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1. A Mustachioed Medusa

What could be more sinister than a Medusa with a mustache? A hint: a Medusa with a mustache and a reputation for being Europe’s last dictator.

Tags: bas-relief, street art, artwork, st. petersburg, lukashenko, alexander lukashenko
2. Russia in the Time of COVID

How has Russia changed since the last time you were there, pre-pandemic?

Tags: travel warning, united states, air travel, COVID, st. petersburg, Moscow
3. Faster Than a Speeding Sapsan

The journey between Moscow and St. Petersburg is about to get a lot faster.

Tags: st. petersburg, moscow, train, sapsan, railway, railroad, russian railways
4. Pumpkins, Medieval Renaissance Festivals, and Cattle Stealing

In this week's Odder News, enormous pumpkins, LARPing in honor of Alexander Nevsky, and horses in cars.

Tags: social issues, children, Kazakhstan, alexander nevsky, peter-paul fortress, st. petersburg, moscow, pumpkin, watermelon
5. A Revolutionary Restoration

After almost ten years, the Alexander Palace, the final home of the Romanovs, is back and open for visitors.

Tags: palaces, st. petersburg, romanov, russian revolution, travel
6. Fountain Frolicking Forbidden

The St. Petersburg city government has threatened to prevent traditional celebrations of VDV Day by turning off its fountains. Such grinches.

Tags: government, city, st. petersburg, holiday, military
7. Travel the Motherland

Russia has it all, so you never need to travel anywhere else.

Tags: Urals, arctic, Caucasus, st. petersburg, mari el
8. 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
9. Finding Her Russian Roots

How a conversation led one of 60,000 Russian adoptees in the United States on a journey to her past.

Tags: memoir, dima yakovlev, babies, international adoption, adoption, st. petersburg, Chelyabinsk
10. A Century Ago

On August 7, 1921, Alexander Blok, died in St. Petersburg. Widely considered the greatest poet of the Silver Age of Russian poetry.

Tags: st. petersburg, poetry, blok

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