You have seen photos of the secret Soviet-era Tesla tower—capable of discharging as much energy as the entire USSR's power grid in 100 milliseconds—but you have never seen this like this, from a drone. Russia Today got permission to take this video of one of the most fascinating science facilities in the planet.
Good news/Bad news, everyone - Sauron's eye will not descend upon Moscow City. Plans to install a giant light-up version of the Dark Lord of Mordor's burning eyeball have been scuppered, thanks to complaints from the Russian Orthodox Church.
A noxious cloud of hydrogen sulphide engulfed portions of the Russian capital yesterday. The cloud, which can be highly toxic and smells like rotten eggs, may have originated from an oil refinery in the city.
Over the course of six weeks during the height of the Cold War, almost three million Soviets visited an exhibition that celebrated America. American kitchens, American art, American cars, and most especially American capitalism. The American National Exhibition in Moscow was a full-court press to convince the Soviet…
The '80s weren't a great time for those living in the U.S.S.R., although those living in Moscow had it better than most. As the rest of the country dealt with bread and meat rations, those living in the capital had access to fruit (sometimes), soda (a treat) and could even see a movie (if you had the money). Here's a…
On the northern side of the Moskwa River, near the Kremlin, there stands the world's tallest Orthodox Christian Church, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. It looks centuries old, but it was just built in 2000. For the second time. Here's how it happened.
Photographer Dmitry Mordolff took these astounding shots of a snow-covered electromagnetic field testing station, or "Tesla's bench," in Istra outside of Moscow. All it takes is a dab of blizzard to transform electrical equipment into a hyper-futuristic snow fortress.
It sounds like a supervillainous plot, but Moscow mayor Yury Luzhkov has vowed that Moscow will see no snow this winter. Luzkhov is pushing through a plan to ensure that the city's trademark blizzards land in someone else's backyard.