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April 19, 2018
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.

By Irina Bukharin
Tags: moscow, siberia
April 12, 2018
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.

By Irina Bukharin
Tags: Far East, animals, st. petersburg, Kaliningrad
April 5, 2018
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.

By Irina Bukharin
Tags: dostoyevsky
March 29, 2018
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.

By Irina Bukharin
Tags: Yekaterinburg, Kemerovo
March 25, 2018
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
March 22, 2018
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.

By Irina Bukharin
Tags: Yekaterinburg, Omsk, st. petersburg, election, putin
March 20, 2018
Method Acting
Method Acting

Here's a suggestion for improving your Russian: watch Russian TV. But which TV? Here's a suggestion...

By Robert Blaisdell
Tags: television, russian language, mystery
March 18, 2018
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.

By Paul E. Richardson
Tags: putin, election
March 15, 2018
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.

By Irina Bukharin
Tags: st. petersburg, khabarovsk, cat, putin, World Cup
March 11, 2018
Another Birthday
Another Birthday

On this day, 28 years ago, two naive young Americans sat down and agreed to found a publishing company together. This publishing company.

By Paul E. Richardson
Tags: books, russian life, history
March 8, 2018
Births, Rebirths, and Nuclear Weapons
Births, Rebirths, and Nuclear Weapons

Nukes get names, a truck becomes a camera, and an old church gets a fresh look.

By Irina Bukharin
Tags: soccer, putin, moscow
March 1, 2018
Viral Videos of All Stripes and Sizes
Viral Videos of All Stripes and Sizes

Adults want kids to vote, kids want Leonardo DiCaprio to soak himself, and Leo wants fewer video games on TV.

By Irina Bukharin
Tags: election, oymyakon, leonardo dicaprio, st. petersburg, baikal