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Knock-Knock! Prank calling Moscow's Madams

Virtually every unmarried person-and certainly every unmarried man-who reads Moscow newspapers knows what he’s looking at when he sees an ad for “Massage.” Though The Moscow Times long ago disposed of the word in favor of the even more meaningless…

Posted on: May 8th, 1997 | Comments (2)

Moscow Babylon: Russia Turns Trendsetter

Almost two years ago, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Russia’s victory over the Nazis, I experienced the quintessential evening of Moscow Decadence. It began at around midnight in the parking lot of the Young Pioneer’s stadium. My…

Posted on: May 8th, 1997 | Leave Comment

Death Porn: A New Record?

While the United States is beginning to dominate the loony suicidal cult market, Russia is rapidly replacing America as the serial murder capital of the world. First Andrei Chikatilo set the modern record for serial murder victims by killing 53…

Posted on: May 8th, 1997 | Leave Comment

Knock-Knock! The eXile Saves the Moscow Tribune

Two Fridays ago, The staff of the eXile was shocked by the appearance of the Moscow Tribune‘s “Time Out” nightlife section-a new club listings page which included snappy, no-holds-barred descriptions of bars and clubs making liberal use of such phrases…

Posted on: April 17th, 1997 | Leave Comment

Moscow Babylon: Decadence is Boring

There’s been an ever-growing competition, particularly among Moscow’s male expats and the women who keep company with them, to prove their decadent credentials. Each carries with them their CV of perversions and drug binges, and brags about their decadent ways…

Posted on: April 17th, 1997 | Comments (2)

Death Porn: Give Blood-Play Hockey

Hockey is a tough sport; on the ice, Russians are said to play more of a finesse game than the Canadians, but off it, they seem to be a few Maple Leafs up on the competition. Soon Russian hockey officials…

Posted on: April 17th, 1997 | Leave Comment

Limonov Files: The Best Form of Word is Action

Few weeks ago, one of my party comrades brought me a present, a few military pennants. I hang them here and there in my apartment. One, with a sword, clenched fist, words “detachment of special task force” and slogan “The…

Posted on: April 24th, 1997 | Leave Comment