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1. Lukashenko Gets His "Village Therapy"

The Belarusian President followed his own coronavirus advice, Pomeranian in tow.

Tags: subbotnik, lukashenko, coronavirus, dogs, belarus
2. Why So Mean?

“You know, it got to the point that they give such nasty information on [channel] Rossiya 1. Ah, the old man treats his people there with a tractor, vodka, a bath...  But why are you making fools of us in Russia? Why should a Russian person get it into their head that there, in the West, our Belarusans, they’re some kind of crazy?"

- President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on bias in Russian media against Belarusans

Tags: belarus
3. Scams, Frogs, and Cars

This week we have a little bit of everything: new cars, freshly-paved streets, and, of course, plenty of coronavirus.

Tags: cities, health, animals, cars, belarus
4. A Russian Gift

A look at how the Jesuits, Pope Francis, and Georgetown University all share an interesting connection to Russia.

Tags: Belarus, catholicism, religion, Catherine the Great, jesuits
5. Some Things to Enjoy with Your Stacks of Toilet Paper

In this week's Odder News: post-Soviet leaders propose innovative treatments for coronavirus, phone chargers go bad, and Russian buyers have an opening in the European real estate market.

Tags: holidays, military, government, economy, belarus, Moscow, health
6. Life-Changing Moments

“This is war. The enemy is invisible, but some lines of the front are clear. Today's difficulties, of course, are far from the horrors known to our history, and that includes the Blockade. That was much worse than today, and scarier.... The noble experience and mysticism of the besieged Hermitage remains with us always and serves as an example.”

- General Director of the State Hermitage Museum Mikhail Piotrovsky, in a Facebook post on how the Hermitage is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic

Tags: belarus, music, hermitage, coronavirus
7. Sleeping Naked, Oh, and Tanks

This week's Odder News: Belarus, the "Switzerland of the East," quiet hours, and tank-fueled wedding proposals.

Tags: belarus, Internet, politics, health, military
8. Horse Power

Belarusian Alexei Usikov has invented a new vehicle – a horsemobile, with the mighty horsepower of one horse.

Tags: belarus, horses
9. Travel Notes

Most beautiful village takes it on the chin, movie museum, Kremlin foundations, and more.

Tags: village life, belarus, kremlin, travel
10. Chernobyl: The State Secret

30 years ago today, the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant had a meltdown: "Flames, sparks, and chunks of burning material went flying... These were red-hot pieces of nuclear fuel and graphite..."

Tags: Chernobyl, nuclear, accident, Belarus, soviet
By Marina Latysheva

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