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Insider Tips For Moscow Trips

TravelSort | Posted 02.19.2013 | Travel

Moscow is one of the largest cities that may still, in the minds of many Westerners, seem to qualify as "adventure travel" thanks to a mountain of bad press. Here are some tips that will make your journey more fun -- and less of the wrong kind of "adventure."

LOOK: Russian Gay Protesters Pelted With Eggs During Kiss-In Protest

Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay Voices

A group of Russian gay rights advocates were pelted with rotten eggs as they protested a proposed "homosexual propaganda" law in Moscow. City poli...

Thousands Hold Unauthorized Moscow Rally Against Putin

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 02.14.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Thousands of opposition supporters gathered Saturday outside the old KGB headquarters in central Moscow to mark a year of mass protests...

Moscow's Role in Post-Assad Syria

Raghida Dergham | Posted 02.13.2013 | World
Raghida Dergham

The elasticity and contradiction in Russia's stances on Syria is misleading Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad even further, implicating Iran's leadersh...

PHOTOS: Biggest November Snowstorm In 50 Years Wreaks Havoc On Moscow

AP | Posted 11.29.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- A large, early snowstorm raging in Moscow disrupted flights and created havoc on the roads on Thursday. Yelena Temakina, chief of the for...

Rocky Times Ahead for Obama and Putin

Fiona Hill | Posted 01.13.2013 | World
Fiona Hill

Putin is a victim of his own economic success. Prosperity and stability in the past decade helped create the new urban middle class, which now wants political change to match its economic achievements.

A Trip To Russia During The Pussy Riot Era

Pam Grout | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Pam Grout

It's one thing to learn about a foreign country through spy movies, outdated Cold War propaganda and sound bites. It's a whole different education looking a foreigner in the eye and listening to what they really think.

Searching For Family History In Russia

Stewart A. Swerdlow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Stewart A. Swerdlow

I can hardly believe that I am back already from this amazing adventure through Russia, my family's homeland. To say that it was incredible would be an understatement, which is not a typical Russian trait!

Moscow Reclaims Tallest Building In Europe

AP | Posted 01.01.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Moscow is reclaiming bragging rights for having Europe's tallest building after losing the distinction for a few months to London. The...

PHOTOS: Hundreds Of Russian Protesters Demand Release Of Opposition Activists

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 10.30.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- Several hundred demonstrators rallied in Moscow on Tuesday to press for the release of opposition activists on the same day that Russia comm...

USAID in Russia: A Celebration of Partnership

Carol Peasley | Posted 12.16.2012 | World
Carol Peasley

Everything USAID did in Russia was done in partnership with Russian organizations and people. This spirit of partnership also helped to enhance the voices and contributions of Russians as they sought to solve problems, community by community.

SHOCK: Moscow Gay Bar Partons Injured In 'Coming Out' Party Attack

AP | Posted 10.12.2012 | Gay Voices

MOSCOW -- Masked men stormed a gay club, injuring three people in what independent monitors say was the seventh violent attack against gays reported t...

Moscow's Cycling Revolution

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 10.10.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- One popular joke in Moscow goes: "When the drunken driver was taken to the police station he was already sober. Why? Traffic jams." With c...

Drunken Driver Kills 7 At Bus Stop

AP | Posted 11.23.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Five teenage Russian orphans, their teacher and her husband were all killed when a speeding car driven by a drunken driver crashed into...

Moscow's Modern Face

JustLuxe | Posted 11.19.2012 | Travel

Money propagates the inevitable and unnecessary pretentiousness you find in the club scene.

Back to School in Russia Is Bad News for Itchy and Scratchy

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 11.06.2012 | World
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

September 1 is Knowledge Day in Russia, a big cultural holiday marking the beginning of the school year. Legislators prepared a special gift for the kids this year, introducing radical new ways to protect them from "detrimental information."

TechScape: Is Your Grandma Facebooking & Tweeting?

Bill_Robinson | Posted 09.04.2012 | Technology

For too long now, our Seniors have been disconnected en masse from the Internet ... disconnected from the outside world in many ways. If they're in poor health or house-bound, they may be isolated, lonely and alone.

PHOTOS: Moscow's Hotel Metropol Sold At Auction

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 08.30.2012 | Travel

MOSCOW -- Michael Jackson slept there. Vladimir Lenin harangued Bolsheviks there. Over the past century, the Hotel Metropol has seen the extremes of R...

Russia's Record in Denying Artistic Freedom Speaks for Itself

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 10.24.2012 | World
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

The Russian Foreign Ministry continues to defend the court verdict against members of the punk band Pussy Riot stating that claims of persecution are "groundless." Groundless? Let's consider three examples.

Pussy Riot: Band Members' Conviction a Blow to Free Expression

Human Rights Watch | Posted 10.17.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

(Moscow)– The conviction of three members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot on August 17, 2012 is inappropriate and disproportionate....

Syrian Regime Begs Russia For Aid

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 10.03.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Senior Syrian officials have pleaded with Russia for financial loans and supplies of oil products, a sign that the global fallout from ...

Pussy Riot Goes On Trial

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 09.29.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Three Russian feminist rockers rejected charges of hooliganism for performing a "punk prayer" in Moscow's main cathedral against Vladim...

Russian Performance Artist Sews Mouth Shut in Support of Jailed Punk Rockers Pussy Riot

ARTINFO | Posted 09.24.2012 | Arts

MOSCOW -- On July 12 an unknown woman in a dress similar to the dresses worn by members of the imprisoned Russian punk rock group Pussy Riot chained h...

Pussy Riot: Thanks For Your Support

AP | Posted 09.24.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Three feminist rockers facing trial for performing a "punk prayer" against Vladimir Putin from a church pulpit thanked their supporters...

Seven Trips To Expand Your Comfort Zone

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 09.23.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

he Hermitage is great, their storage rooms even better and the glorious mansions of the Romanov period are opening for a glimpse of the past we have all read about.