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 Tue, 21 Jan 2020 08:53:05 +0100 600 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 The 5 Craziest, Weirdest Stories in Russia in 2019 The offbeat headlines that stole the show. Fri, 20 Dec 2019 13:55:14 +0100 Russian Drivers Unveil Knockoff of Elon Musk’s Cybertruck They really didn't want to wait for their pre-order to come through. Fri, 20 Dec 2019 13:15:58 +0100 Glass Lid Mysteriously Floats Above Meteor in Russian Museum “We have no explanation,” the museum's director said of the otherworldly incident. Wed, 18 Dec 2019 12:27:00 +0100 Rowdy Neigh-bor Charged With Tormenting Locals With Horse Sounds Who are we to judge each other's musical tastes? Fri, 13 Dec 2019 15:06:00 +0100 ‘Devil Lips’ Beauty Trend Divides Russian Opinion Some call the new look ugly, others say it’s the result of Photoshop. Thu, 12 Dec 2019 09:04:00 +0100 Russian Murder Suspect Gets Stuck in Ceiling During Botched Escape Attempt Despite all my rage, I am still just a man in a cage. Wed, 11 Dec 2019 13:53:00 +0100 Russian Artist Gets Down and Dirty With Car Murals Nikita Golubev uses just his fingers to carve out intricate images on trucks and vans across Moscow. Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:14:37 +0100 Crimean Doctor Prescribes Patient With Holy Relic Visit When medicine fails, just bow to a relic. Mon, 02 Dec 2019 12:31:22 +0100 Dog or Wolf? Prehistoric Puppy Discovered in Russia Might Be Missing Link Scientists say the puppy, nicknamed Dogor, could be one of man's first best friends. Fri, 29 Nov 2019 10:49:00 +0100 Moscow Enlists Vampires for Vaccination Drive “Vaccine opponents’ blood can be very dangerous,” a doctor warns an inquiring vampire. Thu, 28 Nov 2019 15:27:00 +0100 The Spiciest Russian Memes From Tesla's Cybertruck Launch Nobody loves Elon Musk — or memes — more than Russians. Thu, 28 Nov 2019 14:53:00 +0100 Anti-Putin Shaman’s Santa Claus Ally Vows to Reach Moscow for NYE Protest This Santa comes not with gifts, but with a sign that reads ‘All the Power to the People.’ Wed, 27 Nov 2019 15:37:00 +0100 Russian Cows Fitted With Virtual-Reality Headsets Officials said the experiment “improved overall emotional mood in the herd.” Tue, 26 Nov 2019 08:01:00 +0100 Russia to Send ‘Centaur Robots’ Into Space Half-human, half-horse, all-robot. Mon, 25 Nov 2019 15:52:26 +0100 Russian Bank Execs Vow to Fight ‘Lord Dollar-de-Mort’ in Harry Potter Cosplay U.S. sanctions sometimes have unintended results. Fri, 22 Nov 2019 09:35:54 +0100 Russians Are Listening to More Heavy Metal, Sad Music — Study 'Tis the season to be emo. Mon, 18 Nov 2019 12:20:00 +0100 Russian Internet Explodes With Memes After Aeroflot Cracks Down on Fat Cat Russians own more cats per capita than any country in the world — so don't tell them their cat is too large for a flight. Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:50:00 +0100 Fugitive Russian Drug-Smuggling Cat Gets a Body Double in Court The prosecution pretended it hadn’t lost its key piece of evidence. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 12:22:00 +0100 Russia Accused of Meddling in New Zealand Bird of the Year Vote Organizers observed “decent numbers of votes from Russia” for the hoiho, an endangered, antisocial yellow-eyed penguin. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 15:36:54 +0100 Russians Mourn Timur, the Goat Who Befriended a Tiger Timur was sent to the tiger's enclosure as food — but fought back and made a friend. Fri, 08 Nov 2019 15:44:39 +0100 Russian Cat Dodges Airline's Weight Limit With Sneaky Switch-Off What do you do when your cat is too heavy to bring onto a plane? Find a smaller cat. Fri, 08 Nov 2019 12:13:00 +0100 New ‘Grumpy Cat’ Turns Up in Russia “Very unhappy cat,” a witness commented. Thu, 07 Nov 2019 14:17:00 +0100 90-Year-Old Russian Professor Convicted Over Hemp ‘Fishing Bait’ The fish that consumed the hemp seeds were unable to testify in court. Wed, 06 Nov 2019 13:13:00 +0100 Top Russian Social Network Tackles Bullies VKontakte conducted a one-day test of a tool urging people to reconsider offensive messages. Tue, 05 Nov 2019 14:30:40 +0100 Russian Woman Caught Smuggling Gold Bars Taped to Feet Into China You win some, you lose some. Tue, 05 Nov 2019 14:17:00 +0100 Russian Officials Say Halloween Is Illegal and ‘Joker’ Costumes Are Anti-Russian While Halloween isn’t commonly celebrated in Russia, officials have waged a war against the holiday in recent years. Thu, 31 Oct 2019 08:17:00 +0100 Drunken Moscow Man Attacks Policeman With Cat, Faces Prison Time When all else fails, throw a cat at your enemy. Wed, 30 Oct 2019 15:53:00 +0100 Archeologists Discover Hidden 19th-Century Market Under Parking Lot in St. Petersburg The team found a beautifully preserved labyrinth-like market built in 1868.  Mon, 28 Oct 2019 12:16:00 +0100 Conor McGregor Dodges Bottles, Trains to Russian Anthem in Moscow When in Moscow... Fri, 25 Oct 2019 17:21:00 +0200 Russian Eagle Racks Up Hefty Phone Bills With Iran Flights Scientists had to launch a crowdfunding campaign to pay for Min the eagle’s texting habit. Fri, 25 Oct 2019 16:05:00 +0200 Conor McGregor Visits Moscow, Throws Down Challenge to Russia's Khabib Nurmagomedov The Irishman also mentioned that he gave President Vladimir Putin the first bottle of his new brand of whiskey. Thu, 24 Oct 2019 14:56:00 +0200 Russia Launches Church-Themed Reality Show It may be the first reality show that actually wants you to find the meaning of life. Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:50:00 +0200 Pro-Kremlin Pundit Breaks Record for World’s Longest TV Appearance – Guinness All those hours of U.S.-bashing have paid off. Mon, 21 Oct 2019 14:33:00 +0200 ‘Khrushchev! You’re the Best!’ Clinton Mocks Trump With Fake JFK Letter “Don’t be a d**k ok? Get your missiles out of Cuba,” reads the parody letter. Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:27:00 +0200 Russian Repairman Spooks Schoolchildren With 'Joker' Mask and Axe The man said he needed the mask to do his job, which begs the question... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:21:00 +0200