Articles by Breffny Morgan



Moscow Ranks Near Bottom in TripAdvisor Cities Survey

Sanctions may come and go, but bad reviews last a lifetime. TripAdvisor, the second most popular travel website, has recently blasted Russia on several counts of being the world's worst travel destination in its yearly Cities Survey.

ArtKvartal Revamps Industrial Zone

It has started as a pop-up restaurant in what used be a factory building on Serebryanicheskaya Naberezhnaya, and the renovation will continue until 510 hectares of central Moscow become modernized.

Bragg's Book on English Is Translated to Russian

British media personality Melvyn Bragg arrived in Moscow last week to launch a Russian retranslation of his classic book "The Adventure of English," a fast-reading but extensively researched tale of how the English language evolved from the vocabulary of a small group of tribes into the lingua franca of international business.

'Moscoviana' Captures Moscow's Everyday Beauty

Thirty-three photos hang framed on five walls. All black and white, all Moscow, all quite thought-provoking in their own way.

'Moscow Never Sleeps' Hopes to Awaken Viewers

Moscow City Day, Sept. 7, is nearly upon us and so is the movie to mark it. Irish filmmaker Johnny O'Reilly's "Moscow Never Sleeps," when it's finished, will track the intertwined lives of several sets of fictional Muscovites from dawn through to the hours of darkness on Moscow's birthday.

Hi-Tech Art Rolls Up to the Manege in a Hybrid

The original Latin word "hybrida" means the "offspring of a tame sow and wild boar, child of a freeman and slave," according to its centuries-old definition. But the fourth annual Hybrid Art Exhibition, now showing at Moscow's Manezh, finds itself with "hybrid" in the title primarily because it is Lexus' show.