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21. Olympians, Titans, and cats dressed up as sailors

The Olympics are under way! With them, new moves in Turkish-Russian relations, a Putin-voiced documentary, and the dangerous force of Russiaphobia. Also cats. 

Tags: olympics, russia, doping, putin, turkey, erdogan, russiaphobia, di caprio, baikal, cats
By Alice E.M. Underwood
22. Fake elections, real Cossacks, and how to do yoga in prison

Why some Russians would rather vote for a fictional candidate, the importance of a Cossack education, and some artsy graffiti along the way. 

Tags: elections, parliament, corruption, cossacks, graffiti, yoga, olympics
By Alice E.M. Underwood
23. That's not cheese. It's a cyborg.

A joke-telling Pushkin robot, an unimpressed Putin, and cheese that's as virtual a reality as Pokémon. 

Tags: pushkin, putin, pokemon, russia, olympics, corruption, dairy
By Alice E.M. Underwood
24. Ivan the Terrible and Pokémon the Great

Pokémon goes to Russia – and so do memories of fallen tsars, athletes, street cleaners, and of course, a kitty cat.

Tags: pokemon, russia, kremlin, olympics, doping, ivan the terrible, cats
By Alice E.M. Underwood
25. Scandals, lies, sci-fi, and other sporting events

Fictional sportscasters, the all-too-real Olympic ban, and the possible reality of teleportation in Russia's future. And don't forget about mind control.

Tags: olympics, soccer, ban, doping, russia, teleportation, technology
By Alice E.M. Underwood
26. In Defense

Our definition of a Russophile is not someone who blindly embraces all things Russian as superior, but someone who is innately fascinated by Russia because it is different, because it is interesting, because it is important.

Tags: Russia, journalism, Crimea, Olympics
By Paul E. Richardson
27. The Puck Stops Here

There is nothing like a good old Russian ochered (line) to get close to the narod (people) and get some inside info. Standing in line, Russians tend to show solidarity, to open up and loosen their tongues. The perfect environment for a journalist... 

Tags: Sochi, Olympics
By Mikhail Ivanov
28. Parlez Sochi?

Russian Life Sports Editor Mikhail Ivanov was interviewed by Radio Canada (in French) in the aftermath of the US-Russia hockey match on February 15. Listen to the audio here.

Tags: sports, olympics, hockey
By Mikhail Ivanov
29. Because Curling is Not Funny Enough!

Life without humor is dull. And that is even true when it comes to sports. Here at the Olympics, one cannot be exclusively focused on “ochki, goly, sekundy” (points, goals,seconds). So, time to look at the lighter side of things in Sochi.

Tags: sports, olympics, medvedev, obama
By Mikhail Ivanov
30. Take Plenty of Vitamin D to Sochi

So you, dear readers, think that the Olympics is all about sports? Nay! It is of course all about the souvenirs! And about how a miserly correspondent is supposed to buy them in sufficient quantity for the many friends and family left behind on the "mainland" while he is "roughing it" in Sochi...

Tags: olympics, sochi, Putin
By Mikhail Ivanov

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