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, 14 Nov 2019 17:05:58 +0100 600 From the Archive: The 1990s Moscow Metro, in Photos Even the Moscow metro isn't immune to a dose of 90s nostalgia. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:23:16 +0100 Polenov Retrospective Opens at the Tretyakov Gallery The Tretyakov Gallery's retrospective of works by Vasily Polenov is the season's big hit. Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:09:00 +0100 'Seasoned Socialism: Gender & Food in Late Soviet Everyday Life' Fascinating and fun required reading for students of Russian and Soviet literature, history, and politics. Sat, 09 Nov 2019 10:17:43 +0100 Luxurious 19th-Century Apartments Go Up for Sale in St. Petersburg After Restoration Sat, 09 Nov 2019 09:12:00 +0100 'The Frenchman' Premieres in Moscow Brilliant acting, pitch-perfect casting, and visual authenticity make "The Frenchman" a must-see film. Thu, 07 Nov 2019 13:44:00 +0100 St. Petersburg's Festival of Lights Brightens Up the Darkness The city’s historic buildings came to life with dazzling displays of light, sound and animation. Tue, 05 Nov 2019 14:57:25 +0100 A Russian Pensioner's Creative Recycling Project A small town has a prize-winning children's playground thanks to a generous pensioner. Tue, 05 Nov 2019 11:00:00 +0100 'A Brown Man in Russia: Lessons Learned on the Trans-Siberian' From Moscow to Mongolia, Vijay Menon discovers more than he could have imagined. Sat, 02 Nov 2019 08:22:18 +0100 Alexander Pushkin’s St. Petersburg Home Goes on Sale for $860K Pushkin penned “The Captain’s Daughter,” “A History of Pugachev” and other classic works there. Fri, 01 Nov 2019 10:09:00 +0100 Hundreds of Muscovites Brave the First Snow for Yandex's New Smart Speaker People could exchange their vintage speakers, tape recorders and record players for the smart speaker. Thu, 31 Oct 2019 14:11:57 +0100 Gargoyles and Griffins on Moscow Buildings During the Art Nouveau period, Moscow facades acquired many fantastic creatures. Wed, 30 Oct 2019 15:07:00 +0100 Yekaterinburg Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art More really non-provincial art in the Russian provinces - and a great reason to visit Yekaterinburg. Wed, 30 Oct 2019 13:03:00 +0100 On This Day Victims of Political Repressions Are Honored The history of this day mirrors, darkly, the history of the repressions themselves. Wed, 30 Oct 2019 10:57:00 +0100 Ivanovo: A City in Search of a New Identity Small Russian cities have rich and unexpected artistic and architectural legacies. Tue, 29 Oct 2019 12:28:08 +0100 Art Against Domestic Violence: Austrian YouAreNotAlone Show Opens in Moscow The show is held in a private apartment to bring the subject home. Mon, 28 Oct 2019 16:46:00 +0100 Vyborg Restoration: How Russia’s Most Scandinavian Town Is Coming Back to Life The once decaying town is undergoing a $26.5 million restoration. Sun, 27 Oct 2019 06:21:00 +0100 Maxim D. Shrayer's 'A Russian Immigrant: Three Novellas' Shrayer's stories draw you into the worlds of the present and past. Sat, 26 Oct 2019 12:06:00 +0200 Russian Restaurant Group Joins Meatless Monday Movement Go vegetarian on Mondays and save money. Fri, 25 Oct 2019 11:05:00 +0200 Contemporary Art Moves Out of Moscow A new project by Simon Mraz of the Austrian Cultural Forum sends art to where life is: the suburbs. Thu, 24 Oct 2019 16:01:30 +0200 On This Day in 1938 Writer Venedikt Yerofeyev Was Born Venedikt Yerofeyev's enormous talent was never entirely realized. Thu, 24 Oct 2019 09:09:28 +0200 Yasnaya Polyana Book Prizes for 2019 Announced Here are some books to add to your reading list. Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:22:00 +0200 On This Day Legendary Goalkeeper Lev Yashin Would’ve Turned 90 Nicknamed “the black spider” for his all-black uniform and incredible reflexes, Yashin quickly became known as the best goalkeeper in the world. Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:56:00 +0200 Moscow Rolls Out the Runway for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week The who's-who of Russian style flocked to the front row to catch a glimpse at the fierce fashions. Mon, 21 Oct 2019 17:00:00 +0200 'The Worker and Kolkhoz Woman' Dance Off Their Pedestal Pavel Kaplevich's funny, nutty, snarky opera buffa played the Zaryadye Concert hall Saturday night. Mon, 21 Oct 2019 13:45:05 +0200 Tolstoy’s 'War and Peace' Left Russia for the First Time Tolstoy's penned words about the horror of war will be on display until March 2020. Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:08:00 +0200 Kolomenskoye: Moscow's Hidden Gem The capital's southern Kolomenskoye estate is a true gem well worth a visit. Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:39:03 +0200 A Celebration of Gennady Bodrov's 'A Simple Motif' 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the artist Gennady Bodrov's tragic death. Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:44:52 +0200 On This Day in 1990 Mikhail Gorbachev Was Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize The Nobel Committee recognized Gorbachev's role in initiating and supporting the movement for peace. Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:14:00 +0200 Moscow On Stage in October and November We've already got our tickets. Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14:31:00 +0200 Russia Storms Its Way Into Euro 2020 Team Russia thrashes Cyprus to make it to UEFA Euro 2020. Mon, 14 Oct 2019 12:52:27 +0200 'Godless Utopia: The Anti-Religious Campaign In Russia' A book as beautifully designed as it is fascinating and timely. Sat, 12 Oct 2019 12:03:00 +0200 Russia's Golden Fall Comes to Moscow's Historic Kuskovo Estate The Kuskovo Estate is one of the most picturesque places in Russia's capital — especially when it's covered in fall foliage. Sat, 12 Oct 2019 09:00:00 +0200 Breaking Wind the Russian Way By popular demand, scatological reflections. Fri, 11 Oct 2019 14:44:00 +0200 The Many Lives of the Tsar's Village Autumn is a perfect time for a trip out of the northern capital and into the past. Thu, 10 Oct 2019 14:28:00 +0200 On This Day Marina Tsvetayeva Was Born Marina Tsvetayeva was born in Moscow in 1892. Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:12:21 +0200 Vladimir Aniskin and His Invisible Masterpieces Nikolai Leskov’s fictional Lefty From Tula has come to life, brilliantly, in Novosibirsk. Tue, 08 Oct 2019 13:00:00 +0200 Cooking Moscow Market Bounty: 'That Eggplant Thing' Moscow's markets are overflowing with eggplant right now. Jennifer Eremeeva to the rescue. Sun, 06 Oct 2019 14:52:00 +0200 Summer Falls Away, in Photos Moscow is settling into colder nights, shorter days and plenty of beautiful foliage. Sat, 05 Oct 2019 13:00:00 +0200 The Binocular Brigade in Moscow Parks Those folks with binoculars in the Moscow woods at 6 a.m.? They're looking for a yellow wagtail. Sat, 05 Oct 2019 11:41:21 +0200 Tolstoy and Gandhi: From Non-Violence to Climate Change Two exhibitions consider the legacy of these thinkers and their common themes of love and non-violence. Fri, 04 Oct 2019 16:37:31 +0200 Japanese Video Game Legend Hideo Kojima Visits Russia Kojima told a Russian talk show that he’s inspired by Soviet director Andrei Tarkovsky. Fri, 04 Oct 2019 13:19:00 +0200 Russia Puts on the Cosplay at Moscow Comic-Con Comic book lovers flocked to Moscow for this week's massive comic convention. Fri, 04 Oct 2019 12:47:48 +0200 The Shape of Water in St. Petersburg Claudio Koporossy’s exhibition captures the magic within Peterhof Palace’s fountains. Fri, 04 Oct 2019 11:40:47 +0200 On This Day Sergei Yesenin Was Born The young poet behind Russian 'imaginism' was born on Oct. 3, 1895. Thu, 03 Oct 2019 10:59:12 +0200 Georgian Composer Giya Kancheli Dies at 85 Kancheli wrote the soundtracks for some of the best-loved Soviet films. Thu, 03 Oct 2019 10:58:00 +0200 Russia’s Historic Buildings Go On the Market for 1 Ruble Several “house for a ruble” programs have popped up across Russia in an effort to save historic architecture from ruin.  Wed, 02 Oct 2019 11:08:00 +0200 When the 'Forest' Came to the Fringe Can Russian physical theater based on Aristotle and Bibikhin be appreciated by Western audiences? Wed, 02 Oct 2019 09:52:00 +0200 'War and Peace' Festival Brings the Past to Life in Present-Day Russia Nothing says “Russia” quite like a live re-enactment of Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel “War and Peace.” Mon, 30 Sep 2019 15:21:56 +0200 Tiger Day Takes the Streets in Vladivostok Russia's Far East capital roared to life to raise awareness toward the Amur tiger, whose habitat is nearby. Mon, 30 Sep 2019 14:57:30 +0200 Director Mark Zakharov, Dead at 85 The famed and beloved director and writer passed away early Saturday morning. Mon, 30 Sep 2019 12:22:07 +0200