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December 2, 2013 | By Susan Denley
A Louis Vuitton exhibition in Moscow is being dismantled after an outcry over the size of the temporary exhibition hall, which looked like a piece of giant Louis Vuitton luggage. The hall, set up in Red Square, had blocked the view of St. Basil's Cathedral. [WWD] Andre Leon Talley, television personality and former Vogue editor at large, is entering a one-year partnership as artistic director for Zappos Couture, the high-end part of the e-commerce shoe business. [WWD] Filming has started on the movie version of "Fifty Shades of Grey," according to a tweet Sunday from producer Dana Brunetti.
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TRAVEL
February 1, 2014 | By Christopher Reynolds
MOSCOW - Once I came to Moscow to cover an urban ballooning expedition. In winter. But when the balloonists came face to frigid, wind-lashed face with the winter here - well, we never got off the ground. And so, as icy gales scoured the city, I strolled near the Moskva River until I faced a vast, low-hovering cloud, lighted from within, scented with chlorine and cigarettes. Occasionally, a near-naked Muscovite would emerge, dripping, and wander off to look for a towel and his pants.
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NEWS
May 29, 1987 | Associated Press
A single-engine plane landed in Red Square on Thursday night, shocking more than 300 onlookers and a handful of militiamen and Kremlin guards, a witness said. The plane's pilot, who told the crowd he was an engineer from Hamburg, West Germany, managed to sign a few autographs before being arrested along with his female companion, the witness said. The white plane, which appeared to be a U.S.-made Cessna, remained on the famous cobblestoned square near St. Basil's cathedral after midnight.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 2013 | By Tony Perry
Another high-ranking U.S. military officer has been dismissed after getting drunk during a goodwill mission to Russia, officials said. Last year, the captain of the San Diego-based frigate Vandegrift was relieved of command for getting drunk during a visit to the port of Vladivostock to review the Russians' Pacific fleet. Three other officers were also punished for "inappropriate behavior" involving alcohol. This week it was revealed that Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael Carey was dismissed for getting drunk and insulting his hosts during an official visit to Moscow in July.
WORLD
August 1, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Russian authorities have sealed off Moscow's Red Square at the height of the tourist season, apparently out of fear of bombings by Chechen rebels. A handwritten sign taped to a metal barrier leading into the square, which runs along one side of the Kremlin, said: "Red Square is closed until September." Police refused to say why, but the Izvestia daily said the closure was due to fears of attacks after two bomb attacks in the capital last month.
NEWS
March 20, 2003 | From Reuters
Former Beatle Paul McCartney will play his first concert in Russia later this year -- in front of 100,000 fans in Red Square. McCartney, who wrote the Beatles' hit "Back in the USSR" in the 1960s, said Wednesday he will play Red Square on May 24. "I've long wanted to play in Russia, but for a number of years when the Communists were in power, they didn't want me to," McCartney said in a statement. "I'm delighted that at last I can play there."
NEWS
June 15, 1987 | Associated Press
The parents of the West German teen-ager jailed by the Soviet Union after landing his plane in Red Square arrived in Moscow today to see their son, being held in Lefortovo Prison. A West German Embassy spokesman said Karl-Heinz and Monika Rust reached the Soviet capital early in the afternoon on a Lufthansa flight from West Germany. The couple will visit their son, Mathias, on Tuesday, the spokesman said. He refused to say where the visit will occur.
BUSINESS
May 31, 1993 | From Associated Press
Russia's premier department store, once a dreary reminder of communism's shortcomings, will show off a capitalist face lift this week in festivities commemorating its 100th birthday. GUM, an imposing stone edifice on Red Square, has been transformed into a bustling shopping mall over the last year, thanks to Western retailers who have set up glitzy boutiques. The pre-revolutionary store always boasted marble floors, elegant skylights and wrought-iron railings.
NEWS
November 7, 1990 | From Associated Press
A marcher fired shots in Red Square not far from President Mikhail S. Gorbachev and other Soviet leaders during today's Revolution Day parade, and thousands of angry citizens held the first protests ever sanctioned in Moscow on the major Soviet holiday. The shooting was the most violent incident in a tumultuous day as clashes were reported in some areas between authorities and anti-Communist protesters, and thousands of Communists openly criticized Gorbachev.
NEWS
August 4, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
Mathias Rust, the 20-year-old West German pilot who amazed the world by landing his small plane in Red Square last year, was freed Wednesday after serving a year of a four-year sentence in a Soviet prison. Rust, who buzzed the Kremlin in his single-engine Cessna before landing in Red Square in May, 1987, on what he said was a peace mission, was granted clemency by the Supreme Soviet, the country's Parliament, and put on an airliner to Frankfurt.
