Articles by James Marson



How the Bolshevik Revolutionaries Looted Russia

In the years before the Revolution, the Bolsheviks would fund their activities by holding up banks and stealing gold.

How the Bolsheviks Looted Russia

In the years before the Revolution, the Bolsheviks would fund their activities by holding up banks and stealing gold. As Sean McMeekin demonstrates in his new book, after seizing power in November 1917 these leopards didn’t change their spots.

The Revolutions of History

Lessons of the past are the focus of the year's best books related to Russia.

Tomorrow You Go Home

A British businessman records his treacherous journey through the Russian prison system.

Tsar's Trinkets Tell a Tale

The Faberge Eggs were extravagant family gifts that grew to have a far larger meaning once the revolution came. By James Marson

The Last Laugh

Ben Lewis proposes that jokes had a role in the end of the U.S.S.R.

The Birth of The Capital

City Day, which takes place this weekend, has in the past served a political purpose. James Marson and Marina Kamenev report.

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A statue of the creator of the world's first spaceship, Sergei Korolyov, will be opened on City Day.

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Nashi activists hoist a flag for South Ossetia.

The Streets of London

British-made film ""Bigga Than Ben"" follows two Russian immigrants in London.

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An exhibition of work by Vladimir Yelenetsky opens at the Russian Academy of Artists.

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An exhibition, titled ""Migration,"" is on at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art.

The State and a Union

A new book by Owen Matthews follows the plight of his mother from the U.S.S.R. James Marson reports.

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The International Sand Sculpture Championship is showing at Kolomenskoye.

Sea in the City

David Doubilet's underwater images will be showing at Chistiye Prudy.

Imperial Grandeur

Sergei Dreznin's musical ""Catherine the Great"" portrays the power, sex, splendor and emotional drama that filled the Russian Empress' life.

Speak, Nabokov

Nina Khrushcheva's new book urges Russians to learn from the West by reading Nabokov. James Marson reports.""

Speak, Nabokov

Nina Khrushcheva's new book urges Russians to learn from the West by reading Nabokov. James Marson reports.""

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A rehearsal for the Victory Day parade took place at a military base in Alabino in the Moscow region last week.

No Russian Bad Guy

Alexander Nevsky wants to make a name for himself in Hollywood -- but on his own terms.

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An exhibition of barrels, decorated by well-known personalities, is showing at the Artplay Gallery.

Rocking the Third Reich

Singer and producer Oleg Nesterov has chosen an unusual and remarkably relevant topic for his first novel -- rock 'n' roll in prewar Nazi Germany.

Rocking the Third Reich

Singer and producer Oleg Nesterov has chosen an unusual and remarkably relevant topic for his first novel -- rock 'n' roll in prewar Nazi Germany.

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An exhibition of barrels, decorated by well-known personalities, is showing at the Artplay Gallery.

Dancing to a Different Beat

The dance and music group MaracatU is bringing its own form of carnival culture to Moscow.

Fashion Business or Show Business?

Russian Fashion Week shows how far fashion has come and how far it still has to go. James Marson and Svetlana Lizogubenko report.

Fashion Business or Show Business?

Russian Fashion Week shows how far fashion has come and how far it still has to go. James Marson and Svetlana Lizogubenko report.

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An exhibition about banyas is on display at the Na Solyanke Gallery as part of the Photobiennale photography festival.

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An exhibition about banyas is on display at the Na Solyanke Gallery as part of the Photobiennale photography festival.

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A collection of fans has gone on display at the Oriental Art Museum.