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Russia Weekly gets wacky with singing policemen, forbidden emojis, and flying plagues.
This week gives us a plethora of emotions: shame in Samara, excitement in Tomsk, and a bit of both in Moscow.
We mapped all the US cities paired with a Russian city, and to our surprise, the map looks like Putin's profile.
Traditional celebrations like Maslenitsa are accompanied by new ones, like Chinese New Year. The party never stops!
Today, we officially put to print the book for our Children of 1917 project: Resilience: Life Stories of Centenarians Born in the Year of Revolution.
Let's go to Nizhny Novgorod to hear a Russian rendition of the song of the year. And then, lets meet some puppies and a vodka thief.
On the importance of coffee, academicians, a museum, a rooster, the harvesting of turf, and collectivization. Oh, and Novosibirsk.
It was with mixed feelings of bitter guilt and disgust, overcome with shameful and cowardly thoughts, that I joined the Children of 1917 project.
Vladimir Dudarev takes us to Siberia's wooden architecture and university capital, Tomsk.
Many Russian cities have songs about about them. Here are six of the best ones about Russia's Northern Capital – three by American artists, three by Russians.
Elena Kotova takes us to the streets, beaches, yoga studios and parks of Saratov, a city on the Volga.
Alexander Podgorchuk takes us to Russia's westernmost city, Kaliningrad.
Accomplished photographer Dmitry Markov takes us on a tour of Pskov, "Where Russia Begins."
Teacher Ilona Isayeva shares with us some of the charms of Kandalaksha, a small industrial town on the White Sea.
Journalist Irina Mordasova and photographer Konstantin Chalabov give us a tour of Veliky Novgorod, a history lover's paradise.
Photographer Anton Karliner explains why trains, a metro bridge, and World War II have a place in Novosibirsk history.
Maria Plotnikova acquaints us with Tchaikovsky. No, not the composer, the town named for him in Siberia's Perm Krai.
Photographer Kristina Syrchikova explains what a goose has to do with Samara and the Volga River.
Artist Anastasia Bogomolova takes us on a tour of Chelyabinsk, famous for its meteorite, tanks, and a very special forest.
Photographer Daria Kozinova takes us on a tour of the capital of the Urals: Yekaterinburg.