Matthew Kupfer and Bradley Jardine

News 10 months ago

Gangsta's Paradise: How Rap Became Russian

Gangsta's Paradise: How Rap Became Russian

News 10 months ago

Since erupting on the music scene in the mid-1980s, Russian hip-hop has been many things — sexual, political, hedonistic and violent. It still packs a punch today.

City 10 months ago

Defying State Conservatism, Russia's Drag Queens Strut On

Defying State Conservatism, Russia's Drag Queens Strut On

City 10 months ago

The pay is lousy and the threat of violence is real, but these performers say life's a drag without their art

News 11 months ago

Love and Race in Modern Russia

Love and Race in Modern Russia

News 11 months ago

When David first came to Moscow 10 years ago, he stood out like a sore thumb. People stared at him. On public transportation, other passengers avoided sitting next to him. Even his ...

City 1 year ago

Breaking Bad: How Russian State Patriotism Destroyed the Far Right

Breaking Bad: How Russian State Patriotism Destroyed the Far Right

City 1 year ago

On Friday, Nov. 4, chants rang out through the suburban neighborhood of Lyublino, in southeastern Moscow: “We are Russians! Glory to the Slavic nations! Glory to the white races!” Soon, a crowd ...

City 1 year ago

For Russia's Labor Migrants, a Life on the Edge

For Russia's Labor Migrants, a Life on the Edge

City 1 year ago

As Russia sinks into decline, its migrant labour force, previously at the forefront of economic change, is itself transforming. Many have decided to head home; others are being squeezed out by new ...

News 1 year ago

Ancient Faith, Modern Market: Siberian Shamanism Takes On the 21st Century

Ancient Faith, Modern Market: Siberian Shamanism Takes On the 21st Century

News 1 year ago

Taking a drag from a cigarette on his living room couch, Dugar-Syuryun Oorzhak looks like an ordinary Tuvan man. But when he slips into his piebald leather coat, puts on his feathered ...

Business 1 year ago

Russia's Bashneft: A Very Public Privatization

Russia's Bashneft: A Very Public Privatization

Business 1 year ago

The strange, convoluted saga of the privatization of one of Russia’s largest oil companies appears to be drawing to a close — and the end result isn’t looking so private.

City 1 year ago

Full Steam Ahead: Moscow Unveils New Overground Metro

Full Steam Ahead: Moscow Unveils New Overground Metro

City 1 year ago

A cloud of dust engulfs migrant laborers as they cut slabs of concrete. The dull roar of their saws is interrupted only by fits of coughing and the occasional obscenity. This is ...

News 1 year ago

Sport and Decapitated Goats: Let the Nomadic Games Begin

Sport and Decapitated Goats: Let the Nomadic Games Begin

News 1 year ago

A sporting tournament hosted in Kyrgyzstan is giving Russia and the United States a chance to practice sportsmanship, cultural exchange, and a version of polo using the decapitated carcass of a goat.