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 Sun, 22 Sep 2019 20:12:37 +0200 600 On This Day Sergei Ozhegov Was Born Ozhegov's legacy lives on today in the work of translators, academics and students of Russian around the world. Sun, 22 Sep 2019 13:00:00 +0200 Where Indians Eat Indian Food in Moscow Authentic Indian food is easier to find in Russia's capital than you might expect. Fri, 20 Sep 2019 17:18:06 +0200 Russia’s Love Affair With India Food and culture have forged strong ties between the countries over the past three decades. Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:24:00 +0200 Behind Moscow’s Facades, Legacies of Soviet Atheism The Russian Orthodox Church is trying to evict tenants and claim real estate that was once appropriated by Soviet authorities. Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:48:00 +0200 Moscow's Inspiring New Cultural Season Opens 2019 is Russia's Year of Theater. Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:35:51 +0200 Zaryadye Concert Hall Gets New Organ A spectacular new instrument will debut in February Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:40:00 +0200 Moscow's Big Weekend Out: From Puppies to Public Buses Summer may be over, but Muscovites still had a weekend packed with parades, marathons and street-filling fun. Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:27:42 +0200 Take Me Out to the Ball Game … in Moscow After a bumpy start, Russian baseball is taking off. Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:46:52 +0200 Russian Priests Hit the Streets in St. Petersburg Russian Orthodox priests donned their finest golden robes for a mass procession in honor of legendary leader St. Alexander Nevsky. Fri, 13 Sep 2019 14:01:00 +0200 On This Day Alexander Rosenbaum Was Born Rosenbaum is one of Russia's most famous bards, or singing poets. Fri, 13 Sep 2019 11:46:00 +0200 Pelevin’s New Novel Plays With U.S.-Russian Culture Wars The book is a riff on news from recent years, telling the story of a secret Russian unit whose mission is to avenge the collapse of the Soviet Union. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 16:30:15 +0200 Dziga Vertov’s ‘Anniversary of a Revolution’ Has its Second Moscow Premiere 100 years after it was made and lost, a restored version of the documentary was shown at the Oktyabr Theater. Tue, 10 Sep 2019 15:25:44 +0200 On This Day Lev Tolstoy Was Born Nearly two centuries later, Tolstoy remains one of the greatest novelists in history. Mon, 09 Sep 2019 16:04:00 +0200 Moscow Celebrates Its 872nd Birthday, in Photos Moscow pulls out all the stops to mark City Day with concerts, games, fireworks and more. Mon, 09 Sep 2019 15:00:49 +0200 'Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews' How propaganda, revisionist history, and warfare have caused tens of thousands of Jews to flee Ukraine. Sat, 07 Sep 2019 13:44:00 +0200 Opening Eyes to Sightless Life in Moscow Moscow’s first musical in the dark engages four out of five senses. Thu, 05 Sep 2019 09:56:00 +0200 Mongolia Welcomes Putin With Military Pomp, Vivid Performances Putin has called relations between Russia and Mongolia "brotherly" — and his meeting with Mongolia's president really showed it. Wed, 04 Sep 2019 16:57:00 +0200 Russia’s Young Innovators Build the Future at Rukami Festival Young people from across Russia showed off their ideas on how digital evolution will shape our lives. Mon, 02 Sep 2019 16:45:00 +0200 On This Day 15 Years Ago the Siege of Beslan Began In Russia a day of celebration became the worst terrorist attack in the country's history. Sun, 01 Sep 2019 15:40:50 +0200 On This Day in 1935 the 'Stakhanovite' Movement Was Born Alexei Stakhanov was a man, a miner and a myth. Sat, 31 Aug 2019 13:33:26 +0200 'The Long Shadow of Chernobyl' Gerd Ludwig's photographs of Chernobyl, taken over 20 years, chronicle the disaster and aftermath. Wed, 28 Aug 2019 15:34:00 +0200 On This Day Space Dogs Flew a Mission Today Moscow street dogs ride the metro; 50 years ago they flew space missions. Tue, 27 Aug 2019 10:32:00 +0200 Russia's Weird and Splendid Regional Flags and Сoats of Arms Russia's regions and cities are incredibly diverse and unique — and so are their flags. Mon, 26 Aug 2019 17:01:00 +0200 Russia Hosts International Military Band March-Off Thirty orchestras from 12 countries are taking part in this year's event and competing for the audience's admiration. Mon, 26 Aug 2019 15:05:39 +0200 On This Day Ivan the Terrible Was Born Ivan IV was one of Russia's most powerful but erratic leaders. Sun, 25 Aug 2019 11:55:51 +0200 Olga Zilberbourg’s 'Like Water and Other Stories' Olga Zilberbourg reinvents emigre literature. Sat, 24 Aug 2019 11:14:00 +0200 Art Patron Mikhail Abramov, Dead at 55 The founder of one of Moscow's few private museums died in Greece. