In this issue we look at the shape of things Russian.
Bear with us: this week's Odder News lacks a theme. Instead, we have tomato paste, emotion workshops, and Russian pandas.
“We creatively solve any problems: from opening a bottle to paying taxes.”
– Russian musician Sergei Shnurov, on the Russian people.
In this week's Odder News: a Pushkin theme park, a boot-kicking contest, and just the kind of entrepreneurial shake-up the world needs right now.
This week's Odder News features three survival stories: survival in the Russian wilderness, on the internet, and in a world filled with cell phones.
January 7 is Russian Orthodox Christmas, which calls for a Christmas dish. But the chosen one, kutya, is much more than a winter holiday treat.
Three Russian films have been shortlisted for the Oscars this year, in three different categories. Some critics say it is unprecedented and a sign the country's creative industry is on the upturn.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Yanka Dyagileva’s punk rock album Anhedonia, the greatest monument to perestroika that you’ve never heard of.
Russians may not celebrate Thanksgiving, but we can still be thankful for Russia
Urban legends and superstitions made some sculptures in Moscow and St. Petersburg too famous for their own good, and some culture officials have had enough.
Seven types of kasha to last you all winter – from farina to kutya, and everything worth eating in between...
Hearty Russian soups to warm up this autumn, all seven days a week.
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A lovely short film on Brighton Beach's Your Highness Babushka Beauty Contest.
On the occasion of Pushkin's birthday, we offer a post on the challenge of translating his most famous love lyrics, "Я вас любил," with a bonus look at Innokenty Annensky's "Среди миров."
On October 14, 1991, St. Basil’s Cathedral was reopened after six decades. Here are five fun facts in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Cathedral’s rebirth.
A look at how the Jesuits, Pope Francis, and Georgetown University all share an interesting connection to Russia.
Think you know your vodka? Take this True/False quiz (just 12 items) about Russians and their vodka and see if you are right about that...
Russia’s Ministry of Health discussed ways vodka can affect the coronavirus (spoiler alert: not much).
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