The Moscow Times - Independent News From Russia https://www.themoscowtimes.com/meanwhile 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/30/russian-jeweler-reveals-coronavirus-pendants-to-ward-off-the-disease-a69792 The pendant is made of pure silver, which “kills all germs (and vampires, as well).” Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:49:58 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/30/russian-jeweler-reveals-coronavirus-pendants-to-ward-off-the-disease-a69792 Surviving Quarantine: 5 Tips From a Russian Cosmonaut https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/27/surviving-quarantine-5-tips-from-a-russian-cosmonaut-a69782 Veteran Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin says being quarantined can be something "to enjoy." Fri, 27 Mar 2020 17:18:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/27/surviving-quarantine-5-tips-from-a-russian-cosmonaut-a69782 Putin’s Yellow Coronavirus Suit: The Suit That Launched 1,000 Memes https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/25/putins-yellow-coronavirus-suit-the-suit-that-launched-1000-memes-a69742 Putin's visit to Moscow's infectious diseases hospital has become famous for unintended reasons. Wed, 25 Mar 2020 10:49:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/25/putins-yellow-coronavirus-suit-the-suit-that-launched-1000-memes-a69742 Russian Priests Fight Coronavirus From Above https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/24/russian-priests-fight-coronavirus-from-above-a69739 The Russian Orthodox Church has some tricks up its sleeve in order to fight the coronavirus... Tue, 24 Mar 2020 15:41:53 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/24/russian-priests-fight-coronavirus-from-above-a69739 An Interview With The Coronavirus https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/23/an-interview-with-the-coronavirus-a69725 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/23/an-interview-with-the-coronavirus-a69725 Moscow Bar Mixes 'Coronavirus' Cocktail to Soothe Outbreak Woes https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/19/moscow-bar-mixes-coronavirus-cocktail-to-soothe-outbreak-woes-a69688 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/19/moscow-bar-mixes-coronavirus-cocktail-to-soothe-outbreak-woes-a69688 Belarussian Leader Proposes 'Tractor' Therapy For Coronavirus https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/16/belarussian-leader-proposes-tractor-therapy-for-coronavirus-a69644 "The fields heal everyone," Alexander Lukashenko says. Mon, 16 Mar 2020 15:41:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/16/belarussian-leader-proposes-tractor-therapy-for-coronavirus-a69644 A Moscow Family's Experience in Coronavirus Confinement https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/15/a-moscow-familys-experience-in-coronavirus-confinement-a69627 A Moscow-based visual artist shares her experience of home quarantine "with Big Brother watching." Sun, 15 Mar 2020 12:49:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/15/a-moscow-familys-experience-in-coronavirus-confinement-a69627 Russian Furniture Maker’s ‘Racist’ Ad Ignites Outrage https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/12/russian-furniture-makers-racist-ad-ignites-outrage-a69602 Home Collection compared different skin colors with shades of upholstery. Thu, 12 Mar 2020 13:35:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/12/russian-furniture-makers-racist-ad-ignites-outrage-a69602 Russian Church’s Anti-Coronavirus Procession Canceled...Because of Coronavirus https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/12/nomarchrussian-churchs-anti-coronavirus-procession-canceled-a69600 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/12/nomarchrussian-churchs-anti-coronavirus-procession-canceled-a69600 Putin’s Infinite Rule Sparks Infinite Memes https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/11/putins-infinite-rule-sparks-infinite-memes-a69590 In times like these, what else can Russians do but make memes? Wed, 11 Mar 2020 14:02:32 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/11/putins-infinite-rule-sparks-infinite-memes-a69590 Russian Pranksters Dupe Prince Harry in Hoax Calls https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/11/russian-pranksters-dupe-prince-harry-in-hoax-calls-a69591 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/11/russian-pranksters-dupe-prince-harry-in-hoax-calls-a69591 Leopard Print-Clad Women Offered Free Moscow Zoo Entry https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/06/leopard-print-clad-women-offered-free-moscow-zoo-entry-a69549 