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Verdi Don Carlo in the snow

Lina de la Torre | Posted 12.29.2016 | Arts
Lina de la Torre

Photo: Wikimedia Commons Dmitriy Guryanov Amid the snowy scene of Moscow in winter, the Bolshoi Theatre presented Verdi's epic opera Don Carlo. Wh...

Moscow: A City Guide to Russia's Capital

College Tourist | Posted 06.09.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

The College Tourist By Evan Przesiecki Moscow: The capital of the Motherland. It's the largest easternmost city on the European continent and is any...

Intimate Portraits Capture Life Inside Russian Dorms

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.03.2014 | World

Photographer Pascal Dumont traveled across Moscow to capture intimate portraits of student life in the Russian capital. Published in the Moscow Ti...

" Empty Spaces " by Katerina Belkina; A Fascinating Self-Portrait Series

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 06.02.2013 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

Russian photographer Katerina Belkina puts the 'self-portrait' phenomenon in a new setting. With unprecedented technical precision, Belkina uses the r...

Soviet Founder Vladimir Lenin Comes Back to Life

Reuters | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 03.05.2013 | Arts

Soviet nostalgia is nothing new for Moscow. An embalmed body of former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin has been on display in Moscow’s Red Square since...

Russia Cracks Down On Gay 'Kiss-In'

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Russian police detained 20 people on Friday when gay activists tried to stage a "kiss...

Gov 2.0 L.A. 2012 Preview

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 06.18.2012 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Gov 2.0 L.A. 2012 is here. Gov 2.0 and Open Government are blossoming around the world, as evidenced by the historic gathering this week in Brazil of the Open Government Partnership.

Voina, Russia's Prize-Winning Anarchist Art Collective, Spawns an All-Female Anti-Putin Punk Group

ARTINFO | Posted 05.21.2012 | Arts

Voina, the infamous Russian art collective known for making art out of vandalism and other pranks, remains best-known for a very male image: a 65-foot...

Why Russian Art Hooligans Voina Are In The News Again

Posted 01.10.2012 | Arts

Charges against the Russian guerilla art group Voina have been dropped, according to the Russian news site RIA Novosti. The charges of hooliganism...

The Russian Business Enigma

John Sullivan | Posted 12.05.2011 | World
John Sullivan

Winston Churchill famously summarized his view of Russia as "[A] riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma." Even for the Russian people, Churchill's view remains largely true today, particularly in the business sector.

Libyan Rebels Claim Biggest Boost To Campaign In Weeks, Government Denies Claim

Reuters | Nick Carey | Posted 09.17.2011 | World

By Nick Carey MISRATA, Libya, July 18 (Reuters) - Rebel forces have routed most of Muammar Gaddafi's troops in the Libyan oil town of Brega in the ...

Keeping Travel Plans After a Terrorist Attack

Julia Schwarz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Julia Schwarz

You can stay home and run the risk of car accidents, smoke inhalation, or pneumonia, or you can travel and risk plane crashes and terrorist activity -- which you also risk at home.

Moscow wants Arnold Schwarzenegger's muscle

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger visited Moscow yesterday and ended up being offered the mayoralty of the city by the Russian President....

Karl Rove calls Colorado's gubernatorial race "the weirdest thing" -- and he's right

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Karl Rove has spent much of the last week in Colorado: stumping for candidates, pontificating in Aspen -- "Moscow in the Colorado Rockies" -- and addr...

Deadly fire at Russian nursing home

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Nine people dead in apparent suicide attempt by elderly resident of a facility 170km outside of Moscow....

Former spy 'is not Russian and wants to go to Peru'

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

At least one of the 10 Russian undercover agents arrested by the FBI and sent back to Moscow last month in a rare spy-swap is having so much difficult...

Moscow Mayor

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


The Spy Swap is Complete

New York Observer | New York Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This morning, on the tarmac of Vienna's international airport, America handed over ten spies to Russia, and, in return, received four men accused by M...

Russia denounces US 'spy' arrests

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Moscow describes allegations as "baseless" as 11th suspect is detained in Cyprus....

Russian Drivers Used As 'Human Shields' By Police

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Moscow's police chief has been forced to apologize after allegations that motorists were ordered to move their vehicles into the path of a speeding ge...

Yury Luzhkov, Mayor Of Moscow, Calls Gay Parade "Satanic"

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Yury Luzhkov, Mayor of Moscow, told a conference on Monday that he would not allow a gay rights parade in the city and any unsanctioned efforts would ...

Russian Lesbians Lose Bid To Have Marriage Recognized (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Irina Fyet, 30, and Irina Shepitko, 32, have lost their appeal to have their same-sex marriage, which was conducted in Toronto, recognized by a Moscow...

Hacker shows porn on Moscow higway

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A hacker is being blamed for the display of a two-minute pornographic video of an electronic billboard in downtown Moscow that usually screens adve...

Hacker shows porn on Moscow highway

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A hacker is being blamed for the display of a two-minute pornographic video of an electronic billboard in downtown Moscow that usually screens adve...

Maksharip Aushev, Opposition Leader In Russia, Murdered | Philip P. Pan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- A popular opposition figure in Russia's restive Ingushetia province was gunned down Sunday morning in the latest killing of a government cri...