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1. No Beating Around the Bush

“These promotions are illegal. <...> Of course, we must talk about the illegality of the actions, not about detentions. I don't see any violation at all. What is it, are these our first arrests? These are not the first uncoordinated rallies. Usually this ends with someone drawing up a complaint of administrative offense and then they are released. I am sure that now, if there are no provocations or clashes with the police, the same will happen.”

– The refreshing honesty of Valeriy Fadeyev, the Head of the Human Rights Council under the President of Russia, calling it like it is in the midst of massive anti-corruption protests rocking Russia.

Tags: corruption, protest, Navalny
2. Russia's Still Odd in 2021

This week, stealing a ridiculous amount of butter leads to punishment; Chechen nepotism knows no bounds; and Russians hope for an end of the pandemic (don't we all?).

Tags: New Year, poll, corruption, chechnya, government, crime
3. More Dead Souls

A Russian executive is under house arrest after it was discovered that she employed more than a dozen nonexistent employees for her own gain.

Tags: Gogol, business, crime, corruption
4. Yes, Dumplings are Still Bribes

A police chief in Novosibirsk has been convicted of corruption charges after accepting Caucasian dumplings as brides.

Tags: corruption, police, food
5. Flamethrowers, Video Games, and New Nobility

This week, the Russian army gets new toys; a university administrator doesn't quit while he's ahead; and Lukashenko keeps doing his thing, much to our chagrin.

Tags: corruption, fraud, lukashenko, belarus, games, Kazakhstan, military, Internet, Siberia
6. Insults, Overpriced Benches, and Space Toilets

This week, astronauts find some relief, citizens share their shame, and the dangers of sugar may finally be made public.

Tags: poll, science, space, cities, government, corruption, health
7. Polygraphs, Plots, and Pivo

This week, we learn that drinking when working from home isn't so bad; it rains birds in Saratov Oblast; and Ramzan Kadyrov is saved from a sinister plot.

Tags: Nizhny Novgorod, espionage, work, alcohol, chechnya, Saratov, animals, corruption, Siberia
8. Cave Bears, Corruption, and Life on Venus

This week, education is worth fighting for; corrupt officials go for all-or-nothing; and Lenin's mausoleum makeover is cancelled.

Tags: architecture, space, corruption, bears, lenin, Siberia, education
9. Nothing Suspicious Here...

In disappointing-but-not-altogether-unexpected news, a prominent Kremlin critic gets hit with tea-borne poisoning.

Tags: espionage, putin, politics, tea, navalny, corruption
10. Corruption, Crimea, and Coronavirus

This week, Spotify comes to Russia, Crimea is a hot tourist destination (like always), and three cases of corruption: one big, one small, and one straight out of a spy movie.

Tags: sakhalin, Far East, music, Internet, Victory Day, belarus, corruption, health, travel

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