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By Matt Taibbi
Feature Story: Media Whores

In the old days, back when I worked for a different Moscow newspaper, I used to be visited by a lanky, chainsmoking Azerbaidjani named Fakhrid Tairov. Tairov dressed in cheap ties and sport jackets, which he hid under a huge…

Mar 20, 1997 | Leave Comment

By eXile Staff
Issue #2 Cover

This is the cover of The eXile Issue #2, published in March 1997.

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By Mark Ames
Moscow Babylon: California Dreamin'

Now that I’m back in print, I’m starting to hear it all over again: Ames, are you some kind of anti-Russian? The short answer is, if I didn’t like it here, I’d leave. The long answer goes something like this:…

Mar 6, 1997 | Leave Comment

By Death Porn Bureau
Death Porn: Honoring Women

In Honor of Women’s day, Death Porn offers a glimpse of the better sex at work, at play, and at murder. Soap on a Rope A kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Romanova, tried to hang a 20 month old baby with a…

Mar 6, 1997 | Comments (2)


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By Edward Limonov
Limonov Files: On Women's Comparative Sexuality

Doctor Limonov studied first-hand love-making habits of different women, that he could compare their qualities, stretching from the time of 70s until now, geography of his copulations stretching across most of northern hemisphere. What follows is result of rigorous research….

Mar 6, 1997 | Comments (2)

By eXile Staff
Feature Story: American Dyevushka: A Day In The Life

International Women’s Day means many different things to many different people. For flower sellers, it’s sweeps month. For men, it’s time to learn to make pasta. But for women-oh yes, women-it means a whole lot more. We here at the…

Mar 6, 1997 | Comments (1)

By Mark Ames
Moscow Babylon: Break A Leg

I’ll write stories that will make them come from the ends of the earth to kill me… then at last it will be over, and that’ll be fine with me. – Celine I have a contract out on me. Not…

Feb 20, 1997 | Comments (4)