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1. Should the Duma Broadcast in the Bathroom? Funny You Should Ask.

“I noticed that there are places here, shall we say, for contemplation.” said a Duma deputy, referring to… the bathroom. He continued: “And when important issues are being discussed, they should broadcast it there.”

Tags: humor, law, duma
2. Domestic Violence Debate Turns Ugly

Discussion in Russia about domestic violence has gotten more serious over the past few years, and a showdown seems to be on the horizon.

Tags: duma, law, domestic violence
3. From Russia with Love

Russia’s full of crazy (but lovable) animal stories this week: polar bears, camels, and fathers, oh my!

Tags: duma, putin, polar bears, animals, arctic
By Irina Bukharin
4. 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.

Tags: yandex, moscow, politics, duma
By Irina Bukharin
5. 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.

Tags: protest, romanovs, World Cup, siberia, duma
By Irina Bukharin
6. Bananas, Ballerinas, and Bubble Bath

Blackface and bananas raise racist concerns ahead of soccer match, a linguist links Siberian Ket and Navajo languages, and video bloggers bring bubbles and pets to parliament. 

Tags: ballet, Duma, language, Ket, soccer, World Cup, Cameroon, Russia
By Alice E.M. Underwood
7. Bears, boycotts, and busting rhymes

Election aftermath, polar bear attacks, why drivers are against Russia's version of Uber, and maybe even a state secret or two. 

Tags: russia, election, duma, parliament, polar bears, arctic, moscow, boycott, yandex
By Alice E.M. Underwood
8. Siberia's natural wonders meet the Duma elections

This week brings you not just news, but also striking images of the latest discoveries in natural rock formations and mammoth hunting in Siberia. Also, election season. 

Tags: russia, siberia, yakutia, mammoth, ivory, duma, parliament, elections
By Alice E.M. Underwood
9. Get undressed and read the news till you sweat

Presidential speeches urge disrobing, but it's not what you think. All while laws get passed, politicians play judo, and – wait, is that Leonardo diCaprio?

Tags: russia, putin, judo, duma, lukashenko, leonardo dicaprio, soccer
By Alice E.M. Underwood
10. Baby bears, cats in debt, and other fuzzy victories

Victory Day, marking the 71st anniversary of the end of WWII, was celebrated this Monday. Here are the ups, downs, and nonsequiturs of the occasion.

Tags: Victory Day, military, veterans, putin, parade, bear, cat, duma
By Alice E.M. Underwood

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