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1. Drop and Give Me Fifty, Mr. Mayor

It's not very often that you see the mayor of a city get punished by a group of school-age children, but that's exactly what happened in Krasnoyarsk when mayor Sergei Eryomin lost a challenge.

Tags: politics, social media, school, children, technology, Krasnoyarsk
2. Schoolboy Spat

“During childhood, when we argued with each other in the yard, we’d say: It takes one to know one!”

– Vladimir Putin comments on Joe Biden’s belief that the President of the Russian Federation is a “killer.”

Tags: politics, joe biden, putin, vladimir putin
3. War of the Potties

“Shocking! You don’t say – a toilet, right in the home! And a double-sized bed. Even Putin sleeps more modestly, and has to go out into the yard of Gelendzhik [to do his business].”

– On February 7th, Twitter user Kön de Labre, Inostrannyj Agent, Jr. (@KStatator) bled concern for Putin’s modest living.

Tags: protest, politics, social media, putin, navalny, gelendzhik
4. Party Like It's Belarus

The president of Russia's neighbor Belarus ended 2020 the same way he started it: in denial over the coronavirus pandemic.

Tags: government, politics, New Year, coronavirus, lukashenko, belarus
5. What Went Wrong

“Maximum conspiracy – this is of utmost importance. No one must be seen.”

– Konstantin Kudryavtsev, suspected as one of the FSB agents responsible for the poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny in August, in a phone call with Navalny
Tags: politics, opposition, fsb, navalny
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. What Happened in Khabarovsk?

How one sparsely-populated region in Russia's Far East became a hotbed of protests in 2020.

Tags: democracy, khabarovsk, Russian Far East, protest, politics
8. Russian Critters Cast Their Ballots

Putin might be a fan of Trump, but Russian zoo animals apparently aren't.

Tags: Krasnoyarsk, united states, politics, Trump, animals
9. Upward Mobility

A cleaning woman has found herself the newly-elected head of her village.

Tags: elections, politics, social issues, women, government
10. Sore Loser Turns Supervillain

A recently defeated incumbent politician has turned off the water supply in part of his district. Out of spite.

Tags: Chelyabinsk, city, towns, government, politics

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