The St. Petersburg Times The St. Petersburg Times 1993 - 2011 60 The St. Petersburg Times en Third Straight Loss for SKA Latest News By Nathan Proctor Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0300 Flashes of their best weren’t enough for SKA St. Petersburg to snap their losing streak in Moscow on Monday. Second-place SKA lost their third straight game to rivals CSKA Moscow 3-5.]]> Opinion: Russia\'s Duma Is Slipping Back Into ‘90s Chaos Latest News By Yekaterina Schulmann Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0300 The story behind the State Duma decision to adopt a new chapter of the Tax Code on the third reading on Nov. 21 is both interesting and characteristic of Russian lawmaking today.]]> Russians ‘Toon In Latest News By Ali Sar Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0300 With “The Snow Queen 2: The Snow King” poised to open at major markets around the world, Russian animators are drawing attention in entertainment circles.]]> Proton-Ms To Be Phased Out Latest News By Matthew Bodner Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0300 On the eve of the 400th flight of Russia’s venerable Proton-M space rocket on Nov. 21, Russia and Kazakhstan have agreed to begin reducing the frequency of Proton launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.]]> West Needs Russia’s Support in Iran Talks Latest News By Ivan Nechepurenko Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0300 As Monday’s negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program failed to yield a deal and resulted in Iran, Russia, the U.S., China, Britain and Germany setting a new deadline of July 1, analysts hailed the talks as a rare remaining area of cooperation between Russia and the West.]]> Bleak Economy Affects Rich Russians’ Spending Business By Howard Amos Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0300 Winter Bazaar Opens Christmas Season Local News By Olga Kalashnikova Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0300 Christmas is coming to St. Petersburg and the Winter Bazaar, the first event of the festive season, took place on Nov. 23 at the Astoria hotel. The International Women’s Club, or IWC, hosts the bazaar annually, giving the expat community and their Russian friends an opportunity to come together to raise money for charity.]]> The Spilled Blood of the Tsar Culture By Gus Peters Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0300 Visitors to St. Petersburg are often surprised when they see the Savior on the Spilled Blood church abutting the Griboyedov Canal a short walk from Nevsky Prospekt.]]> A Sophisticated Suffix Culture By Michele A. Berdy Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0300 Televizor: Singing for Peace in Ukraine Culture By Sergey Chernov Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0300 Most Russian bands have canceled their Ukrainian tours, fearing a backlash from Russian authorities, but ever-defiant St. Petersburg veteran rock band Televizor made a statement by performing at a concert called “No to War!” with two Ukrainian bands in Kiev on Nov.]]> Sampling Taste of Peru Food & Drink By Galina Stolyarova Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0300 Diego Munoz’s main ambitions as a chef is not to change people’s eating habits, but to offer them a game: different foods bring different emotions, and a meal can turn out to be an amazing emotional as well as gastronomic experience.]]> THE DISH:King of the North Food & Drink By Jonathan Melvin Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0300 Media NGO Director Probed for Extremism National News By Sergey Chernov Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0300 The Ministry of Justice put the St Petersburg-based non-governmental organization Institute of Regional Press, or IRP, on its “foreign agents” list on Nov.]]> Spy Malware Deployed Against Russia by Unknown Nation National News By Allison Quinn Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0300 Hermitage Head Piotrovsky Defends Art Biennial Features By Kit Rees Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0300 He’s the head of one of the seemingly most conservative art institutes — St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum — but Mikhail Piotrovsky has been in the middle of a dispute about contemporary art this year as the museum hosted the 10th biennial Manifesta art festival.]]> Press Review Features By Simon Knapper Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0300 Ending the Crimea Stalemate Opinion By Ardjan Langedijk Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0300 All About Town ALL ABOUT TOWN Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0300