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1. Chocolate, Chichikov, and Chivalry

This week, Lukashenko turns action hero; chocolate is serious business; and a classic Russian author is proven to be right all along.

Tags: women, Gogol, pensions, business, military, politics, belarus, lukashenko
2. Camouflage Candles, Cats in Quarantine, and Belarus

This week Russians get diet advice, the president of Belarus gets kicked out of a neighboring country, and even cats aren't excused from social distancing.

Tags: military, religion, russian food, money, coronavirus, animals, politics, belarus, lukashenko, international relations
3. Nothing Suspicious Here...

In disappointing-but-not-altogether-unexpected news, a prominent Kremlin critic gets hit with tea-borne poisoning.

Tags: espionage, putin, politics, tea, navalny, corruption
4. Sad Smiles and Kremlin Corruption

Recounting a 2008 meeting with activist Alexei Navalny, before he rose to prominence.

Tags: opposition, dissidents, politics, navalny
5. Ever-Resilient Lukashenko

The President of Russia's neighboring Belarus says he had coronavirus, but even that didn't keep him down.

Tags: politics, health, lukashenko, belarus, coronavirus
6. Robberies, Vodka, and Cat-astrophic Crimes

This week, we're warned once again to be careful on the internet; priests use their powers for good; and criminals have never been so dang cute.

Tags: politics, vodka, health, black sea, cat, animals, Internet, Siberia
7. Pirates, Pooches, and Another Putin

This week, drivers' licenses get a much-overdue update, utility bills make headlines, and we learn that pirates abound in Russia. 

Tags: science, space, politics, putin, Internet, animals, travel, transport
8. (Almost) Jet Ski Season, (Almost) Presidents, and Online (Almost) Learning

This week, Russia's government grapples with the ins-and-outs of distance learning, the Ministry of Economic Development is nonplussed by the effects of coronavirus, and we know what side of the bread a shipbuilder's head's butter is on.

Tags: st. petersburg, sports, Siberia, Internet, journalism, education, politics, economy
9. Putin's Victorious Summer

This year's Victory Day parade was a sight to behold⁠— and we might be seeing its effects for the next 16 years.

Tags: voting, constitution, law, putin, Victory Day, politics, history
10. Russian Grammar Strikes Again

Russian grammar is tough, even for the Russians that make official constitutional-referendum ballots.

Tags: politics, elections, humor, language, russian language

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