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, 23 May 2019 16:48:01 +0200 600 10 Artists Who Died in the Soviet Gulag, Remembered in Street Art The portraits of 10 famous Russian artists who fell victims to repressions in the Soviet Union are on display in Moscow. Thu, 23 May 2019 11:27:45 +0200 On This Day: Andrei Sakharov Sakharov won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1975 but was persecuted for his efforts for civil liberties. Tue, 21 May 2019 15:56:00 +0200 Game of Thrones Finale Sets Moscow Stadium Ablaze A Song of Ice and Fire comes to Moscow one last time. Tue, 21 May 2019 11:13:00 +0200 Russian History Enthusiasts Re-Enact Battle of Borodino History buffs traveled back to 1812 to re-enact the epic battle. Mon, 20 May 2019 17:25:00 +0200 Spring Bike Festival Races Through Moscow An estimated 40,000 cyclists took part in this epic bike festival. Mon, 20 May 2019 14:35:00 +0200 The Mixed Feelings of Moscow's Venezuela Community About Life Abroad We decided to ask the Venezuelan community in Moscow what they think about what's happening in their country. Sat, 18 May 2019 13:42:00 +0200 The Heroic Bitter Land of 'Chernobyl' A television series about the U.S.S.R. written and produced in the West that has Russian viewers raving. Sat, 18 May 2019 08:44:00 +0200 Self-Help Lessons From the Russian Classics In "Self Improvement Tolstoy-Style," an English Russophile explores life and literature. Sat, 18 May 2019 08:13:00 +0200 Night in the Museum, Day in the Hotel See how Moscow is throwing open the museum doors on May 18. Fri, 17 May 2019 17:18:18 +0200 How to Spend A Night in a St. Petersburg Museum See how the northern capital celebrates the annual Night in the Museum. Fri, 17 May 2019 14:43:15 +0200 Russia Makes It to Eurovision Song Contest Final Sergei Lazarev will perform horror-themed ballad “Scream.” Fri, 17 May 2019 12:39:00 +0200 Discover Nikolai Meshcherin What you could you see if you were in Moscow this weekend. Thu, 16 May 2019 14:38:36 +0200 Russia's Largest Rivers From the Amur to the Volga As Russia spends the next month cleaning up its small bodies of water, learn all about its largest waters. Wed, 15 May 2019 16:24:00 +0200 On This Day: Mikhail Bulgakov Today a household name in Russian literature, Bulgakov’s best and most known work was published after his death in 1940. Wed, 15 May 2019 12:52:49 +0200 Contest: Two Free Tickets to Romen Win two free tickets to the only Romani Theater in the world. Tue, 14 May 2019 16:09:24 +0200 Celebrating Rock Star Zemfira, 20 Years After Her Explosive Debut Album Legendary Russian rock singer Zemfira released her debut album in May 1999. Tue, 14 May 2019 10:09:00 +0200 FC Zenit St. Petersburg Crowned Russian Champions, in Pictures Zenit's win was met with wild celebrations within the stadium and beyond after a 4-year title draught. Mon, 13 May 2019 16:01:00 +0200 Summer Vibes in Russia's Capital Now that the warm weather is here to stay, Muscovites are ready to spend the season outside. Sat, 11 May 2019 08:00:00 +0200 Sergei Dorenko Dead at 59 Victory Day in Moscow ended with news of a prominent Russian journalist's death. Fri, 10 May 2019 14:25:00 +0200 Moscow's Russian Romani Theater If you want to see something you'll never see anywhere else, head "out of town" to see "Grushenka" at the Romen Theater. Wed, 08 May 2019 15:49:51 +0200 St. Petersburg's Scars of War In St. Petersburg, visit museums and memorials honoring those who lived and died during the blockade and war. Wed, 08 May 2019 11:55:59 +0200 On This Day: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Tchaikovsky was the first Russian composer to become an international sensation. Tue, 07 May 2019 13:49:02 +0200 Moscow Kicks Off Fountain Season There are more than 500 working fountains in Moscow. Here's a look at our favorites. Tue, 07 May 2019 12:25:00 +0200 Mark Galeotti: ‘The Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia’ Who will win the Pushkin House Book Prize? This week, take a peek at Mark Galeotti's nominated book. Sun, 05 May 2019 16:45:00 +0200 On This Day: Catherine the Great On May 2, 1729, the woman who would become Catherine the Great was born as Princess Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst in