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31. 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
32. 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
33. 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
34. Another Moment of Zen

In which we are reminded of a 1924 decision about train schedules.

Tags: travel, humor, children of 1917, health
By Paul E. Richardson
35. Zenly Down the Road

For all the romanticism commonly associated with world travel, the brutal reality is that it is often a very un-romantic undertaking to move the meat that is our bodies around in the world.

Tags: travel, humor, children of 1917, health
By Paul E. Richardson
36. A One Act Play in Nine Scenes

Any good expedition has its lighter moments. We have collected nine such scenes from recent days into a one-act play for your enjoyment.

Tags: travel, humor, children of 1917, health
By Paul E. Richardson
37. Making a Meme

The Zhdun meme took Russia by storm this winter. We investigate.

Tags: art, humor
38. 13 Crazes Proving Putinmania Is Here to Stay

Join with us in a celebration of 13 inspired displays of Putinalia (not as nasty as it sounds) that Russia has gifted to the world.

    Tags: Putin, politics, culture, humor
    By Alice E.M. Underwood
    39. A Survey of Russian Humor (and it rhymes!)

    There's plenty of talk about how Russia is dark and dismal, its writers pathologically depressed, and the general mood among the populace about as cheery as a Siberian winter. These stereotypes give short shrift to Russian humor...

    Tags: poetry, humor, literature, Oleinikov, Khlebnikov, Boroditskaya, Prigov, satire
    By Alice E.M. Underwood
    40. Why Don't Russians Smile?

    It is a common trope that Russians never smile. Which of course is interpreted to mean they are unfriendly, gloomy, sullen – positively Dostoyevskian. This, of course, is a complete misreading of body language and cultural norms.

    Tags: culture, language, communication, humor

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