The Moscow Times - Independent News From Russia https://www.themoscowtimes.com/arts-and-life The Moscow Times offers everything you need to know about Russia: Breaking news, top stories, business, analysis, opinion, multimedia, upcoming cultural events en-us Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:33:35 +0200 600 On This Day in 1867 the US Purchased Alaska From Russia https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/30/on-this-day-in-1867-the-us-purchased-alaska-from-russia-a69800 Vestiges of Alaska’s Russian past can be seen across the state. Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:25:58 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/30/on-this-day-in-1867-the-us-purchased-alaska-from-russia-a69800 Lentil Soup Four Ways https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/28/lentil-soup-four-ways-a69784 Combine lentils, aromatics and spices for dinner and armchair travel. Chases away the self-isolation blues. Sat, 28 Mar 2020 11:45:54 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/28/lentil-soup-four-ways-a69784 Spend an Evening at the Bolshoi https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/27/spend-an-evening-at-the-bolshoi-a69775 Finish your work and get settled to watch "Swan Lake" at 7 p.m. Moscow time. Fri, 27 Mar 2020 13:06:14 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/27/spend-an-evening-at-the-bolshoi-a69775 Renowned Soviet Singer Lev Leshchenko Tests Positive for Coronavirus https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/27/renowned-soviet-singer-lev-leshchenko-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-a69773 Prominent Russian writer Boris Akunin said he has also been infected with the “fashionable disease.” Fri, 27 Mar 2020 10:59:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/27/renowned-soviet-singer-lev-leshchenko-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-a69773 Be an Audience of One https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/26/be-an-audience-of-one-a69766 Every night at 7 p.m. the Moscow Philharmonic has an online concert . Tonight: Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Piazzolla. Thu, 26 Mar 2020 14:42:24 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/26/be-an-audience-of-one-a69766 Immerse Yourself in Russian Art https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/25/immerse-yourself-in-russian-art-a69751 The Tretyakov Gallery has vast online resources and will be adding to them over the next few weeks. Wed, 25 Mar 2020 16:08:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/25/immerse-yourself-in-russian-art-a69751 Watch a Prophetic Film https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/24/watch-a-prophetic-film-a69738 A disease from China ravages a country headed by a nationalist, militaristic leader... Tue, 24 Mar 2020 15:45:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/24/watch-a-prophetic-film-a69738 Hear a Poem Every Day https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/23/hear-a-poem-every-day-a69727 A project called "Touch" matches poetry by contemporary writers with brilliant performers. Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:41:47 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/23/hear-a-poem-every-day-a69727 On This Day in 1877 Felix Yusupov Was Born https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/23/on-this-day-in-1877-felix-yusupov-was-born-a69724 Most often remembered as the assassin of Grigory Rasputin, this aristocrat was one of the few to escape the Revolution alive. Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:09:11 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/23/on-this-day-in-1877-felix-yusupov-was-born-a69724 Russian Theater's Solution to Virus: An Audience of One https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/22/russian-theaters-solution-to-virus-an-audience-of-one-a69712 One of the oldest theaters in Russia is one of the most innovative in everything it does. Sun, 22 Mar 2020 09:24:02 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/22/russian-theaters-solution-to-virus-an-audience-of-one-a69712 Got Grechka? Make a Grain Bowl! https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/21/got-grechka-make-a-grain-bowl-a69708 Self-Isolating? Stress-eating? Cook up something delicious with those hoarded supplies instead. Sat, 21 Mar 2020 10:40:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/21/got-grechka-make-a-grain-bowl-a69708 Tour Marina Tsvetayeva's Apartment Online On Saturday https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/21/tour-marina-tsvetayevas-apartment-online-on-saturday-a69707 Start your weekend with the poetry of Marina Tsvetayeva in her former Moscow apartment. Sat, 21 Mar 2020 09:25:53 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/21/tour-marina-tsvetayevas-apartment-online-on-saturday-a69707 On This Day in 1922 Irina Antonova Was Born https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/20/on-this-day-in-1922-irina-antonova-was-born-a69701 In her 52 years as the director of the Pushkin Museum, Antonova brought the works of major artists to Soviet and Russian audiences.  