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1. Insults, Overpriced Benches, and Space Toilets

This week, astronauts find some relief, citizens share their shame, and the dangers of sugar may finally be made public.

Tags: poll, science, space, cities, government, corruption, health
2. A Good Reason to Join the Military

A young woman in Kursk has been using her feminine wiles to hand over conscription notices.

Tags: bureaucracy, government, towns, women, military
3. Upward Mobility

A cleaning woman has found herself the newly-elected head of her village.

Tags: elections, politics, social issues, women, government
4. Putin's Birthday, Teachers, and Dirt

This week, Putin gets a cool new birthday present; an official broadcasts his workout regimen; and strange sediment puzzles scientists.

Tags: government, education, environment, military, putin, Kamchatka, health, Saratov, Siberia
5. Smile, or Else

Who says Russians are cold and inscrutable? Kamchatka's new "Ministry of Happiness" seeks to spread joy and wellbeing.

Tags: social issues, government, Kamchatka, health
6. Not-So-Fresh Siberian Air

A recent study finds that Siberia's air quality may be worse than you'd think.

Tags: pollution, science, government, health, environment, Siberia
7. Sore Loser Turns Supervillain

A recently defeated incumbent politician has turned off the water supply in part of his district. Out of spite.

Tags: Chelyabinsk, city, towns, government, politics
8. What Are You, Blind?

Somehow, a blind man in Orenburg has been sporting a drivers' license for the last two years.

Tags: cars, government, transport, health
9. Good Deed Punished

A pensioner was fined for highlighting voter fraud in Russia's recent round of constitutional amendments.

Tags: pensions, government, democracy, constitution, voting
10. Pushups for the Poor

Russian lawmakers seek to boost the economy – and citizens' heart rates – by providing vouchers for workout classes.

Tags: coronavirus, laws, government, social issues, sports, health

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