Tagged: Moscow

Tiger Lillies Russia Concert

Tiger Lillies Russia Concert

If you’re in Russia and looking for an unusual night out, you might want to check out British band the Tiger Lillies (here’s the Russian Tiger Lillies site), who are playing at the Cisterna...

Chessboard killer found guilty

Chessboard killer found guilty

Alexander Pichushkin – the Russian Chessboard killer – has been found guilty of murdering 48 people in Moscow. Officially he ended up 16 short of his goal of a body for each square on...

Moscow – world’s most expensive city

If you’re an expatriate worker, the most expensive city in the world to live in is… Moscow. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the numbers: A luxury 2-bedroom appartment will set you back...

British diplomats and activists attacked in Russia

This weekend marked yet another not particularly glorious episode in Russo-British relations, as one diplomat and two (well known) British gay rights activists were attacked in separate incidents. First in line for a battering...

British police want to question more witnesses in Moscow

British police want to question more witnesses in Moscow

British police have submitted a request to the Russian Prosecutor General to return to Moscow and interview more people in relation to the death of Alexander Litvinenko.  The request comes (not at all co-incidentally, I’m...

Demonstrations in Moscow

Demonstrations in Moscow

This weekend saw three major demonstrations in Moscow. An anti-Putin dissenters march, which drew about 2,000 demonstrators, including Garry Kasparov.  The were outnumbered four to one by 8,000 police, who earned their money by...

Hospital fire kills 45 women

Hospital fire kills 45 women

Yet another massive fire in Russia, and yet again dozens of people are killed because of the Russian fascination for restricting entry and exit to buildings. The latest victims: 45 women in a drug...

Rodina Barred from Moscow Duma elections

Rodina Barred from Moscow Duma elections

The Moscow Times reports that Rodina, the nationalist (but not quite as ‘nationalist’ as Zhirinovsky’s mob) party have been barred from participating in the upcoming Moscow Duma election, amid claims that they are gaining...

354 killed in Moscow by terrorism since 2000

354 killed in Moscow by terrorism since 2000

Sometimes it seems as if terrorism in Russia is a phenomenon of the North Caucasus. But Moscow has been hit almost as hard over the last five years: Moscow�s police chief Col. Gen. Vladimir...

Bad Moscow experiences

Bad Moscow experiences

A couple of bloggers write about their negative experiences – mostly with scams – in Moscow: Aaron, at 110 Lines of Longitude encountered the "wad of bills" scam first hand: Then the really bad...