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Free Coffee at a Pay-By-The-Minute Cafe

At the bright and open Anticaf’e, customers pay one ruble and 50 kopecks for each minute they stay.


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Russian Online Shopping Site Repackages Amazon Purchases

The fact that one of the fastest growing Russian online shopping sites is headquartered in Skokie, Illinois, probably says more about the realities of doing business in Russia than it does about the “World’s Largest Village,”


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Growing Prehistoric Plants

On the frozen edge of the Kolyma River in northeastern Siberia, in an ancient pantry harboring seeds and other stores, an Arctic ground squirrel burrowed into the dirt and buried a small, dark fruit from a flowering plant.


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The Inventions Of Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci’s 500-year-old inventions come to life in a new exhibition at the Experimentanium, which is showcasing models built according to plans by the Renaissance master.


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Niche Biz: Horror Movie Boogeymen

With this ‘nonstandard’ approach to the movie-going experience in mind, the management of a theater in the northwestern Russian city of Syktyvkar, the capital of the Republic of Komi, aim to double down on the scariest moments of horror films.


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Advertising on Eggs

Recently a new trend appeared in some Russian cities to use the mass chicken egg production as a medium for a short text messages that can instantly reach thousands of people in the city overnight, with a message as clear as it was texted to them by someone.


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Ideas from Russia: Ambulance Taxis

Police in Moscow are to carry out checks on ambulances after reports that emergency vehicles have been fitted with plush interiors and are being rented out to VIP commuters hoping to dodge the city’s appalling traffic jams.


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Russia Just Destroyed the Price of Diamonds

Russia has just declassified news that will shake world gem markets to their core: the discovery of a vast new diamond field containing “trillions of carats,”


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10 Year Old Russia’s Youngest Inventor

Anastasia Rodimina patented her own method of monotyping — a print-making technique when a smooth surface is covered by paint and a piece of paper then pressed to it to make a single print.


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Small Biz A Struggle In Russia?

About half the owners of small and mid-sized enterprises in 40 regions of Russia say they faced serious difficulties starting the business, according to new research by the Russian Organization for Small and Medium Entrepreneurship or “Opora Rossia”.


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