The St. Petersburg Times http://www.sptimes.ru The St. Petersburg Times 1993 - 2011 webmaster@sptimes.ru 60 http://www.sptimes.ru/images/spt_logo_rss.gif The St. Petersburg Times http://www.sptimes.ru en Third Straight Loss for SKA Latest News By Nathan Proctor http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41288 http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41288 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 http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41295 http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41295 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 http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41298 http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41298 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 http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41294 http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41294 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 http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41292 http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41292 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 http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41293 http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41293 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0300 Winter Bazaar Opens Christmas Season Local News By Olga Kalashnikova http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41300 http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41300 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 http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41297 http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41297 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 http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41299 http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41299 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0300 Televizor: Singing for Peace in Ukraine Culture By Sergey Chernov http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41301 http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41301 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 http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41302 http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41302 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 http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41303 http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41303 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0300 Media NGO Director Probed for Extremism National News By Sergey Chernov http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41290 http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41290 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 http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41291 http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41291 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0300 Hermitage Head Piotrovsky Defends Art Biennial Features By Kit Rees http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41304 http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41304 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 http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41305 http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41305 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0300 Ending the Crimea Stalemate Opinion By Ardjan Langedijk http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41296 http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41296 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0300 All About Town ALL ABOUT TOWN http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41289 http://www.sptimes.ru/story/41289 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0300