Theo Merz is a British journalist working in Moscow. He has reported from across the former Soviet Union and written for The Telegraph, Agence France-Presse, The Economist, VICE and others.
Arts, Culture & Media
"Time Difference," a new multimedia art exhibition by Katya Muromtseva, 31, urges viewers to listen to the voices of those who are critical of the Kremlin.
The Russian capital’s first queer dance festival hopes to change attitudes toward the LGBTQ community in a country where pride marches are illegal and LGBTQ-related hate crimes are on the rise.
Business, Economics and Jobs
Every day, dozens of visitors drag their suitcases to the tiny, arctic village of Teriberka, Russia, with the hope of seeing the Northern Lights at a fraction of the cost of similar trips to Scandinavia, Iceland or Canada.
Murmansk is the largest city in the Arctic Circle. Nowhere else in the world do so many people spend so long in near-perpetual darkness. On Sunday, residents came out to catch the first glimpse of the sun in 40 days.