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Deciphering Moscow's Digital Dating Scene

Deciphering Moscow's Digital Dating Scene

City 2 years ago

I'm out to lunch with James when he notices the pretty girl sitting at the table next to us using Tinder. "She's going to see my profile!" he whispers to me anxiously.

City 3 years ago

A Moscow School That Turns Frogs into Princes

A Moscow School That Turns Frogs into Princes

City 3 years ago

Shy young lads frightened of the fairer sex, brash businessmen with little free time for traditional courtship, married men in their 40s looking to snap up a few lovers on the sly ...

City 3 years ago

Uglich: A Weekend Time-Travel Getaway

Uglich: A Weekend Time-Travel Getaway

City 3 years ago

You're tired of Moscow. You want to get away from it all for the weekend, but you've done St. Petersburg a dozen times. Enter Uglich, a charming and tranquil town located on ...

City 3 years ago

Forms in Pairs: Nothing Stays the Same

Forms in Pairs: Nothing Stays the Same

City 3 years ago

A fluorescent light filament on a stand. Beside it — an identical filament, shattered. A photo of an inkpot. Beside it — the same inkpot, now shattered, its black contents staining the ...

News 3 years ago

Relatives of Russian Hockey Team Crash Get Fraction of Compensation Sought

Relatives of Russian Hockey Team Crash Get Fraction of Compensation Sought

News 3 years ago

Families of 11 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey team players killed in a 2011 plane crash are to be paid a fraction of what their attorneys had asked for in compensation, their defense lawyers ...

News 3 years ago

Medvedev Promises No Blacklist for Foreign Journalists Working in Russia

Medvedev Promises No Blacklist for Foreign Journalists Working in Russia

News 3 years ago

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev condemned foreign countries who blacklist Russian journalists Thursday and said Russia has no intention of setting up its own blacklist, RIA Novosti reported, despite a series of recent ...

News 3 years ago

Constitutional Court: Expelling HIV-Positive Foreigners With Russian Families Is Unlawful

Constitutional Court: Expelling HIV-Positive Foreigners With Russian Families Is Unlawful

News 3 years ago

The deportation of HIV-positive foreign nationals who have families in Russia is unlawful, the Constitutional Court ruled on Monday.

News 3 years ago

Putin Honors Kadyrov After He Called Nemtsov Murder Suspect 'True Patriot'

Putin Honors Kadyrov After He Called Nemtsov Murder Suspect 'True Patriot'

News 3 years ago

President Vladimir Putin gave one of the country's highest awards to Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov on the same weekend that Kadyrov described a suspect in the murder of an opposition leader as ...