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Four reasons not to answer our phone  calls: an eXile harvest of PRANK VICTiMS

On Monday, we mainly sent out letters. Among those was a letter to the well-known public opinion firm VTsIOM-the first ripple in what we’d hoped would turn into a media groundswell indicting new deputy premier Boris Nemtsov in a “Blimps-for-Cities”…

Apr 1, 1997 | Leave Comment

By Death Porn Bureau
Death Porn: A Collision of Like Spirits

It seems that driving in Moscow is getting more and more dangerous all the time. On Sunday a high-speed ring-road collision of a new Mercedes 350 SL and a black tinted-windowed Chevrolet Suburban threatened to disintegrate into an even more…

Apr 1, 1997 | Comments (1)

By eXile Staff
Issue #3 Cover

This is the cover of The eXile Issue #3, published in March 1997.

Mar 20, 1997 | Leave Comment

By eXile Staff
Knock-Knock: Who's Theeerrre? The eXile Insurance Agency!

AIG Insurance eXile: Hello? Irina? AIG: Yes? eXile: Yes, hello, I was given your number. My name is Michael B-. AIG: Pleased to meet you. eXile: Likewise. I’m calling because I’m interested in acquiring a life insurance policy. AIG: I…

Mar 20, 1997 | Leave Comment


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By Mark Ames
Moscow Babylon: Surrender At Any Price

There was an earlier version of this very column that was much better. But it got spiked. Matt didn’t like it, and nowadays, what Matt says, goes. See, I sold him the eXile for a song-or rather, a dirge. And…

Mar 20, 1997 | Leave Comment

By Death Porn Bureau
Death Porn: The State Withers Away-By Suicide

Russian prisoners looking to escape may not have to wait much longer for a choice opportunity. The press service of the GenProkuratura announced this week that more than 100 prison guards last year killed themselves, at a rate roughly analogous…

Mar 20, 1997 | Leave Comment

By Edward Limonov
Limonov Files: Russia's Press Licks the Hand that Feeds It

On February 4, at 12 noon, I have visited Mr. Dmitri Runzhe, head of Department of Press and Information in Moscow’s Media, in his office on 19th floor of skyscraper on Novy Arbat. His office was new, comfortable, with modern…

Mar 20, 1997 | Comments (1)