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Moscow’s 21 Best Eats

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Stolovaya 57 Breakfast Cook’s Kareku Serving breakfast 24 hours a day, this is the perfect place to go whether you’re craving Texas-style steak and eggs at seven in the morning, or eggs Benedict at ten at night. You get a discount if you order a breakfast from a part of the world where it’s currently Read More

7 of Moscow’s Must-See Sights

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Pixabay The Moscow Kremlin “Come to me, brother, in Moscow.” With those words written in 1147 by Prince Yuri Dolgoruky to his cousin, the history of Moscow began. At the time, Moscow was nothing more than a small trading post located on a high bluff at the intersection of two rivers: the Moscow River and Read More

Horse-Riding Lawmaker Gets Police Summons for Protest

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Police in Russia’s Far East have reportedly summoned a local official to reprimand him for riding a horse to work in protest of recent increases in gas prices. Mikhail Puchkovsky, a regional lawmaker in Kamchatka, said he was forced to ditch his car after local gas stations raised fuel prices by as much as 10 percent last Read More

Russian Court Says ‘Inconvenience’ No Longer Cause to Deny Protests

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A top Russian court ruled that authorities cannot deny protesters permission to gather in public just because they may be a nuisance to others. Municipal administrations across Russia have regularly used various provisions of the Administrative Code to deny permits, as well as to fine or jail protesters. Most recently, the Kremlin passed a new order to restrict protests for the duration of the football World Read More

A Day at the Museum

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The Tretyakov Gallery The Tretyakov Gallery houses Moscow’s largest and finest collection of Russian art. The collection was founded by Pavel Tretyakov, the scion of a wealthy textile merchant family. Tretyakov bought his first paintings in 1856; by 1892 when he gifted it to the city of Moscow, it already contained 2,000 works. Tretyakov kept Read More

4 Moscow Day Trips

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Suzdal / Legion-Media Abramtsevo Artistic Retreat on a Beautiful Estate Abramtsevo Estate, just 60 kilometers from Moscow, has a long and eventful history. It started out as the center for the Slavophile movement in the early 19th century. Under the leadership of Sergei Aksakov, the estate was frequented by the likes of Nikolai Gogol and Read More

Moscow Police Arrest Drone-Flying Australian

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Police in Moscow have reportedly detained an Australian football fan for flying a drone in violation of World Cup regulations. Russia has restricted drone use as part of its efforts to hold a safe and secure football tournament, now underway in 11 cities. Recent reports said the Russian military planned to deploy anti-drone units to protect World Read More

Iranian Women Take on Stadium Ban Back Home at Russia’s World Cup

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The presence of Iranian female fans in stadiums across Russia is a tense subject back home. Pilar Olivares / Reuters Having last recorded a World Cup victory in 1998, the thousands of Iranian fans who have traveled to Russia to get behind their team are cheering more in hope than expectation. But for the Iranian women Read More

Street Artist Banksy Finally Comes to Moscow

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The first solo exhibition of works by Banksy in Moscow has finally opened at the Central House of Artists.  Banksy is an enigmatic street artist from the U.K. who has never been seen in public or revealed his identity. He rose to fame in early 2000s after several provocative and subversive performances and became known Read More

The Dacha Diaries: At the Grill

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Cracking the shashlyk code Open the dacha season with a feast Sophia Miroedova Dacha season is upon us and the countryside beckons us with the enticing acrid smell of smoke from the wood burning open fire. Summers spent outside the city in a wooden dacha are an integral part of the rhythm of Russian life, Read More