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 Thu, 03 Dec 2020 11:41:06 +0100 600 Skyscrapers Dance to Protect Yekaterinburg’s Architectural Heritage https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/12/02/skyscrapers-dance-to-protect-yekaterinburgs-architectural-heritage-a72214 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/12/02/skyscrapers-dance-to-protect-yekaterinburgs-architectural-heritage-a72214 Russia Sends 3 Films to the Golden Globe Awards https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/12/02/russia-sends-3-films-to-the-golden-globe-awards-a72210 Will this year be the breakout year for Russian films? Wed, 02 Dec 2020 12:37:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/12/02/russia-sends-3-films-to-the-golden-globe-awards-a72210 Moscow Inaugurates Male Version of Feminist Festival https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/12/02/moscow-inaugurates-male-version-of-femfest-a72205 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/12/02/moscow-inaugurates-male-version-of-femfest-a72205 World AIDS Day in Moscow Kicks Off a Month of Events https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/12/01/world-aids-day-in-moscow-kicks-off-a-month-of-events-a72197 The Voznesensky Center joins other groups to give back HIV-positive people their voices. Tue, 01 Dec 2020 14:24:19 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/12/01/world-aids-day-in-moscow-kicks-off-a-month-of-events-a72197 Irina Antonova, Head of Pushkin Museum for 52 Years, Dead at Age 98 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/12/01/irina-antonova-head-of-pushkin-museum-for-52-years-dead-at-age-98-a72198 Antonova's influence on museums, curation and the public's understanding of art is incalculable. Tue, 01 Dec 2020 13:19:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/12/01/irina-antonova-head-of-pushkin-museum-for-52-years-dead-at-age-98-a72198 Moscow Skates Through the Pandemic at Outdoor Ice Rinks https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/12/01/moscow-skates-through-the-pandemic-at-outdoor-ice-rinks-a72178 Outdoor ice skating rinks opened over the weekend despite the pandemic. Tue, 01 Dec 2020 12:44:04 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/12/01/moscow-skates-through-the-pandemic-at-outdoor-ice-rinks-a72178 Welcome Russian Winter with Persimmon Spice Cake https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/28/welcome-russian-winter-with-persimmon-spice-cake-a72171 Snowy winter day, hot tea, roaring fire, sweet nutty spicy persimmon cake... Sat, 28 Nov 2020 11:32:58 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/28/welcome-russian-winter-with-persimmon-spice-cake-a72171 Discover Sergei Vinogradov, an Artist Russia Forgot https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/26/discover-sergei-vinogradov-an-artist-russia-forgot-a72157 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/26/discover-sergei-vinogradov-an-artist-russia-forgot-a72157 Moscow Welcomes Winter's First Snowfall https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/24/moscow-welcomes-winters-first-snowfall-a72122 A Scandinavian cyclone transformed the capital into a winter wonderland. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 15:30:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/24/moscow-welcomes-winters-first-snowfall-a72122 Russian New Music Gets a Reboot https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/23/russian-new-music-gets-a-reboot-a72125 Russia's music scene is not resting on its historical laurels. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 15:14:58 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/23/russian-new-music-gets-a-reboot-a72125 Celebrate Thanksgiving with an Uzbek Chicken https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/21/celebrate-thanksgiving-with-an-uzbek-chicken-a72110 Mix East and West for the kind of unconventional holiday this unconventional year needs. Sat, 21 Nov 2020 11:11:06 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/21/celebrate-thanksgiving-with-an-uzbek-chicken-a72110 Moscow Prepares for Pandemic New Year's https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/20/moscow-prepares-for-pandemic-new-years-a72101 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/20/moscow-prepares-for-pandemic-new-years-a72101 A Tolstoy Descendant Returns to His Roots in Yasnaya Polyana https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/20/a-tolstoy-descendant-returns-to-his-roots-in-yasnaya-polyana-a72090 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/20/a-tolstoy-descendant-returns-to-his-roots-in-yasnaya-polyana-a72090 Why Russians Dislike 'Good Russians' in American Films No Less than 'Bad Russians' https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/20/why-russians-dislike-good-russians-in-american-films-no-less-than-bad-russians-a72097 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/20/why-russians-dislike-good-russians-in-american-films-no-less-than-bad-russians-a72097 Royal Hatter Treacy Brings Glamour to Russia Despite Pandemic https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/19/royal-hatter-treacy-brings-glamour-to-russia-despite-pandemic-a72094 "We all need entertainment" during a pandemic, the haute couture hatmaker said. Thu, 19 Nov 2020 13:20:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/19/royal-hatter-treacy-brings-glamour-to-russia-despite-pandemic-a72094 ‘Geek Teachers’ Innovate Russian Classrooms https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/16/geek-teachers-innovate-russian-classrooms-a72059 A project founded by two young teachers has supported remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic. Mon, 16 Nov 2020 11:59:51 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/16/geek-teachers-innovate-russian-classrooms-a72059 A Persimmon Primer https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/14/a-persimmon-primer-a72047 What are