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#5796 — Mar 23


The Italian Who Came Into the Cold

Russians often claim that Moscow and St. Petersburg are intellectual bubbles, but theater director Alessandra Giuntini’s career testifies to the fertile art scene in the country’s regions.


Pour that Perfect Pint

The craft revolution took Moscow by storm in 2015. To help you navigate the increasingly sophisticated craft bar scene we’ve selected seven spots to experience Russian craft beer ...


From Soviet TV Icon to Abandoned Landmark

The iconic Shukhov Tower is celebrating its 95th birthday. The tower hasn’t undergone any restoration since its construction. It has been embroiled in a bureaucratic struggle over its ...


Nathan Sawaya: Bringing Lego to Life

Made from 80,020 individual Lego bricks, artist Nathan Sawaya’s six-meter long replica of a Tyrannosaurus Rex is anything but child’s play.


Eclectic Six: Exciting Exhibitions to Catch in Moscow This Spring

From Valentin Serov to naïve art, from photography to an art quest, here's a round-up of exhibitions currently running in Moscow that you need to see.


Meester Trump Tweets in Russian

For the last couple of months I’ve put myself in translation jail: I’ve been reading Donald Trump’s tweets in the original English and in their Russian translations to ...


Putin to Stress Superpower Status in Presidential Campaign

Restoring Moscow's global influence will be a dominant theme of the 2018 election, experts say.


Salumeria: A Feast Fit for an Emperor

A stone’s throw from Patriarch’s Ponds, the restaurateur Uilliam Lamberti and businessman Vladimir Davidi have sought to add yet another touch of Italy in the heart of the ...


Why Russia's Opposition Now Takes Pride in 'Brilliant Green' Attacks

The battle against Russia’s political opposition is being waged with a bright green liquid that comes in a tiny glass bottle.


'You're Fake News!': Russia Borrows the Worst from the West

Russian officials have now fully embraced “fake news” as a means of deflecting any criticism, following a long tradition of settling for the lowest common denominator when parroting ...

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