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Russische Meisterschaften Schwimmen: Tag 1

Es geht los: Die russischen Schwimmerinnen und Schwimmer können ab heute Ihre Tickets für die EM in Glasgow lösen. Die Russischen Meisterschaften im Schwimmen, das Pendant zu den DMS in Berlin, haben begonnen. Wie immer im geschichtsträchtigen CK Olympiskiy Stadion, dem Olympischen Pool von 1980 am Prospekt Mira. Die EM-Normen sind 21,96s (25,02) bzw. 48,64 […]... Read More

Construction Time again

Moscow is currently building its second, outer underground transportation belt line. Its first one opened in 1935, more than 8 decades ago. As its older sister, and its nephew, Moscow Central Circle (MCC) – a new above-the-surface railway circle line – the outer belt addresses a common Russian problem, namely that everything focuses on the […]... Read More
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Moscow State University at night

Moscow State University’s (MSU) main building, located at Sparrow Hills south of Moscow river, offers an exciting view both at day and night-time. Constructed from 1949 to 1953, it kept the record of being the tallest building in Europe until the 1980ies. And it is still the tallest higher education facility on the globe. A […]... Read More
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Moscow Swimming Championships

Moscow’s annual swimming championships on the long course (50m) have been taking place from March 13-16, at CK Olympisky, the former Olympic pool next to Metro station Prospekt mira. Demonstrating strong performance in the competition will yield sportmen and women a ticket for the Moscow team within the Russian national team. Day 3 in the […]... Read More

Proactivity v muddling-through

In a post from in October last year (2017) I praised Paris city government’s plans to ban diesel-engine cars from entering the Paris capital. But in a blog post yesterday, 6 months later, in Feb 2018, I argue that imposing diesel bans to combat polluted air in German cities is neither a novel idea nor […]... Read More