The Moscow Times - Independent News From Russia The Moscow Times offers everything you need to know about Russia: Breaking news, top stories, business, analysis, opinion, multimedia, upcoming cultural events en-us Thu, 03 Dec 2020 11:41:06 +0100 600 Skyscrapers Dance to Protect Yekaterinburg’s Architectural Heritage The Kinoproba festival kicked off with a short animated film, showing famous landmark buildings in Yekaterinburg dancing together. Wed, 02 Dec 2020 14:34:00 +0100 Russia Sends 3 Films to the Golden Globe Awards Will this year be the breakout year for Russian films? Wed, 02 Dec 2020 12:37:00 +0100 Moscow Inaugurates Male Version of Feminist Festival The Moscow MaleFest will field discussions on modern-day masculinity, reverse sexism and other issues men face today. Wed, 02 Dec 2020 09:14:16 +0100 World AIDS Day in Moscow Kicks Off a Month of Events The Voznesensky Center joins other groups to give back HIV-positive people their voices. Tue, 01 Dec 2020 14:24:19 +0100 Irina Antonova, Head of Pushkin Museum for 52 Years, Dead at Age 98 Antonova's influence on museums, curation and the public's understanding of art is incalculable. Tue, 01 Dec 2020 13:19:00 +0100 Moscow Skates Through the Pandemic at Outdoor Ice Rinks Outdoor ice skating rinks opened over the weekend despite the pandemic. Tue, 01 Dec 2020 12:44:04 +0100 Welcome Russian Winter with Persimmon Spice Cake Snowy winter day, hot tea, roaring fire, sweet nutty spicy persimmon cake... Sat, 28 Nov 2020 11:32:58 +0100 Discover Sergei Vinogradov, an Artist Russia Forgot Who convinced collector Mikhail Morozov to buy the first works sold by Paul Gaugin? You'll never guess. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 13:42:47 +0100 Moscow Welcomes Winter's First Snowfall A Scandinavian cyclone transformed the capital into a winter wonderland. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 15:30:00 +0100 Russian New Music Gets a Reboot Russia's music scene is not resting on its historical laurels. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 15:14:58 +0100 Celebrate Thanksgiving with an Uzbek Chicken Mix East and West for the kind of unconventional holiday this unconventional year needs. Sat, 21 Nov 2020 11:11:06 +0100 Moscow Prepares for Pandemic New Year's This year's festivities may be canceled, but that's not stopping the Russian capital from going all-out with the decorations. Fri, 20 Nov 2020 13:37:25 +0100 A Tolstoy Descendant Returns to His Roots in Yasnaya Polyana Ilya Tolstoy left a journalism career in the big city for his ancestor’s famous estate. Now his new apple business is bearing fruit. Fri, 20 Nov 2020 11:55:00 +0100 Why Russians Dislike 'Good Russians' in American Films No Less than 'Bad Russians' Russians were simply unprepared to see themselves portrayed as the “good guys” in the new Netflix series "The Queen’s Gambit." Fri, 20 Nov 2020 09:15:13 +0100 Royal Hatter Treacy Brings Glamour to Russia Despite Pandemic "We all need entertainment" during a pandemic, the haute couture hatmaker said. Thu, 19 Nov 2020 13:20:00 +0100 ‘Geek Teachers’ Innovate Russian Classrooms A project founded by two young teachers has supported remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic. Mon, 16 Nov 2020 11:59:51 +0100 A Persimmon Primer What are those bright orange fruits at the fall market? And how do you eat them? Sat, 14 Nov 2020 12:01:15 +0100 Soviet Rock Legend Viktor Tsoi Absent From Newest Biopic The controversial "Tsoi," which centers around his death in 1990, uses a neural network-generated image of the rocker. Fri, 13 Nov 2020 10:55:00 +0100 Netflix to Provide Movies Dubbed In Russian The streaming service will also provide more Russian-language choices. Tue, 10 Nov 2020 14:32:00 +0100 Great Russian Literature Versus One Tweet by Stephen King Why Russians still lose their heads over comments made by Western movie critics. Mon, 09 Nov 2020 12:40:28 +0100 Insta-Plov: Modern Technology Meets Ancient Dish All the warming, satisfying, complex flavors and textures of plov without a kazan (and 12 hours). Sat, 07 Nov 2020 10:43:03 +0100 Renowned Russian Satirist Zhvanetsky Dies at Age 86 Zhvanetsky and his battered briefcase were a hilarious part of Soviet life. Fri, 06 Nov 2020 14:29:00 +0100 Muscovites Send a Message of Peace and Tolerance on National Unity Day The holiday aims to promote ethnic and religious tolerance among the country’s diverse population. Wed, 04 Nov 2020 16:28:59 +0100 Encounters On and Off the Trans-Siberian Train How do you approach a stranger on the streets? How do you ask to take a photograph without speaking the language? Mon, 02 Nov 2020 09:16:08 +0100 Practical Magic: How Russia’s Ancient Witchcraft Traditions Continue to Thrive Halloween might not be celebrated here, but