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, 18 Mar 2019 18:30:00 +0100 600 Russian Woman Sends Moose Running With Flying Cat In case of moose, hurl cat. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:33:00 +0100 The Triangle Challenge Comes to Russia A new viral dance trend has arrived. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:34:16 +0100 Russian Puppies to the Rescue Here's a look at some of the precious pups who keep Russia safe. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 13:44:12 +0100 Russia’s ‘Cat City’ Installs Feline Traffic Lights “The kids will find it interesting for sure,” one resident said. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 09:29:35 +0100 The Wall Forms in St. Petersburg The "Games of Thrones"-esque wall formed after a snowstorm in Russia's northern capital. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 15:19:00 +0100 Brown Bear Filmed Raiding Siberian Hut, Ripping Newspaper Journalism can't catch a break. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 13:27:00 +0100 Wooden Tower Burned at Maslenitsa Festival in Russia The effigy represented the Bastille to match the festival's French Revolution theme. Sun, 10 Mar 2019 11:03:00 +0100 Russian Soldiers Join Ballerinas for Puzzling Women’s Day Photo-'Shoot' Russian cities celebrated March 8 with guns, ballerinas and Putin on a horse. Thu, 07 Mar 2019 15:53:00 +0100 Hardy Runners Race for Glory on Russia's Lake Baikal Last weekend, the toughest of the tough tied their shoelaces to take part in a freezing race across the world's deepest lake. Tue, 05 Mar 2019 11:15:00 +0100 Russian Priests Armed With Brooms Show Off Curling Skills Images showed the robed clergymen sliding ceramic kettles across the ice with brooms. Tue, 05 Mar 2019 08:53:00 +0100 Muscovites Warned: Carry Umbrellas to Fend Off Crow Attacks As spring approaches, Russian bird experts recommend exercising caution against crows protecting their nests. Mon, 04 Mar 2019 14:16:51 +0100 'Monstrous' Truck-Boat Hybrid Ferries Russians to Bridgeless Village The UAZ van and tugboat crossbreed has been dubbed Bukhlodka. Mon, 04 Mar 2019 14:16:41 +0100 Trucks Sink into Icy Siberian River, Get Stuck For Weeks According to The Siberian Times, the drivers of the trucks have set up camp next to the vehicles on the ice. Mon, 04 Mar 2019 13:00:00 +0100 A Day to Consider Russian Cats Cute, cuddly and curious — a selection of Russian cats that made the news. Fri, 01 Mar 2019 16:38:31 +0100 Kenny’s Grave Appears at Russian ‘South Park’ Housing Project, Dividing Locals The appearance of the gravestone in Kazan drew a mixed reaction from locals. Fri, 01 Mar 2019 09:44:21 +0100 Drunk Russian Sailor Rips Gaping Hole in South Korean Bridge The Russian-flagged vessel created a five-meter hole when it rammed into the bridge. Thu, 28 Feb 2019 14:47:00 +0100 Two Armored Vehicles Crash in Russian City, Sparking Traffic Mayhem Four cars were jammed between the two military vehicles. Wed, 27 Feb 2019 15:43:38 +0100 Russian Choir Sings About Nuking D.C. on Patriotic Holiday in Cathedral The choir sang the song during a concert celebrating Defender of the Fatherland Day. Tue, 26 Feb 2019 11:14:00 +0100 Moscow’s Gorky Park Under Fire for Striptease Celebration of Patriotic Holiday Mon, 25 Feb 2019 15:36:14 +0100 Sled Warfare Marks Defender of the Fatherland Day in Moscow Muscovites chose their weapons of choice for a Defender of the Fatherland day on the slopes. Mon, 25 Feb 2019 14:53:54 +0100 Zenit Football Fans Blow Up Social Media With Incredible Pre-Game Flare Performance Zenit went on to win the game 3-1 against Turkey's Fenerbahce S.C. Fri, 22 Feb 2019 13:38:35 +0100 Anime-Style Religious Icons Cause Stir in Russian Region A local church leader called the authors of the icons “ignorant.” Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:30:00 +0100 Russian Priests Outraged Over Vodka Sold in Church-Shaped Bottles “A shrine cannot be used for poisonous substances that destroy the spirit and body of a person,” a church official said. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:07:48 +0100 Cats Take Over St. Petersburg Flat, Flood Downstairs Neighbors Housing officials believe that the cats managed to turn on the kitchen taps by themselves because they were thirsty. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:16:00 +0100 Russian Retro Steam Train Returns to the Tracks An old-school way of getting around is chugging through the Tver region. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:44:53 +0100 Daddy Yankee Promotes Russian Deadpool Dancing Video The featured dancer said it was his first time dancing reggaeton. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:57:00 +0100 Ice Fishing on a Russian River From Kazan to the Gulf of Finland outside St. Petersburg, these pictures capture the art and patience of a day out on the frozen lakes. