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No Cash, It's Cold
December 02, 2020

No Cash, It's Cold

By The Editors

“The share of completely non-cash customers who use a bank card but do not withdraw cash from an ATM for a month is steadily growing. Now it is 39%, which is 5 percentage points higher than before the pandemic.”

– Alexander Vedyakhin, First Deputy Chairman of the Board of Sberbank, on the growing number of clients who are not using cash at all

Slander and Golden Schemes
November 25, 2020

Slander and Golden Schemes

By The Editors

"I will transfer the amounts collected from the slanderers to an orphanage, I will publish a copy of the payment here."

– Head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin, writing on his Facebook page that he would donate any proceeds from his suit against three news portals for slander
Expiring Diplomas
November 11, 2020

Expiring Diplomas

By The Editors

"Today, this absurdity is the rule. Who told you that [a graduate] has not forgotten 95 percent of what he actually studied there?"

– Dmitry Peskov, suggesting the idea of instituting an expiration date for university diplomas
Pink Weather and QR-Codes
November 04, 2020

Pink Weather and QR-Codes

By The Editors

“In general, yes, winter is expected not to be cold. Winter is predicted in this color - I'm even afraid to pronounce the word – pink."

– Roman Vilfand, scientific director of Russia’s Hydrometeorological Center, on the colors that will appear this winter on meteorological maps (pink means temperatures higher than norms)
Hopes for iPhones and Restrictions
October 28, 2020

Hopes for iPhones and Restrictions

By The Editors

“Almost the entire first batch of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro was bought up over the weekend. A number of models with the most popular blue colors have already sold out. The highest demand was for the Pro version, with 70% of customers choosing it. New consignments of goods are expected in the near future.”

– Report by MTS, on the popularity of new iPhones in Russia, which sold out at MTS stores within three days
Savings and Plateaus
October 14, 2020

Savings and Plateaus

By The Editors

“Compared to the crisis period, the share of people adhering to a savings policy in economic behavior has decreased: 68% of Russians believe that it is better to spend as little as possible, saving as much as possible for the future.”

– Results of a poll conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Center, on how Russians are saving and spending money

Job Offer for Trump
October 07, 2020

Job Offer for Trump

By The Editors

“Note: this is parody, using #deepfake technology (but the job is there, Donald).”

– Tweet from Kremlin-funded network RT, promoting an ad about its coverage of the US election

Pop Star Politics
September 23, 2020

Pop Star Politics

By The Editors

“Just know that you don’t give away your loved one… Belarusians, we are a force.”

– a group of Belarusian and Russian pop singers, singing in a patriotic music video to support President Lukashenko

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