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The Weekly Russia File

Browse recent issues of The Weekly Russia File.

 

Lost Game, but Newfound Pride
Lost Game, but Newfound Pride

What’s out of this world? Russia’s performance in the World Cup, a Russian cargo ship, and showers in Samara!

The Plagues of Russia: the Risen Dead, Bees, and Floods
The Plagues of Russia: the Risen Dead, Bees, and Floods

Shed a tear for our last World Cup TWERF, in which we finally learn about the Romanovs and feel the wrath of nature.

Russians in the Dark, One Way or Another
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.

A Round of Russian Rescues
A Round of Russian Rescues

Everybody receives a lift, from a stranded hiker, to the planet, to two boys who are actually doing just fine.

Crime Doesn't Pay
Crime Doesn't Pay

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

The Dog Days of Summer and the Crazy Things They Bring
The Dog Days of Summer and the Crazy Things They Bring

This week gives us a plethora of emotions: shame in Samara, excitement in Tomsk, and a bit of both in Moscow.

Skyfalls, Sinking Feelings, and Smitings
Skyfalls, Sinking Feelings, and Smitings

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

The Ancient Past, the Near Future, and a Sheepish Present
The Ancient Past, the Near Future, and a Sheepish Present

Time got a little bit wibbly-wobbly and timey-wimey as Russia traveled to the future, to the past, and back to the present (and all in one week)!