Aftertown 2017: An American Returns to Post-Apocalyptic Moscow

This year Aftertown returned and was it a sight to behold! While last year’s event was certainly a unique experience, Aftertown 2017 was even bigger and better than last year, far exceeding my expectations. If you haven’t read my write up about last year’s Aftertown, check it out here. The festival was hosted at the [...]

By | 2017-09-01T13:46:30+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Tags: , , |0 Comments

ArtFlection: An uniquely Russian art, design, and crafts fair

Here in Moscow a collective of artists of many mediums gather every few months for an “Artflection” fair. These vary in size – but fortunately for you, RussianVibe was on the scene for one of the group’s larger events and we have many wonderful pictures for readers to browse through! Only unique and handcrafted pieces [...]

By | 2017-06-30T14:23:42+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

An American’s culture shock while in Moscow (Part One)

Since I’ve already done a little write up on a few of my initial impressions of Moscow, I thought it would be worthwhile to put together a few thoughts covering the various “culture shock” moments and quirks I, as an American, have come across. Cash versus plastic Whereas in the United States very few places [...]

By | 2017-06-30T13:06:04+00:00 June 24th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |10 Comments

Moscow street reconstruction turned goldmine for archaeologists

A massive street reconstruction project in Moscow, besides clogging up the center of Moscow, continues to bring new archaeological findings to light. Archaeologists, unrecognizable in their green construction vests and hard hats, have taken out an iron cube that was identified as a 17th century coin forger’s tool. Another curious sample is a Stone Age flint cutter [...]

By | 2017-06-20T16:57:39+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Russia Day in Moscow: An American Witness to Civil Disobedience

This past Monday, June 12, was Russia Day. The holiday dates back to 1992, marking the first tangible steps taken in the creation of the modern post-Soviet constitution in Russia. As such, cities like Moscow were taking steps to celebrate the occasion with music, food, fireworks, and more. However, there was more planned for this [...]

By | 2017-06-20T16:36:32+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Tags: , , , |0 Comments