There is an abundance of Russian-language newspapers in Moscow, including top national newspapers Izvestiya (http://www.izvestia.ru/), Komsomolskaya Pravda (http://www.kp.ru/), and Sovetskaya Rossiya (http://www.rednews.ru/). There are also national weekly newspapers, such as the ever-popular Argumenti i Fakti (http://www.aif.ru/).
Most national newspapers express a clear political opinion. They contain news, editorials and analysis on local and international politics, and cultural and sports sections.
If you read Russian news, you can either subscribe to the papers, or simply purchase them at any of the thousands of city kiosks.
- Moscow Times
The main newspaper for expatriates is the essential daily Moscow Times, now owned by a Finnish publishing company, edited by an American and written by writers from Russia, US and Europe. Free copies are often available in coffee shops and hotels, or you can purchase the paper at any news stand. You can also subscribe (secure online payment available) to save between 4 % (1 month prepaid) and 47 % (24 months prepaid) off the news stand price, which is 70 RUR. In a subscription, you receive both the Moscow Times and a locally printed edition of The International Herald Tribune.
- Moscow News
An excellent English-language weekly read is The Moscow News, available free in hotels, bars, and restaurants.
- Other publications – all available in hotels, bars, restaurants:
- Passport Magazine (monthly) – Listings Guide, Restaurant Reviews, General Features and Travel.
- Moscow in Your Pocket (bi-monthly) – Listings and upcoming events.
- Element (weekly) – Listings with emphasis on clubbing and music gigs.
- Moskauer Deutsche Zeitung
This German-language paper is published twice a month and can be picked up free in many restaurants and shops. It’s not available for retail purchase, but you can subscribe online at a price of 55 Euro annually. The paper is written by both German and Russian journalists and covers a wide range of news.
International Newspapers and Media
Foreign newspapers and magazines can be a bit difficult to find in Moscow, but are available at several locations across town. There is one place where you can almost always count on a wide selection:
- Maxim’s News Stand
Nizhnaya Maslovska 2 (in an underpass)
Closest metro: Savelovskaya
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:00 – 19:30
Other good places to try are:
- Newsstands and kiosks in the city center, on Tverskaya street in particular
- Five-star hotels (which also sell papers to non-guests)
- Mid- to upper-range grocery stores, including branches of Azbuka Vkusa (see Shopping)
The best way to obtain international newspapers in Moscow regularly is through international subscriptions. For example, the Financial Times offers a subscription service. Copies are delivered after 17:00 daily (https://www.financialtimes.net/WWW/). NewspaperDirect offers access to international newspapers from 81 countries, delivered in PDF format. There is also a Newspaper Direct print outlet in Moscow, so you can order delivery of full-size printed copies, as well. (http://www.newspaperdirect.com/)