Articles by Edmund Harris



A Delicate Balancing Act

For years, the Moscow Conservatory has been in dire need of renovation. But can it be saved without ruining its acclaimed acoustics and historic character?

A Delicate Balancing Act

For years, the Moscow Conservatory has been in dire need of renovation. But can it be saved without ruining its acclaimed acoustics and historic character?

Global Exposure for Regional Real Estate

A performance by a Cossack choir at the opening cocktail party and an impressive model of the Kazan Kremlin were just two of the signs of the major Russian presence last week at the biggest-ever MIPIM exhibition of property market professionals.

New Heights for City Skyline

Spectacular plans for a 600-meter-tall tower to be built in Moscow to designs by British architect Sir Norman Foster were unveiled at the MIPIM international realty fair in Cannes, France, on Wednesday.

Godzilla Moves In on the Budget Hostel Market

A British entrepreneur is seeking to bring Western-standard hostel accommodation to Moscow's center.

Endangered Spaces

A group of distinguished Moscow artists might be about to lose the studios that they expected to have for a lifetime.

Endangered Spaces

A group of distinguished Moscow artists might be about to lose the studios that they expected to have for a lifetime.

In Yaroslavl, An Unholy Spat Over a Cathedral

A competition to recreate the 17th-century Dormition Cathedral is pitting heritage experts against local priests.

Confusion Surrounds Bolshoi Revamp

Plans to restore and develop Moscow's landmark Bolshoi Theater have been in the pipeline for more than a decade, but remain clouded in controversy and confusion.

Timeless Views

A photographer presents his personal vision of St. Petersburg.

Timeless Views

A photographer presents his personal vision of St. Petersburg.