Every Sunday, Life around collects the most interesting materials of the week on the Russian and foreign Internet for those who do not have time to read on weekdays. In this issue - a report from the line of cancer patients for pain relief, the first Russian political series and a dress that different people see in different colors.
The murder of Boris Nemtsov
On the night of February 27-28, an oppositionist Boris Nemtsov was killed on the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky bridge in Moscow. Meduza collected in one piece the memories of friends, colleagues and acquaintances of the politician - from Ksenia Sobchak and Yuri Saprykin to Alfred Koch and Anatoly Chubais. A piercing text was published on its own website by journalist Oleg Kashin. The crime elicited a response in the largest foreign media - journalists from The Guardian, The New York Times and The New Yorker expressed their interpretation. On the website of the Echo of Moscow radio station you can read the transcript of the last interview with Boris Nemtsov, which he gave on the day of the murder.
Why Russian cancer patients commit suicide
Katerina Gordeeva found out what path the cancer patients in Russia take before getting pain medication - and why this path is useless.
"Selfies" in the language of the deaf-mute
Hopes & Fears translated emoji, selfie, dacface and other expressive examples of internet slang into sign language; they were helped by real hard of hearing people.
How is life in Russian and French villages
Esquire correspondent Polina Eremenko visited Russian and French villages that Google knows nothing about in order to capture the lifestyle of the villagers and their thoughts about each other.
How the gamer created Bellingcat and became a military analyst
Journalist Ilya Rozhdestvensky spoke with British analyst Eliot Higgins, a former financier and gamer who recently published a study on the conflict in eastern Ukraine on his Bellingcat website.
Art critic and philologist explain "The Suffering Middle Ages"
"This is a miniature from the 13th century bestiary depicting an aspid caster. To render an aspid harmless, you need to lure it out of the hole, and for this you need to cast a spell or play the flute," smart people explain what is actually shown in community meme pictures " Suffering the Middle Ages, "who read medieval murals in a new way.
Pussy Riot - about filming in the House of Cards
On February 27, Netflix published the much anticipated third season of House of Cards. Starring there Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova told the Poster-Air about the plot, the filming process and the friendly Kevin Spacey.
The first episode of the series "Tomorrow"
The Dozhd TV channel showed a pilot episode of the political series Tomorrow, the idea of which belongs to the channel’s director general Natalya Sindeeva, and the script is written by former film critic Roman Volobuev and journalist Elena Vanina. You can support the series in rubles at Planeta.ru.
On Friday, February 27, the Internet blew up a white and gold dress. Or blue and black. It was impossible to miss a photo of the dress, which different users see in different colors. After numerous disputes and battles on social networks, Roman Originals, the company selling the dress, said that it is actually blue and black. And here the scientist Bevil Conway, who studies the perception of color with our eyes, tells the Wired publication why our brains are being joked about.