Moscow

A rendering of Zaryadye Park, now under construction in the Moscow.

In Putin's Moscow, an Urban Wilderness Emerges

Architects Liz Diller and Charles Renfro talk about their latest high-profile commission, a weather-bending (and politically charged) city park in the heart of the Russian capital.

An Animated Soviet Guide to Building Block Housing

A cartoon from a romcom uses humor to criticize formulaic apartment construction under Brezhnev.

A Book for Everything You Want to Know About the Moscow Metro

Hidden Urbanism is a thorough exploration of the 80-year-old transit system and its future.

Moscow Drivers Are Still Crazy

Meet the activist group that risks life and limb to keep them in line.

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.

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.

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.