Russia’s gas giant Gazprom and Austria’s OMV energy company signed a new deal to extend Russian gas supplies to Austria through to 2040. The deal was signed on the day of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Vienna, in what was his first trip to the West since visiting Finland in mid-2017 and being re-elected…
You can still see them if you look closely, but officials have tried to hide them from view.
It’s a summer Saturday afternoon in Moscow – and the city is empty. Where did everyone go? Where you should be – at the dacha!
Head over to Gostiny Dvor for some real Mexican fun.
Head over to Red Square right now for some real Mexican fun.
12 bars and clubs to check out while you’re in Moscow.
Old faves, new waves, a dress rehearsal for a new museum and much, much more in Russian, English and the language of art on the last weekend of June in Moscow.
“I was hustled into a detention center underneath the stadium.”
What was the very first World Cup championship like? Find out at the Multi-Media Museum.
Tamara Pletnyova’s comments highlight Russia’s systematic problem with sexism.
Once an abandoned Soviet building transformed, Garage celebrates its tenth anniversary this year as the hub of Russia’s contemporary art scene.
Explore Russia’s Jewish legacy in Moscow.
The country’s national team, like its Politics, is proving to be unpredictable.
Geopolitics takes a backseat as Russia and Saudi Arabia push to increase oil production.
Russia gains from a United States weakened by Trump’s disruptive rhetoric.
On match days, host cities are restricting sales of alcohol.
Do not believe Russian phrasebooks. They lie. Believe me instead.
It is victory at any cost, because victory has political significance.
A ruble for every kopeck?
What do Russians do at the dacha all weekend? They make a feast. Here’s a primer on shashlyk, aka kabobs, Russian style.
Thousands of foreign football fans are making long-distance journeys across Russia this month.
The first major exhibition of Soviet non-conformist art in Europe opened in Florence, Italy.
Over the past decade, Muscovites’ perceptions of graffiti have changed
Travel guides offer imaginative packages and fresh ways to see Russia
Russia is determined to use the World Cup to polish its tarnished international image.
The Moscow Times Club toured the Bakhrushin Theater Museum, where everyone was awed by the exhibits and the extraordinary building that houses them.
Works by the enigmatic street artist Bansky are on display at the Central House of Artists.
Russia has ramped up security measures for the World Cup, but the costs involved may be unsustainable.
The tournament’s host almost certainly will be eliminated
This year the Pushkin House Prize was awarded to books that are witnesses to Russian history, past and present.
Butterflies, roses, mouse-traps… say what? In honor of the World Cup, I unlock some of the mysteries of Russian football fan slang.
Russia today is at its most repressive since the Soviet era.
Why Russia is safe for World Cup fans — and why the West thinks it isn’t.
Kirill Serebrennikov’s “Summer” (“Leto”) is more than a biopic about Victor Tsoi and the Leningrad rock scene.
The World Cup is another chance for Putin to shore up ties with regimes in the Middle East at the West’s expense.
A lot has changed for Russia since it bid to host the World Cup.
Do you mutter and slur and cough to hide uncertain grammatical forms? There’s no shame in that. Admit it. The Grammar Doctor will see you now.
Moscow is pulling out all the stops to get a seat at the table.
Free on Sunday? How about taking part in Moscow’s most fun running event?
Get out your calendars and start planning. It’s an arty summer outside the Russian capital.
The award-winning screenwriter and film director passed away at her home on Wednesday evening.
The previous gas deal with Austria was set to expire by 2028.
Calling all music lovers! The next time you’re in the city center, stop into the Prokofiev apartment museum.
What happens when an American graduate student and 14 former Russian prisoners meet twice a week? They write a book together.
The countless concerts, plays, and art shows on view in Russia’s cultural capital should keep you busy on the days between matches.
The beauty of the Leningrad region goes far beyond the streets of St. Petersburg. Discover the fascinating and unique towns that surround the northern capital.
“I realized I had to stay here in Russia and make it a better place.”
Beset by problems, it has overcome all obstacles to welcome you at the World Cup.
Discover where you’ll be witnessing those unforgettable goals.
Russia’s booming and vibrant capital leaves no visitor indifferent. It’s hard not to fall completely in love with its gritty charm.
Get to know the journalism professor who moved to St. Petersburg and never looked back.
5 of Moscow’s best bars to watch a match, have a drink and make new friends.
Have a day to spare during your trip and feel like exploring further afield? There’s plenty of beauty and adventure to be found outside the big city — and it’s closer than you might think.
Moscow has over 300 museums exhibiting everything from masterpieces of art to match boxes, but if you only have a few days, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts and the Tretyakov Galleries — Old and New — are the two you have to see.
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If you are in Moscow for your first — and perhaps only — time, head to the city center and see where it all began and still flourishes: the Kremlin and Red Square.
Scrumptious international dishes for every taste.
This classic recipe includes northern Russia’s premier players: sour cream, herring, and new potatoes, the jewels of the short northern growing season.
Moscow museums celebrate football with exhibitions that combine the joys of athletics and the wonder of artistic creation.
Find the perfect spot to get your football fix. Whether you are looking for big screens, a pleasant vibe, good music, or a vast selection of beers, St. Petersburg has a lot to offer for every taste.