Moscow

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Imagining Moscow Landmarks If They Were Mostly Underground

The "iceberg" metaphor made literal.

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Moscow Says 'No' To New Mosques

The mayor says citizens are "irritated by people who speak a different language" and have "different manners."

Vigilante Justice of the Day: The Russian Bus Driver They Call the 'Punisher'

Bus operator Alexei Volkov claims to have precipitated more than 100 traffic accidents – mostly just to teach rude drivers a lesson.

Huge Meteor Rips Apart the Russian Skies; Hundreds Injured, Freaky Videos Ensue

Windows exploded, buildings shook and a billowing pair of smoke trails marked the heavens.

A Frigid Look Back at Moscow's Winter of 1908

Here's a nicely well-preserved peek into historical Moscow, complete with snow-skiing commuters and a frozen market of mushroom and fish.

Russian Man Builds Fantastic DIY Playground with Logs, Roots, Car Parts

Originally hailed as a death trap, the jungle gym has now become a beloved part of Moscow.

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In Russia, the New Year's Vacation Is Marked by '10 Days of Horror'?

For the festive week ahead, a government minister is warning Russians about the greatest threat to the country: themselves.

Russian Motorist Films Own Attempt at Aiding Plane Crash Victims

The man ventured into the eviscerated fuselage to retrieve a wounded woman after Saturday's accident at Vnukovo Airport, which killed five crew members.

The Deadly Fun 'Sport' of Russian Train Surfing

Sure, it could kill you, but there's no thrill quite like riding on the roof of a 125 mph commuter train.

Inside the Incredible Secret Mission to Climb Europe's Tallest Building

Russian adventurers dressed like construction workers to reach the ice-covered pinnacle of Mercury City, which is taller than London's Shard.

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Hitler Pond to Judas Creek: A Brief History of Controversial Place Names

As Russia considers reviving "Stalingrad," we scan the map for other unsavory historical figures.

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What Smoking Bans Reveal About a Country's Economy

Rising cigarette sales used to be a sign that poor countries were growing. Now declining rates seem to be the marker of prosperity.

A Most Unusual Panhandling Scam

This subway beggar can't be for real.

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Why Dogs Ride the Subway

Moscow's canine commuters have worked out a clever system to use the city's subway for their benefit.

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The Promotional Video Olympics

The ridiculous advertisements for Paris, Moscow, and New York make us think London deserved the win.

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'She Tells Everyone That Putin Put Mother in a Cage'

Europeans rally to free the Russian girl band Pussy Riot.

Bad Idea of the Day: A Bench That Plays Any Music You Want

You can set your iPod to blast from a bench in Moscow. Ugh.

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Moscow, Super-Sized

The Russian capital has officially added more than 500 square miles to its footprint.

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This Week in Bans: Moscow Outlaws Gay-Pride Parades for Next 100 Years

Also, California cities binge on foie gras before it's banned; Boston knocks down satellite dishes; you can't dress up like Tinker Bell at Disney World; a British city welcomes back meter maids.