Gorky Park turns ninety and Moscow is hosting a huge festival to mark the occasion.
Named after the writer Maxim Gorky, it's one of the Russian capital's most iconic landmarks.
Was he a literary genius or simply Stalin's stooge? Public opinion on Russian author Maxim Gorky continues to be divided, even on what would have been his 150th birthday.
With jars of pickles, pictures of Lenin and 1970s wallpaper, Ilja Kaplan and Georgij Solanik created a dacha, or Russian country house, in their Prenzlauer Berg restaurant. There are now three Datchas in Berlin.
As local bands recently performed at an opposition rally in Moscow, other pop stars were simultaneously invited by the government to play at 'spoiler' festivals that some say aim to distract the public from politics.
The US has classified China and Russia as its main military competitors in a strategy document. Moscow has dismissed Washington's defense policy as "imperialist," while China said it represented a "Cold War mentality."
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