Russian press

Moscow Braces for Coldest Week of 2018

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Temperatures in Moscow are set to drop below minus 20 degrees Celsius next week with the lowest temperature of minus 24 C projected for Monday night. A spokesperson for the Ministry of Emergency Situations told the Interfax news agency there may be a spike in household fires as a result of faulty heating equipment. Read More Parts of Russia Descend Into -60 Celsius Winter The lowest Read More

Top Five Favorites of the Season

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Drinks? Borsch? Affordable and delicious Michelin-quality food? We have you covered! LavkaLavka Press Service Lavkalavka Pioneer of the “new Russian cuisine” — a creative approach to traditional Russian dishes — this “farm to table” restaurant is part of a growing empire, which also includes a supermarket chain and a real farmer’s market. This season try Read More

Avant-Garde Architecture on Display in Moscow

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The architectural story of the 1917 Revolution at the Shchusev Museum of Architecture Drawing of a proposed residential house for Moscow, done in 1926 by M. Motylyov. Courtesy of MUAR Amid a flurry of exhibitions devoted to the October revolution centennial, the one at the Schusev State Museum of Architecture definitely stands out. Entitled “AvantGardeStroi: Read More

Ending the Year on a High Note

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Tips on how and where to tie up the year’s loose ends Pixabay There are a few rituals to end the year on a high note: clean, debt-free, all ready to start the new year. Here are some helpful hints on how and where to get organized. Calendars and Planners How can you start the Read More

Jazz, Chill and Mellow

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Esse This rather low-key venue on Novokuznetskaya offers all kinds of jazz, from classical to cutting edge, including no-cover events. It has a homey atmosphere and hosts special jazz nights. Be sure to check the schedule before you go! 27 Pyatnitskaya Ulitsa, Bldg. 3A.Metro Tretyakovskaya. +7 (495) 951 6404. jazzesse.ru Kozlov Club One of the first Read More

The Man Who Saved the World

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“The Man Who Saved the World” is the gripping true story of a lieutenant colonel of the Soviet Air Defense Forces, Stanislav Petrov, who refused to order the launch of nuclear weapons when the warning system showed — erroneously — incoming U.S.missiles. The Danish-made film, directed by Peter Anthony, is half-documentary and half-reconstruction.It was released Read More

Russia Reacts to Charges of Election Meddling in Mueller Investigation

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Russian officials have collectively mocked the first indictments issued by a U.S. special investigation into Russian election meddling.  Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians and three companies on Friday for involvement in a sophisticated, years-long conspiracy to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Yevgeny Prigozhin, the alleged financier of the infamous St. Petersburg-based Read More

Former ‘Kremlin Troll’ Arrested After Speaking to Western Journalists

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A former employee of St. Petersburg’s infamous “troll factory” was arrested in St. Petersburg on Sunday, hours after speaking about his work as a pro-Kremlin commentator to foreign journalists. Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians and three companies on Friday for involvement in a sophisticated, years-long conspiracy to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential Read More

90% of Crimeans Plan to Vote for Putin — Poll

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An absolute majority of Crimeans plans to vote for President Vladimir Putin in next month’s presidential elections, according to a survey published Tuesday.  Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, a move that led to Western financial sanctions that isolated the peninsula from foreign tourists and investment. Russia’s presidential elections have been scheduled for March Read More

Open Russia Activist Beaten Outside Home in St. Petersburg

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Masked men attacked an activist from Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s Open Russia organization in St. Petersburg on Monday. The attack is the latest in what appears to be a scare campaign against political and civil activists in Russia’s second largest city in the first months of 2018. Read More Russian Opposition Party Warns of Political Repression and Torture Ahead Read More