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, 24 Sep 2020 07:25:01 +0200 600 Lady Gaga’s New Video Is an Ode to a Soviet Film Classic https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/23/lady-gagas-new-video-is-an-ode-to-a-soviet-film-classic-a71530 The American pop star took inspiration from a visually stunning classic Armenian Soviet film. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 17:29:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/23/lady-gagas-new-video-is-an-ode-to-a-soviet-film-classic-a71530 Food Fests From East and West https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/23/food-fests-from-east-and-west-a71525 Fly to Singapore and Bavaria without leaving Moscow. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 13:53:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/23/food-fests-from-east-and-west-a71525 Moscow’s Weekend Marathons Cover Land and Sea https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/22/moscows-weekend-marathons-cover-land-and-sea-a71498 Running records were set near the Kremlin, while SUP surfers put on a show on the Moscow River. Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:22:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/22/moscows-weekend-marathons-cover-land-and-sea-a71498 On and Off the Trans-Siberian Train: The Communist https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/21/on-and-off-the-trans-siberian-train-the-communist-a71502 Meet Sergei, a committed communist party member in the Far East. Mon, 21 Sep 2020 16:27:50 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/21/on-and-off-the-trans-siberian-train-the-communist-a71502 Not Your Babushka’s Sour Cabbage https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/19/not-your-babushkas-sour-cabbage-a71489 Everything you wanted to know about fermentation but were too intimidated by that babushka to ask. Sat, 19 Sep 2020 13:40:17 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/19/not-your-babushkas-sour-cabbage-a71489 'Insulted. Belarus' Takes to the World's Stages https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/18/insulted-belarus-takes-to-the-worlds-stages-a71486 A play by Andrei Kureichik, translated by John Freedman, performed in readings in 5 countries. Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:31:35 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/18/insulted-belarus-takes-to-the-worlds-stages-a71486 Alexander Sokurov, Rembrandt and 'The Prodigal Son' https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/16/alexander-sokurov-rembrandt-and-the-prodigal-son-a71465 A powerful retelling of the Biblical return of the prodigal son. Wed, 16 Sep 2020 15:43:42 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/16/alexander-sokurov-rembrandt-and-the-prodigal-son-a71465 Russian Racer Is a First at Irish Cookstown 100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/15/russian-racer-is-a-first-at-irish-cookstown-100-a71448 Pandemics, travel bans, and shipping woes didn't stop Danila Krasniuk from racing in Northern Ireland. Tue, 15 Sep 2020 12:54:30 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/15/russian-racer-is-a-first-at-irish-cookstown-100-a71448 Soviet Classic Turns 50 at GUM AutoRally https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/15/soviet-classic-turns-50-at-gum-autorally-a71436 Muscovites celebrate the beloved Zhiguli sedan. Tue, 15 Sep 2020 11:18:46 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/15/soviet-classic-turns-50-at-gum-autorally-a71436 On and Off the Trans-Siberian Train: The Drag Racer https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/14/on-and-off-the-trans-siberian-train-the-drag-racer-a71434 Sergei is in love with souped up cars, speed and winning. Mon, 14 Sep 2020 14:42:49 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/14/on-and-off-the-trans-siberian-train-the-drag-racer-a71434 'The Girl From the Hermitage' https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/12/the-girl-from-the-hermitage-a71423 Follow Galina from the Leningrad siege to today's St. Petersburg. Sat, 12 Sep 2020 12:53:12 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/12/the-girl-from-the-hermitage-a71423 North River Terminal Opens in Moscow After More Than A Decade https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/11/north-river-terminal-opens-in-moscow-after-more-than-a-decade-a71374 Residents in the northern part of Moscow have a new river-front park. Fri, 11 Sep 2020 11:22:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/11/north-river-terminal-opens-in-moscow-after-more-than-a-decade-a71374 Honoring British Righteous Among the Nations in Moscow https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/10/honoring-british-righteous-among-the-nations-in-moscow-a71404 Join an online ceremony in Moscow to honor British citizens who saved Jews during the Holocaust. Thu, 10 Sep 2020 12:58:20 