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1. McDonald's, Mayor Measures, Pets on Planes

"McDonald's is expanding its geographic presence and plans to open the first factories in the Far Eastern Federal District in December 2020."

– Press announcement by McDonald’s, which plans to open its first restaurants in Russia’s Far East

Tags: Mcdonald's, coronavirus
2. Camouflage Candles, Cats in Quarantine, and Belarus

This week Russians get diet advice, the president of Belarus gets kicked out of a neighboring country, and even cats aren't excused from social distancing.

Tags: military, religion, russian food, money, coronavirus, animals, politics, belarus, lukashenko, international relations
3. Can't Mask This

“If the government thinks that it [wearing masks] is necessary, it should provide them free of charge, just like shoe covers are provided free of charge in medical organizations.”

– Alexander Saversky, President of the Russian organization League of Patients' Defenders, who started a petition against wearing masks
Tags: diplomacy, austria, coronavirus
4. Leaders Say the Darndest Things

“Thank you, I have said everything. You can shout 'Leave'.”

– Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in response to workers at the Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant

Tags: coronavirus, belarus
5. 'Sup?

St. Petersburg saw over 2,000 attendees at its stand-up-paddleboard (SUP) festival this year, many in costume and with pets in tow.

Tags: coronavirus, health, Internet, animals, sports, water, st. petersburg
6. On Melons and Vacationers

“You risk getting an upset stomach, but there is no scientific evidence for this fact.”

- An announcement from Russia’s Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing, on the incorrect way to eat melons

Tags: coronavirus, health
7. Rumors and Mistakes

“I have nothing to share.”

– Comedian Maksim Galkin in response to journalists asking him about rumors of divorce between him and his wife, the musical icon Alla Pugacheva.

Tags: coronavirus
8. Ever-Resilient Lukashenko

The President of Russia's neighboring Belarus says he had coronavirus, but even that didn't keep him down.

Tags: politics, health, lukashenko, belarus, coronavirus
9. Pushups for the Poor

Russian lawmakers seek to boost the economy – and citizens' heart rates – by providing vouchers for workout classes.

Tags: coronavirus, laws, government, social issues, sports, health
10. Priest Gone Wild

Ultra-conservative Russian Orthodox priest Father Sergei has had quite the summer.

Tags: Yekaterinburg, coronavirus, Orthodox Church, religion

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