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There are 13 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Far East".

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1. The Water is Fine: Water Sports in Russia

Russia isn't known for being a warm-water country, but during the summer months there are more than enough accessible rivers, lakes, seas, and oceans within and around the country to have a little fun.

Tags: summer, Kamchatka, Far East, adventure, athletics, rivers, Altai, lake baikal
2. Sandwiches, Suitcases, and Swaddling Clothes

In this week's Odder News, marked up sandwiches, magic suitcases, and Chadian soldiers as alarm clocks.

Tags: babel, beluga, air travel, simferopol, kolyma, anadyr, Far East
3. Plenty of Penguins

Eight little penguin chicks make for one very lucky aquarium in Russia's Far East. 

Tags: animals, Far East, zoo, news, Vladivostok
4. Mayorless Magadan

The position of mayor in the Far East town of Magadan is apparently so undesirable that no one wants the job.

Tags: government, cities, politics, Magadan, Far East
5. Potholes, Economics, and a Crossbow Murder

This week, puddles get the spotlight, weapons become instruments, and the life of a sausage tycoon ends abruptly at the business end of a crossbow.

Tags: Internet, business, crime, economy, Far East, cities
6. Maps, Mail Trucks, and Caviar

This week, officials make outrageous demands, maps cost a man his job, and science meets geopolitics.

Tags: Far East, mail, food, science, cities, government
7. Instant Karma on Sakhalin

Karma (and alcohol) lead a man in Sakhalin Island to have an eventful 24 hours.

Tags: alcohol, crime, cars, Far East, sakhalin
8. 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
9. The Romance of the Earth

Half a century ago, the profession of geologist was both popular and revered in Russia, shrouded in a halo of romance and adventure. We see what it is like today, first-hand.

Tags: geology, Far East
10. The Road to Nowhere

This week, Russians are caught in the act by means of butter, watermelon, and a controversial color

Tags: police, Ukraine, st. petersburg, Petersburg, Far East, snow, ice, food, corruption, bribes, bribery, baikal, lake baikal, Siberia

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