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1. 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
2. Pop music, Pythons, and Kindergarten on the Run

An anti-politics pop song, the drive against Hollywood, and education for deer herders. Plus, Putin, pianos, and pythons. 

Tags: medinsky, putin, vox, politics, russia
By Alice E.M. Underwood
3. Dream Country

A look at Russian dreams and memes.

Tags: politics, navalny, stalin, dreams
4. Good Melt

On the Kremlin's Arctic flip flops.

Tags: arctic, politics, global warming, environment
5. #Russiagate, Demos & Alaska

Continuing scandal, new demonstrations, a sesquicentenial and a linguistic smackdown. Just another week here at TWERF.

Tags: russia, twitter, navalny, politics, kamchatka, alaska
By The Editors
6. The Kremlin on Ice

Convicts carve up the Kremlin, an assassin wins a prize, and governors drop like flies. Actually, that all sounds a lot worse than what happened. Find out for yourself. 

Tags: Russia, prison, Kremlin, Photo of the Year, politics
By Alice E.M. Underwood
7. The spy who stayed out in the cold

Some people see spies everywhere. Other people just see dumpsters, birds, snow, dogs, boars, or artists seeking political asylum. (That's at least 4 separate stories).

Tags: russia, lavrov, spies, snow, pavlensky, politics
By Alice E.M. Underwood
8. 5 Pearls of Wisdom from Fazil Iskander

Fazil Iskander, a missile in the world of Soviet literature, passed away on July 31. Here are five of his pearls of wisdom on humor, science, politics, Stalin, and the Russian soul.

Tags: iskander, author, literature, russia, soviet union, politics, satire
By Alice E.M. Underwood
9. Rudolf Nureyev's Great Leap to Freedom

Ballet great Rudolf Nureyev leapt out of Soviet jurisdiction and into the wider world of Western ballet on June 16, 1961. His leap was as much a political move as a dance move.

Tags: nureyev, ballet, art, politics, russia, soviet union, defection
By Alice E.M. Underwood
10. A kick in the face of public taste

This week in Russia saw a whole lot of beatdowns: on international corruption, candy stores, and even Buddha. 

Tags: putin, chocolate, corruption, politics, twerf
By Alice E.M. Underwood

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