Moscow

Moscow Reconnects With Its River

Much of Moscow's riverfront is a concrete barrier of roads, parking and industrial sites. Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has big plans to make it green.

Massive Subway Derailment in Moscow Causes Multiple Deaths and Injuries

Several Metro cars jumped their tracks Tuesday morning, killing 21 and injuring at least 160 people.

A Hilarious Study of Selfie Photos in 5 Cities Around the World

Yes, there are regional differences to the form, and the expressions captured in them.

Revisiting Russia's Last Opening Ceremony

Boycotts, a bear mascot, and a powerful head of state. Some things don't change.

Russian Men Tend to Die Early Because of Vodka

And the death figures go down whenever the country's government cracks down on alcohol sales.

Moscow's 'Sexy' New Subway Stations

Stylish spots that intensely fashionable Muscovites will love.

Russia's Olympic Woes Compound as a Torch Runner Catches Fire

It's just the latest screeching derailment in the slow-moving train wreck that is the 2014 Winter Olympics torch relay.

A Massive Louis Vuitton Suitcase Descends On Moscow, Angering Russian Politicians

Capitalism, not in moderation.

Instead of Plowing Snow, What If We Shaped It Into Fun Climbing Mountains or Dunes?

Two designers have an inventive idea for how cities could transform snow removal.

Tracing the World's Most Complicated Roadways With GPS Data

How highway interchanges become beautiful color-coded open-source maps.

Moscow Introduces a Rather Unusual Way to Pay for the Subway: Squats

Thirty can win you one free subway ticket.

Russia's Disappearing Movie Theaters

"We are losing lovely buildings, district cultural centers, and probably the perception of cinema as art."

The Moscow Metro Is Like a Gorgeous Russian History Museum

The stations, built as a testament to Stalinism, offer marble walls, high ceilings, stained glass, mosaics and chandeliers.

Sneaking Inside the World's Multiplying McMansions

Martin Adolfsson photographs upper-class subdivisions around the world without permission.

The Exquisite Geometry of Global Flight Paths

As revealed by a billion dots of color.

Activists Protest Russia's New Anti-Gay Laws With Kisses

Opponents threw eggs, stinging nettles and urine at the protesters; at least 20 people were arrested.

These Funky 3D Paper Maps Bring a City's History to Life

Artist Matthew Picton evokes specific historical events or time periods with the art, text, even paper he chooses to use.

This Is Why You Firmly Anchor Your Construction Crane

Time for a cigarette break out on my balcony – AGGH!

The Evolution of Moscow's Subway Maps

A collection of the city's subway maps since 1935.