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Moscow correspondent @RFERL covering Russia & the former Soviet Union. British-Polish. Formerly @nytimes & @DCRES_Harvard. Write me: mjluxmoore@gmail.com

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Matthew Luxmoore
2 months ago
Above the Arctic Circle, a city once lauded as a Soviet showpiece is now shrinking faster than any in Russia. My dispatch from Vorkuta, which grew from a Stalin-era Gulag camp & now offers 3-room flats for $1000 - but a resilient community spirit remains https://t.co/GDwfdHcHuy
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Oliver Carroll
a day ago
Uk ambassador has been summoned over Crimean incident - breaking
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Matthew Luxmoore
a day ago
To be clear, there are credible and official reports like this and outright outlandish ones like those that likely feed conspiracy theories. The problem is that Russia (and not only) is awash is both.
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Matthew Luxmoore
a day ago
Russians have been bombarded with reports of this sort since August - no wonder they distrust the homemade vaccine. A young Moscow programmer with plans to study in Germany told me in all seriousness yesterday that Sputnik V carries a pathogen aimed at subjugating the population. https://t.co/wcK9ktcTEL
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Jake Cordell
a day ago
⚡️ New @MoscowTimes: Following inspection, WHO outlines a series of concerns about one of the sites involved in manufacturing Sputnik V https://t.co/4ObeBXaDfk
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Robyn Dixon
a day ago
Russia's Defense Ministry claimed to have opened fire with warning shots and dropped bombs near a British destroyed in "Russian territorial waters." Nope, says British MOD. The ship was in Ukrainian waters - and no warning shots fired. https://t.co/uUHFdCTqt7
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Ministry of Defence Press Office
a day ago
No warning shots have been fired at HMS Defender. The Royal Navy ship is conducting innocent passage through Ukrainian territorial waters in accordance with international law.
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Matthew Luxmoore
a day ago
Amazing photo that just captures the spirit of this record-breaking Moscow heatwave, via @MoscowTimes. #khrushchevkalife https://t.co/eTnT7OpUvH
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Evan Gershkovich
a day ago
брайтон бич ❤️ https://t.co/Gfw4kyk5hS
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Irek van VR / Вла́дан Райнс
2 days ago
жительница Брайтон-Бич рассказывает о своём отношении к ЛГБТ-людям: они ARTIST! они хорошие дизайнеры! они чистоплотные! они спортом занимаются! они ADOPT детей! и я о них думаю только хорошо! https://t.co/aGcfszW7Vu
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Matthew Luxmoore
a day ago
CORRECTION: 8% of the electorate, apologies
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Matthew Luxmoore
a day ago
They ultimately commented off-record, as did staff at the restaurant itself - where I was given the business card with the number I later called. But the decision to enforce vaccinations among customers comes from mayor's office and there are jitters about saying the wrong thing.
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Matthew Luxmoore
a day ago
Called a Moscow restaurant to ask how new vaccine mandates have impacted footfall. "Please send a letter to Department of Trade & request permission for an interview," I was told. Rule applies to all foreign media, apparently. I'm used to access issues but this is a new one.
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Matthew Luxmoore
2 days ago
"The pandemic closed borders only for those Russians not in the Forbes list." Quite the lede in this investigation into the peregrinations of Russian oligarchs' yachts in COVID times by @istories_media, a muckraking outlet not yet branded a "foreign agent" https://t.co/01rBg1YGIm
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Sam Greene
2 days ago
The Russian government has just declared @BardCollege an undesirable organization. Anyone - teacher or student - who has any dealings with Bard is now subject to criminal prosecution in Russia. Frankly, I’m at a loss for words. https://t.co/nGt09qwnGi
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Генпрокуратура России признала деятельность американского университета «представляющей угрозу основам конституционного строя и безопасности Российской Федерации» https://t.co/2rB2qzxY6V
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Matthew Luxmoore
3 days ago
One caveat is that the final column, showing 62 percent of respondents opposed to getting a vaccine, shows results from April. So that 62 percent may already have declined if the trend reversed after the most recent surveys, which I've seen no evidence of.
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