Moscow Never Sleeps.'For decades Moscow was devoid of vibrancy and self-expression, but Russia's warp-speed economic transformation has turned this former Soviet capital into an international hotspot. Its extravagant discos, opulent restaurants and chic designer boutiques make New York, Paris and London pale in comparison. Today, the mega-rich constitute a new social class. They shop till they drop and party till dawn. Yet, outside the party zone remain the disenfranchised, struggling harder than ever for diminishing aid.