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There are 37 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Olympics".

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11. Space, Felix, and Banyas

News items on everything from the ISS to politics, from banyas to a new train station.

Tags: olympics, banya, space, iss, navalny
12. Not-Russia Does Great Figure Skating

The non-doping "Russia" won three out of four events at the recent world figure skating championships and swept the ladies' podium.

Tags: olympics, winter sports, sports, world championship, ice skating, figure skating
13. 17% of the Earth Day

Moss, kneeless bears, diamonds, and volunteers (not serfs) are the worth of Russia’s earth.

 

Tags: nature, subbotnik, olympics, rap
14. Sochi +5

Views of Sochi, five years after the close of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in that southern city.

Tags: photography, olympics, sochi
15. Travel Notes

Things worth knowing on the travel front.

Tags: hotels, olympics
16. Presidents, Olympians, and Feathered Friends

Putin announces he'll run for president, the Olympic Committee announces Russia can't compete, and some swans announce that they want a new house. 

Tags: swans, olympics, president, putin
By Alice E.M. Underwood
17. Overheard

Quotes, quips and asides spoken by those in the know (and not).

Tags: olympics, theater
18. Nomads, salad stampedes, and serious swamp business

Olympics featuring dead goats, world records with feta cheese, blood-red rivers, and how to set up your business in a pit of slime. 

Tags: russia, olympics, kyrgyzstan, guinness, beslan
By Alice E.M. Underwood
19. Tractors, smugglers, and the matryoshka from hell

It's a tough week for transport in Russia, with a tractor parade, a smugglers' road, a bear on the loose, and an unwieldy matryoshka to top it all off.

Tags: russia, olympics, matryoshka, farmers, sanctions, bears
By Alice E.M. Underwood
20. Michael Phelps, Russia's swimming champ

The opening of the Kremlin, the mysterious ways of the nooscope, Hare Krishnas, and why Michael Phelps decided to defect to the Russian Olympic team. 

Tags: russia, olympics, michael phelps, putin, kremlin, vaino, novosibirsk, hare krishna
By Alice E.M. Underwood

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