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This week arts and crafts flourish under quarantine; a heatwave hits an unlikely place, and coronavirus fashion hits a new high (or low?).
In this week's Odder News, the Moscow Zoo tries a new marketing tactic; a consumer protection agency gives its condom recommendations; and high winds call for desperate measures.
Russian alcohol deaths are down, thanks to a mild January.
The weather has been all over the place in Russia, and future forecasts predict more of the same.
“Accordingly, the temperature will be seven to eight degrees higher than the climatic norm, which gives reason to say that the current winter will turn out to be the warmest over the last 140 years of instrumental observations in Moscow.”
- Chief Specialist of the Moscow Weather Bureau Tatyana Pozdnyakova
Muscovites are no longer in the dark about the amount of sunlight they got in December: just eight hours.
An effective way to accumulate new vocabulary is to learn words and phrases that have the same root.
Every autumn, Russians only have one question: Когда начнётся отопительный сезон!? (When are they going to turn on the heat?)
In early March, when Moscow is still buried under more than a meter of snow and people are buried under many inches of fur and heavy wool, there is nothing more annoying than Instagram photos of daffodils, forsythia and cherry blossom buds.
Russia thaws. People have thoughts. Not always good ones.
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