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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

Moscow’s Ostankino Tower to Open Doors for Public

This year, tourists and all comers will be given the opportunity to observe the internal structure of the Ostankino Television Tower in Moscow

Russia’s Gorokhovets Town Added to UNESCO List

The town of Gorokhovets in Russia’s Vladimir region was included in the preliminary list of the UNESCO World Heritage sites

Russians Vote for Favourite Scientist

A poll offering Russian the chance to vote for the country’s best scientist has been conducted by independent polling organisation Levada Centre

The Road to the North-West

Where to go and what to see in the Pskov region

Russian Federal Archives and Vatican Preparing Romanov Exhibition

Russia's Federal Archives and the Vatican Secret Archives are planning a joint exhibition devoted to the Romanovs

Moscow’s TsUM Store Turns Ninety-Five

Ninety-five years ago, the famous Central Department Store, or TsUM, opened in Moscow

The Four Masts

The beauty and pride of the Russian fleet, the Sedov barque, celebrates its 96th birthday

The First Man in Space

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

The Fortress of White Stone

Some 200 years ago, Russia's oldest landmark, the Kremlin, looked completely different

The Lend-Lease Airport

What does Russia’s oldest airport look like?

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

Dog, Rooster or Peasant: What to Rub at Moscow’s Most Superstitious Metro Station

Over the last few years, one of Moscow’s most historic metro stations has acquired numerous legends and superstitions, becoming a sort of a temple of good fortune – even in the age of likes and memes

Moscow’s First Supermarket

One hundred and sixteen years of Moscow's first and most lavish supermarket, Eliseevsky Store, in photographs

Eight Little-Known Facts About Pushkin

His birthplace, his flight from Russia and the lost chapter of Eugene Onegin: what other mysteries surround Russia's greatest poet?

Moscow History Museum to Give Visitors Free 'Golden' Cake

The State Historical Museum in Moscow, in honour of its 145th anniversary, will treat visitors to cakes covered with edible gold

​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

Oldest Moscow Street to Be Preserved in Archaeological Museum

Velikaya Street, Moscow’s oldest, has been preserved for the future Zaryadye Park’s archaeological museum

A Window Onto History

The Middle Ages, today: what can you see through the new viewing platforms inside the Moscow Kremlin?