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How North Korea’s Leader Buys Purebred White Horses From Russia’s Stud Farms
The Moscow Times spoke to horse breeders and agents who have sold many of Russia’s famous Orlov Trotters and a Welsh pony to Kim Jong-Un.
Russians Escape Coronavirus Quarantine ‘Cages’
Three patients have fled clinics. It’s not clear if their actions were illegal.
How Mishustin Rose to the Top: Old Ties, Savvy and a Knack for Systems
Vladimir Putin shocked the world when he named a little-known tax chief his number two. We delve into the new Russian prime minister’s background.
2020 LOOK AHEAD
Foreign Policy Experts Map Russia’s Plans for 2020
We ask seven experts to predict what Russia has in store for the world next year.
Uighur Twins’ Asylum Plea Rejected as Deportation to China Looms
The brothers fear they will be placed in a concentration camp for Muslim minorities.
In Push for Africa, Russia's Wagner Mercenaries Are 'Out of Their Depth' in Mozambique
The secretive Kremlin-linked group is growing in scope and ambition, winning contracts normally reserved for local security firms.
11,000 Scientists Warn of ‘Untold Suffering’ From Climate Change. Only 4 of Them Are Russian.
The Moscow Times spoke to one of the Russian scientists about his reasons for signing the open letter and his fears for the future.
7 Kremlin-Linked Mercenaries Killed in Mozambique in October — Military Sources
Army sources told The Moscow Times about two separate incidents involving ambushes by Islamic State-linked insurgents.
‘If They Send Us Back to China We Will Die’: Uighur Brothers Fight Deportation From Russia
Twins seeking refugee status are desperate to avoid the fate of a friend, who tells of his time in a re-education camp in China for the first time.
Russian Priest Who Signed Open Letter in Support of Protesters Says 'Government Threats' Not the Answer
"A state devoid of justice is no better than a band of robbers."
Russian Billionaire Car Dealer Doesn’t Fear Extradition From Austria
Sergei Petrov faces charges in Russia of illegally transferring money from the country.
Arkhangelsk Doctors Weren’t Warned About Radiation, Surgeon Confirms in First Public Account
“My colleagues found themselves in front of the victims with jack s***, not even a respirator," the surgeon said.
Exclusive: Russian Doctors Say They Weren’t Warned Patients Were Nuclear Accident Victims
One doctor was reportedly later found to have a radioactive isotope in their muscle tissue.
A Student Arrest Puts Elite Moscow University to the Test
The Higher School of Economics, a bastion of free thinking since the 1990s, has become caught up in the opposition protest movement.
Russian LGBT Activists Fear More Violence After Brutal Murder of Campaigner
Human rights groups fear Yelena Grigoriyeva's killing will “normalize” violence against sexual minorities in the country.
Putin’s Annual Marathon Phone-In Will Focus His Attention Homeward
Protests, pensions and poverty will overshadow geopolitics during Putin's annual live call-in show Thursday.
A Change in Russia’s Draconian Drug Laws Could Be on the Horizon
The fiasco surrounding the case of investigative journalist Ivan Golunov is bringing the country’s controversial Article 228 into the spotlight.
Why Russia’s Leading Papers Joined Forces In Solidarity With Arrested Journalist
The Moscow Times spoke with the editors of Vedomosti, RBC and Kommersant about their historic headline.
Director of ‘Unpatriotic’ Movie Says Russia Not Ready for Truth About War
As the country prepares for its annual Victory Day parade, a movie on the Soviet war in Afghanistan is raising uncomfortable questions.
Back In Moscow, Pyotr Verzilov Continues to Search for Answers
Six months after surviving an apparent poison attack, the activist is undeterred.
'No Idea,' Says Russian Vodka Boss Whose Supply Was Bound for North Korea
There were suspicions the cargo was destined for Kim Jong Un and 'leaders of his armed forces.'
Rich Russians and Tax Havens: The Moscow Times Sits Down With Oliver Bullough
Oliver Bullough is a journalist and the author of the acclaimed book ‘Moneyland.’
10 Russian Women to Watch
We've lined up ten upcoming stars in music, business and politics.
The Unsung Reporters Who Challenged the Kremlin’s Skripal Story
Journalists under the Kremlin’s gaze are reminding readers they still have some fight left.
Exclusive: Russian Man Identified in Dutch Hacking Probe Played in 'Spy Football Team' — Source
“Our team is known as the ‘security services’ team,’” Yershkov said. “Almost everyone works for an intelligence agency.”
More Than 150 Russian Sailors Have Been Stranded in Ports Worldwide
Over 150 Russian sailors have been stranded in port cities across the world in alarming conditions.