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Covering the broader realm of culture, plus humor, food and drink.
This week gives everybody a new lease on life, whether in the form of a photo touch up, another platform for Putin, or an actual new life for a “dead” journalist.
In a galaxy far, far away, the Millennium Falcon circled over a vicious battle with art and a dangerous passageway. That far-off galaxy being Russia, of course.
This week Russians hit the streets, waterways, and air for all sorts of occasions.
Featuring “poisonous” cooking oil, the finest pothole you’ve ever seen, and paper planes of protest.
Learn about the animal spies among us, get tips on how to survive nuclear war, and watch a world record get broken.
In honor of April Fool’s Day, we present you with jokes, mishaps, and fun times all around.
Grudinin shaves the ‘stache, the other election results are in, and New Zealand struggles to offend Russia.
Putin has again been elected president. This post was originally written/aired in November 2007. Apparently, it still seems relevant.
Nukes get names, a truck becomes a camera, and an old church gets a fresh look.
Adults want kids to vote, kids want Leonardo DiCaprio to soak himself, and Leo wants fewer video games on TV.
Tired of having to do Valentine's Day and Mother's Day separately? Try it the Russian way and combine them into International Women's Day! A closer look at this convenient holiday's socialist origins and not-so-socialist present form.
Traditional celebrations like Maslenitsa are accompanied by new ones, like Chinese New Year. The party never stops!
Russians practice their rights: heated debate, voting in North Korea, and not getting any more survey calls.
There's a new Russian-language detective show on Netflix. It's a bit like Gogol meets House meets Sherlock.
Let's go to Nizhny Novgorod to hear a Russian rendition of the song of the year. And then, lets meet some puppies and a vodka thief.
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.
Why are Russians are such enduring villains, and what was the real intent of the election meddling campaign?
Photography, food and spies comprise this week's Three Best Reads. We travel to Vilnius, Brooklyn, and Washington, DC, to consider wagging tongues, boiled tongues, and an overlooked photographer.
It was with mixed feelings of bitter guilt and disgust, overcome with shameful and cowardly thoughts, that I joined the Children of 1917 project.
Where we discuss seven outstanding Soviet movies from the 1960s dealing with rural Russia, humaneness, and the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution that, instead of contributing to the revolution’s legacy, gathered dust for decades.