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Putin, Lenin and The Tsar: Moscow's Second Conference of "World Against Nazism"

Richard Brodsky | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

The conference is attracting major figures such as Elie Weisel partially because of its focus on the Holocaust, but the running conversation about the re-emergence of political activity that mimics Nazi ideology is an important one.

Restaurant Gas Explosion Kills 2

AP | Posted 01.09.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- A gas explosion and fire at a Moscow restaurant on Monday killed two people and injured at least 26, officials said. The explosion occurred...

WATCH: Art Group Burns Down Police Car... Is It 'Beyond Art'?

Posted 01.03.2012 | Arts

Some of us celebrate the new year by popping champagne, planting a kiss or setting off a party popper. Voina, a radical Russian art group, rang in 201...

Russian Police Detain 60 In Anti-Putin Rally

AP | Posted 12.31.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- Police detained 60 opposition activists on Saturday to prevent them from protesting on a central Moscow square against the Kremlin's stiflin...

Russia's Revolutionaries are Walking Into a Trap

Simon Shuster | Posted 02.29.2012 | World
Simon Shuster

Although small rallies and pickets persist, nobody is talking much anymore about the rigged elections that threw a bucket of ice water onto Russia's lethargic electorate at the beginning of December.

'Russia Without Putin!' Thousands Brave Torrential Rain For Rally

AP | By NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 12.18.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- Thousands took to the streets of Moscow and St. Petersburg on Sunday, braving strong winds and torrential rains for a second week of protest...

PHOTOS: Follow In Tintin's Footsteps

Posted 12.14.2011 | Travel

Tintin has hobnobbed with Emirs, cruised the Caribbean seafloor in a shark-shaped submersible and been waylaid by Tibetan snows. An inveterate wandere...

Thousands Of Russians Protest Against Voter Fraud, Putin

AP | JIM HEINTZ and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 02.09.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Tens of thousands of people held the largest anti-government protests that post-Soviet Russia has ever seen to criticize electoral frau...

PHOTOS: World's Ugliest Public Art

Travel + Leisure | Posted 02.08.2012 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

A weird little mural might not be your cup of tea, but it's a lot easier to overlook than a gargantuan sculpture of a starlet captured exposing her underwear.

PHOTOS: The 15 Most Beautiful Subway Stops In The World

BootsnAll | Posted 02.04.2012 | Travel

Lavish, old subway stops in allow passengers to travel back in time as they walk long corridors filled with antique chandeliers and other decadent embellishments.

Lee Speigel

Scientists '95 Percent' Certain Last Month They'd Found Evidence of a Yeti, Now . . . Not So Much | Lee Speigel | Posted 11.22.2011 | Weird News

A group of international scientists made headlines last month after suggesting they were "95 percent" certain they'd found evidence that the elusive Y...

Russian LGBT Rights Activist Slams Anti-Homosexuality Bill

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Gay Voices

MOSCOW -- Russia's top gay rights activist on Thursday condemned a bill passed in the country's second largest city that prohibits "propaganda of homo...

Trans Siberian Railway Here I Come

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 01.02.2012 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The train's first stop Moscow. This capital city was much brighter and stylish than I had remembered.

Moscow: Drunk, Naked Driver Smashes Through 12 Cars

AP | Posted 12.30.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- Russian police say a drunk and naked driver has wreaked havoc in central Moscow, damaging 12 cars before being caught by police. The city p...

Naked, Drunk Driver Wreaks Havoc

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.30.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- Russian police say a drunk and naked driver has wreaked havoc in central Moscow, damaging 12 cars before being caught by police. The city...

Moscow Police Detain Dozens Suspected Of Planning Nationalist Rally

AP | Posted 12.08.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- Police in Moscow have detained about 100 people suspected of planning a nationalist rally near the Kremlin. Police spokesman Anatoly Lastov...

Russia: Where Bigger Is Still Better

Peter Worthington | Posted 10.14.2011 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Russians are obsessed with size. If something is big, it's good. If it's oversized, it's better. Buildings in St. Petersburg and Moscow are huge and tend to the baroque. Visually impressive, albeit much the same. One finds oneself longing for something small and private.

Garou Bids Adieu to Zarkana in NYC

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.06.2011 | New York
Jon Chattman

It's Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7:40 p.m. and Garou has most of his costume on.2011-10-06-zarkana.jpg

The Truth About Putin's 'Treasure Dive'

AP | Posted 12.05.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- The widely publicized incident in which Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin pulled up ancient Greek jug fragments from the seabed on a div...

Giant Breast Implant Saves Woman's Life

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.04.2011 | Style

Breast implants save lives. No, it's not a puerile frat house chant. It's a true news story, ripped straight from the headlines as of yesterday. Ru...

WATCH: Big Hands Emerge From European Streets

Posted 11.19.2011 | Travel

Visitors to a handful of major European cities have been left scratching their heads over the sight a 20-foot tall white hands. Are they part of a mas...

Conor O'Clery's Moscow, December 25, 1991 Captures End of Soviet Union

Steve Kettmann | Posted 11.13.2011 | Books
Steve Kettmann

The dissolution of the Soviet empire -- and the resulting end of the Cold War -- is the single most decisive development of recent decades and yet we remain ignorant of what happened -- and why.

Look Of The Day: Sarah Jessica Parker In Prabal Gurung

The Huffington Post | Sarah St. Lifer | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

WHO: Sarah Jessica Parker WHAT: After sporting a bold design reminiscent of Little Red Riding Hood, we applaud Parker's decision to don a Fall 2011, ...

New York Times: Before Voting, Russian Leaders Go To The Polls

New York Times | ELLEN BARRY | Posted 10.17.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- Every Thursday, a bearded, bespectacled man arrives at the Kremlin bearing a sheaf of data for Vladislav Y. Surkov, the government's chief i...

The Moscow Polytechnical Museum's Dour Security System

Mae Ryan | Posted 10.10.2011 | Travel
Mae Ryan

I saw a robot repeatedly running into a wall muttering monosyllabic Russian words. My favorite part of the museum: the ladies who watch gloomily over the dusty technology.