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Issue #4 Cover

This is the cover of The eXile Issue #4, published in April 1997.

Apr 1, 1997 | Leave Comment

Limonov Files: Better Red than Unread: Solzhenitsyn Sells Out!

On March 26th, communist leaders Gennady Zyuganov and Anatoly Lukyanov been seen entering dacha of famous writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn at Serebryany Bor. What for? We now know what for. Exclusive resort area of “Serebryany Bor” near Moscow in pine growth…

Apr 1, 1997 | Comments (3)

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)

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

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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 | Leave Comment

Issue #3 Cover

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

Mar 20, 1997 | Leave Comment

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

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

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

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 | Leave Comment

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

Issue #2 Cover

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

Mar 20, 1997 | Leave Comment

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

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 | Leave Comment

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)

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)

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)

Death Porn: Materi Dearest

Question: What do you do if the child you gave birth to is a stillborn stiff? Answer: If you’re one of the two enterprising would-be mothers featured in this edition of Dying Here, then you toss them out like so…

Feb 20, 1997 | Leave Comment

Limonov Files: I Have One Year Left

September 12, 1996. 2 p.m. Gogolevsky Bulvar, near metro Kropotkinskaya. I am walking alone. I am returning from a demonstration of protest against shameful, unjust Chechnya peace accord just concluded by General Lebed. Event took place near Russian White House….

Feb 20, 1997 | Leave Comment

Feature Story: How to Kill A Foreigner

A British expat goes down to the local kiosk to buy himself a pack of cigarettes, and notices a street bum begging for money. He hands the bum 3000 rubles, gets his cigarettes, then leaves. The next morning, passing the…

Feb 20, 1997 | Leave Comment

Issue #1 Cover

This is the cover of The eXile Issue #1, published in February 1997.

Feb 20, 1997 | Leave Comment

Issue #0 Cover

This is the cover of the infamous zero issue of The eXile published in February 1997.

Feb 6, 1997 | Leave Comment

Death Porn: Patrick Hyland Strikes Again!

Patrick Hyland Strikes Again! The publisher and owner of the “Folium” publishing company was knifed to death on January 30th in a dispute over his database on psychological problems. “Folium” was a small company specializing in books on psychology and…

Feb 6, 1997 | Leave Comment

Limonov Files: Limonov’s Coup D’ Etat

I have lived through two of them. The first time was in Serbia. Belgrade. February 1993. Mighty knock in the door of my room at hotel “Majestik” at 4a.m. Paratrooper-Sergeant picks me up. We are starting our voyage to Serbian…

Feb 6, 1997 | Comments (1)

Feature Story: Living Hell

The Victim Where are your greatest dangers?-in pity. – Nietzsche I did everything I could to avoid her. She’d been leaving message after desperate-rape-victim-voice message on my answering machine. What could I say? You were your own worst enemy, Marina….

Feb 6, 1997 | Comments (1)