefri Co., France. Official opening of the hotel took place on 18 July 1979. That was a big fest with many politician, businessmen and pop stars participating. During its more than 20-year history the hotel had a pleasure to see many famous people staying at the property: Joe Dassin, well-known French singer, Alla Pugachyova, Russian pop star, Garri Kasparov, a Russian Olympic Chess Champion.

Cosmos Hotel hosted:

  • XXII Moscow Olympics 1980 Press Centre
  • Moscow Goodwill Games 1996 Press Centre. Headed by T.Turner
  • International Chess Olympics 1995
  • 1st Global Forum for «Nuclear Free World and Disarmament of Mankind» featuring A.D.Sakharov
  • International Festival of Youth and Students 1985
  • 1st International Beauty Contest «Miss Charm» 1989
  • International Conferences by the Ministry of Domestic Affairs. 48 countries represented by Ministers and Deputy Ministers.
  • International Convention of Cosmonauts and Astronauts 1984
  • International Body-Building Tournament
  • International exhibitions and conferences by the International Centre For Financial and Economic Development
  • International trade shows and conferences by the Russian Bank Association

During its history, Cosmos has become a winner of many contests. Quite recently, on 11 December 1998 the property won a diploma «For Important Contribution to Development of Moscow Incoming Travel» by annual awards for Moscow City Hospitality Industry Development. A chef Anatoly V. Shalin was awarded «The Best Master-chef of Moscow Hotel Restaurant».


Standard (24 m²) – Room features: Double or Twin beds, Armchair Spacious wardrobe, Table desk, Telephone (with bathroom extension), TV (International and Russian channels), Fridge, Wi-Fi Internet free of charge, Central air -conditioning , Bathroom amenities: Set of towels, Cosmetics amenities

Superior (24 m²)  — Room features: One double or twin beds (orthopedic mattresses), Bathroom, Wardrobe, Table desk, Phone, LCDTV (Russian and foreign channels), Fridge, Wi-Fi, Internet free of charge, Central air conditioning system, Bathroom amenities: Enlarged set of towels, Cosmetic accessories, Hairdryer, Bathrobe

Junior Suite (38 m²) — Living room amenities: Leather-upholstered furniture (sofa and two armchairs) , Phone,  LCD TV (Russian and foreign channels), Fridge, Wi-Fi Internet free of charge, Сentral air conditioning system, Bedroom amenities: Double or twin beds (orthopedic mattresses) , Spacious wardrobe , Table -Phone , Central air conditioning system Bathroom amenities: Enlarged set of towels,  Cosmetic accessories,  Hairdryer ,  Bathrobe , Slippers

Business 4*(24 m²) — Room features: One double or twin beds (orthopedic mattresses) , One double or two beds (orthopedic mattresses) , Bathroom , Wardrobe , Table desk , Phone , LCD TV (Russian and foreign channels) , Fridge , Wi-Fi Internet free of charge Trouser press, Central air conditioning system Bathroom amenities: Enlarged set of towels , Cosmetic accessories, Hairdryer , Bathrobe , Slippers.

All guests of Cup can use PROMO CODE : BODY in order to get special offer from hotel.


A valid international passport and open visa are required to enter in Russia. It is National Federation responsibility to obtain an entry visa for Russia.


Russian entry visa is issued by the Embassy or a Consulate of the Russian Federation in the country of your residency based on the Visa Support. The Visa Support includes: a Foreign Traveler Entry Permit & a Tourist Voucher registered with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Contact the Organizing Committee, please, in order to get all information about this issue and to get Invitational Letter.

The Invitational Letter doesn’t mean you are granted your visa.  IFBB  and the Organizing Committee are not responsible of attendants visas.



Only IFBB amateur competitors who are recommended by their respective IFBB National Federations are eligible to compete. The organizers reserves the right to decline entry to any athlete who does not meet these requirements.


THE COMPETITION IS OPEN FOR ALL IFBB-AFFILIATED NATIONAL FEDERATIONS. PARTICIPATION OF ATHLETES IS UNLIMITED.  Registration of athletes will only be considered if they are entered by the National Federation of the athlete by sending the Final Entry Form via email directly to:

  • the IFBB Technical Committee (amichalak5@gmail.com),
  • copy to the IFBB Head Office in Madrid ( info@ifbb.com )
  • and to the Organizing Committee: (president@fbfm.moscow ) with passport-sized photos for accreditation!

Please be aware that it is FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND OBLIGATION OF THE NATIONAL FEDERATION to verify if each one of the athletes to be registered on this international event are NOT suspended or fulfilling any period of ineligibility due to Anti-Doping Rule Violation or any disciplinary case at national or international level. Be also aware that if any athlete from your National Federation registered and compete being suspended due to an Anti-Doping Rule Violation, both the athlete and National Federation will be subject to sanctions according to the World Anti-Doping Code, the IFBB Anti-Doping Rules and IFBB Constitution and Rules. It is also the FULL OBLIGATION AND RESPONSIBILITY of your National Federation to MONITOR ALL THE ATHLETES from your country affiliated to your National Federation who are actually fulfilling a period of ineligibility due to Anti-Doping Rule Violation or any Disciplinary case, to make sure these athletes WILL NOT REGISTER/COMPETE/OR PARTICIPATE IN ANY CAPACITY in any event either at National or International level, Official or Invitational.

Online Pre-Registration is now open. We strongly encourage National Federations to nominate your athletes early, as applications will be available.

Nomination (Final Entry Form sending) deadline is March 30th, 2018. All accepted athletes must have a valid IFBB International Card. National Federations must do all necessary in order all nominated athletes have a valid IFBB International Card.


