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Fyodor Tyutchev (whose 115th birthday is today) was endowed with genius and good luck: a great Russian poet, he was not killed in a duel or in the Caucasus. Nor did he rot in Siberia, but instead lived until he was 70 and died in his own bed.
This week we’ve got sweet stories you’ll want as much as that second piece of pie: an injury-free minefield, Ryan Gosling, and dancing police.
This week was a grab bag of jobs well done, tear-jerkers, and meta-scary stories. Buckle up!
Ever wonder what we don’t publish? Well, here it is. The scraps on our cutting room floor, and last week’s fourth-best story – all collected in one wonderfully semi-interesting place.
If you’re here for Halloween spooks, we can’t help you: all we’ve got this week are feel-good stories!
Russian law enforcement had a busy week, from taking on the ~high~ seas to putting rich jerks in their place.
Falling objects, family feuds, and friendly felines dominated our attention this week.
What’s more surprising, fake feminists or fish with bad teeth?
To selfie or not to selfie? That is the question, or at least one of the questions, addressed this week.
Climate change is destroying Russia and people still want to duel, but at least someone’s getting free pizza.
Russia Weekly gets wacky with singing policemen, forbidden emojis, and flying plagues.
Time got a little bit wibbly-wobbly and timey-wimey as Russia traveled to the future, to the past, and back to the present (and all in one week)!
Falling from a Russian sky near you: airplanes, bags of money, and well-timed lightning bolts!
This week gives us a plethora of emotions: shame in Samara, excitement in Tomsk, and a bit of both in Moscow.
This is the crime-filled Russia you’ve always heard about, including a cat smuggling drugs and railroad theft.
Everybody receives a lift, from a stranded hiker, to the planet, to two boys who are actually doing just fine.
It was a busy week in Russia: another round of pension protests, a pilgrimage for the Romanovs, and oh, the devil is working his magic.
Shed a tear for our last World Cup TWERF, in which we finally learn about the Romanovs and feel the wrath of nature.
What’s out of this world? Russia’s performance in the World Cup, a Russian cargo ship, and showers in Samara!
As Americans celebrate their Independence Day, Russia may have gained a new national holiday as well: the day they beat Spain in the World Cup.