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 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:33:35 +0200 600 On This Day in 1867 the US Purchased Alaska From Russia Vestiges of Alaska’s Russian past can be seen across the state. Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:25:58 +0200 Lentil Soup Four Ways Combine lentils, aromatics and spices for dinner and armchair travel. Chases away the self-isolation blues. Sat, 28 Mar 2020 11:45:54 +0100 Spend an Evening at the Bolshoi Finish your work and get settled to watch "Swan Lake" at 7 p.m. Moscow time. Fri, 27 Mar 2020 13:06:14 +0100 Renowned Soviet Singer Lev Leshchenko Tests Positive for Coronavirus Prominent Russian writer Boris Akunin said he has also been infected with the “fashionable disease.” Fri, 27 Mar 2020 10:59:00 +0100 Be an Audience of One 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 Immerse Yourself in Russian Art 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 Watch a Prophetic Film A disease from China ravages a country headed by a nationalist, militaristic leader... Tue, 24 Mar 2020 15:45:00 +0100 Hear a Poem Every Day A project called "Touch" matches poetry by contemporary writers with brilliant performers. Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:41:47 +0100 On This Day in 1877 Felix Yusupov Was Born 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 Russian Theater's Solution to Virus: An Audience of One 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 Got Grechka? Make a Grain Bowl! Self-Isolating? Stress-eating? Cook up something delicious with those hoarded supplies instead. Sat, 21 Mar 2020 10:40:00 +0100 Tour Marina Tsvetayeva's Apartment Online On Saturday Start your weekend with the poetry of Marina Tsvetayeva in her former Moscow apartment. Sat, 21 Mar 2020 09:25:53 +0100 On This Day in 1922 Irina Antonova Was Born 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 5 Russian Ballets 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 Watch a Concert at Garage Museum 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 Take a Hermitage Tour The Hermitage in five hours, no pauses. Wed, 18 Mar 2020 14:44:00 +0100 Remembering Writer Eduard Limonov Russians argue about the man, the writer, and the political activist Eduard Limonov. Wed, 18 Mar 2020 13:54:00 +0100 In Photos: Coronavirus Transforms the Face of Moscow In the age of social distancing, Moscow's ever-crowded streets are emptying out. Wed, 18 Mar 2020 12:55:16 +0100 Zaryadye Concert Livestreams Today On this first night of theaters going dark, Zaryadye Hall will livestream their scheduled event. Tue, 17 Mar 2020 11:24:12 +0100 On This Day in 1890 Solomon Mikhoels Was Born Solomon Mikhoels was the genius of Yiddish-language theater. Mon, 16 Mar 2020 14:55:00 +0100 Leaving Moscow For the Good Life 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 On This Day in 1940, the Winter War Ended 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 'Sekretiki' at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art 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 Women’s Day: 5 Russian Women You Haven’t Heard of But Should Have 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 'The Shadow in the East' 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 On This Day Valentina Tereshkova, the First Woman in Space, Was Born 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 Russian Women Are Ready to Reclaim Once-Forbidden Jobs Women are training for professions that have been closed to them for decades. Fri, 06 Mar 2020 11:14:00 +0100 Atelier E.B. Passerby at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art 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 Celebrating Women: 5 Soviet and Russian Stars on the Ice These women have built Russia's reputation as a skating powerhouse. Wed, 04 Mar 2020 14:03:00 +0100 'We Treasure Our Lucid Dreams' at Garage Museum 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 Monika Sosnowska Shares 'Exercises in Construction, Bending' This week we highlight four extraordinary new exhibitions at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. Tue, 03 Mar 2020 11:01:00 +0100 On This Day in 1931 Mikhail Gorbachev Was Born The last leader of the Soviet Union celebrates his 89th birthday today. Mon, 02 Mar 2020 14:31:00 +0100 March Art and Culture in the Russian Capitals Celebrate spring with an arty month of March. Mon, 02 Mar 2020 13:17:00 +0100 For Ballet Shoes, Russian Company Is on Pointe 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 Fires Blaze Across Russia for Maslenitsa Casting out winter and welcoming spring. Sun, 01 Mar 2020 09:05:00 +0100 Russia Opens Fairy-Tale Theme Park Dream Island wants to rival Disneyland. Sat, 29 Feb 2020 15:28:10 +0100 Russian Film 'DAU' Shocks Berlin 18 Months After Failed Wall Project A film? A political statement? An experiment? DAU continues to shock and perplex. Sat, 29 Feb 2020 09:32:24 +0100 Moscow's Warmest Winter in Centuries, in Photos 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 Tretyakov Opening: 'The Russian Fairy Tale' 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 Moscow Kicks Off 'Pancake Week' With Song, Dance and Blini A look at one of Russia's most-beloved folk holidays. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 12:49:29 +0100 Moscow Press Corps Reveals (Almost) All 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 How to Celebrate Russia’s ‘Men’s Day’ in Moscow A guide to celebrating Defender of the Fatherland Day with the special man in your life. Sun, 23 Feb 2020 07:00:00 +0100 From Wales to Dzerzhinsk 'In the Footsteps of Ghosts' 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 Grand Kremlin Palace Hosts Regal Ball for Young Cadets Girls dressed in pastel ballgowns and white gloves while young men appeared in full military uniform. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 12:20:00 +0100 Yuri Annenkov's 'Revolution Behind the Door' An exhibition that showcases the many extraordinary talents of artist, writer and journalist Yuri Annenkov. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 08:30:00 +0100 Russia Represented at Berlin Film Festival Russian directors are making waves in a variety of genres. Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:57:36 +0100 On This Day in 1877, 'Swan Lake' Premiered 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 Russia Hosts Bone-Chilling Ice Marathon on Lake Baikal 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 “Sadko” Premiers to Mixed Reviews Director Dmitry Chernyakov has dramatically revamped the opera for 21st-century audiences. Tue, 18 Feb 2020 11:41:58 +0100 On This Day in 1852 the Hermitage Opened 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