United Kingdom

London After Brexit

What will the most multi-ethnic and diverse city in Europe look like after it leaves the EU?

London is often described as the most multi-ethnic and diverse city in Europe. Its residents hail...

England

Underground London

In the rush of a modern city, who pauses to ponder what exists beneath?

What lies beneath has an ominous aspect to us ground dwellers. We appreciate being able to...

Moscow

Taking to the Streets

Pro-democracy protests were loud in Moscow in 2011, but slowly got quieter

It was Monday, December 5, 2011—a grey, warm afternoon, and a thin cover of snow started...

Moscow

Mediazona

The media arm of Pussy Riot that takes pot shots at Putin

Mediazona is the brainchild of Pussy Riot, the Moscow-based punk rock protest group that likes to...

Moscow

Russia’s Big Ballet: A Drama in Three Acts

Crime and intrigue in the Bolshoi was as dark as any performance

PROLOGUE Ballet has long been one of Russia’s national treasures, and the Bolshoi, Russian for “big,”...

Moscow

Putin’s Influence on Russia’s Media

The leader's third term saw the demise of strong journalism in a country already lacking press freedom

Sophisticated Muscovites have excellent literature, theater and ballet at their fingertips. But quality journalism, and even...