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By Mark Ames
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)

By eXile Staff
Issue #5 Cover

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

Apr 10, 1997 | Leave Comment

By Death Porn Bureau
Death Porn: Duma Downsizing

Great idea for a horror movie; the support staff of the Russian Duma goes away for a weekend to a cabin on a lake, only to be murdered one after another by an axe-wielding psychopath in a hockey mask. Low-budget,…

Apr 10, 1997 | Comments (1)

By Mark Ames
Comic Strip: So You're New to Moscow?

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By eXile Staff
Knock-Knock: The eXile Chernomyrdin Charity Fund

It’s been a rough week for Russia’s Prime Minister, Victor Stepanovich Chernomyrdin. How rough? Well, as it turns out, he’s not worth 5 billion dollars, as alleged by United States’ Republican Congressman Henry Hyde. Nuh-uh. Hyde was just behaving like…

Apr 10, 1997 | Leave Comment

By Edward Limonov
Limonov Files: Whips & Castrations — A Guide to Russian Cults

On the walls of ugly sleeping quarters of Moscow, of all those Tchertanovos, Khimki-Khovrinos Belyaevos and Orekhovos, on the old fences here and there still possible to find the faded away posters. Young attractive woman, wearing some strange-looking, museum Egyptian-style…

Apr 10, 1997 | Leave Comment

By Matt Taibbi
Russia's Cultists: Ascetics in Secret Underwear

On March 27, when news first filtered into Moscow that 39 members of the Heaven’s Gate cult, a gang of Trekkoid computer geeks in San Diego, had “shed their containers” in a suicidal bid to reach the “Higher Level,” eXpats…

Apr 10, 1997 | Comments (1)