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 15:22:01 +0200 600 Russian Jeweler Reveals Coronavirus Pendants to Ward Off the Disease The pendant is made of pure silver, which “kills all germs (and vampires, as well).” Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:49:58 +0200 Surviving Quarantine: 5 Tips From a Russian Cosmonaut Veteran Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin says being quarantined can be something "to enjoy." Fri, 27 Mar 2020 17:18:00 +0100 Putin’s Yellow Coronavirus Suit: The Suit That Launched 1,000 Memes Putin's visit to Moscow's infectious diseases hospital has become famous for unintended reasons. Wed, 25 Mar 2020 10:49:00 +0100 Russian Priests Fight Coronavirus From Above The Russian Orthodox Church has some tricks up its sleeve in order to fight the coronavirus... Tue, 24 Mar 2020 15:41:53 +0100 An Interview With The Coronavirus Here's what the coronavirus had to say about its shortcomings, arrival in Moscow, and even God. Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:31:25 +0100 Moscow Bar Mixes 'Coronavirus' Cocktail to Soothe Outbreak Woes The bar says it should be consumed when one is overtaken by the desire to stock up on toilet paper and buckwheat. Thu, 19 Mar 2020 16:49:00 +0100 Belarussian Leader Proposes 'Tractor' Therapy For Coronavirus "The fields heal everyone," Alexander Lukashenko says. Mon, 16 Mar 2020 15:41:00 +0100 A Moscow Family's Experience in Coronavirus Confinement A Moscow-based visual artist shares her experience of home quarantine "with Big Brother watching." Sun, 15 Mar 2020 12:49:00 +0100 Russian Furniture Maker’s ‘Racist’ Ad Ignites Outrage Home Collection compared different skin colors with shades of upholstery. Thu, 12 Mar 2020 13:35:00 +0100 Russian Church’s Anti-Coronavirus Procession Canceled...Because of Coronavirus Lipetsk and several other Russian cities have temporarily banned mass events in an effort to stop the pandemic from spreading. Thu, 12 Mar 2020 12:02:22 +0100 Putin’s Infinite Rule Sparks Infinite Memes In times like these, what else can Russians do but make memes? Wed, 11 Mar 2020 14:02:32 +0100 Russian Pranksters Dupe Prince Harry in Hoax Calls The prince is the latest target in a string of celebrity prank calls by notorious Russian jokers "Vovan and Lexus." Wed, 11 Mar 2020 12:50:00 +0100 Leopard Print-Clad Women Offered Free Moscow Zoo Entry The promotion aims to promote awareness about big cats on International Women’s Day. Fri, 06 Mar 2020 16:06:42 +0100 Alcohol Deaths Plummet as ‘Warmest Winter’ Hits Russia People drink less when the weather is mild. Fri, 06 Mar 2020 11:59:00 +0100 Arnold Schwarzenegger Sues Russian Robot Maker Over Lookalike The Terminator doesn’t want his face to be used by other robots. Thu, 05 Mar 2020 14:34:27 +0100 Warm Winter Wakes Moscow’s Bears Early Roza, Alladin and Budur will come out of their pens and meet the public at the end of the week. Thu, 05 Mar 2020 08:01:58 +0100 Russian Cheerleaders Bring the Spirit to Lawmakers Cheerleaders pumped up politicians with exercises and dancing to get them ready for the day. Mon, 02 Mar 2020 12:46:35 +0100 ‘Are You the Real Putin?’ Russian Leader Shuts Down Body Double Rumors Will the real Vladimir Vladimirovich please stand up? Thu, 27 Feb 2020 14:44:43 +0100 Russia's Million-Dollar Batmobile Gets Towed You can't always live your fantasy. Thu, 27 Feb 2020 12:23:49 +0100 Russian TV Hosts Combat Coronavirus With The Power of Song “We defeated the Nazis, we will also defeat this beast!” they sing. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 15:29:00 +0100 Russian Bear Takes Owner Out For Ice Skating With a Russian bear towing you, who knows how fast you can go? Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:22:41 +0100 Russian Soldier Wins Girl Over With Tanks on Valentine’s Day A Russian Lieutenant proposed to his sweetheart with the help of 16 tanks. Fri, 14 Feb 2020 16:06:15 +0100 Russian Pranksters Scare Population with Coronavirus Pranks Russian pranksters have been staging Coronavirus scares in public places all over the country. Thu, 13 Feb 2020 09:50:00 +0100 Orphaned Bear Cub Rescued in Russian Forest An adorable orphaned bear cub is stealing hearts on its road to recovery. Tue, 11 Feb 2020 14:37:10 +0100 Putin’s Always Watching in Russian Elevator Prank A massive portrait of Putin in a