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1. April Fooling Around... And Not

There will surely be some great April Fools' news items this week. These, however, are some that we wish were jokes.

Tags: animals, dagestan, Siberia, music, health, travel, transport
2. Life-Changing Moments

“This is war. The enemy is invisible, but some lines of the front are clear. Today's difficulties, of course, are far from the horrors known to our history, and that includes the Blockade. That was much worse than today, and scarier.... The noble experience and mysticism of the besieged Hermitage remains with us always and serves as an example.”

- General Director of the State Hermitage Museum Mikhail Piotrovsky, in a Facebook post on how the Hermitage is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic

Tags: belarus, music, hermitage, coronavirus
3. Well-trained Pets, Songs about Coronavirus, and Putin on Line One

In this week's Odder News: Putin's smartphone habits, Russian homophones make a headache for the police, and a coronavirus serenade.

Tags: music, putin, health, technology, animals, Siberia
4. Punk Rock and Klotsvog

Reviews of a history of punk rock and a novel about a not very likeable woman.

Tags: punk music, music, fiction, books
5. Public Transit Complaints, Ethnic Villages, and Namibia

In this week's Odder News, regions work on ethnic villages, presidents get songs written about them, and coronavirus countermeasures take a surprising twist.

Tags: dagestan, Siberia, music, health, travel, transport
6. Perestroika Without Pleasure

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Yanka Dyagileva’s punk rock album Anhedonia, the greatest monument to perestroika that you’ve never heard of.

Tags: rock music, music, Yanka Dyagileva, punk music, perestroika
By Tiffany Zhu
7. For the Love of Trees

In this issue's language learning page, we consider Russian songs about trees.

Tags: songs, music, nature, trees
8. What Russian Rock Music Says About the Motherland

“Mother Russia” is much more than a stereotype. Everyone has opinions on it, Russian rock musicians included.

Tags: russian music, music, nationalism, patriotism, rock music
By Tiffany Zhu
9. When Artists Get on Board with Russian Protest

As opposition protests rock Moscow, we look at how contemporary artists have interpreted the actions of Russia's riot police.

Tags: omon, moscow, music, art, dissidence, protest
10. Far From Moscow: A Digital Festival for the Ages

Check out five of the best up-and-coming Russian indie bands of 2018 and 2019.

Tags: rock music, indie music, russian music, music

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