Russia’s Higher Attestation Commission has convened behind closed doors to decide whether to rescind Vladimir Medinsky’s doctorate in historical sciences
Russian senators are reportedly preparing to blacklist U.S. outlets in Russia is response
To compensate for the shortages, granite imports from China and Ukraine have reportedly increased
Events in Ukraine, North Korea, and Syria ranked in the top five most mentioned events
If you lived in Moscow in the 90s, you’ll remember this
She is a socialite and former reality TV presenter, turned opposition activist, then opposition journalist and — now — presidential candidate
A massive three-day festival spotlights the achievements of the Atlantic Coast Conference
Big business could fund the majority of Sobchak’s $17.4 million campaign, an asset that Kremlin-backed candidates enjoy.
Mark Galeotti explains how Sobchak’s campaign can reshape the Russian presidential election landscape.
The Belarusian-born consultant helped two opposition politicians gain an unprecedented number of seats in Moscow in September
The manufacturing company Mart Group is developing a non-lethal stun shield for riot police to use in 2018
Once a psychiatric clinic, the Art Brut Center Gugging now serves as a museum exhibiting the works of some of the world’s best self-taught artists
The former reality television host is the daughter of Anatoly Sobchak, the first democratically elected mayor of St. Petersburg and the former boss of President Vladimir Putin
In Connecticut, works by some of the most notable architects of the 20th century are hiding in plain sight. Take the wheel for this sightseeing tour
The collapse of Otkritie is third most expensive collapse of a Russian bank in modern history.
Residents who remain are asked to help foreign visitors and avoid fights with the large groups of fans watching the games in bars
The legendary punk musician Iggy Pop is performing in Moscow this week as part of the world tour for his Post Pop Depression album.
A new Smithsonian Folklife Project, Forklife, traces the journeys of immigrant food traditions taking root in the United States
Pavlensky’s wife will meanwhile remain in custody.
“Isn’t it beautiful when a man of such great power sexually harasses you?”
Autumn in Moscow is always a time of openings and premieres, on the dining scene as much as on stages and in museums. Here’s a variety of new places, from a spot to grab a cup of Joe to restaurants serving more elaborate cuisines.
Pavel Durov said he had received 200 offers, including from famous lawyers who were prepared to defend Telegram pro bono
CNN, Voices of America, and Radio Liberty are all included in the list. The names of the two other outlets have not been disclosed.
Serebrennikov alleged during the hearing that for several years, he had been tailed by intelligence agents
It ranked behind Paris, Tokyo and London in terms of overall safety.
How William H.H. Murray accidental bestseller launched the country’s first outdoor craze
Russia is steadily making China into its most important trade partner
Teenagers have played a leading role in a series of rallies organized by opposition leader Alexei Navalny and presidential hopeful this year
Smithsonian’s nonprofit record label launched a Kickstarter for help and got it
Smithsonian’s nonprofit record label launches a Kickstarter for help with its most ambitious project yet
One team is working with Inuvialuit elders to come up with a renewable energy terminology—and maybe revive a dying language
The ECHR on Tuesday ruled that the Navalny brothers’ right to a fair trial was violated and that their convictions fell outside the definition of fraud
These Never-Before-Seen Photos From “The New York Times” Offer a New Glimpse Into African-American History
The editors of the new book, “Unseen” talk about recognizing the paper of record’s biases
The Worldwide Short Film Festival, or “shnit,” is an international festival of short films that opens in Moscow on Wednesday.
Their orders were to “uncover and highlight existing problems and social issues in the United States”
The unveiling was reportedly attended by DNR leader Alexander Zakharchenko and Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov
Not since Josef Stalin’s first General Plan for the Reconstruction of Moscow in 1935 has the Russian capital changed so radically and so quickly.
Former Bolshoi ballerina Anastasia Volochkova told The Daily Beast that she had attended “gala nights” for ballerinas and Russian oligarchs during her career
The case has implicated Roskomnadzor’s spokesman, the head of its legal department among other top officials
A Moscow court on Monday fined Telegram for failing to give security services decoding data targeting six phone numbers
The designer of The Moscow Times shares his experience in creating the first newspaper layout
France granted Pavlensky and his partner asylum in May, months after Russia fined him for a 2015 arson attack of the Federal Security Service building.
Frances Glessner Lee’s ‘Nutshell Studies’ exemplify the intersection of forensic science and craft
A Danish bank is under investigation for helping launder a $230 million fraud committed by the Russian treasury and uncovered by the late Sergei Magnitsky
The company has 10 days to appeal the verdict
“Doesn’t this mean that for other countries, it is useless to agree on anything [with the U.S.], because they’ll change their minds?”
A source close to the Defense Ministry and another in the aviation industry said a second misfiring occurred 25 minutes after the first
The trolls were ordered to watch the hit series “House of Cards” in English and had English lessons to correct their grammar.
In another ominous sign of the souring relationship between Russia and NATO, a prized sturgeon given to Norway by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev has died in a tragic accident.
Once a state-run industry, beer-making in Taiwan is blending globally-minded brewing with local flavors
Construction workers at Russia’s Far East spaceport are staging a hunger strike for the third year in a row demanding salaries that they haven’t received in six months
A science and education-themed train will soon launch in the Moscow Metro
Despite arson threats from a vigilante group, a film about Tsar Nicholas II’s affair with a Polish ballerina will be screened by Russia’s biggest cinema chain
Already over budget, Moscow’s infrastructure revamp will now last another three years
Russian women have President Vladimir Putin to thank for the lack of sexual harassment incidents that are coming to light in the United States
The State Duma ethics committee will reprimand ultra-conservative St. Petersburg lawmaker Vitaly Milonov for inciting hatred against the LGBT community
This week I begin my trek through time stuck in a traffic jam. The place: Moscow. The year: 2005.
The tumultuous decades have left their mark on Russians’ inner life
A Novosibirsk man has been fined for taking his automobile for a ride on a hot air balloon