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1. Grampa Krylov

Russia’s best known poet was born 250 years ago, and his last name was not Pushkin.

Tags: literature, humor, fables, krylov
2. Clean and Comfortable

Bloggers and twitterers this fall, in the lead-up to the mayoral elections, were effusive in their praise of Moscow living conditions. Was it real or staged?

Tags: sobyanin, humor, moscow
3. What's So Funny?

After declensions, cases, aspect, verbs of motion, pronunciation, and all the other trials of the Russian language, there is one more thing to learn: quotes, jokes and allusions. Let's do this.

Tags: film, russian language, humor
4. The Best of 2017

For our final TWERF of 2017, we look back and re-share some of our favorite stories from 2017. They may not be the most note-worthy or news-worthy stories, but we felt they were the most fun.

Tags: humor, siberia
By Alice E.M. Underwood
5. Two Samara Stories

In which we move east to Samara, on the Volga River, and meet two centenarians living alone in very different ways.

Tags: travel, humor, children of 1917, health
By Paul E. Richardson
6. Another Moment of Zen

In which we are reminded of a 1924 decision about train schedules.

Tags: travel, humor, children of 1917, health
By Paul E. Richardson
7. Zenly Down the Road

For all the romanticism commonly associated with world travel, the brutal reality is that it is often a very un-romantic undertaking to move the meat that is our bodies around in the world.

Tags: travel, humor, children of 1917, health
By Paul E. Richardson
8. A One Act Play in Nine Scenes

Any good expedition has its lighter moments. We have collected nine such scenes from recent days into a one-act play for your enjoyment.

Tags: travel, humor, children of 1917, health
By Paul E. Richardson
9. Making a Meme

The Zhdun meme took Russia by storm this winter. We investigate.

Tags: art, humor
10. 13 Crazes Proving Putinmania Is Here to Stay

Join with us in a celebration of 13 inspired displays of Putinalia (not as nasty as it sounds) that Russia has gifted to the world.

    Tags: Putin, politics, culture, humor
    By Alice E.M. Underwood

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