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1. Like Uber for Booze

Russia's Ministry of Industry and Trade has thrown its support behind a measure for distance-selling alcohol.

Tags: coronavirus, law, government, alcohol
2. Why Didn't We Think Of That?

“If you don't like the current president, only elections can solve the issue.”

– President Alexander Lukashenko, of the former Soviet state Belarus, known for having rigged elections last year to continue his run since 1995, among other things.

Tags: belarus, government, elections
3. Russia's Still Odd in 2021

This week, stealing a ridiculous amount of butter leads to punishment; Chechen nepotism knows no bounds; and Russians hope for an end of the pandemic (don't we all?).

Tags: New Year, poll, corruption, chechnya, government, crime
4. Party Like It's Belarus

The president of Russia's neighbor Belarus ended 2020 the same way he started it: in denial over the coronavirus pandemic.

Tags: government, politics, New Year, coronavirus, lukashenko, belarus
5. Taxis, Guns, and Scams

This week, we mark the end of 2020 with transportation stats, social media monitoring, and preparations for wild celebrations.

Tags: Moscow, military, literature, transport, government, alcohol, law, crime, Internet
6. Putin, Forest Work, and Gender Changes

This week, politicians are caught red-handed; surrogate motherhood and gambling are (apparently) the same; and Putin isn't as hip with the youth as you'd think.

Tags: military, children, women, money, gender, history, government, putin, social issues
7. Mayorless Magadan

The position of mayor in the Far East town of Magadan is apparently so undesirable that no one wants the job.

Tags: government, cities, politics, Magadan, Far East
8. Hot Fox Tips

Moscow Region's Ecology Ministry tells residents not to smile at foxes.

Tags: government, health, foxes, Moscow, animals
9. Maps, Mail Trucks, and Caviar

This week, officials make outrageous demands, maps cost a man his job, and science meets geopolitics.

Tags: Far East, mail, food, science, cities, government
10. Insults, Overpriced Benches, and Space Toilets

This week, astronauts find some relief, citizens share their shame, and the dangers of sugar may finally be made public.

Tags: poll, science, space, cities, government, corruption, health

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