Support The Moscow Times!

Top Skier Dies in Car Crash

Pavel Karelin, Russia's leading ski jumper, died in a car crash Sunday.

"He was the leader of our team, one of our big hopes" for the 2014 Sochi Olympics, said Olympic Committee department head Alexander Grushin.

Police said Karelin, 21, died in the early hours when his Mercedes collided with another vehicle on a motorway near Nizhny Novgorod.

(Reuters, AP)

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world.

Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from domestic violence and LGBT issues to the climate crisis and a secretive nuclear blast that exposed unknowing doctors to radiation.

As we approach the holiday season, please consider making a one-time donation — or better still a recurring donation — to The Moscow Times to help us continue producing vital, high-quality journalism about the world’s largest country.