The Moscow Times

Faroe Islands Seek Russian Trade Deal on Fish Exports

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Bo Nielsen / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) The Faroe Islands are targeting a free trade deal with Moscow next year to cement their place as Russia’s biggest foreign supplier of fish, a minister said on Tuesday. With a population of only 50,000, the tiny group of windswept rocky islands in the North Atlantic became the Read More

Polls: Younger, Wealthier Russians More Willing to Emigrate

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One in five residents of Moscow have expressed a willingness to emigrate, according to the results of two polls that contrast the traveling habits of residents of the capital to those of other Russians. According to an independent survey by the Levada-Center published on Wednesday, Muscovites travel abroad at twice the rate of their counterparts Read More

TSUM: The Highlight of Moscow Shopping

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TSUM — the signature fashion department store of Russia — is the largest luxury department store in Eastern Europe. It offers ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories collections of the world’s top fashion brands, jewelry and watches, porcelain and glass as well as perfumery and cosmetics of the leading brands. TSUM was the first retail player in the industry to Read More

“Summer” Brings 1980s Russian Rock ‘n’ Roll to Life

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Kirill Serebrennikov was arrested on highly contested fraud charges last August in the middle of filming “Summer” (“Leto”), his long-awaited biopic about the late Viktor Tsoi, a 1980s Soviet rock hero. When the arrest happened, the film crew thought that soon the charges would be dropped and he’d be back at work. But Serebrennikov has Read More

Russia’s New Monitoring System Will Track Weather for World Cup

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With Moscow suffering yet another cold and wet spell to start off the summer, Russia’s Meteorological Service has announced a new monitoring system to help visitors track the weather during the World Cup. “Our site will update the weather forecast for all host cities every hour,” the head of the weather agency Roman Vilfand said Read More

Ten Dead After River Boats Collide in World Cup Host City

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Ten people on a river cruise were killed when their boat collided with a tugboat late on Monday in the Russian city of Volgograd, which is hosting matches in the soccer World Cup, local officials and Russian media said. Emergencies services received notification at around 22:00 on Monday evening that the vessels had collided on Read More

Moscow’s Summer Festivals

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Usadba Jazz Press Service Park Live Party in the park July 27-29 The Park Live festival has been an annual must-see since 2013 for Moscow’s music lovers, who come to hear some of the world’s best-known bands. This year the three-day festival will be held right on the banks of the Moscow River in Gorky Read More

A Short History of Moscow

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Moscow hasn’t always been the capital of Russia.When it was first mentioned in historical records around 1147, it was nothing more than a tiny town of little importance. Muscovites today consider Prince Yury Dolgoruky their city’s founding father, but it was only recorded that he dined with friends in the town of “Moskov,” named after Read More

Trump Wants Russia at G7 Meeting

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Gage Skidmore / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday Russia should also be attending a Group of Seven nations summit, a controversial idea that even Moscow seemed to reject, as he headed for a chilly reception at the meeting in Canada, where other G7 leaders are set to clash with him over Read More