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1. Feats of Strength, Leopard-Print, and Condoms

In this week's Odder News, the Moscow Zoo tries a new marketing tactic; a consumer protection agency gives its condom recommendations; and high winds call for desperate measures.

Tags: coronavirus, Orthodox Church, religion, science, weather, sex, animals, fashion, sport, international women's day, health
2. Frescoes, Graves and a new PM

In which Russia discovers old frescoes, a lost grave, and a new PM. Among other news.

Tags: travel, purges, religion, church, putin
3. Joke about God Drives Comedian to God's Homeland

A Russian comedian made a joke and then decided he needed to flee the country to avoid arrest.

Tags: israel, opposition, Orthodox Church, religion
4. A Spiritual Trip, or...

What would you rather visit: a cathedral or a distillery?

Tags: religion, vodka
5. A Place for Everything

Sorry, Bulgakov – the devil didn’t come to Moscow this time, but prizes and panties did.

Tags: cooking, prison, fashion, transport, television, putin, geography, school, devil, religion, urban, Moscow, twitter
6. St. Isaac's 4.0

Today, now that the huge dome of St. Isaac’s towers over the center of the city, not far from the granite embankment, the sumptuous Senate and Synod Building, and the iconic Bronze Horseman statue, it is hard to imagine that in its first incarnation this church was much smaller and located on the Admiralty Meadow.

Tags: peter i, religion, churches, st. petersburg, St. Isaac's
7. Estimate, Pray, Light

Both science and religion shed (northern) light on the Aurora Borealis. 

Tags: science, aurora, arctic, fairy tales, religion, kola, murmansk, north
8. Christ in the Dungeon

This fascinating wooden sculpture exhibition is running in St. Petersburg through mid-Febuary. For those who cannot visit, we offer a photo feature and notes from the curator.

Tags: religion, religious art, churches, christ
9. Baptism of the Christ

Russia has its own way of marking Twelfth Night (Ephiphany). But as a Christian holiday it misses the mark.

Tags: ice swimming, religion, orthodox church, epiphany
10. Whoosh, Bark, and Boo

This week was a grab bag of jobs well done, tear-jerkers, and meta-scary stories. Buckle up!

Tags: energy, environment, Halloween, putin, dogs, religion
By Irina Bukharin

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