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 Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:43:21 +0200 600 Tiger Breaks Free in Russian City, Seen Roaming Highway https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/07/17/tiger-breaks-free-russian-city-seen-roaming-highway-a66438 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/07/17/tiger-breaks-free-russian-city-seen-roaming-highway-a66438 Russia Shows Off Its Favorite Classic Cars in Military Parade Waltz https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/07/16/russia-shows-off-its-favorite-classic-cars-military-parade-a66418 Classic Soviet cars including ZILs and UAZs featured in the choreographed "dance." Tue, 16 Jul 2019 15:58:18 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/07/16/russia-shows-off-its-favorite-classic-cars-military-parade-a66418 Russian Communists Call to Ban Georgian Khinkali and Khachapuri https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/07/15/russian-communists-call-ban-georgian-khinkali-khachapuri-a66419 “We want adequate responses to the disrespect emanating from Georgia." Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:31:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/07/15/russian-communists-call-ban-georgian-khinkali-khachapuri-a66419 Nude ‘Divine Shawarma’ Ad Sparks Fury of Russian Church https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/07/12/nude-divine-shawarma-ad-sparks-fury-russian-church-a66379 The ad shows a nude model holding a doner sandwich to cover her breasts. Fri, 12 Jul 2019 12:41:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/07/12/nude-divine-shawarma-ad-sparks-fury-russian-church-a66379 Remains of One of Napoleon's 1812 Generals Believed to Be Found in Russia https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/07/10/remains-of-one-of-napoleons-1812-generals-believed-to-be-found-in-russia-a66344 The remains were discovered in a park beneath the foundations of a dance floor. Wed, 10 Jul 2019 09:04:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/07/10/remains-of-one-of-napoleons-1812-generals-believed-to-be-found-in-russia-a66344 Instagram Influencers Flock to Chemical-Laden Waters of ‘Russia's Maldives’ https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/07/09/instagram-influencers-flock-to-chemical-laden-waters-of-russias-maldives-a66328 “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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/07/09/instagram-influencers-flock-to-chemical-laden-waters-of-russias-maldives-a66328 Russian Politician Turns to Tinder in New Campaign Strategy https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/07/08/russian-politician-turns-tinder-hopes-being-elected-a66319 This politician wants to get to know his potential constituents on a deeper level. Mon, 08 Jul 2019 16:42:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/07/08/russian-politician-turns-tinder-hopes-being-elected-a66319 Siberian Shaman Takes Cross-Country Walk to Moscow to ‘Expel Putin’ From Power https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/07/05/siberian-shaman-takes-cross-country-walk-to-moscow-to-expel-putin-from-power-a66304 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/07/05/siberian-shaman-takes-cross-country-walk-to-moscow-to-expel-putin-from-power-a66304 St. Petersburg Man Takes a Wakeboard Ride Down Flooded City Street https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/07/04/st-petersburg-man-surfs-down-flooded-city-street-a66283 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/07/04/st-petersburg-man-surfs-down-flooded-city-street-a66283 Massive Attack Releases Soviet-Era X-Ray Vinyl for Anti-Censorship Collaboration https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/07/04/massive-attack-releases-soviet-era-x-ray-vinyl-for-anti-censorship-collaboration-a66284 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/07/04/massive-attack-releases-soviet-era-x-ray-vinyl-for-anti-censorship-collaboration-a66284 Viral ‘Bottle Cap Challenge’ Gets a Russian Spin https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/07/03/viral-bottle-cap-challenge-gets-a-russian-spin-a66255 The next time you can't open a jar of pickles, try this technique instead. Wed, 03 Jul 2019 10:15:09 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/07/03/viral-bottle-cap-challenge-gets-a-russian-spin-a66255 Russian Stadium Blasts Dying Bird Noises, Scaring More Than Seagulls https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/07/02/russian-stadium-blasts-dying-bird-noises-scaring-more-than-seagulls-a66253 Hopefully, no birds were harmed in the making of their recording. Tue, 02 Jul 2019 16:00:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/07/02/russian-stadium-blasts-dying-bird-noises-scaring-more-than-seagulls-a66253 Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport Gets Stranded By