Interviews

'In Five Years, They’ll Trust Our Brand Just Like They Trust Hyundai or KIA'

The president of AvtoVAZ, Russia's major automobile manufacturer, talks about Lada brand strategy and cornering the EU market

‘The Monument to Ivan the Terrible Is Like the Monument to Rocky Balboa’

Julian Barnes on travelling across Russia, Tolstoy, the art of the novel, and the meaning of life

Weiwen Huang: More People Could Live in Moscow

How to make Moscow more compact? Why traffic problems are more important than plans for Greater Moscow and city embankments?

​Volga, ​Volga, ​Volga: Where, Why and What for?

One of the longest rivers in the world and the longest in Europe, Volga remains one of the most important water arterias in Russia. But what do we know about it?

‘Maybe I’ll Get Married in St. Petersburg’

Nicoletta Romanoff: how the great-great-granddaughter of Nicolas I became an Italian jeweler

‘We’ve Met Lots of Great People in Russia’

How an Italian band with a Soviet name is conquering the world

‘We Mustn’t Let Fear of Sharks Turn Into Paranoia’

The three-time Russian champion Yevgeny Isakov on surfing, its risks and the continued growth of surfing in Russia

‘Hollywood Producers Have Every Reason to Envy Us’

Actress Khodchenkova on the much-anticipated Russian film “Viking” and on what sets good directors apart from bad ones

‘Russians Know How to Present Themselves’

Guy Godet talks about Courtyard by Marriott and how to do business in Moscow

‘‘Russianness’ Is Admirable’

The former Director of the US Office of Soviet Union Affairs speaks about Soviet nostalgia and the “Russian world”

‘We’ve Done a Really Good Job of Developing This Sport’

Russian mixed martial fighter Fedor Emelianenko on the last MMA World Cup, his future rivals, and more

The Future of Assault Rifles

Kalashnikov’s editor-in-chief reflects on the future of assault rifles

‘Our Main Goal Is to Shed Light on Hidden Russian Destinations’

Alla Manilova, Russia’s Deputy Minister of Culture, speaks about growing interest in Russia against a backdrop of sanctions and new tour routes beyond Moscow and St. Petersburg

A Cold Dip for Climate Change

The story of how one extreme swimmer helped Russia and the US reach an agreement

‘Moscow Deserves Something Better Than Weird Arches’

Architect Duilio Forte dreams about the swings from Triumfalnaya Square

‘Crimson Jackets Felt Out of Their Element Here’

Moscow’s first expat nightclub celebrates its 25th anniversary

The Man Who Runs the Real Metal Gear Solid

Interview with Andrey Grigoryev, director of the Russian Prospective Research Fund

‘In Russia, There Are Many Good yet Unknown Designers’

Aizel Trudel: Online stores will eventually replace conventional boutiques

‘It All Began With a Dinner at a Restaurant’

President of the International Centre of Wine and Gastronomy on his plans for the global expansion of Russian cuisine