Clementine Cecil is a journalist and co-founder of MAPS, the Moscow Architectural Preservation Society
People's gala at the Bolshoi
The lengthy and vastly expensive restoration of Moscow’s famous Bolshoi Theatre comes to fruition on 28 October,...
Window weapons: forgotten Soviet war posters
Hidden from view for decades, two large caches of Soviet wartime posters have recently emerged from the archives of...
Mayor Sobyanin and the defence of Moscow’s architecture
When Sergei Sobyanin was appointed Mayor of Moscow in October last year, many residents had come to loathe his...
The Narkomfin building: life after Luzhkov?
The Narkomfin building in central Moscow is an experimental masterpiece and testament to the spirit of a young...
The battle for Russia’s heritage resumes
When Moscow’s Mayor Yuri Luzhkov was dethroned in late September, heritage campaigners breathed a collective sigh of...