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New law on registration raises rental fees in Moscow

Since 2018 federal legislation requires residents in Moscow, and probably whole Russia to register at the address of living, i.e. their rented apartment. Previously, say, a foreign high qualified specialist was simply registered at her working address, i.e. the office building of her employer. The purpose was to address wide-spread tax evasion in the real […]... Read More
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Jahresausklang in St. Petersburg

Chaostage im Deutschen Schwimmverband (DSV): Keine Präsidentin, kein Cheftrainer, offensichtlich kein Konzept. Sarah Köhler, Franziska Hentke und Florian Wellbrock machen das Beste draus. Sie sind zum Jahresabschluss noch mal zum Kurzbahn (25m) Salnikov-Cup nach St. Petersburg gefahren und haben viel Edelmetall geholt. Sarah Köhler mit Doppel-Gold über die 800m und die 400m Freistil. Florian Wellbrock […]... Read More
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Do it like Chupkov

Medaillienregen für die russische Mannschaft heute bei den European Championships in Glasgow im Schwimmbecken. Gold und Silber über die 100 Rücken für einen Weltklasse Kliment Kolesnikov (52,53!!!) und Jevgenij Rylov (52,77, mit Fragezeichen). Die Rückenkurzstrecke ist damit in Europa fest in russischer Hand. Edelmetall auf den Bruststrecken machen Grossbritannien und Russland unter sich aus. Adam […]... Read More
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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