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There are 22 item(s) tagged with the keyword "village life".

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1. Nine Lives of Crime

While that face might look sweet and innocent, recent allegations against Pushok the cat claim otherwise. 

Tags: village life, dog, Leningrad Region, crime, cats, cat
2. The Heat

There’s no doing without hay in the village. The cows eat it, and the sheep, and the hens need loads of it for their nests. And it comes in handy for people too, when they stuff their mattresses with it and lie on them forevermore, because the scent is just marvelous.

Tags: village life
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. Let There Be Light

A policeman had a bright idea for how to use his money to help his native village. 

Tags: village, village life, public safety, safety, police, Caucasus
5. Stubborn as a Swan

Honk honk! There's a swan in the middle of the road. 

Tags: pets, animals, video, TikTok, village life, village, swans
6. My First Ivan Kupala

Ivan Kupala is a traditional Slavic celebration of the summer solstice, with many pagan and deeply symbolic rituals. How are these ancient customs celebrated and recreated today in modern Russia? 

Tags: culture, maslenitsa, summer, traditions, folklore, fire, dance, village life, village, celebrations, spirituality, paganism
7. Road Repair

“Our city is famous now, maybe they’ll make some roads.”

– A resident of Pokrov, the village near the penal colony where Navalny has been transferred to serve the two years and eight months of his sentence.

Tags: roads, village life, navalny
8. From Tvorog to Protests

Natalia was raised between downtown St. Petersburg and a small village. She is passionate about sharing all aspects of Russian life: both the good and the bad.
 

Tags: st. petersburg, navalny, dissent, village life
9. A Stove Named Yerofeyevich

What is a Russian home without a stove? Exactly. But how does one build one? Now that is less simple.

Tags: stove, village life
10. Bovines, Berries, and Bros

This week, Lada outdoes itself; emergency services fall short; and cows (and men) finally get the appreciation they're due.

Tags: Moscow, food, social issues, cars, village life, farming, agriculture, Siberia

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