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1. What's in a Name?

Yandex.Maps has completed a surprising study of all the places in Russia, and they even figured out how to get from the Moon to Mars. 

Tags: alphabet, travel, Internet, humor, village, towns, cities, yandex
2. The False Borises

Imitation is the highest form of flattery, especially when it comes to one's name on a ballot.

Tags: government, st. petersburg, cities, politics
3. An Architectural Crime; or, Shedquarters

A new village police station, unveiled with much pomp, occupies what appears to be a repurposed corrugated metal shed.

Tags: government, cities, towns, village life, corruption, police
4. New York, Back on the Map

After sixty years of going by another name, New York, Ukraine, is back in action.

Tags: Ukraine, new york, communism, history, cities
5. A Furry Fugitive

In America, people go to country clubs to escape from the drudgery they bear. In Russia, bears escape from country clubs.

Tags: cities, sports, Moscow, animals, bear
6. Mayorless Magadan

The position of mayor in the Far East town of Magadan is apparently so undesirable that no one wants the job.

Tags: government, cities, politics, Magadan, Far East
7. Potholes, Economics, and a Crossbow Murder

This week, puddles get the spotlight, weapons become instruments, and the life of a sausage tycoon ends abruptly at the business end of a crossbow.

Tags: Internet, business, crime, economy, Far East, cities
8. Maps, Mail Trucks, and Caviar

This week, officials make outrageous demands, maps cost a man his job, and science meets geopolitics.

Tags: Far East, mail, food, science, cities, government
9. Insults, Overpriced Benches, and Space Toilets

This week, astronauts find some relief, citizens share their shame, and the dangers of sugar may finally be made public.

Tags: poll, science, space, cities, government, corruption, health
10. Punk Rock Lenin

A Lenin statue in Russia's Far East temporarily sported a new 'do.

Tags: cities, history, ussr, Internet, Russian Far East, monuments, lenin

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