The promotion aims to promote awareness about big cats on International Women’s Day. Fri, 06 Mar 2020 16:06:42 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/06/leopard-print-clad-women-offered-free-moscow-zoo-entry-a69549 Alcohol Deaths Plummet as ‘Warmest Winter’ Hits Russia https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/06/alcohol-deaths-plummet-as-warmest-winter-hits-russia-a69542 People drink less when the weather is mild. Fri, 06 Mar 2020 11:59:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/06/alcohol-deaths-plummet-as-warmest-winter-hits-russia-a69542 Arnold Schwarzenegger Sues Russian Robot Maker Over Lookalike https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/05/arnold-schwarzenegger-sues-russian-robot-maker-over-lookalike-a69528 The Terminator doesn’t want his face to be used by other robots. Thu, 05 Mar 2020 14:34:27 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/05/arnold-schwarzenegger-sues-russian-robot-maker-over-lookalike-a69528 Warm Winter Wakes Moscow’s Bears Early https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/05/warm-winter-wakes-moscows-bears-early-a69526 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/05/warm-winter-wakes-moscows-bears-early-a69526 Russian Cheerleaders Bring the Spirit to Lawmakers https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/02/russian-cheerleaders-bring-the-spirit-to-lawmakers-a69486 Cheerleaders pumped up politicians with exercises and dancing to get them ready for the day. Mon, 02 Mar 2020 12:46:35 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/02/russian-cheerleaders-bring-the-spirit-to-lawmakers-a69486 ‘Are You the Real Putin?’ Russian Leader Shuts Down Body Double Rumors https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/27/are-you-the-real-putin-russian-leader-shuts-down-body-double-rumors-a69435 Will the real Vladimir Vladimirovich please stand up? Thu, 27 Feb 2020 14:44:43 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/27/are-you-the-real-putin-russian-leader-shuts-down-body-double-rumors-a69435 Russia's Million-Dollar Batmobile Gets Towed https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/27/russias-million-dollar-batmobile-gets-towed-a69434 You can't always live your fantasy. Thu, 27 Feb 2020 12:23:49 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/27/russias-million-dollar-batmobile-gets-towed-a69434 Russian TV Hosts Combat Coronavirus With The Power of Song https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/21/russian-tv-hosts-combat-coronavirus-with-the-power-of-song-a69368 “We defeated the Nazis, we will also defeat this beast!” they sing. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 15:29:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/21/russian-tv-hosts-combat-coronavirus-with-the-power-of-song-a69368 Russian Bear Takes Owner Out For Ice Skating https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/17/russian-bear-takes-owner-out-for-ice-skating-a69318 With a Russian bear towing you, who knows how fast you can go? Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:22:41 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/17/russian-bear-takes-owner-out-for-ice-skating-a69318 Russian Soldier Wins Girl Over With Tanks on Valentine’s Day https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/14/russian-soldier-wins-girl-over-with-tanks-on-valentines-day-a69301 A Russian Lieutenant proposed to his sweetheart with the help of 16 tanks. Fri, 14 Feb 2020 16:06:15 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/14/russian-soldier-wins-girl-over-with-tanks-on-valentines-day-a69301 Russian Pranksters Scare Population with Coronavirus Pranks https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/13/russian-pranksters-scare-population-with-coronavirus-pranks-a69278 Russian pranksters have been staging Coronavirus scares in public places all over the country. Thu, 13 Feb 2020 09:50:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/13/russian-pranksters-scare-population-with-coronavirus-pranks-a69278 Orphaned Bear Cub Rescued in Russian Forest https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/11/orphaned-bear-cub-rescued-in-russian-forest-a69242 An adorable orphaned bear cub is stealing hearts on its road to recovery. Tue, 11 Feb 2020 14:37:10 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/11/orphaned-bear-cub-rescued-in-russian-forest-a69242 Putin’s Always Watching in Russian Elevator Prank https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/10/putins-always-watching-in-russian-elevator-prank-a69221 A massive portrait of Putin