The Moscow Times

Protests Over a Noxious Landfill Outside Moscow Are Turning Into a Political Time Bomb

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Volokolamsk residents say that authorities are ignoring their pleas Artur Novosiltsev / TASS Sergei Zhukov woke up with a start last Wednesday. First he heard his daughter’s loud coughing, then he registered the smell. He rushed his eight-year-old to the hospital. “I immediately knew what it was,” the sales manager and activist recounted. Throughout Volokolamsk, Read More

Russians Demonstrate in Outpouring of Grief After Kemerovo Fire

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They came to Pushkin Square by the thousands, carrying flowers and candles in memory of the dead. Soon, the central Moscow square had filled, but the mourners kept coming. “How can God exist if he lets children die?” asked Ivan Reznik, 17, between prayers. “How can he let them die while the thieves get to Read More

Polenovo Between Revolutions: 1917-1937

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The Vasily Polenov museum looks back at its history Part of the 37/101 series of exhibitions at Polenovo. Gleb Anfilov In the 1890s the landscape painter Vasily Polenov (1844-1927) settled on the Oka River near the town of Tarusa and spent the rest of his life developing “Borok” (small pine forest in Russian), as his estate was originally called. The estate Read More

Russian Officials React to Mass Expulsion of Diplomats From U.S. and EU

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Read More U.S. and EU Countries Expel Russian Diplomats in Coordinated Response to Ex-Spy’s Poisoning — Yury Shvytkin, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma’s Defense Committee: “In my view, they are pursuing a policy toward breaking diplomatic relations to a greater degree. This confrontation, let’s say, does not benefit global stability. At the same time, Read More

U.S. Embassy in Moscow: ‘We Reserve Right to Respond to Russian Retaliation’

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The U.S. Embassy in Moscow has warned it may respond to “Russian retaliation” amid a diplomatic row over the poisoning of a former double agent. U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday expelled 60 Russians and closed the Russian consulate in Seattle in response to the poisoning of former Russia spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Read More

‘Best of Russia’ Photo Show Opens at Winzavod

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Somewhere in Russia: mountains near a lake under a deep blue sky full of stars; a ballet performance in Moscow’s metro; an old man from the Republic of North Ossetia smoking – these are just some of the works displayed at the “Best of Russia” photo exhibit that opened at the Winzavod Center for Contemporary Read More

Russia Dismisses as ‘Idle Gossip’ Claims It Is Helping Afghan Taliban

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 Russia has rejected comments by NATO’s top commander in Afghanistan that it has been supporting and even supplying weapons to the Taliban, in a clash of words that underlines growing tension over Moscow’s involvement in the conflict. In an interview with the BBC last week, General John Nicholson said that Russia had been acting to undermine U.S. efforts Read More

At Least 40 Dead After Fire Tears Through Siberian Mall

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At least 40 people were killed and dozens were still unaccounted for on Sunday when a fire tore through a shopping mall in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, the Interfax news agency reports.   The Investigative Committee, which investigates high-profile crimes and reports directly to President Vladimir Putin, said as many as 35 people could be missing, Read More

Mass Outrage Over Children’s Gas Poisoning Forces Russian Politician Out of Office

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The embattled head of a Russian district outside Moscow has reportedly been dismissed from his post after locals protested the poisoning of over 50 schoolchildren by toxic landfill gases this week.  Renewed protests rocked the town of Volokolamsk after scores of children sought medical attention over nausea and dizziness linked to the nearby garbage dump. Read More

Ahead of World Cup, Yekaterinburg Blows Up Soviet-Era Landmark

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As Russia hurries to spruce up its venues for this year’s soccer World Cup, the Urals city of Yekaterinburg on Saturday blew up its most famous landmark — a rusty, half-finished Soviet-era television tower. Local authorities in 11 host cities including Moscow, St Petersburg, Sochi and Yekaterinburg are working hard on preparations for the June 14-July 15 Read More