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, 18 Mar 2019 18:30:00 +0100 600 Russian Woman Sends Moose Running With Flying Cat https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/russian-woman-sends-moose-running-with-flying-cat-a64847 In case of moose, hurl cat. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:33:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/russian-woman-sends-moose-running-with-flying-cat-a64847 The Triangle Challenge Comes to Russia https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/the-triangle-challenge-comes-to-russia-a64837 A new viral dance trend has arrived. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:34:16 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/the-triangle-challenge-comes-to-russia-a64837 Russian Puppies to the Rescue https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/15/russian-puppies-to-the-rescue-a64821 Here's a look at some of the precious pups who keep Russia safe. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 13:44:12 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/15/russian-puppies-to-the-rescue-a64821 Russia’s ‘Cat City’ Installs Feline Traffic Lights https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/14/russias-cat-city-installs-feline-traffic-lights-a64799 “The kids will find it interesting for sure,” one resident said. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 09:29:35 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/14/russias-cat-city-installs-feline-traffic-lights-a64799 The Wall Forms in St. Petersburg https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/12/the-wall-forms-in-st-petersburg-a64781 The "Games of Thrones"-esque wall formed after a snowstorm in Russia's northern capital. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 15:19:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/12/the-wall-forms-in-st-petersburg-a64781 Brown Bear Filmed Raiding Siberian Hut, Ripping Newspaper https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/12/brown-bear-filmed-raiding-siberian-hut-ripping-newspaper-a64783 Journalism can't catch a break. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 13:27:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/12/brown-bear-filmed-raiding-siberian-hut-ripping-newspaper-a64783 Wooden Tower Burned at Maslenitsa Festival in Russia https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/10/wooden-tower-burned-at-maslenitsa-festival-in-russia-a64757 The effigy represented the Bastille to match the festival's French Revolution theme. Sun, 10 Mar 2019 11:03:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/10/wooden-tower-burned-at-maslenitsa-festival-in-russia-a64757 Russian Soldiers Join Ballerinas for Puzzling Women’s Day Photo-'Shoot' https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/07/russian-troops-join-ballerinas-puzzling-womens-day-photo-shoot-a64745 Russian cities celebrated March 8 with guns, ballerinas and Putin on a horse. Thu, 07 Mar 2019 15:53:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/07/russian-troops-join-ballerinas-puzzling-womens-day-photo-shoot-a64745 Hardy Runners Race for Glory on Russia's Lake Baikal https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/05/hardy-runners-race-for-glory-on-lake-baikal-a64708 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/05/hardy-runners-race-for-glory-on-lake-baikal-a64708 Russian Priests Armed With Brooms Show Off Curling Skills https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/05/russian-priests-armed-with-brooms-show-off-curling-skills-a64705 Images showed the robed clergymen sliding ceramic kettles across the ice with brooms. Tue, 05 Mar 2019 08:53:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/05/russian-priests-armed-with-brooms-show-off-curling-skills-a64705 Muscovites Warned: Carry Umbrellas to Fend Off Crow Attacks https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/04/muscovites-warned-carry-umbrellas-to-fend-off-crow-attacks-a64701 As spring approaches, Russian bird experts recommend exercising caution against crows protecting their nests. Mon, 04 Mar 2019 14:16:51 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/04/muscovites-warned-carry-umbrellas-to-fend-off-crow-attacks-a64701 'Monstrous' Truck-Boat Hybrid Ferries Russians to Bridgeless Village https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/04/monstrous-truck-boat-hybrid-ferries-russians-bridgeless-village-a64685 The UAZ van and tugboat crossbreed has been dubbed Bukhlodka. Mon, 04 Mar 2019 14:16:41 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/04/monstrous-truck-boat-hybrid-ferries-russians-bridgeless-village-a64685 Trucks Sink into Icy Siberian River, Get Stuck For Weeks https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/04/trucks-sink-into-ice-river-siberia-get-stuck-for-weeks-a64695 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/04/trucks-sink-into-ice-river-siberia-get-stuck-for-weeks-a64695 A Day to Consider Russian Cats https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/01/cats-day-in-russia-a64671 Cute, cuddly and curious — a selection of Russian cats that made the news. Fri, 01 Mar 2019 16:38:31 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/01/cats-day-in-russia-a64671 Kenny’s Grave Appears at Russian ‘South Park’ Housing Project, Dividing Locals https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/01/kennys-grave-appears-at-russian-south-park-housing-project-dividing-locals-a64672 The appearance of the gravestone in Kazan drew a mixed reaction from locals. Fri, 01 Mar 2019 09:44:21 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/01/kennys-grave-appears-at-russian-south-park-housing-project-dividing-locals-a64672 Drunk Russian Sailor Rips Gaping Hole in South Korean Bridge https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/28/drunk-russian-sailor-rips-gaping-hole-south-korean-bridge-a64664 The Russian-flagged vessel created a five-meter hole when it rammed into the bridge. Thu, 28 Feb 2019 14:47:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/28/drunk-russian-sailor-rips-gaping-hole-south-korean-bridge-a64664 Two Armored Vehicles Crash in Russian City, Sparking Traffic Mayhem