NEWS
December 2, 2013 | By Susan Denley
A Louis Vuitton exhibition in Moscow is being dismantled after an outcry over the size of the temporary exhibition hall, which looked like a piece of giant Louis Vuitton luggage. The hall, set up in Red Square, had blocked the view of St. Basil's Cathedral. [WWD] Andre Leon Talley, television personality and former Vogue editor at large, is entering a one-year partnership as artistic director for Zappos Couture, the high-end part of the e-commerce shoe business. [WWD] Filming has started on the movie version of "Fifty Shades of Grey," according to a tweet Sunday from producer Dana Brunetti.
WORLD
May 6, 2013 | By Sergei L. Loiko
This post has been corrected. See bottom for details. MOSCOW - In the biggest show of opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin since last May, thousands of demonstrators gathered Monday near the Kremlin to demand an immediate release of all political prisoners and new presidential and parliamentary elections. The protesters filled Bolotnaya Square, not far from the site of a mass protest march exactly one year earlier. That demonstration, on the eve of Putin's third presidential inauguration, ended violently, in clashes with police.
NEWS
April 5, 2013 | By Christopher Reynolds
Got a minute? That's just enough time to meet “A Minute Away,” a new video feature at latimes.com/travel that's designed to give you a moment's peace, a brief cleansing of the brain and maybe a travel idea or two. Lots of showing, not so much telling. And not long enough to make you worry about getting caught by the boss. To start, we'll add a new one every Friday. These Minutes (see below the Video spot below the blog) will range widely, starting with Moscow in a snowstorm . Later: a cave in La Jolla; the reading room of the New York Public Library; a Peruvian mountaintop; a waterfall in Oregon.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2011 | By Mark Olsen, Special to the Los Angeles Times
When the end of the world comes, would you really want to be in a sleazy Russian nightclub? That's one of the essential questions pondered in "The Darkest Hour," in which aliens invade the planet and a small group of attractive young people fight to survive and make their way elsewhere. As the film opens, two American web entrepreneurs (Emile Hirsch, Max Minghella) are heading to Moscow looking for funding for their location-based social media service. After they are double-crossed by a would-be business partner (Joel Kinnaman)
WORLD
May 10, 2010 | By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times
U.S. troops marched through Red Square for the first time in a Victory Day parade on Sunday as Russia celebrated the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II. It was a scene cut from Russia's Cold War nightmares: 71 Americans in dark blue dress uniforms carried the U.S. flag over the cobblestones, past the mausoleum of Vladimir Lenin and the towers of the Kremlin wall to salute Russian leaders. French, British and Polish soldiers also took part in the parade in a tribute to the role the Allies played in what Russia called the Great Patriotic War. Under clear skies, the reviewing stands were packed with Russian officials, foreign dignitaries and hundreds of aging war veterans.
TRAVEL
January 22, 2006
RICK WIANECKI always wanted to go to Moscow, but Red Square was cordoned off when he finally got there last June. He soon saw why: "There was this little demonstration going on, with this ragamuffin collection working their way counter-clockwise around the perimeter." The police said they were protesting low pension payments for the elderly. Wianecki, an insurance company attorney from Rossmoor, took the picture with his Nikon 8800.
NEWS
June 2, 1988 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, Times Staff Writer
Holding hands in the warm spring air of the Moscow night, President Reagan and his wife, Nancy, paid an extraordinary surprise visit near midnight Wednesday to magnificent, floodlit Red Square. With the onion domes of St. Basil's Cathedral reaching into the darkness, the President pointed out the major sites--the red marble of Lenin's Tomb, the pink brick of the Kremlin Wall--that he had seen the day before on a daytime stroll with Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev.
NEWS
June 28, 1991 | GAILE ROBINSON
Moscow's Red Square has accommodated many parades over the years, but perhaps none as chic as one planned for Sunday, when 250 of the Soviet capital's top models show off Pierre Cardin's latest fashions. The show will be held in conjunction with Soviet Youth Day. Cardin has been operating in the Soviet Union for several years. In 1985, he impressed first lady Raisa Gorbachev with his clothing during the Gorbachevs' state visit to Paris.
NEWS
October 30, 2005 | Jim Heintz, Associated Press Writer
For more than six decades, glorious military parades and throngs of solemn Soviet citizens passed by the Red Square mausoleum where Vladimir I. Lenin's mummified corpse lay under glass. Then history passed him by. Now, as the 15th anniversary of the death of the Soviet Union nears, a debate is brewing about whether it's time to bury the body of the man who tried to bury capitalism. The debate isn't new. What's different this time is the intriguing hints that Russian President Vladimir V.
WORLD
December 10, 2003 | Kim Murphy, Times Staff Writer
A suicide bomber set off a large explosion Tuesday just outside Red Square, killing six people and wounding 14 in a brazen attack that struck the very heart of Moscow, raising questions about stability just two days after parliamentary elections cemented President Vladimir V. Putin's control of the government.
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