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/10/honoring-british-righteous-among-the-nations-in-moscow-a71404 Arkhstoyanie at Nikola-Lenivets Lazily Celebrates its 15th Year https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/09/arkhstoyanie-at-nikola-lenivets-lazily-celebrates-its-15th-year-a71371 "Laziness" was the theme of this year's landscape art festival. Wed, 09 Sep 2020 10:59:30 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/09/arkhstoyanie-at-nikola-lenivets-lazily-celebrates-its-15th-year-a71371 On and Off the Trans-Siberian Train: The Dropouts https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/07/on-and-off-the-trans-siberian-train-the-dropouts-a71365 The Teachers for Russia program sends young people to teach in poor village schools. Mon, 07 Sep 2020 12:05:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/07/on-and-off-the-trans-siberian-train-the-dropouts-a71365 A Tale of Two Charlottes https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/05/a-tale-of-two-charlottes-a71355 How did English Apple Charlotte find its way into the hearts, minds, and kitchens of Imperial Russia? Sat, 05 Sep 2020 12:15:17 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/05/a-tale-of-two-charlottes-a71355 ‘Paradise Without Cocaine.’ Ousted Kremlin Aide Surkov Publishes Poem https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/03/paradise-without-cocaine-ousted-kremlin-aide-surkov-publishes-poem-a71324 Vladislav Surkov: From advising the president to writing verse. Thu, 03 Sep 2020 10:28:10 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/03/paradise-without-cocaine-ousted-kremlin-aide-surkov-publishes-poem-a71324 A Festival for Would-Be Russian Aristocrats https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/02/a-festival-for-would-be-russian-aristocrats-a71321 The annual Secrets of the Manor festival lets guests learn how to be 19th century Russian estate owners. Wed, 02 Sep 2020 12:26:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/02/a-festival-for-would-be-russian-aristocrats-a71321 Day of Knowledge: Russian Kids Go Back to School https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/01/september1st-a71308 Schools reopened as coronavirus cases topped one million. Tue, 01 Sep 2020 12:53:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/01/september1st-a71308 Russia Prepares for Return to School Amid Coronavirus Pandemic https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/31/russia-prepares-for-return-to-school-amid-coronavirus-pandemic-a71289 New school year, new rules. Mon, 31 Aug 2020 14:34:20 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/31/russia-prepares-for-return-to-school-amid-coronavirus-pandemic-a71289 On and Off the Trans-Siberian Train: The Mother https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/31/on-and-off-the-trans-siberian-train-the-mother-a71287 This week we meet a mother traveling to get aid for her son with a disability. Mon, 31 Aug 2020 11:58:49 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/31/on-and-off-the-trans-siberian-train-the-mother-a71287 ‘Citizen Countess’: Sofia Panina Led the Fight for Women's Rights https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/29/citizen-countess-sofia-panina-led-the-fight-for-womens-rights-a71268 To honor women's suffrage, meet the first woman in the world to hold a ministerial post. Sat, 29 Aug 2020 11:20:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/29/citizen-countess-sofia-panina-led-the-fight-for-womens-rights-a71268 On and Off the Trans-Siberian Train: The Bootmaker https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/24/on-and-off-the-trans-siberian-train-the-bootmaker-a71225 Burglaries, jail and life lessons from Misha in the Far East. Mon, 24 Aug 2020 12:23:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/24/on-and-off-the-trans-siberian-train-the-bootmaker-a71225 Viсtoria Lomasko Reports on Belarus and Russian Vote https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/22/victoria-lomasko-reports-on-belarus-and-russian-vote-a71216 Victoria Lomasko shares her art and her response to events in Russia and Belarus. Sat, 22 Aug 2020 10:15:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/22/victoria-lomasko-reports-on-belarus-and-russian-vote-a71216 Take an Art Trip to Russian Provinces at St. Petersburg Manege https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/20/take-an-art-trip-to-russian-provinces-at-st-petersburg-manege-a71205 The show at the Manege is part of a series of exhibits on contemporary art from all over Russia. Thu, 20 Aug 2020 14:07:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/20/take-an-art-trip-to-russian-provinces-at-st-petersburg-manege-a71205 Meet the Rescued Animals at Moscow's Wildlife Rehabilitation Shelter https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/17/meet-the-rescued-animals-at-moscows-wildlife-rehabilitation-shelter-a71175 The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center