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There are 14 item(s) tagged with the keyword "duma".

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1. Draining the Tanks

The Russian Duma is seriously considering putting a slow end to the dolphin and whale display industry.

Tags: duma, ocean, aquarium, dolphinarium
2. Sports, Sleep, and the State Duma

This week's Odder News features Russian athletes making international news, low-tax sports gear, and more opportunity for restful shut-eye.

Tags: remont, exercise, duma, mixed martial arts, UFC, hockey, russian government
3. Tsargrad the Litmus Tester

The “Orthodox oligarch” is starting a political organization to promote politicians who share his views.

Tags: duma, political activity
4. Should the Duma Broadcast in the Bathroom? Funny You Should Ask.

“I noticed that there are places here, shall we say, for contemplation.” said a Duma deputy, referring to… the bathroom. He continued: “And when important issues are being discussed, they should broadcast it there.”

Tags: humor, law, duma
5. Domestic Violence Debate Turns Ugly

Discussion in Russia about domestic violence has gotten more serious over the past few years, and a showdown seems to be on the horizon.

Tags: duma, law, domestic violence
6. From Russia with Love

Russia’s full of crazy (but lovable) animal stories this week: polar bears, camels, and fathers, oh my!

Tags: duma, putin, polar bears, animals, arctic
By Irina Bukharin
7. 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
8. Russians in the Dark, One Way or Another

It was a busy week in Russia: another round of pension protests, a pilgrimage for the Romanovs, and oh, the devil is working his magic.

Tags: protest, romanovs, World Cup, siberia, duma
By Irina Bukharin
9. Bananas, Ballerinas, and Bubble Bath

Blackface and bananas raise racist concerns ahead of soccer match, a linguist links Siberian Ket and Navajo languages, and video bloggers bring bubbles and pets to parliament. 

Tags: ballet, Duma, language, Ket, soccer, World Cup, Cameroon, Russia
By Alice E.M. Underwood
10. Bears, boycotts, and busting rhymes

Election aftermath, polar bear attacks, why drivers are against Russia's version of Uber, and maybe even a state secret or two. 

Tags: russia, election, duma, parliament, polar bears, arctic, moscow, boycott, yandex
By Alice E.M. Underwood

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