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‘I’ve Always Dreamt of Becoming a Reporter in Russia’

A Chinese journalist on Altai honey, Pasternak and Moscow's confusing addresses

Smell of Paint and Sound of Trams: Russia as Seen by a French Artist

An interview with a Frenchwoman who moved to Russia, traveled across the entire country, made it through two economic crises and managed to raise four children along the way

‘When I Leave Russia for a Week, I Get Bored and Want to Go Back’

A Lithuanian actress shares her impressions of the Russian theatre, archaic attitudes and older women’s self-neglect

Constructing an Identity in Moscow

English architect Nicholas Champkins discusses the difficulties and joys of working and living in the Russian capital

‘Crimson Jackets Felt Out of Their Element Here’

Moscow’s first expat nightclub celebrates its 25th anniversary

‘The Place Where a Girl Grew Into a Person’: Chinese Actress Declares Her Love for Russia

Yang Ge, a young woman from Beijing who moved to Tula before heading to Moscow, is convinced that Russia helped her understand what she really wanted from life

The Soviet Union Through the Eyes of an American Photographer

An American professor photographed the Soviet Union for 19 years – from 1956 to 1975

‘Hipsters Are the Same Everywhere: It’s Just the Russian Ones Are Passé’

Émilie Durnovo, the great-granddaughter of an aristocratic Russian émigré who fled to France in 1917, shares her views on Moscow life, using smartphones on a date and strange Russian fashion

‘Everything Here Warrants a Celebratory Drink’

A Portuguese native talks about life in the capital, Moscow culture, and local women with an eye for foreigners

‘In Russia, Soup Is Thought to Be a Man’s Food’

Elena Osipova interviews an American chef brave enough to open a restaurant in Russia’s capital

A Monologue by Shaolin Monk

Shi Yanbin on the Way a City Looks When You Look Inside Yourself

‘Women Should be Treasured Every Day’

MOSLENTA spoke to three expatriate women living in Moscow about International Women’s Day

Thali: Moscow Chef on Indian Traditional Meal

Chefs at Moscow’s Life of Pi restaurant, Pavel Petukhov and Rajandhar Singh, talk about the Indian meal of many dishes

Businessman Eric Finnas on Differences Between Russians and Swedes

Finnas destroys many of the stereotypes about Sweden and Russia, but one remains stronger than ever – there is a dramatic contrast between our mentalities

The Accidental Restaurateur

Star chef Reza Mahammad on Russian kulebyaka, spicy food and culinary differences between India and the Middle East

Moscow: A Foreigner’s View

A journalist from Belgium shares her impressions of the Russian capital: fish heads, red lipstick and high heels