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Feature: New York Times Hack Eats Horse Sperm Pie

His name was Pobornik. He had never read The New York Times. He would never be able to recognize a classic “pyramid lead.” His hours were occupied by other pursuits: grazing, sleeping standing up for long stretches, swatting away insects with…

Apr 5, 2001 | Comments (8)

Moscow Babylon: Free Edward Limonov

In the autumn of 1998, I got a call from Edward Limonov asking me if I could do a favor for him. His newspaper Limonka—known for its mix of extreme politics and avant-garde aesthetics—was preparing to celebrate its fourth anniversary at…

Mar 11, 2001 | Comments (1)

Editorial: What About the Virgins?

Lost amid the furor over the takeover of the Media Most empire is the following crucial truth: that of the key figures on either side of the controversy, none of them would be genuinely sexually appealing to any comely 16-year-old…

Mar 7, 2001 | Comments (4)

Live at the Witch Trials

Three men convicted of producing the class B controlled drug opium were each jailed… In each man’s case Judge McDonald took two years’ jail as the starting point for sentence. Otago Daily Times (April 17, 2001) It takes radio signals…

Mar 7, 2001 | Leave Comment

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A [sic] BEFORE DYING Dear editor. Now that i have retired i would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the support that you’ve given me over the years. But i still think that you’re papers full…

Feb 1, 2000 | Comments (1)

Issue #10 Cover

This is the cover of issue #10 of The eXile, published June 1997.

Jun 19, 1997 | Leave Comment

Limonov Files: Jews: Effective, Excellent, Talented, Anxious, Crazy Arrogant, Self-Lovers, Megalomaniancs

The world has two extremely opposite opinions about them: 1. The destiny of Jewish tribe is terrible tragedy. It is exceptionally tragical. The Jews are martyrs of History. They are persecuted by non-Jews. 2. The Jews are ruling the world…

Jun 19, 1997 | Comments (2)

Issue #9 Cover

This is the cover of issue #9 of The eXile, published June 1997.

Jun 5, 1997 | Leave Comment

Knock-knock! Who’s Theerrre? The eXile Kustomer Komplaint Killer, Killing Kustomer Service at its Source!

Could anything be more frightening than the thought of Russian service becoming as full of gushing smiles, how-can-I-help-yous and have-a-nice-days as the average California juice shop? We at the eXile believe that the final death blow to the Russian soul…

May 22, 1997 | Leave Comment

Moscow Babylon: Techno Land Otters

I can tell you God’s plan for this place very concisely: God created this place as a critique of me. – John Dolan I hate this time of the year. Being stuck in the Moscow heat is like unpaid overtime…

May 22, 1997 | Comments (1)

Feature Story: USAID: Jerks, Perks, and Propaganda

Whenever they travel overseas, most Americans are aware that the locals hate them, but few know why. Usually Americans ascribe bad blood to jealousy. Iranian flag-burning mobs? Uneducated, unfortunate and misguided people, afraid of progress. Okinawans? Sore losers, still mad…

May 22, 1997 | Comments (2)

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This is the cover of Issue # 8 of The eXile, published May 1997.

May 22, 1997 | Leave Comment

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…

May 8, 1997 | Comments (1)

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…

May 8, 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…

May 8, 1997 | Leave Comment

Feature Story: Spring Madness!!!

We at the eXile were on the phone last week when a funny thing happened. We were hard at work at the time, researching an in-depth story on what spring in Moscow was really all about. Unlike other newspapers and…

May 8, 1997 | Leave Comment

Press Review: Brit Press a Little Too Free

The fashionable writer Viktor Pelevin provides this neat little paradox in his latest novel, Chapayev and Pustota: “Foreigners, of whom there is an incredible number in Moscow, have for many years dressed in such a way that they could not…

May 8, 1997 | Leave Comment

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May 8, 1997 | Comments (2)

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Apr 24, 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…

Apr 24, 1997 | Leave Comment

Feature Story: The TsSR:  Moscow’s Secret Prison

It’s happened to all of us at least once; out late at night, drunk, carrying a hundred bucks or so, and suddenly stopped by a couple of hulking cops and asked for documents. You don’t have them with you, so…

Apr 24, 1997 | Comments (1)

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…

Apr 17, 1997 | Leave Comment

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…

Apr 17, 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…

Apr 17, 1997 | Comments (2)

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This is the cover of The eXile Issue #5, published in April 1997.

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