— Women’s Bikini-Fitness: up to 160 cm; up to 164 cm; up to 169 cm; over 169 cm

— Men’s Physique: up to 173 cm; up to 176 cm; up to 179 cm; over 179 cm

—  Muscular Men’s Physique – one open category

— Men’s Bodybuilding: up to 90 kg; up to 100 kg; over 100 kg


Registration, weigh-in and measurements of athletes will take place at the banquet halls “Galactica” 4 and 5, on Saturday, April 14th, 2018, from 16:00 till 20:00 hrs. All athletes will have to produce their Passports or Identity Cards and IFBB International Cards at the Official Registration.

Any athlete who has not yet obtained the IFBB International Card or need to renew his/her Card will have to do it at the Registration. IFBB International Cards are EUR €30 per year and are mandatory.

All posing music with 60 seconds for bodybuilding competitors must be on an USB flash drive only. The posing music must be the only track on USB disc. The use

of profane, vulgar and offensive language is strictly prohibited in the posing music.

Each athlete participating in the championship will be provided with a wristband or identification tag at the Registration. This identification will allow daily admission to the venue and shouldn’t be lost.


The IFBB registration fee is USD $150 per athlete and will have to be paid in advance by credit/debit card or PayPal at IFBB webpage:


for your best comfort and convenience. Please add your name during online payment and bring a copy of your payment confirmation to the registration.

The deadline date to do the online payment is April 02nd, 2018 (Monday).
On April 02nd, at 24:00 hrs (midnight — Central European Summer Time, UTC +2) the online payment system will be switched off.

If paying at the Registration in Moscow on April 14th, an extra fee of USD $50 per participant will be charged.


  • Top three athletes in each category will be awarded with the IFBB medals.
  • Top six athletes in each category will be awarded with the IFBB Certificate of Excellence.
  • Top six athletes in each category will receive the 2018 Moscow Bodybuilding Cup medal and memorable plate.
  • Overall in each discipline will have a trophy.
  • 2018 IFBB World Ranking points for the top 5 athletes in each category, according to World Ranking rules.
  • IFBB ELITE PRO CARDS for the top three overall category winners in Men’s Physique, Men’s Bodybuilding and Women’s Bikini Fitness (after applications through their National Federations).


To be taken into consideration during selection of judges panels at this competition, IFBB International Judges must be included in the Final Entry Forms sent by National Federations, failing which the individual will not be allowed to judge. All IFBB/EBFF International Judges must be in possession of a valid IFBB International Judging Card.

For more information, please contact Mr. Pawel Filleborn, Chairman

of the IFBB Judges Committee, under address: pawelfilleborn@gmail.com

All international judges and test-judges must bring their International Judge’s Cards. IFBB International Judges must have a valid IFBB Judge’s Card with the IFBB yearly judges fee of  EUR €50 paid for 2018.

All judges and test judges must be present at the Team Managers and Judges Meeting. Any judge absents at this Meeting will not be allowed to judge at this Cup. If any of the above conditions hasn’t been met, judges will be unable to carry out their duties.

Team Managers and Judges Meeting will take place at 17:00 on Saturday, April 14th,  at banquet halls “Galactica” 4 ,5, Cosmos Hotel.


All the costs for travel, hotel accommodations, local transportation including airport transfers, as well as board (meals) are the responsibilities of the National Federations or individual athletes.


The national currency in Russia is Ruble (RUB).

EUR €1.00 = RUB 69.64 (inverse: 0.0144)

USD $1.00 = RUB 53.80 (inverse: 0.0179)

(as for January 25th, 2018)

Current rates at: http://www.xe.com/currency/rub-russian-ruble


The voltage in Russia is 220 V, 50 Hz. Plugs / sockets of type C and F (2 round pins). More info at:


Travellers from most nations in Asia, Africa and Europe should have appliances that work on the same mains voltage as Russia — therefore you will not need a voltage converter. Notable exceptions to this are Japan, Brazil, USA and Canada which uses 100/120 V, 50/60 Hz and other type of plugs. They will need a plug adapter and, probably, a converter.

Note: Some appliances run on a variety of mains voltages. Your appliance should be marked with this information or mentioned in the product’s instruction booklet. e.g. a power supply marked as: «Input: AC 1.5A 100-240V 50/60Hz» does not require the use of a voltage converter as it works on a mains voltage range between 100V and 240V.


Access to backstage and/or dressing room areas shall be strictly limited to essential personnel only through appropriate registration BY PAYMENT of
EUR €25 per person.

Camera and/or video recording equipment shall be strictly prohibited in the backstage and/or dressing room areas except when used by authorized media representatives, and in any event, these devices shall be strictly prohibited in dressing room areas.


All media representatives that wish to obtain Press Accreditation for this event to register upon arrival and contact with Organization Committee.


The IFBB has banned all tans that can be wiped off. An official will check the tan of all athletes backstage and if the tan comes off by simply wiping, the athlete will be told to remove the tan before going on stage.


Friday, Saturday, April 14th— 15th, 2018

12:00 – 20:00 – Arrival of Athletes and Officials

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

16:00 – 20:00 – Official Athlete Registration (banquet halls “Galactica” 4, 5)

SundayApril 15th, 2018

14:00 – 21:00:

  • Opening Ceremony and Pre-judging
  • Finals in all categories
  • Overall categories

Monday, April 16th, 2018 – Departures


All Final Entry Forms should be sent no later than Friday, March 30th, 2018 to:

IFBB TECHNICAL COMMITTEE: Mr.Andrew Michalak – amichalak5@gmail.com

IFBB HEAD OFFICE: Ms. Diana Mozos – info@ifbb.com

EVENT ORGANIZER (Bodybuilding Federation of Moscow):
Mr. OLEG MAKSHANTSEV  —  president@fbfm.moscow

CO-ORGANIZER:  Athletics Expo