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:36:00 +0100 Russian Woman Calls Firefighters to Extinguish Her ‘Burning Soul’ The woman was found in a state of alcohol intoxication, singing and telling firefighters that her soul is on fire. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 09:39:00 +0100 Russian Priest Under Fire for Sultry Sermons The priest was rebuked for addressing pornography, choice of lingerie and advising women to imagine a man performing 'physiological functions.' Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:43:00 +0100 Triple Sunrise Dazzles Northern Russia, in Pictures The unusual ice crystal phenomenon inspired many Instagram posts. Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:41:00 +0100 Elon Musk Reacts — in Russian — to Bizarre Backward-Driving Car Video The 18-year-old driver switched the direction of his seat and steering wheel to face backward to ride through the streets. Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:42:00 +0100 Russian Prisoners Create 'Motherland' Sculpture Out of Snow Life in Russian prison can bring out the artist within you. Fri, 01 Feb 2019 13:33:00 +0100 Giant Icicles Threaten and Dazzle Russia, in Photos Here are some of the most spectacular, terrifying and beautiful ice formations this season. Fri, 01 Feb 2019 10:32:00 +0100 Russian Takes 'Magic Carpet Ride' on Snowy Streets, Riling Police (Video) The man "transported his friends on the roadway on a textile in the form of a carpet attached to his car,” police said. Thu, 31 Jan 2019 08:59:00 +0100 Moscow Man Says He’s Haunted by Arshavin’s Ghost, Appeals to Police The unnamed accuser alleged that Arshavin’s ghost attacks him and appears to steal his money. Wed, 30 Jan 2019 10:47:00 +0100 Russian Town Installs Giant Fans to Disperse Smog Children from the smog-hit town have reportedly been forced to wear gas masks while playing outside. Tue, 29 Jan 2019 13:23:00 +0100 4 Siberian Tiger Cubs Seen Playing in Rare New Video Footage Four cubs are seen nestling next to an adult Siberian tiger and playing on a hilltop in the videos. Fri, 25 Jan 2019 15:18:00 +0100 Russian Woman Beats Up Taxi Driver Over High Fare, Steals Cab “In the ensuing conflict over the cab fare, the perpetrator beat up the driver, then started the car and drove away from the scene,” police said. Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:29:00 +0100 'Our Boys in Salisbury' Board Game Reportedly on Sale in Russia The game reportedly mocks the Skripal poisoning. Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:36:00 +0100 The 10-Year Challenge, Russian-Style Here are a few takes on the viral 10-year challenge meme, done in a way only Russia can. Mon, 21 Jan 2019 14:47:00 +0100 Ready to Take the Plunge? Here Are 5 Tips for Surviving Epiphany in Russia This weekend, tens of thousands of Russians will plunge into freezing rivers and lakes to celebrate the feast of the Epiphany. Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:36:00 +0100 ‘Pray for Us’ Religious Billboards Seek to Keep Drivers Safe in St. Petersburg Sixty billboards depicting Orthodox saints have recently appeared next to highways throughout St. Petersburg. Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:37:00 +0100 Orthodox Church Says It Won’t Budge on Date of Russian Christmas Orthodox Christians follow the Julian calendar, which celebrates the birth of Christ on Jan. 7. Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:07:00 +0100 Moscow Duma Chairman Defends Automated System That Overshot Vote Tally “The screen shows a vote of 33 for and 3 against — that’s 36 people,” a deputy said. “But I counted 26.” Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:27:00 +0100 Forgetting the Purges, Official Claims Russia Has 'Never' Targeted Dissidents “I note that we’ve never, even in the days of tsarist Russia, killed people for dissent,” Magadan governor Sergei Nosov said. Fri, 11 Jan 2019 11:48:00 +0100 Mayor, Trying to Persuade Residents to Use Public Transport, Arrives to Work 2 Hours Late “Yes, Mikhail Alexandrovich [Isayev] took more than two hours to get to work … and was a bit late for the briefing,” a city hall spokeswoman said. Thu, 10 Jan 2019 13:25:00 +0100 Elon Musk’s Self-Driving Tesla ‘Runs Over’ Putin’s Robot Pal A widely shared video claimed to show a Tesla Model S running over Promobot, a friend of President Vladimir Putin. Wed, 09 Jan 2019 09:40:00 +0100 Russians Race at the ‘Cold Pole’ in -52 C The world’s coldest inhabited place, a northeast Russian village nicknamed the “Cold Pole,” hosted a race in sub-zero temperatures. Tue, 08 Jan 2019 15:17:00 +0100 Russian Patriarch Warns ‘Antichrist’ Will Control Humans Through Gadgets In an interview, Patriarch Kirill warned against “falling into slavery” to smartphones. Tue, 08 Jan 2019 08:47:00 +0100 Stampede Disrupts Russian Nationalist Party’s Candy Giveaway Vladimir Zhirinovsky's candy giveaways ended in tears when crowds were filmed shoving each other for New Year’s gifts. Mon, 07 Jan 2019 15:14:00 +0100