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1. Grinches, GPS Art, and Gordon Ramsay

In this week's Odder News, Russians are not happy with their gifts, an underwater winter wedding, and cooking for President Putin.

Tags: olympics, hockey, new year's eve, New Year, Irkutsk, lake baikal, Yekaterinburg
2. Weak Stomachs, Romanov Reboot, and Ciao to 2021

In this week's Odder News: the weirdest New Year's show ever, the most eco-friendly person ever, and great news for Russia's orphan care system.

Tags: romanovs, milla jovovich, sobyanin, New Year, new year's eve, urgant, orphanage
3. Dead Morose: Never Too Late for the New Year

"Thank God no one is writing any filth. Everything somehow really worked out very soulfully. This kind of thing is a sincere message from one to the other."

–  A representative of the Omsk ritual company “Heritage,” explaining the response to a New Year’s letter-writing campaign for the deceased, headed by a very punny Dead Morose.
Tags: business, letter, grieving, loss, New Year, ded moroz
4. The New Year's Fairytale Nobody Asked For

A little girl from Moscow just asked for a robotic toy dog, but instead, she got a rather unusual tale from one of Russia's head political leaders. 

Tags: fairy tales, new year's eve, New Year, politics, humor, toys, gifts
5. Courting Father Christmas

"Since I am also a lawyer, I can act as an attorney for Father Christmas, and remind the plaintiff that Father Christmas fulfills wishes and gives gifts only to good girls and boys. Let him analyze his behavior and, perhaps, find something that has prevented Father Christmas from presenting him with gifts for the New Year holidays. This will be the main line of defense."

–  On December 23, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to defend Father Christmas after a St. Petersburg lawyer sued the gift-bringer.
Tags: court, lawyer, gifts, new year, holiday, vladimir putin, putin, father christmas, ded moroz, Christmas
6. Nice Teeth, Gift Horse

A holiday survey detailed Russians' preference for gift-receiving.

Tags: holidays, gifts, New Year, study
7. Bunkers, Beglov, and Bad Weather

In this week's Odder News, next year will be better, St. Petersburg's mayor should move to Africa, and bunkers are hip.

Tags: snow, cuban missile crisis, cold war, norway, new year's eve, New Year, ice, snow, beglov
8. Snow Fright

A granddaughter of Father Christmas who is blonde, slim, and very kind? This year’s Snow Maiden doesn’t seem to fit the bill.

Tags: alexander ostrovsky, ded moroz, father frost, christmas, pagan, New Year, holidays, snegurochka, snow maiden
9. Lenin Claus Is Coming to Town

A delightful Soviet winter tale about children, a big holiday tree, and the true meaning of Christmas: communism.

Tags: Christmas, holiday, New Year, lenin, children
10. How to Pick a Christmas Tree Like a Russian

A Russian tree retailer lends some tips on how to land the perfect spruce you've been pining for. 

Tags: trees, Christmas, new year's eve, New Year, holidays, holiday

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