Tag Archives: Moscow Metro

Moscow, you should be ashamed of your racist, xenophobic self — but, of course, you're not

Crossing the underground transfer to the Paveletskaya stop on the circle line in the Moscow metro this morning, I found myself swallowed up by a bunch of singing, rowdy youths. Decked out in red-and-white scarves, they were on their way … Continue reading

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Russians: a peaceful people victorious?

As TIME’s Simon Shuster reports today, a massive crackdown is underway in Dagestan to retaliate for last month’s twin suicide bombings in the Moscow metro. One of the two Black Widow bombers, was, in fact, a widow; the other one, … Continue reading

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Relief from the news: Phillips' Parallel Lines brings a bit of beautiful sci-fi to Moscow

It’s been a nutty couple of weeks in Moscow, with foreign reporters starting to joke that the August news cycle — responsible for everything from the 1991 putsch, the 1998 financial meltdown, and the 2008 war in Georgia — has … Continue reading

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The Moscow bombings: a week later

It’s been exactly a week since the Moscow metro bombings, and not much has changed. The metro is again operating at full capacity. The only way you can tell something happened here is the heavy police and muzzled-Rottweiler presence, as … Continue reading

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Dmitry Rogozin: the anal joke that keeps on giving

While the world was distracted by the twin bombings on the Moscow metro, Chris Bryant, Labor MP, tied the knot with his partner Jared Cranney in Bryant’s place of employ, the British Parliament. It was the first gay wedding to … Continue reading

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My Take on the Moscow Bombings: They Don't Matter

From my new piece in Foreign Policy: After Monday’s shock, Tuesday morning in Moscow dawned bright and tense. No one had yet claimed responsibility for the twin suicide blasts that killed 39 people and injured dozens more in the Moscow … Continue reading

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Scenes from the Moscow subway bombing

Last night, a couple hours after the affected red line was reopened in time for the evening rush hour, I went to look for what the metro looked like in the wake of the twin suicide bombing that morning. The … Continue reading

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