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The Charm of Illegal Art: The History of Russian Graffiti

The timeline of the history of Russian graffiti from New-York heritage to patriotic discourses

The First Man in Space

Russia's Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, would have celebrated his 83rd birthday on March 9

‘Hey, Sky, Take off Your Hat! I'm Coming!’

Valentina Tereshkova of Russia, the first female cosmonaut, turns 80

‘This Isn’t California’

The President of Levi’s Brand comments on denim styles from the USSR

Soviet Nostalgia on a Plate

Today, MOSLENTA takes you on a tour of the Moscow cafes and restaurants which are recreating the atmosphere of the USSR through their design and menus

The Nuclear Arctic

The story behind Russia’s northernmost nuclear power station

Snack Station

What the legendary retro-canteen inside the Moscow Metro is really like

Wine for the Upper Crust

Even the rich and powerful enjoy eating and drinking, just like everybody else

Russian Advertising Through the Ages

A collection of labels, posters and other publications for different food and drinks sold in Russia from the late 19th century to the mid 1970s

Works of Soviet Artists to Be Displayed in Moscow Metro

The Park Kultury station on the Moscow metro’s Circle Line will soon feature prints of Soviet artists’ paintings

From Cafes to Cities: Twelve Greatest Modernist Projects of USSR

We continue to explore the world of stark, romantic and underrated Soviet architecture

Moscow Through the Eyes of Invincible Comic Book Superheroes

Of course Superman, who is almost 100 years old, and some other characters of popular comic books visited Russia – we investigated several stories set in Moscow

25 Years Without the USSR: What We Lost

Faceted glasses, pompous hairstyles and futuristic petrol stations: browse our photo gallery to see what went down in history with the collapse of the USSR

Secrets of the Soviets

Burgers, bars, convertibles, electric toothbrushes and reality television – can they really have been completely unknown in Russia before the 1990s?

Post-Industrial: Moscow Factories Gain a New Lease of Life

A celection of numerous Moscow factories and plants that have now become home to business centres, lofts and museums

Moscow Metro Reopens Historic Cafe

The Buffet No. 11 cafe in the Arbatskaya metro station in Moscow reopened on Dec. 27

‘Paper,’ ‘Potato’ and ‘The Railroad’: Books of Soviet Children

How little ones in the early USSR used to learn what is good and what is bad

Totally Not Top Secret

Where to observe previously top-secret Cold War artifacts in Moscow

Five Abandoned Ghost Towns in Russia and the Former Soviet Union

As huge cities are expanding and flourishing, some of Russian small towns appear and then fade away, crumbling into dust

‘‘Russianness’ Is Admirable’

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

Russia to Discard Soyuz-U Rockets

The last launch of the Soviet rocket Soyuz-U is planned for February 2017