In Russia, 25 years is a long time. With diligence and care, you
can squeeze in, say, a couple revolutions, a civil war, a purge,
industrialization and a little world war in less time than that.
You don’t have to, but you can.
Now, we won’t get carried away and call the past quarter of a
century in Moscow a revolutionary period. But this big, 15-million-strong
baby has certainly come a long way in the time since
The Moscow Times first hit the newsstands. (Remember newsstands?)
Just in case you haven’t been around for this whole time, let
someone who has give you a brief recap of the most important
— or just noticeable — things the Russian capital has done away
with or added since 1992.
If you’ve been here that long, first off,
you’re old, and second, get nostalgic. What better opportunity
than an MT anniversary?