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1. 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
2. Jello, Fellow! Shall We Sweeten the Deal?

Somebody’s got a sweet tooth in Tyumen, where they deputy head of Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service has accepted forbidden fruit in exchange for the right to supply other sweet ingredients.

Tags: jello, jelly drink, jelly, kissel, government, penitentiary, bribery, bribes
3. A Glorious Gazebo

A village in Bashkortostan has opened a new gazebo as a gathering place for the community, and photos certainly make it look welcoming.

Tags: architecture, government, Internet, provinces
4. Putin's Pooches

On this, Vladimir Putin's 69th birthday, we are reminded that even authoritarian leaders are softies for good dogs. Maybe especially so?

Tags: humor, politics, government, dogs, putin
5. Ageless Youth

The new head of Yekaterinburg's youth commission is perhaps a little older than one might expect.

Tags: city, government, kids, sports, Yekaterinburg, health, childhood, youth
6. Bee the Change

In Chelyabinsk, for the first time, an agricultural enterprise is under legal heat for the mass killing of bees.

Tags: government, law, environment, animals, Chelyabinsk
7. Fountain Frolicking Forbidden

The St. Petersburg city government has threatened to prevent traditional celebrations of VDV Day by turning off its fountains. Such grinches.

Tags: government, city, st. petersburg, holiday, military
8. The False Borises

Imitation is the highest form of flattery, especially when it comes to one's name on a ballot.

Tags: government, st. petersburg, cities, politics
9. An Architectural Crime; or, Shedquarters

A new village police station, unveiled with much pomp, occupies what appears to be a repurposed corrugated metal shed.

Tags: government, cities, towns, village life, corruption, police
10. The World's Largest Country, Made Tiny

St. Petersburg's Grand Maket Rossiya presents a droll and humorous self-reflection of Russian life.

Tags: government, st. petersburg, travel, train

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