Darkness on the Edge of Moscow: an excerpt

This is an excerpt of a bigger work of fiction.  The train paused briefly in the tunnel between the stations – a rare occurrence for the circle line. La leaned against the door, pressed right up against the place where it said “No Leaning,” and thought about disaster. Images from the trailer of a movieContinue reading “Darkness on the Edge of Moscow: an excerpt”

A non-statement on what is happening to RIA Novosti

In case you haven’t heard, RIA Novosti, the owner of The Moscow News, the paper that was the original reason for my move to Russia – the paper I currently run, that is – is being liquidated by presidential decree. And RIA, in my totally biased opinion, is not just the biggest Russian news agencyContinue reading “A non-statement on what is happening to RIA Novosti”

Weekly writing round-up, featuring Pussy Riot, horror and my favorite bad joke in Russian

“Abandon hope all ye who enter here.” You know what pisses me off the most about the courts? It’s the denial that surrounds them. President PM Medvedev can do a serious interview with a serious UK publication, and wave off all concerns about Pussy Riot by pointing out that the court should decide. This isContinue reading “Weekly writing round-up, featuring Pussy Riot, horror and my favorite bad joke in Russian”