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15 December 2017


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Covering the broader realm of culture, plus humor, food and drink.

December 14, 2017
Superputin, Sly Wolves, & Censorship Stalkers
Superputin, Sly Wolves, & Censorship Stalkers

An art exhibit proves once and for all that Putin is a superhero. Plus, World Cup counterfeits, how Russian media monitoring works, and a leopard cub.

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: animals, censorship, world cup, art, putin
December 7, 2017
Presidents, Olympians, and Feathered Friends
Presidents, Olympians, and Feathered Friends

Putin announces he'll run for president, the Olympic Committee announces Russia can't compete, and some swans announce that they want a new house. 

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: swans, olympics, president, putin
November 30, 2017
Santa Claus, Space Aliens, & Robot Cars
Santa Claus, Space Aliens, & Robot Cars

Father Frost gets iced, a space shuttle gets wet, and cars get driven driverlessly. Plus, famous Russian buildings go on vacation, the Romanovs take TV, and Russian smilies)

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: romanovs, yandex, space, father frost
November 16, 2017
Lions and Lawyers and Baba Yaga, Oh My!
Lions and Lawyers and Baba Yaga, Oh My!

Ice Age lions thaw out, fairytale heroes meet social media, and foreign news needs a new passport. Plus, all about Russian art in less than 30 minutes. 

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: foreign agent, art, film, Yakutia, Russia
November 9, 2017
The Big 100
The Big 100

This year marks the centennial of the Bolshevik Revolution. Here's what that looks like, plus gas, cats, and seals (state seals, that is).

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: cats, pollution, Chelyabinsk, 1917, Revolution, Bolshevik, Russia
November 2, 2017
Slavic-Style Spooks
Slavic-Style Spooks

Halloween or Hallowon't? The holiday is more trick than treat in Russia, so dive into the details and creep yourself out with some frightful tales while you're at it. 

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: Halloween, Russia
October 26, 2017
Rocks, Raps, and Cats in Charge
Rocks, Raps, and Cats in Charge

Trouble in the tombstone industry, booming blockchain, and mercenary music hits. Plus, cats at work and a use of paper you've never seen.  

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: cats, wagner, blockchain, granite, russia
October 19, 2017
Bread and Circuses. And Tetris.
Bread and Circuses. And Tetris.

Arcade cars, patriotic circuses, and administrative festivities. Also, some crazy murals, Moscow's transformation, and the secrets of Peter the Great. 

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: Moscow, amnesty, patriotism, circus, Russia
October 12, 2017
Putin in Birthdayland and Alice in Wonderland
Putin in Birthdayland and Alice in Wonderland

For Putin's birthday, a fake burger, a real burger, and a puppy. Plus, St. Petersburg rooftops, frogmen, and how to bathe in crude oil.  

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: Petersburg, burger, Yandex, Putin, Russia
October 5, 2017
Spying for Russia and Flying for Russia
Spying for Russia and Flying for Russia

The glorious deeds of a famous spy, the smaller deeds of everyday spies, and a whole new horizon for female fighter pilots.

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: pilot, Philby, spy, Russia