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1. Chocolate, Chichikov, and Chivalry

This week, Lukashenko turns action hero; chocolate is serious business; and a classic Russian author is proven to be right all along.

Tags: women, Gogol, pensions, business, military, politics, belarus, lukashenko
2. United Across 9000 Kilometers

What unites Khabarovsk and Minsk?

Tags: protest, dissent, belarus, khabarovsk
3. Camouflage Candles, Cats in Quarantine, and Belarus

This week Russians get diet advice, the president of Belarus gets kicked out of a neighboring country, and even cats aren't excused from social distancing.

Tags: military, religion, russian food, money, coronavirus, animals, politics, belarus, lukashenko, international relations
4. Leaders Say the Darndest Things

“Thank you, I have said everything. You can shout 'Leave'.”

– Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in response to workers at the Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant

Tags: coronavirus, belarus
5. Ever-Resilient Lukashenko

The President of Russia's neighboring Belarus says he had coronavirus, but even that didn't keep him down.

Tags: politics, health, lukashenko, belarus, coronavirus
6. 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
7. Lukashenko Gets His "Village Therapy"

The Belarusian President followed his own coronavirus advice, Pomeranian in tow.

Tags: subbotnik, lukashenko, coronavirus, dogs, belarus
8. Why So Mean?

“You know, it got to the point that they give such nasty information on [channel] Rossiya 1. Ah, the old man treats his people there with a tractor, vodka, a bath...  But why are you making fools of us in Russia? Why should a Russian person get it into their head that there, in the West, our Belarusans, they’re some kind of crazy?"

- President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on bias in Russian media against Belarusans

Tags: belarus
9. Scams, Frogs, and Cars

This week we have a little bit of everything: new cars, freshly-paved streets, and, of course, plenty of coronavirus.

Tags: cities, health, animals, cars, belarus
10. A Russian Gift

A look at how the Jesuits, Pope Francis, and Georgetown University all share an interesting connection to Russia.

Tags: Belarus, catholicism, religion, Catherine the Great, jesuits

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