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1. Victory Day, Vaccination Drives, and Mass Marriage

In this week's Odder News, Victory Day surprises, ideas to increase vaccination, and a mass wedding in the sky.

Tags: tattoo, weddings, zags, vaccine, great patriotic war, world war ii, Victory Day
2. Russia's Days Off

“Russian means rested."

– Twitter user @zhenya_indigo appreciated a surprise long holiday for the first ten days of May in the Russian Federation. Earlier in the week, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the request of Anna Popova, the head of Rospotrebnadzor, when she proposed consecutive days of holiday for Russia’s citizens. In addition to Labor Day on May 1 and Victory Day on May 9, the population will have the fourth through the seventh to rest. “If you think that it is necessary, well, we will do so,” Putin said in response to the proposal.

Tags: vladimir putin, may 9, labor day, victory day, may 1
3. 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
4. Putin's Victorious Summer

This year's Victory Day parade was a sight to beholdā — and we might be seeing its effects for the next 16 years.

Tags: voting, constitution, law, putin, Victory Day, politics, history
5. Next on your Summer Reading List: Putin

If Russia has its way, German history students could be reading a new article by none other than the president himself.

Tags: putin, university, education, germany, Victory Day, history
6. Keep the Line, Lose the Shoe

In this Cindarella story, a woman is lauded for keeping formation in a parade despite losing one of her shoes.

Tags: Victory Day, wwii
7. Odd Places, Odd Things

This week's we feature a smattering of things that are somewhere they shouldn't be, including drugs, tanks, mammoths, kids, and (of course) Lenin.

Tags: environment, prison, law, Victory Day, russian history, weather, Siberia
8. Alligator Tears

The Moscow Zoo laments the loss of an 84-year-old, WW2-veteran alligator.

Tags: history, Victory Day, zoo, Moscow, animals, world war ii
9. Soccer, Victory Day, and Virtual Culture

This week: soccer games return, cultural events go online, and an 11-year-old girl makes us all look like pansies.

Tags: sports, culture, health, Victory Day, alcohol, coronavirus
10. "Victory Day" Sung from Balconies

Despite a quarantine, Russians still managed to join together to celebrate Victory Day (from their balconies).

Tags: Moscow, world war ii, coronavirus, Victory Day

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