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Life-Changing Moments
March 24, 2020

Life-Changing Moments

By The Editors

“This is war. The enemy is invisible, but some lines of the front are clear. Today's difficulties, of course, are far from the horrors known to our history, and that includes the Blockade. That was much worse than today, and scarier.... The noble experience and mysticism of the besieged Hermitage remains with us always and serves as an example.”

- General Director of the State Hermitage Museum Mikhail Piotrovsky, in a Facebook post on how the Hermitage is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic

Little Big's Big Shot
March 10, 2020

Little Big's Big Shot

By The Editors

“I believe Little Big is the group that will capture Europe's ears. This is the smartest choice. I'm sure they will tear everyone else apart! A lot of respect to Pervyi Kanal.”

- Musical producer Yana Rudkovskaya

The Dangers of Overeating and Tattoos
February 25, 2020

The Dangers of Overeating and Tattoos

By The Editors

“Maslenitsa week is usually accompanied by all sorts of food excesses, including plentiful blini eating. And in this regard, any overeating is harmful to the body.”

– Member of the State Duma Committee on Health Protection Dr. Boris Mendelevich on the potential pitfalls of eating too many blini

Better Take This Seriously
February 18, 2020

Better Take This Seriously

By The Editors

“We wanted to draw attention to the problem: a lack of medical masks in pharmacies, the lack of information on the coronavirus. We were not trying to scare our compatriots or laugh at a hot topic. We just set up a social experiment.”

– One of two men fined for their video pranking the coronavirus

Leave your Gloves at Home
February 11, 2020

Leave your Gloves at Home

By The Editors

“Accordingly, the temperature will be seven to eight degrees higher than the climatic norm, which gives reason to say that the current winter will turn out to be the warmest over the last 140 years of instrumental observations in Moscow.”

- Chief Specialist of the Moscow Weather Bureau Tatyana Pozdnyakova

Don't Drink that Beer!
February 04, 2020

Don't Drink that Beer!

By The Editors

“Alcohol is the most harmless component of beer. The remaining minor components that give the beer its properties - foam, color, taste - are extremely unhealthy compounds for human health.”

- Expert in narcology, Daniil Pokrovsky

On the Limits of Grading
January 14, 2020

On the Limits of Grading

By The Editors

“My personal opinion: any child loves running, jumping, drawing, singing, And maybe not everyone can do it ‘perfectly,’ but to give a student a ‘C’ (‘troika’) just because they lack a musical ear is, in my opinion, not right.”

– Education Minister Olga Vasilyeva

Statistics are Stubborn
January 08, 2020

Statistics are Stubborn

By The Editors

“Statistics are a stubborn thing, and even with my diagnosis you have a chance to get better! Just believe in it! I was just unlucky :)"

– A beloved and influential Russian oncologist, in his last Facebook post before he died of cancer.

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