cities
Notes From Underground: Moscow Turns Metro Stations Into eBook Libraries

We can all aspire to better ourselves during our commutes, but it's so easy to get distracted by the fun things on our phones that are not bleak Russian novels. Moscow, however, is making a stand for literature, turning its underground stations into digital libraries for downloading Russian classics. Read More >>

architecture
Moscow’s Replica of Times Square Looks Startlingly Realistic

Russia might not be doing much business with the US anymore, but that doesn't mean it's not interested in the foremost symbol of consumerism in America. VEGAS Crocus City, a Moscow shopping centre, has unveiled a surprisingly realistic model of Times Square. It even features the forever-swamped TKTS podium—now bereft of crowds. Read More >>

architecture
Check Out all These Gaudy Skyscrapers Going Up in Russia

What big country has big plans for its big buildings? It's Russia! According to data from skyscraper-indexing site Emporis, Russia is home to seven of the 10 tallest buildings currently under construction in Europe. It's like a Space Race for office space. Read More >>

architecture
The Brutally Beautiful Wastelands of Outer Moscow

The seam where a city meets the country is an uncanny place. It's not rural, yet not exactly urban, either, a non-place often full of half-finished streets and isolated developments. Most of us only see these environments through the windows of our cars, but photographer Alexander Gronsky has spent the last four years in Moscow's outskirts, watching and photographing. Read More >>

environment
Moscow Unveils a Scheme to Build Its First New Park In 50 Years

Moscow has chosen a design for its first new public park in half a century. Zaryadye Park will sit on a 13-acre site that's been host to some colourful history: The homes of 16th century aristocrats, 18th century peasants, a Stalin-ordered redevelopment, a failed plan to build the city's tallest skyscraper, and finally, the world's largest hotel—demolished in 2006. Read More >>

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This Girl Sneaked Into a Russian Military Rocket Factory

Her name is Lana Sator and she sneaked into one of NPO Energomash factories outside of Moscow. Her photos are amazing, like sets straight out of the next Alien movie. Read More >>

architecture
Moscow Hopes To Boost Tourism With a Giant Spokeless Ferris Wheel

The London Eye has become a major tourist attraction for the city, so Moscow is hoping a similar structure will attract more visitor's to the Russian capital. Except that theirs will be the world's tallest, with a unique spokeless design. Read More >>