in a residential elevator can prompt some funny reactions. Mon, 10 Feb 2020 12:59:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/10/putins-always-watching-in-russian-elevator-prank-a69221 Unusual Creatures Filmed Beneath Russia’s Arctic Ice https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/07/unusual-creatures-filmed-beneath-russias-arctic-ice-a69209 You never know what you will find under the ice! Fri, 07 Feb 2020 13:48:38 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/07/unusual-creatures-filmed-beneath-russias-arctic-ice-a69209 Russian TV Runs Conspiracy Theory Blaming Trump for Coronavirus https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/06/russian-tv-runs-conspiracy-theory-blaming-trump-for-coronavirus-a69189 A much more plausible theory than bats. Thu, 06 Feb 2020 13:40:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/06/russian-tv-runs-conspiracy-theory-blaming-trump-for-coronavirus-a69189 Kremlin Releases New Footage of Putin’s 2001 Visit to Bush in Texas https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/29/kremlin-releases-new-footage-of-putins-2001-visit-to-bush-in-texas-a69089 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/29/kremlin-releases-new-footage-of-putins-2001-visit-to-bush-in-texas-a69089 Moscow Orthodox Church Prays for Salvation From Coronavirus https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/28/moscow-orthodox-church-prays-for-salvation-from-coronavirus-a69068 Prayers: the best medicine? Tue, 28 Jan 2020 15:27:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/28/moscow-orthodox-church-prays-for-salvation-from-coronavirus-a69068 Moscow Zoo Wins International Giant Panda Awards https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/24/moscow-zoo-wins-international-giant-panda-awards-a69038 The opening of the zoo’s new enclosure won “Panda Moment of the Year.” Fri, 24 Jan 2020 14:56:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/24/moscow-zoo-wins-international-giant-panda-awards-a69038 Circus Elephants Filmed Wandering Russian Streets https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/23/circus-elephants-filmed-wandering-russian-streets-a69025 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/23/circus-elephants-filmed-wandering-russian-streets-a69025 Walking on Russia's Frozen Lake Baikal in Winter https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/23/walking-on-russias-frozen-lake-baikal-in-winter-a69020 Walking on the deepest lake in the world may feel like a dream. Thu, 23 Jan 2020 11:54:06 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/23/walking-on-russias-frozen-lake-baikal-in-winter-a69020 Tourists Trapped in Russia's Lake Baikal https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/22/tourists-trapped-in-russias-lake-baikal-a69003 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/22/tourists-trapped-in-russias-lake-baikal-a69003 Siberian Policeman Fired for Pouring Whiskey Into Windshield-Wiper Tank https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/21/siberian-policeman-fired-for-pouring-whiskey-into-windshield-wiper-tank-a68990 When you're out of windshield-wiper fluid, you have to improvise. Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:20:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/21/siberian-policeman-fired-for-pouring-whiskey-into-windshield-wiper-tank-a68990 Russian Activists Fume Over Live-Turtle Hookah Pipes https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/21/russian-activists-fume-over-live-turtle-hookah-pipes-a68985 The reptiles are allegedly unable to inhale the hookah smoke from within their aquariums. Tue, 21 Jan 2020 12:47:30 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/21/russian-activists-fume-over-live-turtle-hookah-pipes-a68985 Russian ‘Healing’ Cat Goes on Sale for $320K https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/17/russian-healing-cat-goes-on-sale-for-320k-a68939 “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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/17/russian-healing-cat-goes-on-sale-for-320k-a68939 Viktor the Fat Russian Cat Slims Down Ahead of Next Trip https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/16/viktor-the-fat-russian-cat-slims-down-ahead-of-next-trip-a68916 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/16/viktor-the-fat-russian-cat-slims-down-ahead-of-next-trip-a68916 Bionic Russian Cat Becomes Second-Ever to Receive 4 Prosthetic Limbs https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/15/bionic-russian-cat-becomes-second-in-world-to-receive-4-prosthetic-limbs-a68913 