Russia’s ‘Batshit Crazy’ New Super-Weapons Are Mostly Hype
The power of the Kremlin's new supersonic and atomic missiles are exaggerated, experts say.
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Why Russians Can't Wait to Host Their Enemies at the World Cup
I travelled around Russia to find out how its people feel about welcoming visitors from countries they've been told are the enemy.
Russian Art Gallery Considers Ban on Booze After Drunk Man Attacks Painting with Pole
“I don’t drink vodka, and became overwhelmed by something.”
I Spent Three Days in Moscow Eating Like a Russian Oligarch
Can you really have vodka and caviar for three meals a day? The answer is yes.
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Was the Trump Campaign Full of Spies or Just Idiots?
Somehow, the strange saga of competing Russia memos has mostly served to make the president's campaign look shadier than ever.
30 Years Ago, Billy Joel Had a Meltdown in Moscow
In 1987, the piano man tried to bridge the gap between the US and the Soviet Union, and threw an onstage tantrum in the process.
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We Sent a Pair of Plane Mad Russian Disco Producers to an Aviation Museum for the Day
Join Disco Halal signings Simple Symmetry on planespotting trip, and listen to their brand new EP too.
A Timeline of Trump's Long History with Russia
Let's sort out some simple, widely reported truths from eyelid-twitch-inducing "just asking questions" Medium posts.
Indiana Jones Meets 'Akira' in a Wordless Animated Short
Russian animator Vitaliy Shushko's first short film feels like a Disney movie with more transhumanism...and blood.
Tune into the Russian Underground with This Guest Mix by Pixelord
The Moscow-based producer's turned in an hour of exclusives in support of a brand new EP on Nightwave's Heka Trax imprint.
This Russian Restaurant Is Serving Rat Burgers
If you smell a rat at Moscow’s Krasnodar Bistro, it probably is one.
Snoop Dogg Is Painting Now: Last Week In Art
Also: Two van Goghs, stolen 14 years ago, were recovered by Italian police and returned to the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.