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1. Resistance, Mobilized

Protests erupted across Russia after Putin announces mobilization.

Tags: war in ukraine, social issues, protest, dissent
2. Sentenced to Return Home

After negotiations, Russia agreed to release 10 foreign prisoners captured during the fighting in Ukraine.

Tags: war in ukraine, social issues, prisoners, international relations, saudi arabia
3. A Crime Against Passion

Crimean wedding-goers were arrested and fined after playing a patriotic Ukrainian song at their reception.

Tags: weddings, law, crimea, social issues, customs, culture
4. Patriotism Ed

New classes are popping up in Russian schools to discuss the invasion of Ukraine.

Tags: social issues, war in ukraine, children, education
5. Reimbursing the Evicted

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to pay Ukrainian refugees in Russia monthly and one-time payments.

Tags: social issues, government, evacuation, refugees, war in ukraine
6. International without the Amnesty

“[This report] does not mean that Amnesty International holds Ukrainian forces responsible for violations committed by Russian forces, or that the Ukrainian military is not taking adequate precautions in other parts of the country. We must be very clear: nothing of the actions of the Ukrainian military, which we have documented, in any way justify Russia's violations.” 

                                   –  From a report released by Amnesty International
Tags: social issues, human rights, NGOs, Amnesty international, war in ukraine
7. A Loss for Justice

"The Committee against Torture has been protecting the rights of citizens who have suffered from torture and inhuman treatment by government officials all their lives. Despite the obvious benefits of this mission, the authorities have been trying for many years to give it an alien and harmful outline... Apparently, the authorities are giving a signal that torture is becoming (or has already become) part of state policy and is not a problem. Here I would like to remind you about the Constitution, where torture is prohibited (for the time being)."

– Sergey Babinets, chairman of the Committee against Torture
Tags: human rights, Committee against Torture, law, government, social issues
8. Fair Trade

One Russian city is taking moonshine off the streets by offering a trade: groceries in exchange for booze.

Tags: food, vodka, alcohol, social issues, government
9. Pumpkins, Medieval Renaissance Festivals, and Cattle Stealing

In this week's Odder News, enormous pumpkins, LARPing in honor of Alexander Nevsky, and horses in cars.

Tags: social issues, children, Kazakhstan, alexander nevsky, peter-paul fortress, st. petersburg, moscow, pumpkin, watermelon
10. Britney's Plight Takes Flight, And Putin's "Troops" Speak Out

News of Britney Spears’s recent appearance in court has crossed the globe, and a well-meaning group of supporters in Russia have taken offense at her plight.

Tags: culture, law, social issues, women, Internet, putin's troops, britney spears

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