https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/27/two-armored-vehicles-crash-in-russian-city-sparking-traffic-mayhem-a64652 Four cars were jammed between the two military vehicles. Wed, 27 Feb 2019 15:43:38 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/27/two-armored-vehicles-crash-in-russian-city-sparking-traffic-mayhem-a64652 Russian Choir Sings About Nuking D.C. on Patriotic Holiday in Cathedral https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/26/russian-choir-sings-about-nuking-dc-patriotic-holiday-cathedral-a64623 The choir sang the song during a concert celebrating Defender of the Fatherland Day. Tue, 26 Feb 2019 11:14:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/26/russian-choir-sings-about-nuking-dc-patriotic-holiday-cathedral-a64623 Moscow’s Gorky Park Under Fire for Striptease Celebration of Patriotic Holiday https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/25/moscows-gorky-park-under-fire-for-striptease-celebration-patriotic-holiday-a64618 Mon, 25 Feb 2019 15:36:14 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/25/moscows-gorky-park-under-fire-for-striptease-celebration-patriotic-holiday-a64618 Sled Warfare Marks Defender of the Fatherland Day in Moscow https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/25/sled-battle-a64617 Muscovites chose their weapons of choice for a Defender of the Fatherland day on the slopes. Mon, 25 Feb 2019 14:53:54 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/25/sled-battle-a64617 Zenit Football Fans Blow Up Social Media With Incredible Pre-Game Flare Performance https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/22/zenit-football-fans-blow-up-social-media-with-incredible-pre-game-fllare-performance-a64598 Zenit went on to win the game 3-1 against Turkey's Fenerbahce S.C. Fri, 22 Feb 2019 13:38:35 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/22/zenit-football-fans-blow-up-social-media-with-incredible-pre-game-fllare-performance-a64598 Anime-Style Religious Icons Cause Stir in Russian Region https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/21/anime-style-religious-icons-cause-stir-russian-region-a64587 A local church leader called the authors of the icons “ignorant.” Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:30:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/21/anime-style-religious-icons-cause-stir-russian-region-a64587 Russian Priests Outraged Over Vodka Sold in Church-Shaped Bottles https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/21/russian-priests-outraged-over-vodka-sold-church-shaped-bottles-a64571 “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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/21/russian-priests-outraged-over-vodka-sold-church-shaped-bottles-a64571 Cats Take Over St. Petersburg Flat, Flood Downstairs Neighbors https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/20/cats-take-over-st-petersburg-flat-flood-downstairs-neighbors-a64570 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/20/cats-take-over-st-petersburg-flat-flood-downstairs-neighbors-a64570 Russian Retro Steam Train Returns to the Tracks https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/20/russian-retro-steam-train-returns-to-the-tracks-a64562 An old-school way of getting around is chugging through the Tver region. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:44:53 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/20/russian-retro-steam-train-returns-to-the-tracks-a64562 Daddy Yankee Promotes Russian Deadpool Dancing Video https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/19/daddy-yankee-promotes-russian-deadpool-dancing-video-a64546 The featured dancer said it was his first time dancing reggaeton. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:57:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/19/daddy-yankee-promotes-russian-deadpool-dancing-video-a64546 Ice Fishing on a Russian River https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/19/ice-fishing-on-a-russian-river-a64543 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/19/ice-fishing-on-a-russian-river-a64543 Russian Woman Calls Firefighters to Extinguish Her ‘Burning Soul’ https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/19/russian-woman-calls-firefighters-extinguish-her-burning-soul-a64544 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/19/russian-woman-calls-firefighters-extinguish-her-burning-soul-a64544 Russian Priest Under Fire for Sultry Sermons https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/15/russian-priest-under-fire-sultry-sermons-a64508 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/15/russian-priest-under-fire-sultry-sermons-a64508 Triple Sunrise Dazzles Northern Russia, in Pictures https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/13/triple-sunrise-dazzles-northern-russia-a64480 The unusual ice crystal phenomenon inspired many Instagram posts. Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:41:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/13/triple-sunrise-dazzles-northern-russia-a64480 Elon Musk Reacts — in Russian — to Bizarre Backward-Driving Car Video https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/13/elon-musk-reacts-in-russian-to-bizarre-backward-driving-car-video-a64478 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/13/elon-musk-reacts-in-russian-to-bizarre-backward-driving-car-video-a64478 Russian Prisoners Create 'Motherland' Sculpture Out of Snow https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/01/russian-prisoners-create-motherland-sculpture-out-snow-a64368 Life in Russian prison can bring out the artist within you. Fri, 01 Feb 2019 13:33:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/01/russian-prisoners-create-motherland-sculpture-out-snow-a64368 Giant Icicles Threaten and Dazzle Russia, in Photos https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/01/giant-icicles-threaten-dazzle-moscow-in-photos-a64365 Here are some of the most spectacular, terrifying and beautiful ice formations this season. Fri, 01 Feb 2019 10:32:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/01/giant-icicles-threaten-dazzle-moscow-in-photos-a64365 Russian Takes 'Magic Carpet