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/15/bionic-russian-cat-becomes-second-in-world-to-receive-4-prosthetic-limbs-a68913 Putin as Greek Titan Graces Moscow Apartment Block's Facade https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/15/putin-as-greek-titan-graces-moscow-apartment-blocks-facade-a68909 Just imagine living there. Wed, 15 Jan 2020 12:42:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/15/putin-as-greek-titan-graces-moscow-apartment-blocks-facade-a68909 New Archival Footage Shows Putin Dancing With George W. Bush https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/14/new-archival-footage-shows-putin-dancing-with-george-w-bush-a68898 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/14/new-archival-footage-shows-putin-dancing-with-george-w-bush-a68898 Moscow’s Unused Holiday Trees Become Zoo Animals’ Treat https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/13/moscows-unused-holiday-trees-become-zoo-animals-treat-a68879 Because even animals deserve a New Year's gift. Mon, 13 Jan 2020 13:11:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/13/moscows-unused-holiday-trees-become-zoo-animals-treat-a68879 Russian Train Delayed By Oblivious Camel Trotting Down the Tracks https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/13/russian-train-delayed-by-oblivious-camel-trotting-down-the-tracks-a68872 The camel appeared unfazed by the noise of the train's horn. Mon, 13 Jan 2020 10:31:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/13/russian-train-delayed-by-oblivious-camel-trotting-down-the-tracks-a68872 Siberian Hogs Raid Cognac Supply at Local Store https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/06/siberian-hogs-raid-cognac-supply-at-local-store-a68817 “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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/06/siberian-hogs-raid-cognac-supply-at-local-store-a68817 Russian Populist Leader Hands Out Cash to ‘Serfs and Slaves’ on Red Square https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/06/russian-populist-leader-hands-out-cash-to-serfs-and-slaves-on-red-square-a68816 Don't look a gift horse in the mouth. Mon, 06 Jan 2020 15:05:28 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/06/russian-populist-leader-hands-out-cash-to-serfs-and-slaves-on-red-square-a68816 Austrian Girl Gets Unexpected Gift After Christmas Balloon Lands in Russian Village https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/02/austrian-girl-gift-balloon-russian-village-a68796 A farmer who found a letter to Santa decided to embrace the spirit of the season. Thu, 02 Jan 2020 11:41:37 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/02/austrian-girl-gift-balloon-russian-village-a68796 Russian Girl Discovers 40,000-Year-Old Lemming From Ice Age https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/12/27/russian-girl-discovers-40000-year-old-lemming-from-ice-age-a68765 The lemming has found intact in an elongated position with a preserved skeleton. Fri, 27 Dec 2019 15:00:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/12/27/russian-girl-discovers-40000-year-old-lemming-from-ice-age-a68765 5 Best Russian Memes of 2019 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/12/26/the-best-russian-memes-of-2019-a68558 Take a look below at the funniest memes that Russians produced in 2019. Thu, 26 Dec 2019 10:42:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/12/26/the-best-russian-memes-of-2019-a68558 ‘Saddest Сhristmas Party Ever’ Held in Siberia (Video) https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/12/24/saddest-party-ever-held-siberia-video-a68734 Every night, a pig, a dog and an elephant dance in an empty park in Siberia. Tue, 24 Dec 2019 14:24:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/12/24/saddest-party-ever-held-siberia-video-a68734 Local Authorities Defend Penis-Shaped Ice Rink in Siberia https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/12/23/local-authorities-defend-penis-shaped-ice-rink-siberia-a68716 “Real art should be arousing,” a local official wrote in response to the backlash. Mon, 23 Dec 2019 11:35:45 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/12/23/local-authorities-defend-penis-shaped-ice-rink-siberia-a68716 Russian Grows 'Fed Up' With Mercedes, Drops It From Helicopter https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/12/23/russian-grows-fed-up-mercedes-drops-it-helicopter-a68717 The blogger paid $4,000 to drop the SUV from a height of 300 meters. Mon, 23 Dec 2019 10:35:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/12/23/russian-grows-fed-up-mercedes-drops-it-helicopter-a68717