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Fire and Festivities: Russia’s Maslenitsa Through Instagram

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Last week, Russia celebrated Maslenitsa marking the beginning of Lent. The festivities peaked over the weekend with plenty of scenes of pancakes and bonfires just about made for Instagram. We asked you for your best shots. Here are some of our favorites!  This week, we’re looking for your best shots of Russia’s many churches.  Submit Read More

Moscow Upholds Drug Trafficking Charges Against Doping Whistleblower Rodchenkov

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The Moscow City Court on Monday upheld a ruling to detain Russian doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov on charges of illicit drug trafficking. Rodchenkov who uncovered evidence of a state-sponsored doping scheme fled to the United States two years ago. Russia has repeatedly denied it orchestrated doping on the state level and has portrayed Rodchenkov as Read More

Southern Delights

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Warming food and drink from the south All things grilled and delicious at Zharovnya’s flagship restaurant. Zharovnya Zharovnya Zharovnya is a brand new chain of grill bars with a flagship restaurant on Bolshaya Dmitrovka. The menu is focused on dishes prepared o n a Josper grill, which combines the functions of an oven and a Read More

Best of the Caucasus

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Kazbek is our favorite choice for traditional Georgian cuisine in Moscow right now. Interiors filled with sunlight, exposed brick and artfully distressed wooden walls, carved wooden screens and weathered floors, and an enormous wood-burning stove behind a magnificent sideboard. That’s where the young chef from Tbilisi, Mamia Jojua, and his mother bake bread and khachapuri. Read More

Weekend Winter Getaways

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Sometimes all you need to enjoy winter is a change of scenery Nikola-Lenivets Press Service Polenovo Prominent Russian painter Vasily Polenov designed all the buildings on his estate on the Oka River, and it’s the only Russian museum to be continuously directed by the artist’s descendants. The estate has a lovely house and museum, with Read More

The Art of Winter Living: Staying Healthy

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Winter in Moscow can be a time of flu, sprained ankles, and general low energy. But it doesn’t have to be! Pixabay Go Thai Russians have fallen in love with Thailand and Thailand has returned the favor. The city now has hundreds of Thai spas. If you spend too much time bent over a computer, Read More

Setting Winter on Fire at Nikola-Lenivets Art Park

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Maslenitsa in Nikola-Lenivets Art Park on February 17 was boisterous and fun, but also controversial. The central event was the burning of a 30-meter wooden structure built by the venue’s founder Nikolai Polissky. It resembled a gothic cathedral, particularly the style called “flamboyant gothic” — translated as ‘flaming gothic’ in Russian — defined by flame-like Read More

Russia Warns U.S. Not to ‘Play With Fire’ in Syrian Conflict

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Bloomberg (Bloomberg) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned the Trump administration not to “play with fire” as he lashed out at the U.S. over what he described as its “provocative” support for autonomy-seeking Kurds in Syria. “The U.S. should stop playing very dangerous games which could lead to the dismemberment of the Syrian state,” Lavrov said Read More

Moscow Museum Takes You Inside North Korea

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The exhibition “Made in North Korea” at the Ultra Modern Art Museum (UMAM) in Moscow opens a window onto the everyday life of North Koreans with a collection of common objects, including propaganda posters, photographs, stamps and sweets. North Korea, a state that has been ruled by the Kim dynasty since 1948, is a mystery Read More

Marvel Avengers Test Wannabe Warriors

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As just about everyone in the world knows, the Avengers are a team of superheroes — created by Marvel comics — who came together to stop the vicious army of Loki from subjugating the earth and enslaving humanity. At the Aviapark mall, small wannabe Avengers — both boys and girls — can take an interactive Read More