Ride' on Snowy Streets, Riling Police (Video) https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/31/russian-takes-magic-carpet-ride-on-snowy-streets-riling-police-video-a64349 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/31/russian-takes-magic-carpet-ride-on-snowy-streets-riling-police-video-a64349 Moscow Man Says He’s Haunted by Arshavin’s Ghost, Appeals to Police https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/30/moscow-man-says-hes-haunted-by-arshavins-ghost-appeals-to-police-a64339 The unnamed accuser alleged that Arshavin’s ghost attacks him and appears to steal his money. Wed, 30 Jan 2019 10:47:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/30/moscow-man-says-hes-haunted-by-arshavins-ghost-appeals-to-police-a64339 Russian Town Installs Giant Fans to Disperse Smog https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/29/russian-town-installs-giant-fans-disperse-smog-a64320 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/29/russian-town-installs-giant-fans-disperse-smog-a64320 4 Siberian Tiger Cubs Seen Playing in Rare New Video Footage https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/25/4-siberian-tiger-cubs-seen-playing-rare-new-video-footage-a64298 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/25/4-siberian-tiger-cubs-seen-playing-rare-new-video-footage-a64298 Russian Woman Beats Up Taxi Driver Over High Fare, Steals Cab https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/22/russian-woman-beats-up-taxi-driver-over-high-fare-steals-cab-a64241 “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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/22/russian-woman-beats-up-taxi-driver-over-high-fare-steals-cab-a64241 'Our Boys in Salisbury' Board Game Reportedly on Sale in Russia https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/22/our-boys-salisbury-board-game-reportedly-on-sale-russia-a64236 The game reportedly mocks the Skripal poisoning. Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:36:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/22/our-boys-salisbury-board-game-reportedly-on-sale-russia-a64236 The 10-Year Challenge, Russian-Style https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/21/10-year-challenge-russian-style-a64222 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/21/10-year-challenge-russian-style-a64222 Ready to Take the Plunge? Here Are 5 Tips for Surviving Epiphany in Russia https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/17/ready-take-plunge-5-tips-surviving-epiphany-russia-a64180 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/17/ready-take-plunge-5-tips-surviving-epiphany-russia-a64180 ‘Pray for Us’ Religious Billboards Seek to Keep Drivers Safe in St. Petersburg https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/14/religious-billboards-seek-to-keep-drivers-safe-in-st-petersburg-a64129 Sixty billboards depicting Orthodox saints have recently appeared next to highways throughout St. Petersburg. Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:37:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/14/religious-billboards-seek-to-keep-drivers-safe-in-st-petersburg-a64129 Orthodox Church Says It Won’t Budge on Date of Russian Christmas https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/14/orthodox-church-says-it-wont-budge-on-date-of-russian-christmas-a64128 Orthodox Christians follow the Julian calendar, which celebrates the birth of Christ on Jan. 7. Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:07:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/14/orthodox-church-says-it-wont-budge-on-date-of-russian-christmas-a64128 Moscow Duma Chairman Defends Automated System That Overshot Vote Tally https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/11/moscow-duma-chairman-defends-automated-system-that-overshot-vote-tally-a64117 “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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/11/moscow-duma-chairman-defends-automated-system-that-overshot-vote-tally-a64117 Forgetting the Purges, Official Claims Russia Has 'Never' Targeted Dissidents https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/11/forgetting-the-purges-official-claims-russia-has-never-targeted-dissidents-a64111 “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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/11/forgetting-the-purges-official-claims-russia-has-never-targeted-dissidents-a64111 Mayor, Trying to Persuade Residents to Use Public Transport, Arrives to Work 2 Hours Late https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/10/mayor-trying-to-persuade-residents-to-use-public-transport-arrives-to-work-2-hours-late-a64095 “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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/10/mayor-trying-to-persuade-residents-to-use-public-transport-arrives-to-work-2-hours-late-a64095 Elon Musk’s Self-Driving Tesla ‘Runs Over’ Putin’s Robot Pal https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/09/elon-musk-self-driving-tesla-runs-over-putin-robot-pal-a64072 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/09/elon-musk-self-driving-tesla-runs-over-putin-robot-pal-a64072 Russians Race at the ‘Cold Pole’ in -52 C https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/08/russians-race-at-the-cold-pole-in-52-c-a64070 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/08/russians-race-at-the-cold-pole-in-52-c-a64070 Russian Patriarch Warns ‘Antichrist’ Will Control Humans Through Gadgets https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/08/russian-patriarch-warns-antichrist-will-control-humans-through-gadgets-a64060 In an interview, Patriarch Kirill warned against “falling into slavery” to smartphones. Tue, 08 Jan 2019 08:47:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/08/russian-patriarch-warns-antichrist-will-control-humans-through-gadgets-a64060 Stampede Disrupts Russian Nationalist Party’s Candy Giveaway https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/07/stampede-disrupts-russian-nationalist-partys-candy-giveaway-a64057 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/01/07/stampede-disrupts-russian-nationalist-partys-candy-giveaway-a64057