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1. A Humiliating Lack of Recognition

"In general, it has been calculated that if the right of nations to self-determination is actually realized throughout the globe, then instead of the 193 states that are now members of the UN, more than 500 or 600 states would emerge on Earth. Of course, it would be chaos. For this reason, we don’t recognize Taiwan, Kosovo, South Ossetia, or Abkhazia. Apparently, this principle will be applied to the quasi-states, which, in our view, Luhansk and Donetsk are."

– President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, at a recent forum with President Putin
Tags: war in ukraine, putin, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Kazakhstan, international relations
2. Dostoyevsky in Siberia and Beyond

Dostoyevsky spent ten years of his life exiled to Russia's Eastern hinterlands. Beyond the Urals, there are several places that shaped Dostoyevsky and influenced many of his greatest works of literature.

Tags: prison, Kazakhstan, barnaul, tyumen, Omsk, exile, Siberia, history, author, literature, dostoevsky
3. 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
4. Flamethrowers, Video Games, and New Nobility

This week, the Russian army gets new toys; a university administrator doesn't quit while he's ahead; and Lukashenko keeps doing his thing, much to our chagrin.

Tags: corruption, fraud, lukashenko, belarus, games, Kazakhstan, military, Internet, Siberia
5. Zombies, a Swampy Lake, and a New Shirtless Challenge

A not-quite lake makes a splash, zombies on public transit, and problems memorializing history's tragedies. But on the bright side, shirtless men and hippos.

Tags: Memorial, zombies, metro, Sladkoe, Kazakhstan, Russia
By Alice E.M. Underwood

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