Floods, in Photos https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/06/28/moscows-sheremetyevo-airport-gets-stranded-by-floods-in-photos-a66208 Passengers and airport staff alike had to improvise to reach their final destinations. Fri, 28 Jun 2019 14:24:52 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/06/28/moscows-sheremetyevo-airport-gets-stranded-by-floods-in-photos-a66208 This New Russian Spy Drone Looks a Lot Like an Owl https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/06/25/this-new-russian-spy-drone-looks-a-lot-like-an-owl-a66151 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/06/25/this-new-russian-spy-drone-looks-a-lot-like-an-owl-a66151 ‘Metal Gear’ Video Game Is an ‘American Intelligence Project,’ Russian Official Says https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/06/21/metal-gear-video-game-american-intelligence-project-russian-official-says-a66107 The game is "aimed at direct manipulation of the public consciousness," the deputy minister said. Fri, 21 Jun 2019 16:01:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/06/21/metal-gear-video-game-american-intelligence-project-russian-official-says-a66107 Exhausted and Starving Polar Bear Wanders Into Siberian City https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/06/19/exhausted-and-starving-polar-bear-wanders-into-siberian-city-a66054 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/06/19/exhausted-and-starving-polar-bear-wanders-into-siberian-city-a66054 Family of Ducks Sparks Car Accident in St. Petersburg https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/06/18/ducks-family-caused-a-car-accident-in-st-petersburg-a66043 The birds remained intact, unlike the vehicles. Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:12:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/06/18/ducks-family-caused-a-car-accident-in-st-petersburg-a66043 Elon Musk Challenges Russia’s Space Chief to Rap Battle https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/06/17/elon-musk-challenges-russias-rogozin-to-a-rap-battle-a66024 The rivalry between the SpaceX CEO and Roscosmos head Rogozin just got real. Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:56:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/06/17/elon-musk-challenges-russias-rogozin-to-a-rap-battle-a66024 Russian Bear Caught in Compromising Position Destroys the Evidence https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/06/14/russian-bear-caught-compromising-position-destroys-evidence-a66011 The bear stands up and shimmies its back along a tree to get the perfect scratch. Fri, 14 Jun 2019 16:44:06 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/06/14/russian-bear-caught-compromising-position-destroys-evidence-a66011 Russia Uncovers 40,000 Year-Old Wolf Head, Preserved in Ice https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/06/14/russia-uncovers-40000-year-old-wolf-head-preserved-in-ice-a66002 It is so well preserved that its fur, teeth, brain and facial tissue are largely intact. Fri, 14 Jun 2019 10:35:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/06/14/russia-uncovers-40000-year-old-wolf-head-preserved-in-ice-a66002 Russian Scientists Send Effigy Into Space in Toy Car, Mimicking SpaceX Launch https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/06/13/russian-scientists-send-officials-effigy-into-space-toy-car-mimicking-spacex-launch-a65994 "How do you like that, Elon Musk?" Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:42:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/06/13/russian-scientists-send-officials-effigy-into-space-toy-car-mimicking-spacex-launch-a65994 A Volcano in Russia’s Far East Is Now Active After Many Years of Silence https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/06/11/revived-russian-volcano-could-cause-pompeii-like-destruction-scientists-warn-a65898 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/06/11/revived-russian-volcano-could-cause-pompeii-like-destruction-scientists-warn-a65898 Siberian Official Resigns After Police Bust Brothel in His Home https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/06/07/siberian-official-resigns-after-police-bust-brothel-in-his-home-a65918 “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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/06/07/siberian-official-resigns-after-police-bust-brothel-in-his-home-a65918 'Sex With Stalin' BDSM Game Enrages Russian Communists https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/06/04/sex-with-stalin-bdsm-game-enrages-russian-communists-a65873 The Communists of Russia party says the game "has to be banned." Tue, 04 Jun 2019 15:19:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/06/04/sex-with-stalin-bdsm-game-enrages-russian-communists-a65873 Mighty Kamaz Truck Hits the Waves in Russia's Far East https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/06/03/mighty-kamaz-truck-hits-the-waves-in-russian-far-east-a65858 