The supermarket challenge

The supermarket challenge Political analysts, sociologists, and economists have spent countless hours arguing about what caused the collapse of the Soviet Union. But if we had to sum things up in one word, it would definitely be “deficit.” This isn’t a reference to an abstract concept like freedom, but about empty shelves in the country’s…

Moscow playbill: Hot ice and rainbow flames

Moscow playbill: Hot ice and rainbow flames From ice shows to the mystical “Queen of Spades” opera and the fiery Ritchie Blackmore – that’s the rich cultural kaleidoscope that awaits Moscow guests and residents in the winter and spring of 2018.   One of the most anticipated events of this winter seasons is the world…

MOSCOW VOCABULARY #21

This section of the magazine – “Moscow Vocabulary” – was born of remembering … Ronald Reagan, who appeared to be a fan – and collector – of Russian proverbs and sayings. Well, and we would like to guide you into a world of Russian idioms – just as bright and colorful.   НАВОСТРИТЬ УШИ –…