Stettin, Prussia. Thu, 02 May 2019 16:08:00 +0200 On This Day: In 1918 Soviet Russia Celebrated May 1 Celebration of May 1 is an old, old tradition. Wed, 01 May 2019 14:14:55 +0200 Restoring Repin: Criminal Sentenced As Work Continues The Tretyakov Gallery met with journalists to describe the first stage of repairing Repin's "Ivan the Terrible and His Son" after it was attacked. Tue, 30 Apr 2019 12:11:00 +0200 On This Day: Nicholas II Signs Decree for “Tolerance Development” On April 30, 1905, Emperor Nicholas II issued a decree on “Tolerance Development.” Tue, 30 Apr 2019 10:29:00 +0200 Stefan Ingvarsson's Cultural Exchange What does a cultural counselor do? If you're Sweden's Stefan Ingvarsson, you get out of town. Mon, 29 Apr 2019 15:24:00 +0200 Moscow Residents Celebrating the Easter Vigil at Sretensky Monastery Easter celebrations culminated in a grand midnight procession with crosses and icons. Sun, 28 Apr 2019 15:16:00 +0200 Vladimir Kozlov: Breaking With Tradition Get in a taxi-van and get off in a different life. Sat, 27 Apr 2019 10:02:00 +0200 Michele Berdy Kicks Off New 'Moscow Time’s Offline' Series Veteran columnist Michele Berdy launched the series with a talk about her life in Russia since 1978. Fri, 26 Apr 2019 11:48:00 +0200 Pushkin House Book Prize Short List Pushkin House has announced their short list of the best non-fiction about Russia published last year. Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:35:44 +0200 The Last Address of Alexander Drevin On Sunday a plaque went up on the apartment house that was the Last Address of a great avant-garde painter. Wed, 24 Apr 2019 10:45:00 +0200 On This Day: April 22, 1899 Nabokov had a lasting influence on generations of writers all around the world. Mon, 22 Apr 2019 15:45:00 +0200 Vintage Tram Cars Parade Down Moscow’s Streets The event marked the 120-year anniversary of the Moscow tram service’s opening. Mon, 22 Apr 2019 11:22:00 +0200 Into the Frying Pan: 9 Top Russian Cookbooks What better way to spend the weekend than reading about, cooking and eating great Russian food? Sat, 20 Apr 2019 15:43:00 +0200 Stanislavsky's Method Lives On Why would a British acting student come to Moscow to study? It's all about the method. Fri, 19 Apr 2019 10:49:23 +0200 Moscow's Monuments Get a Spring Shower The capital's famous monuments need a solid scrubbing to clean off the winter dirt. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:11:00 +0200 Russian Photographer Shoots Moscow With Blade Runner Aesthetics Konstantin Vikhrov's work captures the bright but bleak side of Moscow by night. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 13:53:00 +0200 Celebrate Theater in Peremilovo Come see quirky paintings of zany villagers putting on nutty plays. Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:50:15 +0200 On This Day: Vladimir Lenin Arrives at the Finland Station Vladimir Lenin standing on an armored train car is one of the iconic images of the 20th century. Tue, 16 Apr 2019 11:44:45 +0200 On This Day: On April 15, 1949 Singer Alla Pugacheva Was Born Russia's musical, theatrical, cinematic, and celebrity icon is celebrating a big birthday. Mon, 15 Apr 2019 12:56:00 +0200 On This Day: April 13, 1990 April 13 is Katyn Memorial Day, commemorating the nearly 22,000 Poles killed in the forest near Smolensk. Sat, 13 Apr 2019 06:26:00 +0200 'Stalingrad' by Vasily Grossman Here's an excerpt of a long-awaited new translation of Grossman's prequel to "Life and Fate" that comes out in June. Sat, 13 Apr 2019 06:25:00 +0200 Explore “Life After Life” in St. Petersburg A show of brilliant Russian artists on death and immortality at the St. Petersburg Manege might be worth a weekend trip. Fri, 12 Apr 2019 15:18:00 +0200 On This Day: Yury Gagarin Orbits Earth on Vostok 1 Fri, 12 Apr 2019 12:09:00 +0200 Where Chinese Diners Eat in Moscow Which are the best Chinese restaurants in Moscow? We asked our Chinese friends. Wed, 10 Apr 2019 14:35:26 +0200 On This Day: ‘Spartacus’ by Yury Grigorovich at The Bolshoi This iconic ballet can still be seen at the Bolshoi. Tue, 09 Apr 2019 13:00:00 +0200 All Too Human Our philosopher-art critic Aaron Wendland helps you make your way through the School of London exhibit. Sat, 06 Apr 2019 14:31:00 +0200