Archive: Moscow

The American Adoption Controversy

Ever since we launched this trip on Sept. 1, we've been getting emails and comments from Americans who've adopted Russian children. Many have asked us to do a blog posting on the issue, and it's certainly worthy of one, as...

By Lisa Dickey | November 7, 2005; 09:33 AM ET | Comments (29)

Moscow: A New Ambassador and the Bad Old Days

On Sept. 5, way back at the beginning of this trip, David and I received an email titled "Good Luck." It was from William Burns, the new U.S. ambassador to Russia, and he'd taken time out of his first month...

By Lisa Dickey | November 4, 2005; 10:15 AM ET | Comments (7)

Moscow: Rap Star MC Pavlov, Part II

In the midst of his flourishing music career, rapper MC Pavlov took a vacation to Thailand, where he got hit by a bus on a Bangkok street. He sustained a catastrophic head injury, and was in a coma for a...

By Lisa Dickey | November 3, 2005; 12:10 PM ET | Comments (1)

Moscow: Rap Star MC Pavlov. Part I

When we met MC Pavlov in 1995, he was Russia's first -- and only -- rap star. Four years after fall of the Soviet Union, Moscow's music scene was breaking out, with rock, jazz and blues bands playing in cramped...

By Lisa Dickey | November 2, 2005; 08:45 AM ET | Comments (3)

Moscow: New Landmarks and a Monument to Kitsch

In 1995, Moscow felt like the one place in Russia where money was absolutely pouring in. Post-Soviet capitalism was born here, and a flashy, in-your-face upper class had turned the city into a moneyed playground. Fancy restaurants had blossomed, purring...

By Lisa Dickey | November 1, 2005; 09:30 AM ET | Comments (12)

 

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