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25 September 2018


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Monstrous Protests, Mobile Plants, and Too Much Paper
Monstrous Protests, Mobile Plants, and Too Much Paper

This week Russians hit the streets, waterways, and air for all sorts of occasions.

Tags: nuclear, arctic, moscow
A Proliferation of Playful (and Political) Pranks
A Proliferation of Playful (and Political) Pranks

Featuring “poisonous” cooking oil, the finest pothole you’ve ever seen, and paper planes of protest.

Tags: novosibirsk
Hot and Cold: Spies, Armageddon, and Skiing Half-Naked
Hot and Cold: Spies, Armageddon, and Skiing Half-Naked

Learn about the animal spies among us, get tips on how to survive nuclear war, and watch a world record get broken.

Tags: moscow, siberia
Singed Sweets and Stolen Sea-Dwellers
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
April Fool's Day, Russia Style!
April Fool's Day, Russia Style!

In honor of April Fool’s Day, we present you with jokes, mishaps, and fun times all around.

Tags: dostoyevsky
New Zealand, Nuke Names, and New 'dos
New Zealand, Nuke Names, and New 'dos

Grudinin shaves the ‘stache, the other election results are in, and New Zealand struggles to offend Russia.

Tags: Yekaterinburg, Kemerovo
US-Russia Sister Cities
US-Russia Sister Cities

We mapped all the US cities paired with a Russian city, and to our surprise, the map looks like Putin's profile.

Tags: us-russian relations, city, sister cities
Russian Election Special with Winners, Losers, and Shavers
Russian Election Special with Winners, Losers, and Shavers

TWERF takes on the political this week, bringing you news of the election and the weird things that accompanied it.

Tags: Yekaterinburg, Omsk, st. petersburg, election, putin
Tsar Vladimir II
Tsar Vladimir II

Putin has again been elected president. This post was originally written/aired in November 2007. Apparently, it still seems relevant.

Tags: putin, election
Cats, Cars, and Non-existent Countries
Cats, Cars, and Non-existent Countries

World Cup picks, elections, and fraudulent activity all point to the same lesson this week: make your choices wisely.

Tags: st. petersburg, khabarovsk, cat, putin, World Cup