Category Archives: Russia

Spotlight On: Project O.G.I., Moscow

  What began in the early 90s as the meeting of a few select friends to discuss art and culture in a private apartment soon grew into an intellectualists’ paradise in the form of Project (or Proekt) O.G.I. Project O.G.I. is part publisher, part art gallery, music venue, clubhouse, restaurant and all night bookstore. Nearly every evening is something different ... Read More »

Event Reminder: Museyon Storms Brooklyn’s WORD Tomorrow

Just making sure you’ve put it down in your itinerary and updated your iCal—tomorrow we are bringing our world of curated guides to your obsessions to our favorite bookstore on the planet (and from travelers like us that means something), Greenpoint’s own WORD. It’s “Russia Night” over at WORD and we’re packing a big bag of goodies to make the ... Read More »

OUT NOW! Music + Travel Worldwide: 12 Cities / 12 Scenes

Music+Travel Worldwide

In Music+Travel Worldwide our expert guides take a musical tour around the globe. Check out our sound sampler before you buy the book…   Jazz Land: Chicago by Peter Margasak Jazz Hometown Hero: Ken Vandermark and the Ken Vandermark 5     Click to hear 11 more… Read More »

Chanson Style

Russian Tattoo

In Museyon’s Music+Travel Worldwide, Alina Simone is your guide to chanson, Russia’s soulful signature sound, a rebellious mix of folk music and outlaw tales. The thing is though, if you’re going to sing about life in the gulags, you’ve got to look the part.   That’s why we’re excited to see that the Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volume I is ... Read More »

Meet Museyon: Alina Simone

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On today’s episode of Meet Museyon, let’s say hello — or should that be привет — to Alina Simone. Alina is our guide to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and chanson, the soulful sound that grew from the Russian gulag. She’s also an accomplished singer songwriter. Meet Alina, hear her music and discover her favorite Soviet sounds (with tons of videos), after ... Read More »

Frequent Flyer: James Bond

GoldenEye

When it comes to going on location, few films do it with as much panache and style as the James Bond series. ‘GoldenEye,’ the 17th Bond installment, features an in-his-prime Pierce Brosnan, as 007 in a case that sends him around the globe. The first of the Bond films to be made after the Cold War,  ’GoldenEye’ heads back to the U.S.S.R., stopping ... Read More »

Jailhouse Rock: Moscow + St. Petersburg

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Born in tsarist jails, transformed in the gulag into a tool of political protest, and immortalized on gangsters’ graves — the criminal chanson is about as bad a they come. Chanson is Russia’s romantic version of gangsta rap (or the darker side of country music), a blend of melancholic folk with klezmer and gypsy music. Alina Simone is your guide to Moscow and ... Read More »

From Russia with Luxe: Russia

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  Take a tour of the world’s largest country that goes back to Sergei Eisenstein and the earliest days of cinema. Find out why so many “Russian” films were actually shot in neighboring Soviet Republics, and visit St. Petersburg, a city that still boasts some of film’s most famous landmarks.  About Your Guide: Laurel Maury has had a fascination with ... Read More »

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