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21 October 2018


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

Of Rockets and Ruptures
Of Rockets and Ruptures

Falling objects, family feuds, and friendly felines dominated our attention this week.

Tags: space, nasa, Trump, orthodox church, cat
Things Look Different Below the Surface
Things Look Different Below the Surface

What’s more surprising, fake feminists or fish with bad teeth?

Tags: North Korea, feminism, st. petersburg, dagestan, fish
Politics and Technology: And never the twain should meet
Politics and Technology: And never the twain should meet

To selfie or not to selfie? That is the question, or at least one of the questions, addressed this week.

Tags: yandex, moscow, politics, duma
Ice Age Part 10, Coming Soon to a Russia Near You
Ice Age Part 10, Coming Soon to a Russia Near You

The weather in Russia this week was chilly with a hint of thaw, at least regarding science and political relations.

Tags: ukraine, Vladivostok, siberia, navalny, china, putin
Life, Death, and Pizza
Life, Death, and Pizza

Climate change is destroying Russia and people still want to duel, but at least someone’s getting free pizza.

Tags: pushkin, environment, food, orthodox church, navalny, putin
A Walk on the Wild Side (of Russia)
A Walk on the Wild Side (of Russia)

Russia Weekly gets wacky with singing policemen, forbidden emojis, and flying plagues.

Tags: cats, school, music
The Ancient Past, the Near Future, and a Sheepish Present
The Ancient Past, the Near Future, and a Sheepish Present

Time got a little bit wibbly-wobbly and timey-wimey as Russia traveled to the future, to the past, and back to the present (and all in one week)!

Tags: siberia, religion, science, cars, kalashnikov, dagestan
Skyfalls, Sinking Feelings, and Smitings
Skyfalls, Sinking Feelings, and Smitings

Falling from a Russian sky near you: airplanes, bags of money, and well-timed lightning bolts!

Tags: World Cup, soccer, orthodox church, Altai, sochi, Ufa
The Dog Days of Summer and the Crazy Things They Bring
The Dog Days of Summer and the Crazy Things They Bring

This week gives us a plethora of emotions: shame in Samara, excitement in Tomsk, and a bit of both in Moscow.

Tags: samara, tomsk, moscow
Crime Doesn't Pay
Crime Doesn't Pay

This is the crime-filled Russia you’ve always heard about, including a cat smuggling drugs and railroad theft.

Tags: cat, orthodox church, Kaluga, st. petersburg