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, 18 Jul 2019 10:43:21 +0200 600 Tiger Breaks Free in Russian City, Seen Roaming Highway A touring circus decided to take the animal for a walk in the city to take pictures. Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:20:42 +0200 Russia Shows Off Its Favorite Classic Cars in Military Parade Waltz Classic Soviet cars including ZILs and UAZs featured in the choreographed "dance." Tue, 16 Jul 2019 15:58:18 +0200 Russian Communists Call to Ban Georgian Khinkali and Khachapuri “We want adequate responses to the disrespect emanating from Georgia." Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:31:00 +0200 Nude ‘Divine Shawarma’ Ad Sparks Fury of Russian Church The ad shows a nude model holding a doner sandwich to cover her breasts. Fri, 12 Jul 2019 12:41:00 +0200 Remains of One of Napoleon's 1812 Generals Believed to Be Found in Russia The remains were discovered in a park beneath the foundations of a dance floor. Wed, 10 Jul 2019 09:04:00 +0200 Instagram Influencers Flock to Chemical-Laden Waters of ‘Russia's Maldives’ “We beg you not to fall into the ash dump in the pursuit of selfies!” the Siberian energy company said. Tue, 09 Jul 2019 10:26:14 +0200 Russian Politician Turns to Tinder in New Campaign Strategy This politician wants to get to know his potential constituents on a deeper level. Mon, 08 Jul 2019 16:42:00 +0200 Siberian Shaman Takes Cross-Country Walk to Moscow to ‘Expel Putin’ From Power The shaman says he sees President Vladimir Putin as an “embodiment of dark forces” that must be expelled. Fri, 05 Jul 2019 16:59:00 +0200 St. Petersburg Man Takes a Wakeboard Ride Down Flooded City Street After a heavy rainfall submerged the city's roads in water, one wakeboarder saw the opportunity and took it. Thu, 04 Jul 2019 16:49:41 +0200 Massive Attack Releases Soviet-Era X-Ray Vinyl for Anti-Censorship Collaboration Pussy Riot, Sigur Ros and Noam Chomsky are some of the other names attached to the project. Thu, 04 Jul 2019 16:25:00 +0200 Viral ‘Bottle Cap Challenge’ Gets a Russian Spin The next time you can't open a jar of pickles, try this technique instead. Wed, 03 Jul 2019 10:15:09 +0200 Russian Stadium Blasts Dying Bird Noises, Scaring More Than Seagulls Hopefully, no birds were harmed in the making of their recording. Tue, 02 Jul 2019 16:00:00 +0200 Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport Gets Stranded By Floods, in Photos Passengers and airport staff alike had to improvise to reach their final destinations. Fri, 28 Jun 2019 14:24:52 +0200 This New Russian Spy Drone Looks a Lot Like an Owl Russia's Defense Ministry says the metal bird will be able to spot targets without being detected. Tue, 25 Jun 2019 13:57:00 +0200 ‘Metal Gear’ Video Game Is an ‘American Intelligence Project,’ Russian Official Says The game is "aimed at direct manipulation of the public consciousness," the deputy minister said. Fri, 21 Jun 2019 16:01:00 +0200 Exhausted and Starving Polar Bear Wanders Into Siberian City It is the first polar bear seen in the city in more than 40 years, according to local environmentalists. Wed, 19 Jun 2019 09:01:00 +0200 Family of Ducks Sparks Car Accident in St. Petersburg The birds remained intact, unlike the vehicles. Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:12:00 +0200 Elon Musk Challenges Russia’s Space Chief to Rap Battle The rivalry between the SpaceX CEO and Roscosmos head Rogozin just got real. Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:56:00 +0200 Russian Bear Caught in Compromising Position Destroys the Evidence The bear stands up and shimmies its back along a tree to get the perfect scratch. Fri, 14 Jun 2019 16:44:06 +0200 Russia Uncovers 40,000 Year-Old Wolf Head, Preserved in Ice It is so well preserved that its fur, teeth, brain and facial tissue are largely intact. Fri, 14 Jun 2019 10:35:00 +0200 Russian Scientists Send Effigy Into Space in Toy Car, Mimicking SpaceX Launch "How do you like that, Elon Musk?" Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:42:00 +0200 A Volcano in Russia’s Far East Is Now Active After Many Years of Silence A “catastrophic” amount of ash would spread from the volcano if it were to erupt, spreading far beyond Russia, geophysicists say. Tue, 11 Jun 2019 08:20:00 +0200 Siberian Official Resigns After Police Bust Brothel in His Home “He figured it’s impossible to work in this place in light of all these events,” his boss said. Fri, 07 Jun 2019 09:35:58 +0200 'Sex With Stalin' BDSM Game Enrages Russian Communists The Communists of Russia party says the game "has to be banned." Tue, 04 Jun 2019 15:19:00 +0200 Mighty Kamaz Truck Hits the Waves in Russia's Far East Just keep on driving, even