Russia’s World Cup may be over, but iconic images of the tournament’s highs and lows offer a chance to relive the most exciting moments.
Traditional souvenir shops selling matryoshka dolls, amber jewelry and fur hats are easy to spot in St. Petersburg. But where do the locals go to find a special gift? Check out our favorite insider shops.
A surge in Tinder matches during the World Cup has some Russians unusually spoiled for choice.
FIFA says it has recorded a near-perfect attendance rate at World Cup games in Russia this summer.
The Kremlin’s expectations are high — too high, given the limited scope of the discussion.
The traditional headdresses became a hit after a Russian family wearing them and munching on hot dogs became a widespread meme.
I glimpsed lives I hadn’t known existed but nonetheless felt remarkably familiar.
The end of the World Cup will bring Russia back to a harsh reality.
Foreigners leave Russia with kokoshniki and happy memories. What do they leave behind? Words, of course!
There have been no positive results from over 3,000 anti-doping tests carried out before and during the World Cup, FIFA said.
The World Cup is not even over and Russians are already full of nostalgia for a time when, it seemed, everything was possible.
The World Cup will boost tourism as fans head home and spread the word that they had a great time, said the deputy prime minister.
Three architectural spots spanning four centuries represent the long history of England in Moscow
Genndy Tartakovsky’s third vampire animated feature hits the theaters everywhere in the world this week, including Russia.
Medical staff with Russia’s national team have denied allegations that the country’s players took substances to increase
their fitness levels.
their fitness levels.
“I thank God for having brought me to Russia,” defender Mario Fernandes wrote on Instagram.
FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura said on Wednesday that Russia’s staging of the football World Cup had set the bar high for Qatar, the tournament’s next hosts in 2022.
Semyon Slepakov, a famous Russian singer-songwriter who wrote a parody song about the country’s dismal chances in the World Cup, has now released a statement thanking the team and apologizing for his earlier skepticism.
FIFA has sanctioned a Croatian football player and coach for making pro-Ukrainian statements after their team’s victory over Russia in the World Cup on Saturday.
The Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network also identified 30 fans accused of perpetrating acts of sexism on the streets.
Every semifinalist is already a winner, and you can celebrate your team’s success at these fantastic pubs and restaurants.
The World Cup has been fodder for conspiracy theorists with Putin at their center.
Will Russia still be friendly to foreigners after the World Cup? I hope so.
This Estonian composer is the most played living composer in the world.
The Hoodgraff street artists who were responsible for the original mural updated the installation, depicting the gruff coach instead giving a salute.
Who says football pitches are flat and green, that goalposts are made out of metal and that fields are made for playing football?
Russian social media compared the remaining teams in the tournament to guests who stay at a party after the host has gone to bed.
The history of the improbable English-language Odessa Review.
Mountains of pointless paperwork are making it nearly impossible for independent universities to survive.
Some in the host nation are worried what will happen nine months after foreign fans leave.
Croatia’s Football Federation (HNS) sacked Ognjen Vukojevic, a member of the national team’s coaching staff, over a “glory to Ukraine” video posted after Croatia beat Russia in the World Cup quarter-finals, HNS said in a statement
The team, led by Coach Stanislav Cherchesov, scored the third largest number of goals of all competing countries.
We went to the Vorobyovy Gory fan zone to ask locals how they were feeling after the national team’s defeat.
The solo exhibition of works by Vadim Kosmatschof at the New Tretyakov Gallery will change your understanding of sculpture if you let it.
Only a cynic could dismiss Russia’s World Cup successes.
Ever wanted to have a 4 p.m. breakfast or see the workings of a real brewery? Do all that and more at these nine Moscow pubs.
Ahead of his 39th birthday on Saturday, the veteran defender announced his retirement after 127 games with the Russian national team.
After Russia loss to Croatia in Saturday’s quarterfinal, footballers, politicians and fans alike are all still beaming with pride for their national team.
The Mir payment system reportedly jumped the gun to congratulate Russia for winning against Croatia.
Russian fans organized a flashmob to clean up Sochi’s Fisht Stadium after the country’s quarterfinal game against Croatia.
Take a trip into the lives of Alexander Pushkin, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and other renowned St. Petersburg residents.
Russians across the country were on the edge of their seats the entire night
The hosts came into the tournament as the lowest-ranked team but have defied expectations
Croatia beat hosts Russia 4-3 on penalties.
“When the president supports you that makes us comfortable and this is an extra boost for us in terms of motivation.”
“People have seen that Russia is a hospitable country, a friendly one for those who come here,” Putin said.
By the time the World Cup games began, Russia was prepared not only with logistics but also with art. Currently, graffiti connected to the World Cup has bloomed all over the host cities.
Football has had a bumpy ride in Russia and the Soviet Union. Sometimes the game got players an award, and sometimes – a prison sentence.
Since the beginning of the World Cup, football fans have gobbled up some 21,000 echpochmaks — traditional Tatarstan pastries — in Kazan alone.
Russia’s match against Spain last Sunday became one of the three most-watched sporting events of the past 20 years.
A British fan who was fined for defacing a football statue in Moscow has issued an apology to Russian fans following widespread outrage in the local footballing community.
If you’re in the city center this weekend, take a short detour to Apulia, Italy through a portal in the Hermitage Garden.
The names of Moscow’s most important landmarks might not mean what you think.
Russia’s second largest city is home to many religions, and each has left a mark on its architectural landscape.
“Nothing about their play said: ‘Hey, this team is growing towards becoming a competitive tournament team.’”
A Jewish Museum multimedia exhibit explores the life of the Soviet poet.
Meet the composer of the World Cup theme song for U.S. television network Fox Sports.
Have some fun playing pinball machines at the latest Moscow Times Clubs event this Saturday.
The Pharaohs are used to strongmen seeking to profit from their glory.