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1. 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
2. Potholes, Economics, and a Crossbow Murder

This week, puddles get the spotlight, weapons become instruments, and the life of a sausage tycoon ends abruptly at the business end of a crossbow.

Tags: Internet, business, crime, economy, Far East, cities
3. Maps, Mail Trucks, and Caviar

This week, officials make outrageous demands, maps cost a man his job, and science meets geopolitics.

Tags: Far East, mail, food, science, cities, government
4. Instant Karma on Sakhalin

Karma (and alcohol) lead a man in Sakhalin Island to have an eventful 24 hours.

Tags: alcohol, crime, cars, Far East, sakhalin
5. Corruption, Crimea, and Coronavirus

This week, Spotify comes to Russia, Crimea is a hot tourist destination (like always), and three cases of corruption: one big, one small, and one straight out of a spy movie.

Tags: sakhalin, Far East, music, Internet, Victory Day, belarus, corruption, health, travel
6. The Romance of the Earth

Half a century ago, the profession of geologist was both popular and revered in Russia, shrouded in a halo of romance and adventure. We see what it is like today, first-hand.

Tags: geology, Far East
7. The Road to Nowhere

This week, Russians are caught in the act by means of butter, watermelon, and a controversial color

Tags: police, Ukraine, st. petersburg, Petersburg, Far East, snow, ice, food, corruption, bribes, bribery, baikal, lake baikal, Siberia
8. Concrete in the Clouds

Snakes, shashlik, secret Soviet structures, students: just a few things you can find on Russky Island. 
 

Tags: civil war, Far East, history, adventure, nature, Vladivostok
9. Singed Sweets and Stolen Sea-Dwellers

Stories about chocolate and fish: not an appetizing pairing, but a good selection for this week’s TWERF.

Tags: Far East, animals, st. petersburg, Kaliningrad
By Irina Bukharin
10. Magadan

Evgeny Serov takes us to Magadan, a city with beautiful ocean views and a Gulag past.

Tags: Gulag, Far East, Siberia
By Evgeny Serov

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