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:29:00 +0200 Russia's Street Art Festival Unveils Sky-High Spray-Painting Meet Russia's newest open-air art museum — the largest of its kind in the world. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:47:00 +0200 On This Day: Leon Trotsky Was Assassinated With an Ice Pick Leon Trotsky died on this day on in 1940. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:02:00 +0200 Sailing Into the Past in Lipetsk Russia is more than Moscow, and festivals are everywhere. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 11:45:00 +0200 Sergey Diaghilev, Remembered 90 Years After His Death Sergey Diaghilev, the renowned Russian ballet impresario, died 90 years ago on Aug. 19, 1929. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:05:00 +0200 On This Day in 1991 a Coup Was Attempted in Moscow The coup was meant to hold the union together, but in the end, tore it apart. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:59:00 +0200 Dmitri Shostakovich, Football Fanatic Inside this composer with an orderly mind beat the heart of a football fanatic. Sun, 18 Aug 2019 15:06:00 +0200 Russia's Good Year at the Awards Innovation, experimentation and breaks with tradition were celebrated at this year's awards ceremonies. Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:40:00 +0200 On This Day Rock Legend Viktor Tsoi Died On Aug. 15, 1990 Soviet rock icon Viktor Tsoi died in a car crash. Thu, 15 Aug 2019 13:58:55 +0200 On This Day Writer Dmitry Merezhkovsky Was Born The writer and philosopher was born on Aug. 14, 1866 Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:47:00 +0200 A Story of Art and Russian Grandmothers A gallery of miniature scenes from Russian life made by artist Irina Verkhgradskaya. Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:07:00 +0200 Moscow Art Group Takes St. Petersburg By Storm If you don't know the art group AES + F, their enormous show at the Manege is where to start. Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:55:38 +0200 On This Day: The Kursk Submarine Disaster On Aug. 12, 2000 the Kursk sank, killing all on board. Mon, 12 Aug 2019 16:17:40 +0200 Russia's Muslims Celebrate Kurban Bairam Kurban Bairam, considered one of the holiest days in the Islamic calendar, is celebrated by millions of Muslims in Russia. Mon, 12 Aug 2019 16:09:58 +0200 Downshifting in Russia: Who’s Fed Up With the Big City? While rural flight increases in Russia, some young families are moving in the opposite direction. Sun, 11 Aug 2019 15:36:05 +0200 No Sex and Drugs: Moscow Regulates Graffiti, but Who Owns the Streets? Works depicting violence, pornography, profanity, tobacco, explosives and drugs are strictly forbidden. Fri, 09 Aug 2019 16:32:00 +0200 Last Gasp Moscow Music Festivals Dress warmly - or put on a swimsuit - for Moscow's last music festivals. Really. Fri, 09 Aug 2019 13:54:00 +0200 Tarantino ‘Shocked By Moscow’ in First Visit to Russia Since 2004 The director, in town to promote his new movie, went on a highly publicized Kremlin tour but stressed that he came to Moscow to see his fans. Thu, 08 Aug 2019 12:38:00 +0200 On This Day in 1945 the Soviet Union Declared War on Japan In 1945 the U.S.S.R. was at war with Japan for a week, but that week broke the Japanese resistance. Thu, 08 Aug 2019 10:45:36 +0200 Tourism + Technology = New Moscow Attraction Here's a new way to see Moscow: take a walk with a fascinating fictional guide. Wed, 07 Aug 2019 13:55:11 +0200 Russia’s Transgender Community Struggles for Acceptance Medical and bureaucratic hurdles make life hard despite recent signs that attitudes are changing. Wed, 07 Aug 2019 13:49:00 +0200 Fabergé and the Link of Times In St. Petersburg, be sure to stop in at this relatively new and truly fabulous museum. Tue, 06 Aug 2019 17:00:00 +0200 On This Day Ilya Repin Was Born On Aug. 5, 1844 Russian realist painter Ilya Repin was born. Mon, 05 Aug 2019 16:36:00 +0200 On This Day Architect Konstantin Melnikov Was Born Today we celebrate an architect who truly thought outside the box. Sat, 03 Aug 2019 12:55:10 +0200