residential elevator can prompt some funny reactions. Mon, 10 Feb 2020 12:59:00 +0100 Unusual Creatures Filmed Beneath Russia’s Arctic Ice You never know what you will find under the ice! Fri, 07 Feb 2020 13:48:38 +0100 Russian TV Runs Conspiracy Theory Blaming Trump for Coronavirus A much more plausible theory than bats. Thu, 06 Feb 2020 13:40:00 +0100 Kremlin Releases New Footage of Putin’s 2001 Visit to Bush in Texas Newly released footage from the Kremlin shows Putin having a grand old time with Bush in Crawford, Texas. Wed, 29 Jan 2020 14:45:45 +0100 Moscow Orthodox Church Prays for Salvation From Coronavirus Prayers: the best medicine? Tue, 28 Jan 2020 15:27:00 +0100 Moscow Zoo Wins International Giant Panda Awards The opening of the zoo’s new enclosure won “Panda Moment of the Year.” Fri, 24 Jan 2020 14:56:00 +0100 Circus Elephants Filmed Wandering Russian Streets Circus elephants caused a bit of a traffic jam in Yekaterinburg when they decided to go their own way on a walk. Thu, 23 Jan 2020 15:56:15 +0100 Walking on Russia's Frozen Lake Baikal in Winter Walking on the deepest lake in the world may feel like a dream. Thu, 23 Jan 2020 11:54:06 +0100 Tourists Trapped in Russia's Lake Baikal Two tourists who got stuck in the ice on Lake Baikal 300 meters from shore managed to climb their way out to safety. Wed, 22 Jan 2020 09:01:00 +0100 Siberian Policeman Fired for Pouring Whiskey Into Windshield-Wiper Tank When you're out of windshield-wiper fluid, you have to improvise. Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:20:00 +0100 Russian Activists Fume Over Live-Turtle Hookah Pipes The reptiles are allegedly unable to inhale the hookah smoke from within their aquariums. Tue, 21 Jan 2020 12:47:30 +0100 Russian ‘Healing’ Cat Goes on Sale for $320K “Whenever I’m in doubt, I always have a dream where everything is spelled out and I'm told what to do,” the cat's owner says of its powers. Fri, 17 Jan 2020 08:06:00 +0100 Viktor the Fat Russian Cat Slims Down Ahead of Next Trip The cat went viral after his owner snuck him into the cabin for a long-haul flight, breaking the airline's weight limit rules. Thu, 16 Jan 2020 08:55:55 +0100 Bionic Russian Cat Becomes Second-Ever to Receive 4 Prosthetic Limbs The cat, who lost her paws to severe frostbite, is now able to walk, play and jump like any other feline. Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:18:40 +0100 Putin as Greek Titan Graces Moscow Apartment Block's Facade Just imagine living there. Wed, 15 Jan 2020 12:42:00 +0100 New Archival Footage Shows Putin Dancing With George W. Bush The Kremlin's newly released archival footage shows President Putin and George W. Bush dancing to a Russian folk song in 2008. Tue, 14 Jan 2020 14:09:25 +0100 Moscow’s Unused Holiday Trees Become Zoo Animals’ Treat Because even animals deserve a New Year's gift. Mon, 13 Jan 2020 13:11:00 +0100 Russian Train Delayed By Oblivious Camel Trotting Down the Tracks The camel appeared unfazed by the noise of the train's horn. Mon, 13 Jan 2020 10:31:00 +0100 Siberian Hogs Raid Cognac Supply at Local Store “Is this a pigsty or a store?” one shopper was heard saying as the pigs lapped up the spilled cognac. Mon, 06 Jan 2020 15:33:00 +0100 Russian Populist Leader Hands Out Cash to ‘Serfs and Slaves’ on Red Square Don't look a gift horse in the mouth. Mon, 06 Jan 2020 15:05:28 +0100 Austrian Girl Gets Unexpected Gift After Christmas Balloon Lands in Russian Village A farmer who found a letter to Santa decided to embrace the spirit of the season. Thu, 02 Jan 2020 11:41:37 +0100 Russian Girl Discovers 40,000-Year-Old Lemming From Ice Age The lemming has found intact in an elongated position with a preserved skeleton. Fri, 27 Dec 2019 15:00:00 +0100 5 Best Russian Memes of 2019 Take a look below at the funniest memes that Russians produced in 2019. Thu, 26 Dec 2019 10:42:00 +0100 ‘Saddest Сhristmas Party Ever’ Held in Siberia (Video) Every night, a pig, a dog and an elephant dance in an empty park in Siberia. Tue, 24 Dec 2019 14:24:00 +0100 Local Authorities Defend Penis-Shaped Ice Rink in Siberia “Real art should be arousing,” a local official wrote in response to the backlash. Mon, 23 Dec 2019 11:35:45 +0100 Russian Grows 'Fed Up' With Mercedes, Drops It From Helicopter The blogger paid $4,000 to drop the SUV from a height of 300 meters. Mon, 23 Dec 2019 10:35:00 +0100