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 Tue, 21 Jan 2020 09:04:38 +0100 600 Russians Take a Frozen Dip to Celebrate Epiphany Nothing brings you closer to heaven like a quick dip in subzero waters. Mon, 20 Jan 2020 12:31:15 +0100 ‘We Are Building Capitalism!’ Time travel: visit Moscow during the roaring 90s with Robert Stephenson as your guide. Sat, 18 Jan 2020 10:11:00 +0100 From the Archive: A Real Russian Winter From the 90s This winter has been one of the warmest in Moscow's history. Here's a look back at what a real winter used to look like in Russia's capital. Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:17:57 +0100 Immersive Pushkin-Themed Park to Open in St. Petersburg in 2023 The iconic Russian writer's fairy-tale universe will be brought to life in a sprawling new park. Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:30:00 +0100 Belarussian Writer Alexievich Starts All-Women Publishing House “Men, they are everywhere, and women’s works are rarely published,” the writer said. Tue, 14 Jan 2020 13:03:00 +0100 Soviet Film Director Konstantin Bromberg Dies at 80 He is most famous for his legendary films “The Adventures of the Robot Electronic” and “Wizards.” Mon, 13 Jan 2020 10:11:00 +0100 The Best Art Innovation: Mobile Theater Theater through your cell: follow the walking route and listen to the story. Wed, 08 Jan 2020 09:23:00 +0100 The Year's Best Art Scandal: Moscow Art Biennale What is usually a multi-venue show was confined to one hall this year. Tue, 07 Jan 2020 14:49:00 +0100 The Year's Best in Art Collectors and Their Works Moscow and St. Petersburg celebrated Russia's far-sighted collectors of art. Tue, 07 Jan 2020 10:15:34 +0100 The Year's Best in Music Festivals A young music fest won awards this year. Mon, 06 Jan 2020 12:15:41 +0100 ‘Chernobyl’ Scores Best Miniseries Golden Globe Actor Stellan Skarsgard also won the best supporting actor award for his role on the show. Mon, 06 Jan 2020 08:21:00 +0100 Best Retrospective: Vasily Polenov See this show before the last-week lines. Sat, 04 Jan 2020 10:14:30 +0100 The Year's Most Daring Art Heist: Arkhip Kuindzhi's "Ai-Petri" The painting was quickly recovered, and the museum changed security measures. Fri, 03 Jan 2020 12:41:20 +0100 The Year's Best in Cinema: "The Frenchman" One of the best films of 2019 was a black and white film about the Thaw period. Thu, 02 Jan 2020 09:10:06 +0100 2020: The Year in Culture What we're going to line up to see in 2020. Wed, 01 Jan 2020 09:01:00 +0100 Miniature Miracles: Russian Painted Lacquer Boxes Everything you need to know about those iconic — literally! — lacquer boxes. Tue, 31 Dec 2019 07:24:00 +0100 Moscow Is Ready to Celebrate the New Year There's just one more day before the New Year — the main Russian holiday. The city is decorated with Christmas trees, lights, seasonal markets and even snow brought from other cities for the festivities. Despite the lack of snow and unusually warm weather, Muscovites are ready to wish each other a Happy New Year, light sparklers and exchange presents, because Moscow's holiday look is unlikely to leave anyone without a festive mood. Here are some photos of Russia's capital waiting for the New Year: Mon, 30 Dec 2019 15:02:00 +0100 The Year's Best in Cinema: 'The Humorist' Directorial Debut Catch it online if you missed it in the theaters. Mon, 30 Dec 2019 09:34:31 +0100 The Year's Most Scandalous Film: 'Text' Gritty film about Russia today. Mon, 30 Dec 2019 09:32:17 +0100 Savory Kutiya for Kolodia and Christmas What's kutiya? And Kolodia? Can I eat them? Do I want to? Jennifer Eremeeva tells all deliciously. Sat, 28 Dec 2019 07:20:42 +0100 From the Archive: New Year's in 90s Moscow, in Photos The Russian New Year of decades past. Fri, 27 Dec 2019 15:46:08 +0100 The Hottest New Year's Parties in Moscow Moscow knows how to party in the new year. Fri, 27 Dec 2019 08:45:58 +0100 Popular Sovremennik Theater Director Volchek Dies at 86 The Sovremennik symbolized the short-lived Soviet liberal “thaw” in the early 1960s. Fri, 27 Dec 2019 08:10:56 +0100 Here's How Russia Celebrated Christmas Eve (in Photos) Russia's Catholic, Lutheran and Protestant communities held big services on Dec. 