How The Big Mac Came To Moscow 30 Years Ago
Thirty years ago, on January 27, 1990, the first McDonald's opened in Moscow. It had taken 14 years of negotiations, vodka shots, and handouts of Ronald McDonald wristwatches to get this icon of Western capitalism into the Soviet Union. Current Time Digital’s Anna Shamanska explains how the challenge ultimately paid off.
Trying to make sense of events and trends from Russia, Ukraine, and Central Asia that don't always have obvious explanations? Whether it's the debate over Ukraine's new Orthodox Church or how social media frames the Syria debate, Current Time digital journalist Anna Shamanska and Current Time Asia correspondent Zhazgul Egemberdiyeva have got you covered.
The Moon Landing At 50: What's True, What's Fake?
2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the day U.S. astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Mike Collins became the first people to land on the moon. Anna Shamanska explains why the real story of July 20, 1969 is much more interesting than any conspiracy theory.