Articles by Elizabeth Shockman



Nizhny Museum Backs Jailed Uzbek Photographer

Nizhny NovgorodТs State Museum of Photography exhibits the works of jailed Uzbek photographer Umida Akhmedova.

World of СAvatarТ Inspires Fans, Turns Putin Blue

Russian fans of the movie have, like many around the world, fallen for the lush fantasy world of the filmТs alien planet.

A Tank That Brings Judaism to Moscow Streets

Launched in New York in 1974, the tank travels around Moscow trying to get Russian Jews to perform a mitzvah.

New Pass Lets You Travel All Day on the River

Moscow is not very good at using its river. A few years ago when Moscow bid for the Summer Olympic Games, it promised to use the snake of the Moscow River as the traffic hub that would mark the games as its own, but London got the call for the 2012 games and the river idea was soon forgotten.

Christmases Past

Expatriates in Russia from long and not-so-long ago recount their holiday tales. Compiled by Marina Darmaros, Ezekiel Pfeifer and Elizabeth Shockman

Swing, Gospel Bring City Christmas Cheer

December 25 may be a normal metro-riding, working Thursday for the majority of Moscow residents, but for homesick expats looking to celebrate Christmas by the Western calendar despite the lack of snow, days off or holiday bonuses, there is an overstuffed stocking of yuletide events to be found around the city.