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1. Get You With the Big Gun

“Simple and reliable, like a Kalashnikov assault rifle.”

– Putin's assessment of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V, broadcast on television channel Russia 24 on May 6.
Tags: kalashnikov, assault rifle, rifle, sputnik v, covid 19, covid, vaccine
2. Sputnik V is Quite Alright

“The fact of the matter is, 80 or 85% of Serbians want the Russian vaccine Sputnik V."

– Down with the naysayers! On May 4, Russian news outlet Izvestiya published a written interview with the Serbian Ambassador Miroslav Lazanski where he explained that, while Serbians choose themselves which vaccine they will receive, the majority would prefer Sputnik V. Remember when The world poo-poo’d the Russian decision to vaccinate without full clinical trials? It looks like not everyone’s complaining these days…

Tags: COVID, coronavirus, sputnik v, vaccine, covid 19, serbia
3. Play-Doh, Vaccinated Pets, and Irish Whiskey

In this week's Odder News: the Play-Doh version of Moscow, the Russian version of Irish whiskey, and the Red Bull version of ice skating.

Tags: play-doh, whiskey, vaccine, COVID, pets, skating
4. Who's Not Done With Quarantine?

Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs was caught with his mask up while on a work trip to China.

Tags: sergei lavrov, pandemic, covid, mask, china
5. Coming Up Roses

After one year of pandemic, Russia's economy is looking dandy while others are on the verge of collapse. Or so says new research.

Tags: COVID, vaccine, economics, ruble, pandemic
6. Can't Bear to Watch

A nurse injects a performer in a bear costume with Russia’s Gam- COVID-Vac vaccine (under the brand name of Sputnik V) at a temporary COVID-19 vaccination site in Moscow’s Shchyolkovsky shopping centre.

Tags: COVID
7. Sputnik Rap, Dolls, and Animal Skulls

In this week's Odder News, how one man spent his pandemic, prisoners teach us how to get out of the pandemic, and a new video game connects you to the Russian police.

Tags: crime, COVID, museums, police
8. Russian Medics Recognized

“In the Russian Federation, we have witnessed the heroic dedication, professionalism, and selflessness of all medical workers in the fight against COVID-19. From the first days of the pandemic, they worked on the front line and risked their health and lives every minute.”

– From a report by Hans Kluge, Director of the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization (WHO), and Melita Vujnovich, representative of the organization in Russia, on Russian medical workers’ stellar performance throughout the pandemic

Tags: coronavirus, COVID
9. Rospotrebnadzor, Explained

What’s the deal with this governmental agency with the weird name?

Tags: COVID, coronavirus
10. Students to Sue

A group of students from Moscow State University is working on suing the university for a partial refund.

Tags: COVID, coronavirus, university, Moscow

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