Just keep on driving, even if your truck is almost pulled into the sea. Mon, 03 Jun 2019 17:35:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/06/03/mighty-kamaz-truck-hits-the-waves-in-russian-far-east-a65858 Russian Gravedigger Fakes Death To Avoid Paying Alimony Debt https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/06/03/russian-gravedigger-fakes-death-to-avoid-paying-alimony-debt-a65849 There’s no limit to the things people will do to get away from their debts. Mon, 03 Jun 2019 14:59:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/06/03/russian-gravedigger-fakes-death-to-avoid-paying-alimony-debt-a65849 Fake Russian Politician Gains Fame for Slapstick Solutions to Local Problems https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/31/fake-russian-politician-gains-fame-for-slapstick-solutions-to-local-problems-a65834 A former journalist is poking fun at local authorities’ inability to respond to citizens’ problems. Fri, 31 May 2019 17:34:20 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/31/fake-russian-politician-gains-fame-for-slapstick-solutions-to-local-problems-a65834 Fluff Flies Into Russia's Capital https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/31/fluff-flies-into-russias-capital-a65812 Early summer in Moscow brings an onslaught of allergy-inducing, Instagram-ready fluff from poplar seeds. Fri, 31 May 2019 15:34:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/31/fluff-flies-into-russias-capital-a65812 Russian Firm Under Attack for Offering ‘Femininity Bonuses’ https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/31/russian-firm-under-fire-for-offering-femininity-bonuses-a65825 "[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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/31/russian-firm-under-fire-for-offering-femininity-bonuses-a65825 Russian City Points to Aliens, Antifreeze After Fountain Spouts Green Water https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/30/russian-city-points-to-aliens-antifreeze-after-fountain-spouts-green-water-a65809 “Friends, the aliens did not ‘poison’ the fountain,” the city's mayor later said. Thu, 30 May 2019 13:46:17 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/30/russian-city-points-to-aliens-antifreeze-after-fountain-spouts-green-water-a65809 Russians Should Protest Sex Shops, Not Churches, Orthodox Spokesman Says https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/29/russians-should-protest-sex-shops-not-churches-orthodox-spokesman-says-a65800 "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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/29/russians-should-protest-sex-shops-not-churches-orthodox-spokesman-says-a65800 Everyday Life Gets a Dose of Wry Russian Humor https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/29/everyday-life-gets-a-dose-of-wry-russian-humor-a65793 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/29/everyday-life-gets-a-dose-of-wry-russian-humor-a65793 Russian Bridge Pulls Disappearing Act https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/29/russian-bridge-pulls-disappearing-act-a65786 “Natural phenomena could not have brought down the bridge,” one social media page said. Wed, 29 May 2019 09:58:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/29/russian-bridge-pulls-disappearing-act-a65786 Pro-Kremlin Rapper Teams Up With Russian Army on New Clothing Line https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/28/pro-kremlin-rapper-teams-up-with-russian-army-to-release-clothing-line-a65775 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/28/pro-kremlin-rapper-teams-up-with-russian-army-to-release-clothing-line-a65775 Tourist Who Mocks Russian Bear Ends Up Running For His Life https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/28/tourist-who-mocks-russian-bear-ends-up-running-for-his-life-a65769 In Russia's Far East, it's better to not bother the bears. Tue, 28 May 2019 15:44:59 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/28/tourist-who-mocks-russian-bear-ends-up-running-for-his-life-a65769 Lightning Strikes Russian Rocket in Mid-Air, Rocket Survives (Video) https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/28/lightning-strikes-russian-rocket-in-mid-air-video-a65770 “Lightning is no obstacle for you,” Dmitry Rogozin, head of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency, tweeted. Tue, 28 May 2019 12:14:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/28/lightning-strikes-russian-rocket-in-mid-air-video-a65770 Russian Sanctuary Raises Funds to Rescue Orphaned Himalayan Bears https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/28/russian-sanctuary-raises-funds-to-rescue-orphaned-himalayan-bears-a65764 “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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/28/russian-sanctuary-raises-funds-to-rescue-orphaned-himalayan-bears-a65764 ‘This Is Fine’ Meme Comes to Life in Rural Russia as Boy Swings Near Raging Fire https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/27/this-is-fine-meme-comes-to-life-in-rural-russia-as-boy-swings-near-raging-fire-a65762 “He just wanted to swing.” Mon, 27 May 2019 15:51:51 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/27/this-is-fine-meme-comes-to-life-in-rural-russia-as-boy-swings-near-raging-fire-a65762 Moscow Police Catch Suspect Who Underwent Plastic Surgery to Avoid Arrest https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/24/moscow-police-catch-suspect-who-underwent-plastic-surgery-to-avoid-arrest-a65730 The man allegedly stole 20 million rubles ($309,800) through a debt collection scam. Fri, 24 May 2019 14:56:18 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/24/moscow-police-catch-suspect-who-underwent-plastic-surgery-to-avoid-arrest-a65730 Russian Caught Trying to Smuggle Baby Otters, Scorpions Out of Indonesia https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/24/russian-caught-trying-to-smuggle-baby-otters-scorpions-out-of-indonesia-a65732 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/24/russian-caught-trying-to-smuggle-baby-otters-scorpions-out-of-indonesia-a65732 Drunk Russian Priest Defrocked After Stabbing Monk, Media Reports https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/23/drunk-russian-priest-defrocked-after-stabbing-monk-media-reports-a65715 “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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/23/drunk-russian-priest-defrocked-after-stabbing-monk-media-reports-a65715 St. Petersburg Drivers Stop for Two Ducks on a Date https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/23/st-petersburg-drivers-stop-for-two-ducks-on-a-date-a65711 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/23/st-petersburg-drivers-stop-for-two-ducks-on-a-date-a65711 Russian TV Propagandist Challenged to Duel for Calling Church Protesters ‘Demons’ https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/23/russian-tv-propagandist-challenged-to-duel-for-calling-church-protesters-demons-a65707 “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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/23/russian-tv-propagandist-challenged-to-duel-for-calling-church-protesters-demons-a65707 Russia Armed and Ready With Memes for Game of Thrones Finale https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/22/russia-armed-and-ready-with-memes-for-game-of-thrones-finale-a65681 Warning: Spoiler alert. All the spoilers. Wed, 22 May 2019 13:58:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/22/russia-armed-and-ready-with-memes-for-game-of-thrones-finale-a65681 Climber Who Shut Down Eiffel Tower Was Russian – Reports https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/21/climber-who-shut-down-eiffel-tower-was-russian-media-report-a65676 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/21/climber-who-shut-down-eiffel-tower-was-russian-media-report-a65676 Enormous Whale Skeleton Found on Beach in Russia’s Far East https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/20/enourmous-whale-skeleton-found-on-beach-in-russias-far-east-a65646 The carcass was found on the shore of the Kronotsky Nature Reserve. Mon, 20 May 2019 11:16:07 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/20/enourmous-whale-skeleton-found-on-beach-in-russias-far-east-a65646 Russia's Arctic Basks in the Snow for Summer '19 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/18/russias-arctic-basks-in-the-snow-for-summer-19-a65623 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/18/russias-arctic-basks-in-the-snow-for-summer-19-a65623 Moscow's Prisoners Can Handle the Heat https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/17/moscows-inmates-can-handle-the-heat-a65620 Inmates put their culinary skills to the test in a cooking competition. Fri, 17 May 2019 11:40:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/17/moscows-inmates-can-handle-the-heat-a65620 Russia Routs Italy 10:0 at Ice Hockey World Championship https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/16/russia-routs-italy-10-0-ice-hockey-world-championship-a65607 Russian star Alexander Ovechkin said he "felt sorry" for the Italians after the game. Thu, 16 May 2019 11:26:03 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/16/russia-routs-italy-10-0-ice-hockey-world-championship-a65607 Runaway Beluga Whale May Face Deportation to Russia https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/16/sympathetic-beluga-whale-might-face-deportation-to-russia-a65606 Hundreds of people from a small Norwegian town have enjoyed the acquaintance of the animal. Thu, 16 May 2019 10:06:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/05/16/sympathetic-beluga-whale-might-face-deportation-to-russia-a65606