Fri, 20 Mar 2020 14:18:34 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/20/on-this-day-in-1922-irina-antonova-was-born-a69701 5 Russian Ballets https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/20/5-russian-ballets-a69700 We’ve collected a series of links to full-length performances by top ballet companies to keep you happy and occupied all through the weekend. Fri, 20 Mar 2020 14:09:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/20/5-russian-ballets-a69700 Watch a Concert at Garage Museum https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/19/watch-a-concert-at-garage-museum-a69683 Relax with an out-of-the-ordinary guitar concert or take an exhibition tour with a curator. Thu, 19 Mar 2020 15:15:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/19/watch-a-concert-at-garage-museum-a69683 Take a Hermitage Tour https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/18/take-a-hermitage-tour-a69670 The Hermitage in five hours, no pauses. Wed, 18 Mar 2020 14:44:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/18/take-a-hermitage-tour-a69670 Remembering Writer Eduard Limonov https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/18/remembering-writer-eduard-limonov-a69663 Russians argue about the man, the writer, and the political activist Eduard Limonov. Wed, 18 Mar 2020 13:54:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/18/remembering-writer-eduard-limonov-a69663 In Photos: Coronavirus Transforms the Face of Moscow https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/18/in-photos-coronavirus-transforms-moscow-into-a-ghost-town-a69664 In the age of social distancing, Moscow's ever-crowded streets are emptying out. Wed, 18 Mar 2020 12:55:16 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/18/in-photos-coronavirus-transforms-moscow-into-a-ghost-town-a69664 Zaryadye Concert Livestreams Today https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/17/zaryadye-concert-livestreams-today-a69650 On this first night of theaters going dark, Zaryadye Hall will livestream their scheduled event. Tue, 17 Mar 2020 11:24:12 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/17/zaryadye-concert-livestreams-today-a69650 On This Day in 1890 Solomon Mikhoels Was Born https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/16/on-this-day-in-1890-solomon-mikhoels-was-born-a69642 Solomon Mikhoels was the genius of Yiddish-language theater. Mon, 16 Mar 2020 14:55:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/16/on-this-day-in-1890-solomon-mikhoels-was-born-a69642 Leaving Moscow For the Good Life https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/15/leaving-moscow-for-the-good-life-a69626 Some well-educated, career-minding young Russians are finding better jobs and lifestyles far from the capital. Sun, 15 Mar 2020 08:01:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/15/leaving-moscow-for-the-good-life-a69626 On This Day in 1940, the Winter War Ended https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/13/on-this-day-in-1940-the-winter-war-ended-a69614 The three-month conflict between the USSR and Finland marked a rare instance of a small country successfully resisting Soviet conquest. Fri, 13 Mar 2020 13:11:49 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/13/on-this-day-in-1940-the-winter-war-ended-a69614 'Sekretiki' at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/11/sekretiki-at-the-garage-museum-of-contemporary-art-a69588 A show of underground art secrets and a talk with the senior curator on what unites four exhibitions. Wed, 11 Mar 2020 11:05:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/11/sekretiki-at-the-garage-museum-of-contemporary-art-a69588 Women’s Day: 5 Russian Women You Haven’t Heard of But Should Have https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/07/womens-day-5-russian-women-you-havent-heard-of-but-should-have-a69555 In honor of the holiday, we bring you five lesser-known Russian women whose legacies continue to inspire. Sat, 07 Mar 2020 11:50:35 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/07/womens-day-5-russian-women-you-havent-heard-of-but-should-have-a69555 'The Shadow in the East' https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/07/the-shadow-in-the-east-a69554 Aliide Naylor's important book on the Baltic states and Russia's relationship with them is crucial reading. Sat, 07 Mar 2020 10:31:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/07/the-shadow-in-the-east-a69554 On This Day Valentina Tereshkova, the First Woman in Space, Was Born