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1. Corruption, Crimea, and Coronavirus

This week, Spotify comes to Russia, Crimea is a hot tourist destination (like always), and three cases of corruption: one big, one small, and one straight out of a spy movie.

Tags: sakhalin, Far East, music, Internet, Victory Day, belarus, corruption, health, travel
2. Hot Fuzz

An Archangelsk police chief is in hot water for using his subordinates to build a banya.

Tags: arkhangelsk, dacha, corruption, government, police
3. Policing the Police

Something virtually unprecedented happened this winter: five Russian policemen were arrested and charged with framing up an innocent man.

Tags: corruption, militia, police
4. The Road to Nowhere

This week, Russians are caught in the act by means of butter, watermelon, and a controversial color

Tags: police, Ukraine, st. petersburg, Petersburg, Far East, snow, ice, food, corruption, bribes, bribery, baikal, lake baikal, Siberia
5. How to Properly Accept Bribes

This is a short extract from a satirical book published in 1837, from which we learn: what sorts of bribes there are; why it is better to take a bribe during lunch; why gaudy is better than a bullfinch; the language in which one should speak of bribes; and how to avoid punishment for receiving bribes.

Tags: history, corruption, business, bribes
By Yulia Bogatko
6. Clowns, corruption, and overdue library books

A group of humanitarian clowns is set to conquer sadness in Russia. Whether they can also combat corruption, questionable legal cases, and adorable baby foxes is another matter.

Tags: Russia, corruption, bribery, embezzlement, foxes
By Alice E.M. Underwood
7. Corruption, Kalashnikovs, and cultured meats

Performance art turned into meaty meals and politicians turned criminals or corpses. Oh, and Vladimir Putin gets arrested. 

Tags: russia, putin, united russia, corruption, kamirov, uzbekistan, kalashnikov
By Alice E.M. Underwood
8. Fake elections, real Cossacks, and how to do yoga in prison

Why some Russians would rather vote for a fictional candidate, the importance of a Cossack education, and some artsy graffiti along the way. 

Tags: elections, parliament, corruption, cossacks, graffiti, yoga, olympics
By Alice E.M. Underwood
9. That's not cheese. It's a cyborg.

A joke-telling Pushkin robot, an unimpressed Putin, and cheese that's as virtual a reality as Pokémon. 

Tags: pushkin, putin, pokemon, russia, olympics, corruption, dairy
By Alice E.M. Underwood
10. A kick in the face of public taste

This week in Russia saw a whole lot of beatdowns: on international corruption, candy stores, and even Buddha. 

Tags: putin, chocolate, corruption, politics, twerf
By Alice E.M. Underwood

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