24. Wed, 25 Dec 2019 13:21:02 +0100 Russian Jews Сelebrate Hanukkah Across the Country It is the 30th consecutive time that Moscow's Jews lit a menorah in the center of the capital. Mon, 23 Dec 2019 15:18:00 +0100 In Russia, Church Bells Ring Out at Raves Who says church bells can't ring to a techno beat? Sat, 21 Dec 2019 11:00:00 +0100 5 Best Events in Moscow's 'Journey to Christmas' Fest The festival shines even if the weather doesn't. Fri, 20 Dec 2019 14:26:50 +0100 5 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in St. Petersburg Five of our favorite things to do in the northern capital over the holiday season. Fri, 20 Dec 2019 12:44:40 +0100 Russian Ballet's Use of Blackface Ignites Online Controversy Prominent African-American ballet dancer Misty Copeland said the Bolshoi Theater's use of blackface highlights “the reality of the ballet world.” Fri, 20 Dec 2019 10:03:00 +0100 Notable Deaths in Russia in 2019 We mark the passing of many beloved public figures. Wed, 18 Dec 2019 12:10:00 +0100 Best New Band: Shortparis This politically engaged band is one to watch. Wed, 18 Dec 2019 09:37:00 +0100 International Ded Moroz Convention Comes to Moscow’s VDNKh More than 100 winter wizards came all the way from different parts of Russia and countries like Armenia, Belarus and Moldova. Mon, 16 Dec 2019 13:37:28 +0100 Judith Heneghan's Novel 'Snegurochka' A novel that captures an era and its strange clash of worlds brilliantly. Sat, 14 Dec 2019 06:02:11 +0100 Old Moscow and St. Petersburg Through an American Photographer's Lens Colorized photos show a long-gone side of Soviet Moscow and St. Petersburg. Fri, 13 Dec 2019 15:40:24 +0100 Moscow's Controversial, Unforgettable 'Luzhkov-Style' Architecture The ex-Moscow mayor, who died at age 83, led the capital through a dramatic transformation during his 18 years in office. Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:50:00 +0100 Swim Season Opens in December The best thing for your health is a good bracing ice swim - just train for it first. Wed, 11 Dec 2019 11:54:19 +0100 'Chernobyl' Nabs 4 Golden Globe Nominations The highly acclaimed HBO miniseries was nominated in every category it entered. Tue, 10 Dec 2019 10:06:00 +0100 2,000 Russian Santa Clauses Are Coming to Town Will the real Ded Moroz please stand up? Mon, 09 Dec 2019 14:17:05 +0100 Russian Gallery Puts Stickers Over Nude Art “In my 20 years of art exhibitions, this is the first time I’m encountering this,” the artist said. Mon, 09 Dec 2019 13:13:49 +0100 'Russia's 20th Century: A Journey in 100 Histories' 100 vignettes of Russian life that together form a vivid history of a tumultuous, tragic, heroic century. Sat, 07 Dec 2019 09:30:00 +0100 Moscow's Magical Chinese Lantern Festival, in Photos Ancient Chinese traditions meet modern technology in each display. Thu, 05 Dec 2019 15:12:12 +0100 Music and More Awarded in Moscow Gold or dross? Two awards ceremonies make the calls. Thu, 05 Dec 2019 11:07:00 +0100 Moscow Tears Down Historic Soviet Cinema The historic Solovey movie theater, first opened in 1959, is being demolished to make way for a 20-story apartment complex. Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:40:43 +0100 Writer and Historian Robert K. Massie, Dead at 90 Massie's historical erudition and narrative talent brought foreign worlds alive. Tue, 03 Dec 2019 10:30:46 +0100 Everyday Life in the Moscow Metro It's more than just a mode of transportation. Mon, 02 Dec 2019 13:32:00 +0100 On This Day in 1934 Sergei Kirov Was Killed When communist party boss Sergei Kirov was assassinated, Leningraders cracked jokes. Sun, 01 Dec 2019 08:43:00 +0100 'The Connection' by Daniil Kharms Welcome to the absurd world of Daniil Kharms. Sat, 30 Nov 2019 09:42:00 +0100 Pushkin’s Classic ‘Eugene Onegin’ Sells for $150K in London Each part in the auctioned set was printed during Pushkin’s lifetime. Fri, 29 Nov 2019 15:42:00 +0100 What's On in St. Petersburg in December Our picks for a culturally diverse and fascinating trip to St. Petersburg, from rock n' roll to Repin. Fri, 29 Nov 2019 08:32:58 +0100 On This Day in 1880 Poet Alexander Blok Was Born Alexander Blok is a poet's poet, a writer for the ages. Thu, 28 Nov 2019 12:20:00 +0100