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1. Pros and Cons of a Global Pandemic

This week we explore the upsides and downsides of self-isolation, strange new laws, and virus testing.

Tags: Chernobyl, alcohol, humor, science, Internet, health, coronavirus
2. Should the Duma Broadcast in the Bathroom? Funny You Should Ask.

“I noticed that there are places here, shall we say, for contemplation.” said a Duma deputy, referring to… the bathroom. He continued: “And when important issues are being discussed, they should broadcast it there.”

Tags: humor, law, duma
3. Antiviral Amulets and Charmed Vitamin-C

The threat of coronavirus is not funny, but advertisements for tongue-in-cheek “remedies” are catching on among entrepreneurial Russians.

Tags: humor, healthcare, health
4. You'll Spritz Your Eye Out: Testing Putin Cologne

All I want for Christmas is to smell like Putin. (Unboxing a mysterious Putin-esque cologne.)

Tags: fashion, politics, humor, putin
5. Naked Facts about Science, Art and Agriculture

Snow leopards, cannabis, and nudity are trending in Russia.

Tags: humor, animals
6. Grampa Krylov

Russia’s best known poet was born 250 years ago, and his last name was not Pushkin.

Tags: literature, humor, fables, krylov
7. Clean and Comfortable

Bloggers and twitterers this fall, in the lead-up to the mayoral elections, were effusive in their praise of Moscow living conditions. Was it real or staged?

Tags: sobyanin, humor, moscow
8. What's So Funny?

After declensions, cases, aspect, verbs of motion, pronunciation, and all the other trials of the Russian language, there is one more thing to learn: quotes, jokes and allusions. Let's do this.

Tags: film, russian language, humor
9. The Best of 2017

For our final TWERF of 2017, we look back and re-share some of our favorite stories from 2017. They may not be the most note-worthy or news-worthy stories, but we felt they were the most fun.

Tags: humor, siberia
By Alice E.M. Underwood
10. Two Samara Stories

In which we move east to Samara, on the Volga River, and meet two centenarians living alone in very different ways.

Tags: travel, humor, children of 1917, health
By Paul E. Richardson

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