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Alexander Mozhayev

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Alexander Mozhayev 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.


Monument Men

Russian Life: Jan/Feb 2017
A look at how art, politics and culture mix on the monumental stage that is Moscow.
Author: Alexander Mozhayev
Translator: Paul E. Richardson

The Italians Who Built the Third Rome

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

A Forest Terem

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

Red Square

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

Beneath Kremlin Walls

Russian Life: Mar/Apr 2010
Hundreds of layers of history lie buried beneath the cobblestones and brick walls of Moscow's Kremlin. But accessing them requires negotiating with the current residents of the crenellated fortress.
Author: Alexander Mozhayev
Translator: Peter Morley
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Zaryade: Moscow Quiet Nook

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
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Floating Churches

Russian Life: May/June 2008
If the people can't come to church, then it may be time to take the church to the people. Alexander Mozhayev takes us on a visit to a church that makes its home along the river, aboard a converted barge.
Author: Alexander Mozhayev
Translator: Paul E. Richardson
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Exploring the Lower Depths

Russian Life: Mar/Apr 2007
Khitrovka is more than just a historic location in Old Moscow. The mere name evokes the seamier side of life in the capital around the turn of the last century. Yet seaminess does not quickly fade.
Author: Alexander Mozhayev
Translator: Nora Favorov
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Salt Town

Russian Life: Jan/Feb 2007
Solikamsk was once a rich mining town, full of architectural gems. Today it is withering, yet some still hope to turn it into the next Suzdal.
Author: Alexander Mozhayev
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Exhibitionism: Soviet Style

Russian Life: Mar/Apr 2005
Crafted as a showpiece of communist achievement, today VDNKh is a time-capsule of Soviet kitsch. And yet...
Author: Alexander Mozhayev
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