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1. 13 Massive Russian Monuments You Need to See

In which we share some of Russia's big monuments (and moments) – from ice battles to DNA in stone and steel.

Tags: Volgograd, science, space, arctic, great patriotic war, lenin, alexander nevsky, Moscow, peter the great, memory, Memorial, soviet era, soviet union, soviet
2. Arctic Atlantis

On June 21, 1900, an intrepid explorer set off to find a mysterious Arctic island. He was never to be seen again.

Tags: novaya zemlya, zarya, expedition, arctic
3. Estimate, Pray, Light

Both science and religion shed (northern) light on the Aurora Borealis. 

Tags: science, aurora, arctic, fairy tales, religion, kola, murmansk, north
4. Women at the Top of the World

At the top of the world, in the bitter reaches of the Arctic, no man can survive without his chumwife. So why is the state cutting off their salaries?

Tags: yamal, nenets, arctic
5. From Russia with Love

Russia’s full of crazy (but lovable) animal stories this week: polar bears, camels, and fathers, oh my!

Tags: duma, putin, polar bears, animals, arctic
By Irina Bukharin
6. Monstrous Protests, Mobile Plants, and Too Much Paper

This week Russians hit the streets, waterways, and air for all sorts of occasions.

Tags: nuclear, arctic, moscow
By Irina Bukharin
7. Victory Day and cheeky chess pieces

Victory Day meant full streets but empty skies. A hollow chess piece hides more than its next move. And a day in the life of an Arctic doctor. 

Tags: arctic, ivan the terrible, victory day, russia
By Alice E.M. Underwood
8. Good Melt

On the Kremlin's Arctic flip flops.

Tags: arctic, politics, global warming, environment
9. Counterfeit TP and Commuting By Ball

Some folks form an Arctic military base or withdraw from mayoral elections. Others counterfeit toilet paper and roll through traffic in a giant ball. 

Tags: russia, arctic, military, omsk, counterfeit, zorb
By Alice E.M. Underwood
10. The bad, the sad, and the ice laser

It's been a rough week in Russia, with the metro bombing in St. Petersburg, the disappearance of gay men, and the death of Yevgeny Yevtushenko. Luckily, lasers are kinda neat. 

Tags: russia, petersburg, metro, chechnya, yevtushenko, arctic
By Alice E.M. Underwood

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