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1. Feats of Strength, Leopard-Print, and Condoms

In this week's Odder News, the Moscow Zoo tries a new marketing tactic; a consumer protection agency gives its condom recommendations; and high winds call for desperate measures.

Tags: coronavirus, Orthodox Church, religion, science, weather, sex, animals, fashion, sport, international women's day, health
2. Hell on Wheels

Russian priests in Sverdlovsk Oblast are upset that they could start seeing local license plates numbered 666, a number often associated with Satan.

Tags: Orthodox Church, cars
3. Joke about God Drives Comedian to God's Homeland

A Russian comedian made a joke and then decided he needed to flee the country to avoid arrest.

Tags: israel, opposition, Orthodox Church, religion
4. Rocket Man Rides, Family Life, and Bootlegging, Russian-style

In this week's Odder News: a forgetful traveler, spaceman transport, and the seal of approval.

Tags: Orthodox Church, money, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, cars, gagarin
5. Summer Fun for All Faiths and All Ages

Presidents eating ice cream, kids reporting toy theft to police… summer is almost over, thank Allah. 

Tags: gagarin, elderly, cars, children, police, putin, erdogan, turkey, islam, chechnya, Orthodox Church, airlines
6. Filaret Rises

The exceptional life story of the father of the first Romanov tsar, the reluctant Patriarch, Filaret.

Tags: Orthodox Church, patriarch, tsars, romanovs
7. An ode to men, the opposite of old cat ladies

As Russia celebrates men on Defenders of the Fatherland Day, it encourages them to have more sex, for the sake of growing the population of the Fatherland. Just not at work. 

Tags: leningrad, Orthodox Church, vodka, matryoshka, cats, sex
By Katrina Keegan
8. The Beauty, the Beast, and the Bumbling Public Official

The post-holiday doldrums must not exist in Russia, where we find stories of hope, change, and a mayor that cares.

Tags: Krasnoyarsk, orthodox church, siberia
9. Baptism of the Christ

Russia has its own way of marking Twelfth Night (Ephiphany). But as a Christian holiday it misses the mark.

Tags: ice swimming, religion, orthodox church, epiphany
10. Sex, Drugs, and Rockin' Rectors

This week is all about the places where Russians and new cultural phenomena meet, for better and for worse.

Tags: orthodox church, st. petersburg, putin
By Irina Bukharin

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