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11. The Inheritance of the Tsars: Russia's Claim to Rome

Russia-watchers sometimes encounter the idea that Moscow is the "Third Rome." But where does this idea come from, and what does it mean?

Tags: Orthodox Church, politics, architecture, art, religion, russian history
12. High Six!

A Russian city's redesigned seal sports an anatomical typo.

Tags: government, saint, religion, Siberia
13. A Russian Gift

A look at how the Jesuits, Pope Francis, and Georgetown University all share an interesting connection to Russia.

Tags: Belarus, catholicism, religion, Catherine the Great, jesuits
14. Feats of Strength, Leopard-Print, and Condoms

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.

Tags: coronavirus, Orthodox Church, religion, science, weather, sex, animals, fashion, sport, international women's day, health
15. Frescoes, Graves and a new PM

In which Russia discovers old frescoes, a lost grave, and a new PM. Among other news.

Tags: travel, purges, religion, church, putin
16. Joke about God Drives Comedian to God's Homeland

A Russian comedian made a joke and then decided he needed to flee the country to avoid arrest.

Tags: israel, opposition, Orthodox Church, religion
17. A Spiritual Trip, or...

What would you rather visit: a cathedral or a distillery?

Tags: religion, vodka
18. A Place for Everything

Sorry, Bulgakov – the devil didn’t come to Moscow this time, but prizes and panties did.

Tags: cooking, prison, fashion, transport, television, putin, geography, school, devil, religion, urban, Moscow, twitter
19. St. Isaac's 4.0

Today, now that the huge dome of St. Isaac’s towers over the center of the city, not far from the granite embankment, the sumptuous Senate and Synod Building, and the iconic Bronze Horseman statue, it is hard to imagine that in its first incarnation this church was much smaller and located on the Admiralty Meadow.

Tags: peter i, religion, churches, st. petersburg, St. Isaac's
20. Estimate, Pray, Light

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

Tags: science, aurora, arctic, fairy tales, religion, kola, murmansk, north

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