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Alexander Mozhayev is a graduate of the Moscow Architectural Institute, with a specialty in architectural restoration. Since 2002, he has worked as a journalist for various Moscow magazines, and as an author of Moscow guidebooks. He is a member of the organization, Moscow That Is No More, which works to halt destruction of the capital’s architectural heritage.
Russian Life:Nov/Dec 2015 It may have been built by Russian laborers, but the Kremlin and its churches has Italian architects to thank for its Third Rome design ethos. This is their story. Author: Alexander Mozhayev Translator:Keith Blasing
Russian Life:May/June 2015 Deep in a northern forest, a restless adventurer discovered a crumbling relic of a bygone era. Since then, he has been fighting against the odds to restore it. Author: Alexander Mozhayev Translator:Liv Bliss
Russian Life:Jan/Feb 2015 Originally known as “Pozhar,” then “Torg,” Red Square is a repository of Russian historical memory, the altar of the motherland and, in general, the center of the Russian universe. But how did it all come together? Author: Alexander Mozhayev Translator:Alexei Bayer Illustrations/Images:Igor Sobolev
Russian Life:May/June 2009 A cobblestone’s throw from the Kremlin walls, there was once a rabbit-warren of crooked streets and tall buildings called Zaryade. For a time, it was the capital's Old Town and considered a prestigious place of residence. Neglected, the area deteriorated in the 20th century and most of it was torn down. But the memories remain. Author: Alexander Mozhayev Translator:Peter Morley Buy a Copy of this Issue