The Moscow Times

Navalny Calls for Election Day Rallies Against Retirement Age Hike

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has called for nationwide protests in 46 cities against the government’s unpopular plan to raise the retirement age for the day of regional elections this fall. Russian lawmakers are pushing through legislation to increase the pension age to 65 years for men and 63 years for women over the next Read More

Rediscover the Moscow Metro

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A new map from Blue Crow Media guides your underground tour Blue Crow Media Visitors to Moscow are sure to be struck by the architectural grandeur of its richly decorated metro stations and avant-garde buildings. But without a proper guide, those visitors might miss the greater meaning behind these masterpieces. A series of maps by Read More

Officials Impose Short-Term Abortion Ban During Pro-Life Campaign

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Hospitals in several Russian regions had imposed a de facto moratorium on abortions during an annual pro-life campaign run by the prime minister’s wife this summer. Faced with the lowest birth rate in a decade, the Russian government seeks to reverse the demographic crisis with a $8.6 billion plan to encourage Russians to have more Read More

Russia Destroys 26K Tons of Food in Response to Sanctions

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More than 26,000 metric tons of food have been destroyed in the three years since the Russian government launched an embargo on imported agricultural products from Western countries in retaliation for sanctions. The Kremlin ordered the physical destruction of food from the Western countries that levied sanctions against Russia for its 2014 annexation of Crimea. Read More

Let a Guru Guide You Around Moscow

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“I hope people on my tours get the impression of Moscow as a living city, not only a collection of buildings steeped in history.”  That is how Roman Zhavnis, a tour guide who works with Guru Walking Tours, described his excursion around Moscow. Guru Walking Tours is a worldwide community of local guides who offer Read More

Moscow Welcomes 2000 Years of History

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If you’ve ever watched “Doctor Who” or “Back to the Future” and dreamed of hopping in your own time machine and seeing the world of centuries past, then, starting August 10, Moscow is the place to be. For almost two weeks, the city will be home to the “Times and Epochs” festival — an event Read More

Navalny Says Russia Compensated Him in Fraud Cause

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Opposition politician Alexei Navalny has said that the Russian state compensated him for the fraud case that had barred him from running in the 2018 presidential elections and landed his brother in jail. Navalny and his brother Oleg were convicted in 2014 of embezzling two companies, including the Russian branch of French cosmetics giant Yves Read More

Two in Five Russians Say Vegetarianism is Unhealthy — Survey

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Two out of five Russians say that not eating meat is bad for your health, according to a recent survey published by the state-run VTsIOM pollster. Although no figures are kept on the number of vegetarians in Russia, the vegetarian lifestyle is gaining a foothold in the country. Read More Vegetarians Thrive Despite Widespread Prejudice Read More

Russian WhatsApp Users Fined for Criticizing Mayor

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Two men from the Russian Far East have been fined for criticizing a local official on the WhatsApp messaging service. The two Magadan residents were charged with “insulting a representative of the government” this winter, the local Investigative Committee branch said Friday. The suspects used “online pseudonyms” to post “indecent” criticism of the mayor on Read More

Lokomotiv Moscow Fined for Racist Chanting at Derby

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Russia’s football union has fined Lokomotiv Moscow for its fans’ racist chants against a Brazilian forward at a crime-laden derby last week. The Lokomotiv-CSKA match last Friday has been embroiled in controversy, starting with the beating death of a fan traveling to the game and ending with the arrest of several fans afterward for displaying Read More