gives rescued animals a calm environment where they can get ready to return to the wild. Mon, 17 Aug 2020 16:33:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/17/meet-the-rescued-animals-at-moscows-wildlife-rehabilitation-shelter-a71175 On and Off the Trans-Siberian Train: The Coin Collector https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/17/on-and-off-the-trans-siberian-train-the-coin-collector-a71171 Meet a man with a pocketful of requests for coins in a dozen languages. Mon, 17 Aug 2020 11:16:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/17/on-and-off-the-trans-siberian-train-the-coin-collector-a71171 Draniki: Out of the Belarusian Frying Pan https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/15/draniki-out-of-the-belarusian-frying-pan-a71158 Jennifer Eremeeva helps you expand your Slavic kitchen repertoire with Belarusian potato pancakes. Sat, 15 Aug 2020 12:08:06 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/15/draniki-out-of-the-belarusian-frying-pan-a71158 Belarusian Artist Embroiders Her Country's Historic Protests https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/14/belarusian-artist-embroiders-her-countrys-historic-protests-a71150 A Belarusian artist living in Prague responds to current events with white and red threads. Fri, 14 Aug 2020 10:34:29 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/14/belarusian-artist-embroiders-her-countrys-historic-protests-a71150 Belarus Nobel-Winner Alexievich Urges Lukashenko to Go https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/13/belarus-nobel-winner-alexievich-urges-lukashenko-to-go-a71135 "Leave before it's too late, before you've thrown people into a terrible abyss, into the abyss of civil war," she appealed to Lukashenko. Thu, 13 Aug 2020 09:21:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/13/belarus-nobel-winner-alexievich-urges-lukashenko-to-go-a71135 Russian Violinist and Conductor Spivakov Rejects Lukashenko Award Over Belarus Crackdown https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/13/russian-violinist-and-conductor-spivakov-rejects-lukashenko-award-over-belarus-crackdown-a71132 “I’m ashamed to wear it because it’s associated with your rule,” the Russian National Philharmonic's conductor and artistic director said. Thu, 13 Aug 2020 09:02:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/13/russian-violinist-and-conductor-spivakov-rejects-lukashenko-award-over-belarus-crackdown-a71132 Photo Exhibition Showcases Scenes From Soviet Moscow https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/11/photo-exhibition-showcases-scenes-from-soviet-moscow-a71110 A new exhibition explores how the capital changed and how Soviet architecture developed over the course of 60 years. Tue, 11 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/11/photo-exhibition-showcases-scenes-from-soviet-moscow-a71110 On and Off the Trans-Siberian: The Hitchhikers https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/10/on-and-off-the-trans-siberian-the-hitchhikers-a71101 The Mesto47 team meets up with two intrepid hitchhikers, Olya and Zhenya. Mon, 10 Aug 2020 13:37:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/10/on-and-off-the-trans-siberian-the-hitchhikers-a71101 Moscow's Movie Theaters Re-Open to a Post-Lockdown World https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/08/moscows-movie-theaters-re-open-to-a-post-lockdown-world-a71086 Muscovites can once again enjoy films on the big screen — with some added restrictions. Sat, 08 Aug 2020 10:02:35 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/08/moscows-movie-theaters-re-open-to-a-post-lockdown-world-a71086 In the Tvorog Test Kitchen https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/08/in-the-tvorog-test-kitchen-a71079 Not cottage cheese, not ricotta, not quark... tvorog is similar to all but utterly, deliciously unique. Sat, 08 Aug 2020 09:34:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/08/in-the-tvorog-test-kitchen-a71079 Tom Sawyer Fest: From the Mississippi to the Volga https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/07/tom-sawyer-fest-from-the-mississippi-to-the-volga-a71073 Local residents renovate their city's buildings — and convince others to help them. Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:27:39 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/07/tom-sawyer-fest-from-the-mississippi-to-the-volga-a71073 On and Off the Trans-Siberian Train: The Rapper https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/03/on-and-off-the-trans-siberian-train-the-rapper-a71038 The Mesto47 team learn about hard lives and perseverance. Mon, 03 Aug 2020 13:42:31 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/03/on-and-off-the-trans-siberian-train-the-rapper-a71038 Ksenia Buksha’s 'The Freedom Factory' https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/01/ksenia-bukshas-the-freedom-factory-a70978 Enjoy a splendid women's day of writer, translator and reviewer. Sat, 01 Aug 2020 10:30:12 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/01/ksenia-bukshas-the-freedom-factory-a70978 Watch Three Free Films About Russian and Soviet Life https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/01/watch-three-free-films-about-russian-and-soviet-life-a71034 Three films reveal different aspects of life in the Soviet century - but are they all so different? Sat, 01 Aug 2020 09:30:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/01/watch-three-free-films-about-russian-and-soviet-life-a71034 Moscow Cinemas Prepare to Open on Aug. 1 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/07/31/moscow-cinemas-prepare-to-open-on-aug-1-a71033 Moscow cinemas are ready to open their doors after a long quarantine. But there's a catch. Fri, 31 Jul 2020 17:52:59 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/07/31/moscow-cinemas-prepare-to-open-on-aug-1-a71033 ‘The Master and Margarita’ Named Most Popular Russian Prison Read https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/07/30/the-master-and-margarita-named-most-popular-russian-prison-read-a71023 Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s “Crime and Punishment” is also highly popular among Russian prisoners. Thu, 30 Jul 2020 16:18:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/07/30/the-master-and-margarita-named-most-popular-russian-prison-read-a71023 Russia's Transgender People in Their Own Words https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/07/30/russias-transgender-people-in-their-own-words-a71010 Lawmakers recently introduced legislation that will have profound implications for the country’s transgender population. Thu, 30 Jul 2020 08:48:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/07/30/russias-transgender-people-in-their-own-words-a71010 Krasnodar: Come for the Sea, Stay for the Champagne https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/07/29/krasnodar-come-for-the-sea-stay-for-the-champagne-a71011 Are you and the kids going to the Russian sea shore this summer? Let that sunburn heal on a drive inland! Wed, 29 Jul 2020 13:19:51 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/07/29/krasnodar-come-for-the-sea-stay-for-the-champagne-a71011 Beat Film Fest Kicks Off Aug. 1 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/07/28/beat-film-fest-kicks-off-aug-1-a71006 The biggest documentary film festival in Russia is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Tue, 28 Jul 2020 16:52:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/07/28/beat-film-fest-kicks-off-aug-1-a71006 On and Off the Trans-Siberian Train: The Fortuneteller https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/07/27/on-and-off-the-trans-siberian-train-the-fortuneteller-a70987 Rimma may be old, but she still feels needed. Mon, 27 Jul 2020 10:53:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/07/27/on-and-off-the-trans-siberian-train-the-fortuneteller-a70987 By the Book: 'The Soviet Diet Cookbook' https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/07/25/by-the-book-the-soviet-diet-cookbook-a70979 Learning to cook the (post-) Soviet way: with Babushka and The Book. Sat, 25 Jul 2020 13:19:39 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/07/25/by-the-book-the-soviet-diet-cookbook-a70979 Moscow Getaway to Nikola-Lenivets Art Park https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/07/24/moscow-getaway-to-nikola-lenivets-art-park-a70963 It's like Russian Portlandia meets Midsommar — but so much more. Fri, 24 Jul 2020 11:41:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/07/24/moscow-getaway-to-nikola-lenivets-art-park-a70963 Russian Moviegoers ‘Not Ready for Dramas’ Amid Pandemic, Culture Ministry Says https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/07/23/russian-moviegoers-not-ready-for-dramas-amid-pandemic-culture-ministry-says-a70961 Only “light-hearted and simple” movies will be screened at movie theaters in the early stages of reopening, the Culture Minister said. Thu, 23 Jul 2020 14:20:45 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/07/23/russian-moviegoers-not-ready-for-dramas-amid-pandemic-culture-ministry-says-a70961 'Costakis' Choice' at Moscow's AZ Museum https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/07/22/costakis-choice-at-moscows-az-museum-a70955 The AZ Museum is celebrating the life and work of the man who saved Russian 20th century art. Wed, 22 Jul 2020 14:44:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/07/22/costakis-choice-at-moscows-az-museum-a70955 Moscow's Museums Welcome Back Visitors With New Exhibitions https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/07/21/moscows-museums-welcome-back-visitors-with-new-exhibitions-a70931 A look at what's going on in Moscow’s post-lockdown arts scene. Tue, 21 Jul 2020 09:19:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/07/21/moscows-museums-welcome-back-visitors-with-new-exhibitions-a70931