Support The Moscow Times!

Now is the time to support independent reporting from Russia!

Contribute Today

Sled Warfare Marks Defender of the Fatherland Day in Moscow

For the seventh year running, the creative, the resourceful and the war-hardened came together in Moscow for the Battle of the Sleds at Sokolniki Park.

In honor of Defender of the Fatherland day on Feb. 23, participants brought sleds designed like tanks, planes, boats, spaceships and other self-styled war machines.

Here are some of our favorites:

Russia media is under attack.

At least 10 independent media outlets have been blocked or closed down over their coverage of the war in Ukraine.

The Moscow Times needs your help more than ever as we cover this devastating invasion and its sweeping impacts on Russian society.