“Fan ID holders will be able to return to Russia without visas until the end of the year,” the Duma said Thursday.
The authorities cannot brush aside the video from the Yaroslavl Penal Colony, but that doesn’t mean it will bring lasting change.
Don’t miss this beautiful, surprising and very informative show on pearls from the Qatar Museums, right on Red Square.
Training for the September Moscow Marathon? Then don’t miss this fun 10k night race Saturday night. Cheering squads welcome.
Don’t miss this fine exhibition of sport-themed art from the Tretyakov Gallery’s walls and storerooms.
Having publicly entered internal U.S. politics, Russia must be prepared for unpleasant surprises.
The Moscow Times Dining Club meets up for meat.
This Wednesday evening join a rare tour of the home of the world’s most famous ballerina, Galina Ulanova.
Next best thing to the World Cup.
If the rain kept you from celebrating poet Vladimir Mayakovsky’s birthday yesterday, don’t despair. Head up to VDNKh to see a terrific exhibition about his life, works, and legacy.
What do you call that unpopular new law? Oh, something good. Something really good.
The writer, screenwriter, and lately cabaret singer Lyudmila Petrushevskaya turned 80 this year. Check out the exhibition about her life and work before it closes.
The monthlong tournament may be over, but Russia’s budding footballers see a lasting legacy.
Before you pour your ritual Friday evening shot of cold vodka, read this. There’s more to Russia’s favorite spirit than you think!
The hosts have been left with a herd of white elephants.
Russia will allow the 806,000 holders of Fan IDs multi-entry travel without visas until the end of the year.
An estimated 3 million foreigners visited the 11 host cities of the tournament this summer.
The new Costume Gallery at the Hermitage Museum brings old clothes to light.
There is still no national consensus on the legacy and death of the last royal family.
Business France complained about deteriorating working conditions and illegal seizures on its bank accounts.
Check out these five football-themed exhibits at Moscow’s greatest museums and galleries and keep the World Cup spirit alive a little longer.
The AZ (Anatoly Zverev) Museum is celebrating its third anniversary with a gift for us: three floors of Zverev’s joyful, playful, masterful works. Don’t miss it.
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.