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An Englishwoman on Homemade Burgers and Freedom in Russian Theatre

A young theatre worker from London speaks about Moscow during the 2000s, dacha trips and interacting with Russians

Great, Powerful, Cynical: Why Americans Love Russian Language

Three students from United States talk about phonetic roughness of the Russian language, the horror of vinaigrette and omnipresent Mr. Putin

‘Crimson Jackets Felt Out of Their Element Here’

Moscow’s first expat nightclub celebrates its 25th anniversary

Russian Duma Proposes Plan to Create Russian Green Card

The Russian State Duma is developing legislation that may become the basis for a Russian equivalent to the US Green Card

‘Russian Lilacs Have Replaced Cherry Blossoms for Me’

A Japanese student talks about Russia's fried sushi and clingy girls

American Actress Speaks About Theatre, Sex and Salads in Russia

Jordan Fry, an American living in Moscow, has piercing eyes and amazing clarity of thought

French Chef on Russian Cheese, Epiphany Bathing and Banya Nudity

A Bordeaux native talks about how Moscow looks from an outsider’s perspective and why one feels like a child when they don’t know the language

‘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

‘I Don’t Think There’s a City I Can Compare Moscow With’

A young dancer from Amsterdam talks about life in Russia, apartment design and Russian-made “Dutch” cheese

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

An monologue by 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

Michelin-Star Chefs of Moscow

Let us introduce you to Moscow’s seven eateries whose chefs used to work in Michelin-starred restaurants

‘Women Should Be Treasured Every Day’

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

‘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

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

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

Constructing an Identity in Moscow

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

‘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

A Monologue by Shaolin Monk

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