https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/06/on-this-day-valentina-tereshkova-the-first-woman-in-space-was-born-a69548 Tereshkova's 1963 space flight remains the only solo mission to ever be conducted by a woman. Fri, 06 Mar 2020 11:51:57 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/06/on-this-day-valentina-tereshkova-the-first-woman-in-space-was-born-a69548 Russian Women Are Ready to Reclaim Once-Forbidden Jobs https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/06/russian-women-are-ready-to-reclaim-once-forbidden-jobs-a69544 Women are training for professions that have been closed to them for decades. Fri, 06 Mar 2020 11:14:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/06/russian-women-are-ready-to-reclaim-once-forbidden-jobs-a69544 Atelier E.B. Passerby at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/05/atelier-eb-passerby-at-garage-museum-of-contemporary-art-a69530 Lucy McKenzie and Beca Lipscombe let us see store mannequins, Soviet fashion, and shopping with new eyes. Thu, 05 Mar 2020 11:09:01 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/05/atelier-eb-passerby-at-garage-museum-of-contemporary-art-a69530 Celebrating Women: 5 Soviet and Russian Stars on the Ice https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/04/celebrating-women-5-soviet-and-russian-stars-on-the-ice-a69521 These women have built Russia's reputation as a skating powerhouse. Wed, 04 Mar 2020 14:03:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/04/celebrating-women-5-soviet-and-russian-stars-on-the-ice-a69521 'We Treasure Our Lucid Dreams' at Garage Museum https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/04/we-treasure-our-lucid-dreams-at-garage-museum-a69510 Andrei Bely, anthroposophy, esoteric art and Eastern traditions  —  what the canon of 20th century art left out. Wed, 04 Mar 2020 09:00:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/04/we-treasure-our-lucid-dreams-at-garage-museum-a69510 Monika Sosnowska Shares 'Exercises in Construction, Bending' https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/03/monika-sosnowska-shares-exercises-in-construction-bending-a69498 This week we highlight four extraordinary new exhibitions at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. Tue, 03 Mar 2020 11:01:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/03/monika-sosnowska-shares-exercises-in-construction-bending-a69498 On This Day in 1931 Mikhail Gorbachev Was Born https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/02/on-this-day-in-1931-mikhail-gorbachev-was-born-a69483 The last leader of the Soviet Union celebrates his 89th birthday today. Mon, 02 Mar 2020 14:31:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/02/on-this-day-in-1931-mikhail-gorbachev-was-born-a69483 March Art and Culture in the Russian Capitals https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/02/march-art-and-culture-in-the-russian-capitals-a69482 Celebrate spring with an arty month of March. Mon, 02 Mar 2020 13:17:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/02/march-art-and-culture-in-the-russian-capitals-a69482 For Ballet Shoes, Russian Company Is on Pointe https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/02/for-ballet-shoes-russian-company-is-on-pointe-a69479 In a country better known for exporting oil and arms, Grishko is a rare success story for Russian craftsmanship. Mon, 02 Mar 2020 09:09:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/02/for-ballet-shoes-russian-company-is-on-pointe-a69479 Fires Blaze Across Russia for Maslenitsa https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/01/fires-blaze-across-russia-for-maslenitsa-a69465 Casting out winter and welcoming spring. Sun, 01 Mar 2020 09:05:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/01/fires-blaze-across-russia-for-maslenitsa-a69465 Russia Opens Fairy-Tale Theme Park https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/29/russian-disneyland-grand-opening-a69462 Dream Island wants to rival Disneyland. Sat, 29 Feb 2020 15:28:10 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/29/russian-disneyland-grand-opening-a69462 Russian Film 'DAU' Shocks Berlin 18 Months After Failed Wall Project https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/29/russian-film-dau-shocks-berlin-18-months-after-failed-wall-project-a69457 A film? A political statement? An experiment? DAU continues to shock and perplex. Sat, 29 Feb 2020 09:32:24 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/29/russian-film-dau-shocks-berlin-18-months-after-failed-wall-project-a69457 Moscow's Warmest Winter in Centuries, in Photos https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/28/russias-warmest-winter-in-centuries-in-photos-a69446 With spring on the horizon, here's a look back at the odd sight of a Moscow winter without snow. Fri, 28 Feb 2020 13:08:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/28/russias-warmest-winter-in-centuries-in-photos-a69446 Tretyakov Opening: 'The Russian Fairy Tale' https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/26/tretyakov-opening-the-russian-fairytale-a69403 Organizer Alexei Tregubov claims “this exhibit is not only for children, but for the child in every adult.”  