Where Moscow’s water supply comes from

The Moscow water distribution system, which is more than 200 years old, continues to be developed every year. This article describes how the Moscow water system developed and the story of almost leaving the city without a water supply (read more…)https://www.mos.ru/en/news/item/41649073/

How Did Steven Seagal And Vladimir Putin Become BFFs? Bob Van Ronkel Introduced Them

For the past two decades, Bob Van Ronkel has been the Forrest Gump of U.S.-Russia relations.

He helped introduce Steven Seagal to Vladimir Putin. He helped introduce Jim Carrey to Oleg Deripaska, the now-sanctioned aluminum tycoon.

Then there were Jack Nicholson, Sean Penn, Woody Harrelson, Lara Flynn Boyle and more, all making visits to Russia — Van Ronkel was even there when Donald Trump’s Miss Universe pageant visited Moscow.

Van Ronkel runs Doors to Hollywood, a company that brings American celebrities to Russia and other parts of the former Soviet Union. If an actor or musician traveled to Russia to hobnob with Putin or wealthy Russian oligarchs such as Deripaska, chances are he was involved. (read more…)

Billionaire builds a museum for Russia’s contemporary art market

Leonid Mikhelson has transformed a former Moscow power plant into an art centre and Gucci owner Francois Pinault says President Macron does not understand the lower echelons of society read more

World Cup 2018: I bumped into a Russian hooligan at 3am in Moscow – and this is what I learned