In addition to boasting one of the most beautiful subway systems in the world, Moscow commuters now stand to become the best-read. Per the Guardian, over 100 titles from authors including Pushkin, Chekhov, and Tolstoy are now available for download, simply by scanning a QR code in the station....more
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Victor Pelevin’s new novella, Hall of the Singing Caryatids, satirizes contemporary capitalism in a smart and fun critique of what we do for money and with money....more
Everybody Dies But Me is a Russian film documenting the harsh realities of adolescent life in a suburb of Moscow. The film is fortunately available in its entirety right here on Youtube. This is the perfect opportunity to dabble in the idiosyncratic world of Russian cinematography, and experience a story that applicable beyond the site-specificity of the Russian suburb....more
Speaking of exiled artists, there is a new statue paying homage to the Russian poet Joseph Brodsky that has been erected in a courtyard in Moscow.
Brodsky moved to the United States in the 70’s after being expelled from Russia on account of alleged “social parasitism.” He went on to win the Nobel Prize in Literature....more