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19 December 2018


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Sex, Drugs, and Rockin' Rectors
Sex, Drugs, and Rockin' Rectors

This week is all about the places where Russians and new cultural phenomena meet, for better and for worse.

Tags: orthodox church, st. petersburg, putin
Jedi Masters, Moon Colonies, and More
Jedi Masters, Moon Colonies, and More

This week goes intergalactic with a moon colony, two jedi masters, and several unhappy taxi drivers.

Tags: putin, space, ukraine, moscow
Russian Fairy Tales of Royalty and Rappers
Russian Fairy Tales of Royalty and Rappers

We have a trio of uplifting stories this week: a Russian rapper freed, a Russian beauty turned royalty, and a literal (and strange) military lift.

Tags: Crimea, ukraine, krasnodar, kremlin
Whoosh, Bark, and Boo
Whoosh, Bark, and Boo

This week was a grab bag of jobs well done, tear-jerkers, and meta-scary stories. Buckle up!

Tags: energy, environment, Halloween, putin, dogs, religion
Warm Feelings for the Cool Weather
Warm Feelings for the Cool Weather

If you’re here for Halloween spooks, we can’t help you: all we’ve got this week are feel-good stories!

Tags: dogs, putin, Krasnoyarsk, moscow
The Loss of Laura Williams
The Loss of Laura Williams

Laura Williams, a long-time contributor to Russian Life (author of the wonderful book, Notes from a Russian Village), passed away suddenly on October 28, 2018.

Tags: writers, village life
Lawmakers versus Troublemakers
Lawmakers versus Troublemakers

Russian law enforcement had a busy week, from taking on the ~high~ seas to putting rich jerks in their place.

Tags: cossacks, national anthem, Russian Far East, navalny
Of Rockets and Ruptures
Of Rockets and Ruptures

Falling objects, family feuds, and friendly felines dominated our attention this week.

Tags: space, nasa, Trump, orthodox church, cat
Things Look Different Below the Surface
Things Look Different Below the Surface

What’s more surprising, fake feminists or fish with bad teeth?

Tags: North Korea, feminism, st. petersburg, dagestan, fish
Politics and Technology: And never the twain should meet
Politics and Technology: And never the twain should meet

To selfie or not to selfie? That is the question, or at least one of the questions, addressed this week.

Tags: yandex, moscow, politics, duma