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#5795 — Mar 16


Moscow: News and Openings

From a glamorous karaoke to a cheap coffeeshop at a former industrial space, here are this week's best openings .


Proliv: Over the Channel... to Odessa

Mitya Borisov, the restaurateur best known for the now ubiquitous chains Jean-Jacques and John Donne, has gone sharply left-field with his new venture Proliv, which he hopes will ...


Garage Triennial: Giving Regional Artists a Voice

Last week, Garage opened its first ever Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art, probably its largest undertaking since the move to its new home in Gorky Park in 2015.


St. Patrick’s Day in Moscow: 6 Places to Toast the Irish

It’s that time of year again when we need to fill our glasses with Guinness, dance an Irish jig and turn everything green. Here’s a few ways you ...


You Gotta Russian Problem With Me?

When I worked at a gas station, I liked to listen to the mechanics talk shop about rusted nut that wouldn’t budge. Translators talk shop, too. Only for ...


‘A Choice Between Prison and the Grave’

For most victims of domestic violence in Russia, self-defense remains the only option — and it often comes with a price.


A Law Unto Himself

U.S. lawyer Thomas Callahan first came to Russia in 2006. He thinks Dostoyevsky is overrated and has no time for expats.


How Russia and WikiLeaks Became Allies Against the West

Some claim WikiLeaks is working for the Kremlin. The reality is hardly so simple.


Paint the Town Green: Moscow Gets Ready to Celebrate the Emerald Isle

It's that time of year again — Moscow is celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a wealth of cultural events for Irish Week, including the Irish Film Festival and ...


'I’m Not Going Anywhere Until Torture Ends': Russian Activist Speaks Out

Ildar Dadin, an activist jailed for "repeated violations" of Russia's strict anti-protest laws and later tortured in prison, speaks out in a Moscow Times op-ed.

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