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Time lapse video of Moscow

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So rare that it looks like a swan

Full credit for this post to SB and LP: “maybe somehow, some lazy fuck mixed up the лев and лебедь thumbnails…” http://www.moscowzoo.ru/get.asp?Id=N689

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Moscow Metro Maps

Multiple readers sent around this Atlantic story on The Evolution of Moscow’s Metro Maps, with a link to Artemy Lebedev’s online collection of Moscow Metro memorabilia. http://www.theatlanticcities.com/design/2013/05/moscows-subway-maps-through-history/5679/ Below is the first image posted; the map’s heading reads СХЕМА ЛИНИЙ МОСКОВСКОГО … Continue reading

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Tourism in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

The ЖЖ “History and Modernity” recently posted a collection of Soviet-era travel posters, enticing foreigners to visit the land of Volga barges and Kirghiz peaks, not to mention Gulgas, purges and secret police. The images are – naturally – colorful, … Continue reading

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Moscow’s 865th Birthday

On 1 September 2012, Moscow celebrated its 865th birthday. The Moscow Times put together this photo album of the occasion: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/multimedia/photogalleries/moscows-865th-birthday-party/4874.html?photo=1 Thanks to LP for the link.

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Christian Dior in Moscow, ca 1950s

Courtesy of Retronaut http://www.retronaut.co/2010/05/christian-dior-in-the-ussr/

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This past weekend Moscow saw a string of protests organized in opposition to Vladimir Putin’s re-inauguration as President of the Russian Federation. After grassroots demonstrations that had waxed and waned dating back to the parliamentary elections in December, the latest … Continue reading

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Leap-day in Moscow

In celebration of February 29, watch this time lapse video of Moscow courtesy of LP:

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Film Trailer: The Darkest Hour

Despite my affection for Moscow, a city that is undergoing significant turmoil right now, I think I will skip this upcoming flick: Thanks to TV for the recommendation.

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Stop me when you’re surprised

Given that this happened right near the Kievsky train station I find it particularly amusing. I have scrambled sentences from these (crazy?) Reuters/Moscow Times reports in ascending order of shock value. (1) State TV said preliminary tests showed the driver … Continue reading

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