mysticism, witchcraft and superstitions play a big role in everyday Russian life. Sat, 31 Oct 2020 10:57:00 +0100 Launch Squash Boats Under the Blue Moon Once in a blue moon Jennifer Eremeeva makes an autumnal deep orange squash feast. Sat, 31 Oct 2020 09:17:00 +0100 Weekend Culinary Trips Return With Two Virtual Destinations Hyatt Regency Moscow Petrovsky Park has re-launched weekend food deliveries and introduced a special charity program. Fri, 30 Oct 2020 14:05:45 +0100 Sergei Medvedev's "The Return of the Russian Leviathan" Wins 2020 Pushkin House Book Prize Sergei Medvedev is the first author based in Russia to win the prestigious award. Fri, 30 Oct 2020 10:00:00 +0100 Russian Photo Colorist Brings New Life to Historic Photographs A former German language professor shows the true colors of Russia's history — from imperial royalty to ordinary Soviet citizens. Thu, 29 Oct 2020 13:45:57 +0100 Yale Russian Chorus Joins Singers Around the World Because choirs couldn't go to a Tbilisi symposium, the world got magnificent online performances. Thu, 29 Oct 2020 13:04:22 +0100 Roma Liberov Debuts New Film on Writer Andrei Platonov Director Roma Liberov, translator Robert Chandler and producer Alexander Mamontow on Platonov. Wed, 28 Oct 2020 13:47:00 +0100 Beyond Moscow: People With Disabilities Are Stepping Out In small Russian towns, the movement for a more inclusive society is being driven from the bottom up. Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:28:00 +0100 The Tyranny of Positive Thinking Debated Live Online Winzavod and the Biennale of Youth Art are holding discussions in English on unusual topics for Russia. Mon, 26 Oct 2020 12:39:00 +0100 The Enduring Glamour of Mushroom Julien Jennifer Eremeeva brings this restaurant and theater buffet favorite to your home kitchen. Sat, 24 Oct 2020 10:10:16 +0200 Film About Gorbachev and Reagan in Pre-Production A dark comedy about the end of the Cold War is in script development. Fri, 23 Oct 2020 15:08:00 +0200 Return of the Amazon: Sarra Lebedeva at the Tretyakov Gallery Here's an essential exhibit (if only virtual) for anyone interested in the 20th-century Russian avant-garde. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 12:11:58 +0200 In Photos: 10 Years of Sobyanin’s Moscow From urban beautification to this year's strict coronavirus lockdown, Sobyanin's tenure is one to remember. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 12:11:46 +0200 'Consciousness Without Borders': New Russian Art Two young artists with similar backgrounds create wildly different art of memory and fantasy. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:30:00 +0200 Muscovites Bid Farewell to Warm Fall Weather Residents soaked in the last bits of bright fall colors before the first snow was recorded Tuesday. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:03:09 +0200 Armenians and Azerbaijanis in Moscow Pay Tribute to Karabakh Victims Members of the Armenian and Azerbaijani diasporas placed flowers, signs and other memorials at their embassies. Tue, 20 Oct 2020 14:32:12 +0200 'Comey's Rule' on Russia and Russia on 'Comey's Rule' James Comey and Russian reviewers talk about the veracity of the new Showtime series. Tue, 20 Oct 2020 12:57:00 +0200 On and Off the Trans-Siberian Train: The Taxi Driver The Mesto47 team talks with a cab driver in Nizhny Novgorod about love, marriage and children. Mon, 19 Oct 2020 13:33:55 +0200 East and West Meet Over Borshch Deliciously Move over pampushki! These crumbly, crunchy, sweet and salty triangles go great with borshch! Sat, 17 Oct 2020 11:02:11 +0200 Kinotavr 2020 Festival: Better Late Than Never Looking for your next Russian film? Check out the Kinotavr Festival winners. Fri, 16 Oct 2020 15:52:00 +0200 Soviet Icon Cheburashka to Appear in New Movie The Soviet Union's most famous cartoon character is entering the 21st century. Wed, 14 Oct 2020 15:55:00 +0200 Moscow Confronts Second Coronavirus Wave, in Photos For the Russian capital's 12.7 million residents, life largely continues as normal — but with some restrictions. Tue, 13 Oct 2020 16:20:44 +0200 On and Off the Trans-Siberian Train: The Pregnant Woman A short tale about families, fortune-telling, and babies. Mon, 12 Oct 2020 11:56:00 +0200 Pushkin House Shortlisted Books Tackle Authoritarianism The judges seem to have found a thematic thread running through Russian letters (and life) this year. Sat, 10 Oct 2020 10:53:54 +0200 Celebrating Writer Ivan Bunin The 1933 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature was once spurned but is now celebrated in his homeland. Thu, 08 Oct 2020 14:41:00 +0200 From Moscow to St. Petersburg By Bicycle Will there ever be a bike route between the two Russian capitals? These folks hope so. Tue, 06 Oct 2020 15:22:00 +0200