those bright orange fruits at the fall market? And how do you eat them? Sat, 14 Nov 2020 12:01:15 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/14/a-persimmon-primer-a72047 Soviet Rock Legend Viktor Tsoi Absent From Newest Biopic https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/13/soviet-rock-legend-viktor-tsoi-absent-from-newest-biopic-a72033 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/13/soviet-rock-legend-viktor-tsoi-absent-from-newest-biopic-a72033 Netflix to Provide Movies Dubbed In Russian https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/10/netflix-to-provide-movies-dubbed-in-russian-a72006 The streaming service will also provide more Russian-language choices. Tue, 10 Nov 2020 14:32:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/10/netflix-to-provide-movies-dubbed-in-russian-a72006 Great Russian Literature Versus One Tweet by Stephen King https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/09/great-russian-literature-versus-one-tweet-by-stephen-king-a71993 Why Russians still lose their heads over comments made by Western movie critics. Mon, 09 Nov 2020 12:40:28 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/09/great-russian-literature-versus-one-tweet-by-stephen-king-a71993 Insta-Plov: Modern Technology Meets Ancient Dish https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/07/insta-plov-modern-technology-meets-ancient-dish-a71981 All the warming, satisfying, complex flavors and textures of plov without a kazan (and 12 hours). Sat, 07 Nov 2020 10:43:03 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/07/insta-plov-modern-technology-meets-ancient-dish-a71981 Renowned Russian Satirist Zhvanetsky Dies at Age 86 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/06/renowned-russian-satirist-zhvanetsky-dies-at-age-86-a71978 Zhvanetsky and his battered briefcase were a hilarious part of Soviet life. Fri, 06 Nov 2020 14:29:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/06/renowned-russian-satirist-zhvanetsky-dies-at-age-86-a71978 Muscovites Send a Message of Peace and Tolerance on National Unity Day https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/04/muscovites-send-a-message-of-peace-and-tolerance-on-national-unity-day-a71955 The holiday aims to promote ethnic and religious tolerance among the country’s diverse population. Wed, 04 Nov 2020 16:28:59 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/04/muscovites-send-a-message-of-peace-and-tolerance-on-national-unity-day-a71955 Encounters On and Off the Trans-Siberian Train https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/02/encounters-on-and-off-the-trans-siberian-train-a71928 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/02/encounters-on-and-off-the-trans-siberian-train-a71928 Practical Magic: How Russia’s Ancient Witchcraft Traditions Continue to Thrive https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/31/practical-magic-how-russias-ancient-witchcraft-traditions-continue-to-thrive-a71919 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/31/practical-magic-how-russias-ancient-witchcraft-traditions-continue-to-thrive-a71919 Launch Squash Boats Under the Blue Moon https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/31/launch-squash-boats-under-the-blue-moon-a71918 Once in a blue moon Jennifer Eremeeva makes an autumnal deep orange squash feast. Sat, 31 Oct 2020 09:17:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/31/launch-squash-boats-under-the-blue-moon-a71918 Weekend Culinary Trips Return With Two Virtual Destinations https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/30/weekend-culinary-trips-return-with-two-virtual-destinations-a71914 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/30/weekend-culinary-trips-return-with-two-virtual-destinations-a71914 Sergei Medvedev's "The Return of the Russian Leviathan" Wins 2020 Pushkin House Book Prize https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/30/sergei-medvedevs-the-return-of-the-russian-leviathan-wins-2020-pushkin-house-book-prize-a71902 Sergei Medvedev is the first author based in Russia to win the prestigious award. Fri, 30 Oct 2020 10:00:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/30/sergei-medvedevs-the-return-of-the-russian-leviathan-wins-2020-pushkin-house-book-prize-a71902 Russian Photo Colorist Brings New Life to Historic Photographs https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/29/russian-photo-colorist-brings-new-life-to-historic-photographs-a71890 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/29/russian-photo-colorist-brings-new-life-to-historic-photographs-a71890 Yale Russian Chorus Joins Singers Around the World https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/29/yale-russian-chorus-joins-singers-around-the-world-a71899 Because choirs couldn't go to a Tbilisi symposium, the world got magnificent online performances. Thu, 29 Oct 2020 13:04:22 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/29/yale-russian-chorus-joins-singers-around-the-world-a71899 Roma Liberov Debuts New Film on Writer Andrei Platonov https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/28/roma-liberov-debuts-new-film-on-writer-andrei-platonov-a71888 Director Roma Liberov, translator Robert Chandler and producer Alexander Mamontow on Platonov. Wed, 28 Oct 2020 13:47:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/28/roma-liberov-debuts-new-film-on-writer-andrei-platonov-a71888 Beyond Moscow: People With Disabilities Are Stepping Out https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/27/beyond-moscow-people-with-disabiities-are-stepping-out-a71868 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/27/beyond-moscow-people-with-disabiities-are-stepping-out-a71868 The Tyranny of Positive Thinking Debated Live Online https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/26/the-tyranny-of-positive-thinking-debated-live-online-a71854 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/26/the-tyranny-of-positive-thinking-debated-live-online-a71854 