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, 24 Sep 2020 07:25:01 +0200 600 Lady Gaga’s New Video Is an Ode to a Soviet Film Classic The American pop star took inspiration from a visually stunning classic Armenian Soviet film. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 17:29:00 +0200 Food Fests From East and West Fly to Singapore and Bavaria without leaving Moscow. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 13:53:00 +0200 Moscow’s Weekend Marathons Cover Land and Sea 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 On and Off the Trans-Siberian Train: The Communist Meet Sergei, a committed communist party member in the Far East. Mon, 21 Sep 2020 16:27:50 +0200 Not Your Babushka’s Sour Cabbage Everything you wanted to know about fermentation but were too intimidated by that babushka to ask. Sat, 19 Sep 2020 13:40:17 +0200 'Insulted. Belarus' Takes to the World's Stages A play by Andrei Kureichik, translated by John Freedman, performed in readings in 5 countries. Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:31:35 +0200 Alexander Sokurov, Rembrandt and 'The Prodigal Son' A powerful retelling of the Biblical return of the prodigal son. Wed, 16 Sep 2020 15:43:42 +0200 Russian Racer Is a First at Irish Cookstown 100 Pandemics, travel bans, and shipping woes didn't stop Danila Krasniuk from racing in Northern Ireland. Tue, 15 Sep 2020 12:54:30 +0200 Soviet Classic Turns 50 at GUM AutoRally Muscovites celebrate the beloved Zhiguli sedan. Tue, 15 Sep 2020 11:18:46 +0200 On and Off the Trans-Siberian Train: The Drag Racer Sergei is in love with souped up cars, speed and winning. Mon, 14 Sep 2020 14:42:49 +0200 'The Girl From the Hermitage' Follow Galina from the Leningrad siege to today's St. Petersburg. Sat, 12 Sep 2020 12:53:12 +0200 North River Terminal Opens in Moscow After More Than A Decade Residents in the northern part of Moscow have a new river-front park. Fri, 11 Sep 2020 11:22:00 +0200 Honoring British Righteous Among the Nations in Moscow Join an online ceremony in Moscow to honor British citizens who saved Jews during the Holocaust. Thu, 10 Sep 2020 12:58:20 +0200 Arkhstoyanie at Nikola-Lenivets Lazily Celebrates its 15th Year "Laziness" was the theme of this year's landscape art festival. Wed, 09 Sep 2020 10:59:30 +0200 On and Off the Trans-Siberian Train: The Dropouts The Teachers for Russia program sends young people to teach in poor village schools. Mon, 07 Sep 2020 12:05:00 +0200 A Tale of Two Charlottes 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 ‘Paradise Without Cocaine.’ Ousted Kremlin Aide Surkov Publishes Poem Vladislav Surkov: From advising the president to writing verse. Thu, 03 Sep 2020 10:28:10 +0200 A Festival for Would-Be Russian Aristocrats 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 Day of Knowledge: Russian Kids Go Back to School Schools reopened as coronavirus cases topped one million. Tue, 01 Sep 2020 12:53:00 +0200 Russia Prepares for Return to School Amid Coronavirus Pandemic New school year, new rules. Mon, 31 Aug 2020 14:34:20 +0200 On and Off the Trans-Siberian Train: The Mother This week we meet a mother traveling to get aid for her son with a disability. Mon, 31 Aug 2020 11:58:49 +0200 ‘Citizen Countess’: Sofia Panina Led the Fight for Women's Rights 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 On and Off the Trans-Siberian Train: The Bootmaker Burglaries, jail and life lessons from Misha in the Far East. Mon, 24 Aug 2020 12:23:00 +0200 Viсtoria Lomasko Reports on Belarus and Russian Vote Victoria Lomasko shares her art and her response to events in Russia and Belarus. Sat, 22 Aug 2020 10:15:00 +0200 Take an Art Trip to Russian Provinces at St. Petersburg Manege 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 Meet the Rescued Animals at Moscow's Wildlife Rehabilitation Shelter 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 On and Off the Trans-Siberian Train: The Coin Collector Meet a man with a pocketful of requests for coins in a dozen languages. Mon, 17 Aug 2020 11:16:00 +0200 Draniki: Out of the Belarusian Frying Pan Jennifer Eremeeva helps you expand your Slavic kitchen repertoire with Belarusian potato pancakes. Sat, 15 Aug 2020 12:08:06 +0200 Belarusian Artist Embroiders Her Country's Historic Protests A Belarusian artist living in Prague responds to current events with white and red threads. Fri, 14 Aug 2020 10:34:29 +0200 Belarus Nobel-Winner Alexievich Urges Lukashenko to Go "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 Russian Violinist and Conductor Spivakov Rejects Lukashenko Award Over Belarus Crackdown “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 Photo Exhibition Showcases Scenes From Soviet Moscow 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 On and Off the Trans-Siberian: The Hitchhikers The Mesto47 team meets up with two intrepid hitchhikers, Olya and Zhenya. Mon, 10 Aug 2020 13:37:00 +0200 Moscow's Movie Theaters Re-Open to a Post-Lockdown World Muscovites can once again enjoy films on the big screen — with some added restrictions. Sat, 08 Aug 2020 10:02:35 +0200 In the Tvorog Test Kitchen Not cottage cheese, not ricotta, not quark... tvorog is similar to all but utterly, deliciously unique. Sat, 08 Aug 2020 09:34:00 +0200 Tom Sawyer Fest: From the Mississippi to the Volga Local residents renovate their city's buildings — and convince others to help them. Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:27:39 +0200 On and Off the Trans-Siberian Train: The Rapper The Mesto47 team learn about hard lives and perseverance. Mon, 03 Aug 2020 13:42:31 +0200 Ksenia Buksha’s 'The Freedom Factory' Enjoy a splendid women's day of writer, translator and reviewer. Sat, 01 Aug 2020 10:30:12 +0200 Watch Three Free Films About Russian and Soviet Life 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 Moscow Cinemas Prepare to Open on Aug. 1 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 ‘The Master and Margarita’ Named Most Popular Russian Prison Read Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s “Crime and Punishment” is also highly popular among Russian prisoners. Thu, 30 Jul 2020 16:18:00 +0200 Russia's Transgender People in Their Own Words Lawmakers recently introduced legislation that will have profound implications for the country’s transgender population. Thu, 30 Jul 2020 08:48:00 +0200 Krasnodar: Come for the Sea, Stay for the Champagne 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 Beat Film Fest Kicks Off Aug. 1 The biggest documentary film festival in Russia is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Tue, 28 Jul 2020 16:52:00 +0200 On and Off the Trans-Siberian Train: The Fortuneteller Rimma may be old, but she still feels needed. Mon, 27 Jul 2020 10:53:00 +0200 By the Book: 'The Soviet Diet Cookbook' Learning to cook the (post-) Soviet way: with Babushka and The Book. Sat, 25 Jul 2020 13:19:39 +0200 Moscow Getaway to Nikola-Lenivets Art Park It's like Russian Portlandia meets Midsommar — but so much more. Fri, 24 Jul 2020 11:41:00 +0200 Russian Moviegoers ‘Not Ready for Dramas’ Amid Pandemic, Culture Ministry Says 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 'Costakis' Choice' at Moscow's AZ Museum 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 Moscow's Museums Welcome Back Visitors With New Exhibitions A look at what's going on in Moscow’s post-lockdown arts scene. Tue, 21 Jul 2020 09:19:00 +0200