if your truck is almost pulled into the sea. Mon, 03 Jun 2019 17:35:00 +0200 Russian Gravedigger Fakes Death To Avoid Paying Alimony Debt There’s no limit to the things people will do to get away from their debts. Mon, 03 Jun 2019 14:59:00 +0200 Fake Russian Politician Gains Fame for Slapstick Solutions to Local Problems A former journalist is poking fun at local authorities’ inability to respond to citizens’ problems. Fri, 31 May 2019 17:34:20 +0200 Fluff Flies Into Russia's Capital Early summer in Moscow brings an onslaught of allergy-inducing, Instagram-ready fluff from poplar seeds. Fri, 31 May 2019 15:34:00 +0200 Russian Firm Under Attack for Offering ‘Femininity Bonuses’ "[The CEO] doesn’t want ladies to wear male hairstyles and change into pants,” a representative said. Fri, 31 May 2019 13:56:01 +0200 Russian City Points to Aliens, Antifreeze After Fountain Spouts Green Water “Friends, the aliens did not ‘poison’ the fountain,” the city's mayor later said. Thu, 30 May 2019 13:46:17 +0200 Russians Should Protest Sex Shops, Not Churches, Orthodox Spokesman Says "It feels like our entire country goes to adult stores all the time," Patriarch Kirill's spokesman lamented. Wed, 29 May 2019 16:13:27 +0200 Everyday Life Gets a Dose of Wry Russian Humor Moscow-based illustrator Anton Gudim's work uses sarcasm and irony to show the struggles of modern life. Wed, 29 May 2019 15:42:18 +0200 Russian Bridge Pulls Disappearing Act “Natural phenomena could not have brought down the bridge,” one social media page said. Wed, 29 May 2019 09:58:00 +0200 Pro-Kremlin Rapper Teams Up With Russian Army on New Clothing Line According to Timati, the clothing line is designed to help those who previously struggled to express their patriotism for Russia. Tue, 28 May 2019 16:58:08 +0200 Tourist Who Mocks Russian Bear Ends Up Running For His Life In Russia's Far East, it's better to not bother the bears. Tue, 28 May 2019 15:44:59 +0200 Lightning Strikes Russian Rocket in Mid-Air, Rocket Survives (Video) “Lightning is no obstacle for you,” Dmitry Rogozin, head of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency, tweeted. Tue, 28 May 2019 12:14:00 +0200 Russian Sanctuary Raises Funds to Rescue Orphaned Himalayan Bears “These bears are currently inside a scrap metal facility and face being shot if they’re not rescued,” the zoo said. Tue, 28 May 2019 09:03:00 +0200 ‘This Is Fine’ Meme Comes to Life in Rural Russia as Boy Swings Near Raging Fire “He just wanted to swing.” Mon, 27 May 2019 15:51:51 +0200 Moscow Police Catch Suspect Who Underwent Plastic Surgery to Avoid Arrest The man allegedly stole 20 million rubles ($309,800) through a debt collection scam. Fri, 24 May 2019 14:56:18 +0200 Russian Caught Trying to Smuggle Baby Otters, Scorpions Out of Indonesia Airport security discovered four endangered otters and 10 scorpions in the man's suitcase during an X-ray scan. Fri, 24 May 2019 12:08:00 +0200 Drunk Russian Priest Defrocked After Stabbing Monk, Media Reports “Perhaps a festive occasion and chemicals produced this effect. Who’s without sin?” a church spokesperson said. Thu, 23 May 2019 15:16:00 +0200 St. Petersburg Drivers Stop for Two Ducks on a Date The ducks were on their way to the Summer Garden, presumably for some well-deserved fun in the fountains. Thu, 23 May 2019 13:18:09 +0200 Russian TV Propagandist Challenged to Duel for Calling Church Protesters ‘Demons’ “You allow yourself to make these statements because ... no one has kicked your a--,” the challenger wrote. Thu, 23 May 2019 12:28:00 +0200 Russia Armed and Ready With Memes for Game of Thrones Finale Warning: Spoiler alert. All the spoilers. Wed, 22 May 2019 13:58:00 +0200 Climber Who Shut Down Eiffel Tower Was Russian – Reports Rescuers successfully talked the man down, six hours after he scaled the upper heights of the Eiffel Tower. Tue, 21 May 2019 16:39:39 +0200 Enormous Whale Skeleton Found on Beach in Russia’s Far East The carcass was found on the shore of the Kronotsky Nature Reserve. Mon, 20 May 2019 11:16:07 +0200 Russia's Arctic Basks in the Snow for Summer '19 Residents of the Arctic city of Norilsk aren't letting freezing temperatures stop them from the summer vibes. Sat, 18 May 2019 08:00:00 +0200 Moscow's Prisoners Can Handle the Heat Inmates put their culinary skills to the test in a cooking competition. Fri, 17 May 2019 11:40:00 +0200 Russia Routs Italy 10:0 at Ice Hockey World Championship Russian star Alexander Ovechkin said he "felt sorry" for the Italians after the game. Thu, 16 May 2019 11:26:03 +0200 Runaway Beluga Whale May Face Deportation to Russia Hundreds of people from a small Norwegian town have enjoyed the acquaintance of the animal. Thu, 16 May 2019 10:06:00 +0200