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February 18, 2008
Choosing Love: Puritanism In The New Russia

Last time, our columnist mentioned how Russia's highly touted stability will come in the form of religious level Puritanism. Well, it's here, and damn, it came faster than he thought.
February 1, 2008
The Third Sign Of The Post-Putin Apocolypse

This week Alex Shifrin witnessed the third sign of the post-crisis Russian apocalypse. It was in the form of...diapers?
December 6, 2007
The Messiah Is Mobile

I'm not a religious man, but the Christian Messiah has returned. This time around, Jesus Christ has come back in the form of the Mobile Phone. Let me explain...
November 20, 2007
Radiation Helps Sell Goods

Ecological disaster: the trendiest theme in Russia's advertising world.
November 13, 2007
Russian House Parties Are Cool Again

It's a fact, people in Moscow aren't going out as much as they used to. And that spells out trouble for alcohol promotion.
October 15, 2007
Brainstorming An Election Campaign

An insider look into how a Russian political party strategizes for a defeat in the upcoming elections.
September 14, 2007
Russian Propaganda Posters Are Back With A Vengeance

It all started last year, with a heavier than usual smattering of non-profit and socially minded advertising appearing in the capital. The smattering soon became a deluge. Now, the cheesy PSAs reign supreme.
August 30, 2007
Reklama Review: Late-Putin Era Puritans

Yo, Putin, where's the sex?

July 27, 2007
REKLAMA REVIEW: The Babies Are Coming!

Baby-packed billboards are all over Moscow in this "Year of the Baby"...Alex Shifrin investigates this Babies Gone Wild trend...
June 29, 2007
REKLAMA REVIEW: Wolff Olins And The Olympics

Awhile back, I wrote about how a London branding agency, Wolff Olins, duped a bunch of
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Save The eXile: The War Nerd Calls Mayday
The future of The eXile is in your hands! We're holding a fundraiser to save the paper, and your soul. Tune in to Gary Brecher's urgent request for reinforcements and donate as much as you can. If you don't, we'll be overrun and wiped off the face of the earth, forever.

Eleven Years of Threats: The eXile's Incredible Journey
Feature Story By The eXile
Good Night, and Bad Luck: In a nation terrorized by its own government, one newspaper dared to fart in its face. Get out your hankies, cuz we’re taking a look back at the impossible crises we overcame.

Clubbing Adventures Through Time
Club Review By Dmitriy Babooshka
eXile club reviewer Babooshka takes a trip through time with the ghost of Moscow clubbing past, present and future, and true to form, gets laid in the process.

The Fortnight Spin
Bardak Calendar By Jared Lindquist
Jared comes out with yet another roundup of upcoming bardak sessions.

Your Letters
Russia's freedom-loving free market martyr Mikhail Khodorkovsky answers some of this week's letters, and he's got nothing but praise for President Medvedev.

Scanning Moscow’s Traffic Cops
Automotive Section
We’re happy to introduce a new column in which we publish Moscow’s raw radio communications, courtesy of a Russian amateur radio enthusiast. This issue, eXile readers are given a peek into the secret conversations of Moscow’s traffic police, the notorious "GAIshniki."

Your Letters
Richard Gere tackles this week's letters. Now reformed, he fights for gerbil rights all around the world.

War Nerd Summer Reading Guide
The War Nerd By Gary Brecher
It’s summer, you’ve got a little more time off, so you can read up on war instead of trying to live in whatever boring suburb you live in. Lawns, neighbors, dogs, kids—it all sucks and the best thing you can do is get as far out of it as you can.


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