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There are 15 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Orthodox Church".

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1. An ode to men, the opposite of old cat ladies

As Russia celebrates men on Defenders of the Fatherland Day, it encourages them to have more sex, for the sake of growing the population of the Fatherland. Just not at work. 

Tags: leningrad, Orthodox Church, vodka, matryoshka, cats, sex
By Katrina Keegan
2. The Beauty, the Beast, and the Bumbling Public Official

The post-holiday doldrums must not exist in Russia, where we find stories of hope, change, and a mayor that cares.

Tags: Krasnoyarsk, orthodox church, siberia
3. 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
4. Sex, Drugs, and Rockin' Rectors

This week is all about the places where Russians and new cultural phenomena meet, for better and for worse.

Tags: orthodox church, st. petersburg, putin
By Irina Bukharin
5. Of Rockets and Ruptures

Falling objects, family feuds, and friendly felines dominated our attention this week.

Tags: space, nasa, Trump, orthodox church, cat
By Irina Bukharin
6. Life, Death, and Pizza

Climate change is destroying Russia and people still want to duel, but at least someone’s getting free pizza.

Tags: pushkin, environment, food, orthodox church, navalny, putin
By Irina Bukharin
7. Skyfalls, Sinking Feelings, and Smitings

Falling from a Russian sky near you: airplanes, bags of money, and well-timed lightning bolts!

Tags: World Cup, soccer, orthodox church, Altai, sochi, Ufa
By Irina Bukharin
8. Crime Doesn't Pay

This is the crime-filled Russia you’ve always heard about, including a cat smuggling drugs and railroad theft.

Tags: cat, orthodox church, Kaluga, st. petersburg
By Irina Bukharin
9. Pyramid & Paskha

A strange church in St. Petersburg’s outskirts offers a fascinating historical side trip.

Tags: orthodox church, st. petersburg
10. Fevronia's Day

On July 8, Russia celebrates the Day of Family, Love and Fidelity, a holiday aimed at promoting traditional family values, more commonly known as Fevronia's Day. What's it all about?

Tags: Fevronia, Orthodox Church, holidays
By Elizaveta Shkurina

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