Articles by Clem Cecil



Fate of Voyentorg Site Under Fierce Discussion

Nearly a year after the former department store Voyentorg was demolished, the debate over what will be built in its place goes on.

Colonel's Dossier Implicates Kadyrov

  • 03 October 03
  • IWPR
A confidential Interior Ministry document accuses Kadyrov of using systematic extortion and violence.

Super Service Outshines Sushi at Ginger

One can't say that Ginger has done a lot to set itself apart from the dozens of other sushi joints in that captial. However, if you have an itch to take up oragami, this could be just the place for you.

Super Service Outshines Sushi at Ginger

One can't say that Ginger has done a lot to set itself apart from the dozens of other sushi joints in that captial. However, if you have an itch to take up oragami, this could be just the place for you.

Masterpieces of a More Modern Sort

If artist Yekaterina Rozhdestvenskaya tells you she will immortalize you on canvas, don't count on her making you beautiful, too.

Masterpieces of a More Modern Sort

If artist Yekaterina Rozhdestvenskaya tells you she will immortalize you on canvas, don't count on her making you beautiful, too.

He's the Town's Telephone Torch Singer

If you turn right after exiting the Dobryninskaya metro station, look up and listen carefully you may just hear the faint sound of singing: Andrei Istokov is hard at work.

He's the Town's Telephone Torch Singer

If you turn right after exiting the Dobryninskaya metro station, look up and listen carefully you may just hear the faint sound of singing: Andrei Istokov is hard at work.

Festival Bids Grand Farewell to Summer

This weekend, a group of musicians, artists and designers has organized an extensive arts festival to take place Friday and Saturday on the outskirts of Moscow.

Festival Bids Grand Farewell to Summer

This weekend, a group of musicians, artists and designers has organized an extensive arts festival to take place Friday and Saturday on the outskirts of Moscow.

British Pop to Rule the Waves

For the next three Friday nights, river boats will depart at 10 p.m. from Frunzenskaya Naberezhnaya, carrying several bands and 300 people for a night of music on the water.

A Place Fit for Moscow High Society

Designed with the view as its centerpiece, Red Bar lifts you out of the daily grind and suspends you high above the city to marvel at Moscow's extraordinary skyline.

British Pop to Rule the Waves

For the next three Friday nights, river boats will depart at 10 p.m. from Frunzenskaya Naberezhnaya, carrying several bands and 300 people for a night of music on the water.

A Place Fit for Moscow High Society

Designed with the view as its centerpiece, Red Bar lifts you out of the daily grind and suspends you high above the city to marvel at Moscow's extraordinary skyline.

Mighty Matriarch on a Mountain Bike

Dervla Murphy has been travelling on a bicycle for 40 years and written 20 books about her journeys, which have taken her to the farthest-flung corners of the planet.

Mighty Matriarch on a Mountain Bike

Dervla Murphy has been travelling on a bicycle for 40 years and written 20 books about her journeys, which have taken her to the farthest-flung corners of the planet.

One Man's Work Is a Page in History

Starting out as a World War II photographer for Izvestia, Dmitry Baltermants' work made him a household name in the Soviet Union and led to a career that spanned decades.

One Man's Work Is a Page in History

Starting out as a World War II photographer for Izvestia, Dmitry Baltermants' work made him a household name in the Soviet Union and led to a career that spanned decades.

Quirky Music Comes Up From the Underground

Street music, long since a recognized art form in the United States, is fast becoming one in Russia as Moscow prepares to host its first international festival of street music.

Quirky Music Comes Up From the Underground

Street music, long since a recognized art form in the United States, is fast becoming one in Russia as Moscow prepares to host its first international festival of street music.

The Horses Cede Hermes to the Hands

Above the quiet shop floor of the Hermes boutique, where silk scarves and ties lie in glass cases, another world exists -- a world reminiscent of Alice's Wonderland, a world populated with hundreds of rubber gloves.

The Horses Cede Hermes to the Hands

Above the quiet shop floor of the Hermes boutique, where silk scarves and ties lie in glass cases, another world exists -- a world reminiscent of Alice's Wonderland, a world populated with hundreds of rubber gloves.

They Sun Themselves & Suck Oxygen

ShizLong, the newly opened oxygen-bar-cum-solarium-cum-beauty-salon tucked away in the back streets of Kropotkinskaya, makes you wonder what kind of clientele this place was made for.

They Sun Themselves & Suck Oxygen

ShizLong, the newly opened oxygen-bar-cum-solarium-cum-beauty-salon tucked away in the back streets of Kropotkinskaya, makes you wonder what kind of clientele this place was made for.

Photographing a Nation in Stages of Undress

Naked farmers, ballerinas with shopping trolleys and bare-breasted women playing trumpets are just three of the many provocative images that form the Russian contribution to the ""Body and the Art of Movement"" category of this year's Photobiennale international festival of photography.

Photographing a Nation in Stages of Undress

Naked farmers, ballerinas with shopping trolleys and bare-breasted women playing trumpets are just three of the many provocative images that form the Russian contribution to the ""Body and the Art of Movement"" category of this year's Photobiennale international festival of photography.

Grand Soviet Architectural Confections

To see the designs behind the Soviet reconstruction of Moscow, meant to reflect the glory of the Soviet Union, pay a visit to the exhibit at the Shchusev Architecture Museum.

Capricious Etchings From Goya

The Cervantes Cultural Center, a part of the Spanish Consulate, opened in Moscow in February, and its first exhibit has set a high standard: the full collection of Francisco Goya's famous series of drawings, ""Los Caprichos,"" which roughly translated means ""caprices.""

Capricious Etchings From Goya

The Cervantes Cultural Center, a part of the Spanish Consulate, opened in Moscow in February, and its first exhibit has set a high standard: the full collection of Francisco Goya's famous series of drawings, ""Los Caprichos,"" which roughly translated means ""caprices.""

Grand Soviet Architectural Confections

To see the designs behind the Soviet reconstruction of Moscow, meant to reflect the glory of the Soviet Union, pay a visit to the exhibit at the Shchusev Architecture Museum.