The Enduring Glamour of Mushroom Julien https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/24/the-enduring-glamour-of-mushroom-julien-a71844 Jennifer Eremeeva brings this restaurant and theater buffet favorite to your home kitchen. Sat, 24 Oct 2020 10:10:16 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/24/the-enduring-glamour-of-mushroom-julien-a71844 Film About Gorbachev and Reagan in Pre-Production https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/23/film-about-gorbachev-and-reagan-in-pre-production-a71835 A dark comedy about the end of the Cold War is in script development. Fri, 23 Oct 2020 15:08:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/23/film-about-gorbachev-and-reagan-in-pre-production-a71835 Return of the Amazon: Sarra Lebedeva at the Tretyakov Gallery https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/22/return-of-the-amazon-sarra-lebedeva-at-the-tretyakov-gallery-a71826 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/22/return-of-the-amazon-sarra-lebedeva-at-the-tretyakov-gallery-a71826 In Photos: 10 Years of Sobyanin’s Moscow https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/22/in-photos-10-years-of-sobyanins-moscow-a71818 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/22/in-photos-10-years-of-sobyanins-moscow-a71818 'Consciousness Without Borders': New Russian Art https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/21/consciousness-without-borders-new-russian-art-a71820 Two young artists with similar backgrounds create wildly different art of memory and fantasy. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:30:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/21/consciousness-without-borders-new-russian-art-a71820 Muscovites Bid Farewell to Warm Fall Weather https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/21/muscovites-bid-farewell-to-warm-fall-weather-a71795 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/21/muscovites-bid-farewell-to-warm-fall-weather-a71795 Armenians and Azerbaijanis in Moscow Pay Tribute to Karabakh Victims https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/20/armenians-and-azerbaijanis-in-moscow-pay-tribute-to-karabakh-victims-a71794 Members of the Armenian and Azerbaijani diasporas placed flowers, signs and other memorials at their embassies. Tue, 20 Oct 2020 14:32:12 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/20/armenians-and-azerbaijanis-in-moscow-pay-tribute-to-karabakh-victims-a71794 'Comey's Rule' on Russia and Russia on 'Comey's Rule' https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/20/comeys-rule-on-russia-and-russia-on-comeys-rule-a71802 James Comey and Russian reviewers talk about the veracity of the new Showtime series. Tue, 20 Oct 2020 12:57:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/20/comeys-rule-on-russia-and-russia-on-comeys-rule-a71802 On and Off the Trans-Siberian Train: The Taxi Driver https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/19/on-and-off-the-trans-siberian-train-the-taxi-driver-a71793 The Mesto47 team talks with a cab driver in Nizhny Novgorod about love, marriage and children. Mon, 19 Oct 2020 13:33:55 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/19/on-and-off-the-trans-siberian-train-the-taxi-driver-a71793 East and West Meet Over Borshch Deliciously https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/17/east-and-west-meet-over-borshch-deliciously-a71783 Move over pampushki! These crumbly, crunchy, sweet and salty triangles go great with borshch! Sat, 17 Oct 2020 11:02:11 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/17/east-and-west-meet-over-borshch-deliciously-a71783 Kinotavr 2020 Festival: Better Late Than Never https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/16/kinotavr-2020-better-late-than-never-a71775 Looking for your next Russian film? Check out the Kinotavr Festival winners. Fri, 16 Oct 2020 15:52:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/16/kinotavr-2020-better-late-than-never-a71775 Soviet Icon Cheburashka to Appear in New Movie https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/14/soviet-icon-cheburashka-to-appear-in-new-movie-a71753 The Soviet Union's most famous cartoon character is entering the 21st century. Wed, 14 Oct 2020 15:55:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/14/soviet-icon-cheburashka-to-appear-in-new-movie-a71753 Moscow Confronts Second Coronavirus Wave, in Photos https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/13/moscow-confronts-second-coronavirus-wave-in-photos-a71734 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/13/moscow-confronts-second-coronavirus-wave-in-photos-a71734 On and Off the Trans-Siberian Train: The Pregnant Woman https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/12/on-and-off-the-trans-siberian-train-the-pregnant-woman-a71722 A short tale about families, fortune-telling, and babies. Mon, 12 Oct 2020 11:56:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/12/on-and-off-the-trans-siberian-train-the-pregnant-woman-a71722 Pushkin House Shortlisted Books Tackle Authoritarianism https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/10/pushkin-house-shortlisted-books-tackle-authoritarianism-a71711 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/10/pushkin-house-shortlisted-books-tackle-authoritarianism-a71711 Celebrating Writer Ivan Bunin https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/08/celebrating-writer-ivan-bunin-a71699 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/08/celebrating-writer-ivan-bunin-a71699 From Moscow to St. Petersburg By Bicycle https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/06/from-moscow-to-st-petersburg-by-bicycle-a71671 Will there ever be a bike route between the two Russian capitals? These folks hope so. Tue, 06 Oct 2020 15:22:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/06/from-moscow-to-st-petersburg-by-bicycle-a71671