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October 11, 2018
Things Look Different Below the Surface
Things Look Different Below the Surface

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

By Irina Bukharin
Tags: North Korea, feminism, st. petersburg, dagestan, fish
October 4, 2018
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.

By Irina Bukharin
Tags: yandex, moscow, politics, duma
September 20, 2018
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.

By Irina Bukharin
Tags: ukraine, Vladivostok, siberia, navalny, china, putin
September 13, 2018
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.

By Irina Bukharin
Tags: pushkin, environment, food, orthodox church, navalny, putin
September 9, 2018
Celebrating Tolstoy
Celebrating Tolstoy

Today is the 190th anniversary of the great writer's birth. We thought we would share a few readings to get you in a Tolstoyan spirit.

By The Editors
Tags: literature, war and peace, tolstoy
September 6, 2018
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.

By Irina Bukharin
Tags: cats, school, music
August 30, 2018
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)!

By Irina Bukharin
Tags: siberia, religion, science, cars, kalashnikov, dagestan
August 23, 2018
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!

By Irina Bukharin
Tags: World Cup, soccer, orthodox church, Altai, sochi, Ufa
August 16, 2018
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.

By Irina Bukharin
Tags: samara, tomsk, moscow
August 9, 2018
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.

By Irina Bukharin
Tags: cat, orthodox church, Kaluga, st. petersburg
August 2, 2018
A Round of Russian Rescues
A Round of Russian Rescues

Everybody receives a lift, from a stranded hiker, to the planet, to two boys who are actually doing just fine.

By Irina Bukharin
Tags: Nizhny Novgorod, lavrov
July 26, 2018
Russians in the Dark, One Way or Another
Russians in the Dark, One Way or Another

It was a busy week in Russia: another round of pension protests, a pilgrimage for the Romanovs, and oh, the devil is working his magic.

By Irina Bukharin
Tags: protest, romanovs, World Cup, siberia, duma