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Hopes for iPhones and Restrictions
October 28, 2020

Hopes for iPhones and Restrictions

By The Editors

“Almost the entire first batch of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro was bought up over the weekend. A number of models with the most popular blue colors have already sold out. The highest demand was for the Pro version, with 70% of customers choosing it. New consignments of goods are expected in the near future.”

– Report by MTS, on the popularity of new iPhones in Russia, which sold out at MTS stores within three days
Savings and Plateaus
October 14, 2020

Savings and Plateaus

By The Editors

“Compared to the crisis period, the share of people adhering to a savings policy in economic behavior has decreased: 68% of Russians believe that it is better to spend as little as possible, saving as much as possible for the future.”

– Results of a poll conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Center, on how Russians are saving and spending money

Job Offer for Trump
October 07, 2020

Job Offer for Trump

By The Editors

“Note: this is parody, using #deepfake technology (but the job is there, Donald).”

– Tweet from Kremlin-funded network RT, promoting an ad about its coverage of the US election

Pop Star Politics
September 23, 2020

Pop Star Politics

By The Editors

“Just know that you don’t give away your loved one… Belarusians, we are a force.”

– a group of Belarusian and Russian pop singers, singing in a patriotic music video to support President Lukashenko

Can't Mask This
August 26, 2020

Can't Mask This

By The Editors

“If the government thinks that it [wearing masks] is necessary, it should provide them free of charge, just like shoe covers are provided free of charge in medical organizations.”

– Alexander Saversky, President of the Russian organization League of Patients' Defenders, who started a petition against wearing masks
On Melons and Vacationers
August 12, 2020

On Melons and Vacationers

By The Editors

“You risk getting an upset stomach, but there is no scientific evidence for this fact.”

- An announcement from Russia’s Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing, on the incorrect way to eat melons

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