Tag Archives: Москва

What is canon?

The following is a long overdue post about two OGs, Matt Taibbi and Mark Ames. Last fall, Matt Taibbi departed Pierre Omidyar’s First Look Media before the launch of his much anticipated new web journal, Racket. The unexpected departure prompted … Continue reading

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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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