Trans-Siberian Railway: a view from Moscow to Vladivostok – a photo essay

On a 9,288km journey inspired by the centennial anniversary of the railway’s completion in 1916, photographer Annie Ling captures life onboard the Trans-Siberian Railway, and beyond the carriage window

10 top tips from our Moscow correspondent

The Russian capital is full of cultural high points, from galleries and parks to its restaurants, bars and baths. This writer picks the must-sees plus his own favourites

You wait ages for a Rem Koolhaas-designed contemporary art space, then two come along at once

Dasha Zhukova’s new Moscow museum used to be a Soviet-era canteen, while Milan’s Fondazione Prada is a converted distillery.

The insider’s cultural guide to Moscow: Concrete, coding and Soviet ghosts

From space-travelling babushkas to grainy electronic music, the Russian capital has come a long way since the legendary 1991 rock concert that drew an audience 13 times bigger than Glastonbury’s

The Handstand Games in Moscow – Sports the Olympics Forgot

When the Handstand games resumed after World War I Yashin realized that he should try and include some throwing events. The discus proved impossible to include and the javelin far too dangerous, but there was more success with the shot putt and hammer. Yashin allowed athletes to wear shoes with semi-circular indentations in the solesContinue reading “The Handstand Games in Moscow – Sports the Olympics Forgot”

Identify the music venues from around the world

Ten pictures for you to identify http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2014/jun/20/travel-picture-quiz-music-venues-around-the-world