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1. Huawei Slinks Out

Russia's international economic isolation continues as Chinese telecoms giant Huawei moves to leave the country.

Tags: sanctions, economy, politics, war in ukraine
2. International Women's Day

Today is International Women's Day, which traces its roots to 1917, when Russian women demanded "bread and peace." Four days later the tsar was forced to abdicate and the provisional government granted women the right to vote. What's going on today in Russia?

Tags: tsar, politics, women
3. Battle of the Zoo Mascots

A Siberian zoo's mascot competition has ended in fraudulent activity, anger, and political outrage. 

Tags: politics, mascot, zoo, Siberia, novosibirsk
4. Biking with Style, with Putin: The Night Wolves

Russia has an ultranationalist, pro-Putin motorcycle gang. Because of course it does.

Tags: men, ideology, culture, propaganda, politics, putin, motor sports
5. Valuing Values

In an effort to prevent the "cult of selfishness," Russia's Ministry of Culture is implementing a project to preserve traditional values in 2022.

Tags: politics, government, memory, culture
6. The New Year's Fairytale Nobody Asked For

A little girl from Moscow just asked for a robotic toy dog, but instead, she got a rather unusual tale from one of Russia's head political leaders. 

Tags: fairy tales, new year's eve, New Year, politics, humor, toys, gifts
7. Remembering the Good Times, Lukashenko Style

An exhibit showing off the machine gun of our favorite mustached president (alongside other artifacts from August 2020 unrest) is currently gracing Minsk's Independence Palace.

Tags: politics, protest, belarus, lukashenko
8. Putin's Pooches

On this, Vladimir Putin's 69th birthday, we are reminded that even authoritarian leaders are softies for good dogs. Maybe especially so?

Tags: humor, politics, government, dogs, putin
9. 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
10. Zelyonka: It Ain't Easy Being Green

Brilliant Green Dye or "Zelyonka," as it is known in Russia, has been a popular antiseptic and mild chemical weapon in the country for years. How is it possible for one thing to have two such varied uses? 

Tags: Customs, humor, politics, navalny, medicine

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