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There are 33 item(s) tagged with the keyword "government".

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1. The False Borises

Imitation is the highest form of flattery, especially when it comes to one's name on a ballot.

Tags: government, st. petersburg, cities, politics
2. An Architectural Crime; or, Shedquarters

A new village police station, unveiled with much pomp, occupies what appears to be a repurposed corrugated metal shed.

Tags: government, cities, towns, village life, corruption, police
3. The World's Largest Country, Made Tiny

St. Petersburg's Grand Maket Rossiya presents a droll and humorous self-reflection of Russian life.

Tags: government, st. petersburg, travel, train
4. An Ode to the Hovercraft

Russia is a land of many mysteries. The greatest of all, of course, is this: What's the deal with Russians and their hovercraft?

Tags: technology, military, government, transport
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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

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