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1. Party Like It's Belarus

The president of Russia's neighbor Belarus ended 2020 the same way he started it: in denial over the coronavirus pandemic.

Tags: government, politics, New Year, coronavirus, lukashenko, belarus
2. What Went Wrong

“Maximum conspiracy – this is of utmost importance. No one must be seen.”

– Konstantin Kudryavtsev, suspected as one of the FSB agents responsible for the poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny in August, in a phone call with Navalny
Tags: politics, opposition, fsb, navalny
3. Mayorless Magadan

The position of mayor in the Far East town of Magadan is apparently so undesirable that no one wants the job.

Tags: government, cities, politics, Magadan, Far East
4. What Happened in Khabarovsk?

How one sparsely-populated region in Russia's Far East became a hotbed of protests in 2020.

Tags: democracy, khabarovsk, Russian Far East, protest, politics
5. Russian Critters Cast Their Ballots

Putin might be a fan of Trump, but Russian zoo animals apparently aren't.

Tags: Krasnoyarsk, united states, politics, Trump, animals
6. Upward Mobility

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

Tags: elections, politics, social issues, women, government
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. Stumped

Russia's election commission performed a "large-scale investigation" into tree stumps used as polling places. Only (?) three cases were found.

Tags: politics, Internet, humor, trees, democracy, politics
9. Stumped

Russia's election commission performed a "large-scale investigation" into tree stumps used as polling places. Only (?) three cases were found.

Tags: politics, Internet, humor, trees, democracy, politics
10. Chocolate, Chichikov, and Chivalry

This week, Lukashenko turns action hero; chocolate is serious business; and a classic Russian author is proven to be right all along.

Tags: women, Gogol, pensions, business, military, politics, belarus, lukashenko

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