New Year Music and Opera Highlights

With less fear of lockdowns and disruptions due to covid, the main concert halls in Moscow and St. Petersburg have already set their schedules for the coming year. Here are a few highlights for lovers of opera and classical music. Moscow Philharmonic celebrates its 100th anniversary The famous Moscow Philharmonic, which puts on concerts at…

Russian Newsmakers to Watch in the New Year

Politics  Alexei Navalny, opposition figure President Vladimir Putin’s biggest domestic opponent enters the New Year with his movement gutted as he enters the second year of his 2.5-year prison sentence for violating parole on an old embezzlement conviction his supporters call politically motivated. Navalny, 45, also faces an additional 10 years as part of a…