Wed, 26 Feb 2020 08:14:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/26/tretyakov-opening-the-russian-fairytale-a69403 Moscow Kicks Off 'Pancake Week' With Song, Dance and Blini https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/25/moscow-kicks-off-pancake-week-with-song-dance-and-blini-a69399 A look at one of Russia's most-beloved folk holidays. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 12:49:29 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/25/moscow-kicks-off-pancake-week-with-song-dance-and-blini-a69399 Moscow Press Corps Reveals (Almost) All https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/25/moscow-press-corps-reveals-almost-all-a69406 Mark your calendars: MT Offline events will be every third Tuesday of the month. Ink it in! Tue, 25 Feb 2020 11:07:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/25/moscow-press-corps-reveals-almost-all-a69406 How to Celebrate Russia’s ‘Men’s Day’ in Moscow https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/23/how-to-celebrate-russias-mens-day-in-moscow-a69388 A guide to celebrating Defender of the Fatherland Day with the special man in your life. Sun, 23 Feb 2020 07:00:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/23/how-to-celebrate-russias-mens-day-in-moscow-a69388 From Wales to Dzerzhinsk 'In the Footsteps of Ghosts' https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/22/from-wales-to-dzerzhinsk-in-the-footsteps-of-ghosts-a69370 A hauntingly beautiful short film about the past of a country, an industry, a family and the scars left behind. Sat, 22 Feb 2020 09:16:35 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/22/from-wales-to-dzerzhinsk-in-the-footsteps-of-ghosts-a69370 Grand Kremlin Palace Hosts Regal Ball for Young Cadets https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/21/grand-kremlin-palace-hosts-regal-ball-for-young-cadets-a69382 Girls dressed in pastel ballgowns and white gloves while young men appeared in full military uniform. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 12:20:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/21/grand-kremlin-palace-hosts-regal-ball-for-young-cadets-a69382 Yuri Annenkov's 'Revolution Behind the Door' https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/21/yuri-annenkovs-revolution-behind-the-door-a69374 An exhibition that showcases the many extraordinary talents of artist, writer and journalist Yuri Annenkov. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 08:30:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/21/yuri-annenkovs-revolution-behind-the-door-a69374 Russia Represented at Berlin Film Festival https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/20/russia-represented-at-berlin-film-festival-a69378 Russian directors are making waves in a variety of genres. Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:57:36 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/20/russia-represented-at-berlin-film-festival-a69378 On This Day in 1877, 'Swan Lake' Premiered https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/20/on-this-day-swan-lake-premiered-a69364 The story of love, betrayal, and swans would become a multigenerational symbol of conformity and rebellion in an ever-changing Russia.  Thu, 20 Feb 2020 08:46:35 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/20/on-this-day-swan-lake-premiered-a69364 Russia Hosts Bone-Chilling Ice Marathon on Lake Baikal https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/18/russia-hosts-bone-chilling-ice-marathon-on-lake-baikal-a69323 People from all over the world came to test their athletic prowess and take in the beauty of Baikal’s icy landscape. Tue, 18 Feb 2020 12:46:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/18/russia-hosts-bone-chilling-ice-marathon-on-lake-baikal-a69323 “Sadko” Premiers to Mixed Reviews https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/18/sadko-premiers-to-mixed-reviews-a69330 Director Dmitry Chernyakov has dramatically revamped the opera for 21st-century audiences. Tue, 18 Feb 2020 11:41:58 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/18/sadko-premiers-to-mixed-reviews-a69330 On This Day in 1852 the Hermitage Opened https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/17/on-this-day-the-hermitage-opened-a69308 Through the changing tides of history, the Hermitage has remained both an iconic symbol of Russian heritage and a leading preserver of world art. Mon, 17 Feb 2020 12:42:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/17/on-this-day-the-hermitage-opened-a69308