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Google “Kopeisky Rabochy” (Kopeisk Worker) and the search results will stun you: Photos of Johnny Depp, Emma Watson, Leonardo DiCaprio, and other Hollywood sharks reading an obscure Russian newspaper.Sergey Poteryaev
The tiny publication got its 15 minutes of fame thanks to a happy marriage between a local woman and a Hollywood producer. It started as a PR stunt by the American producer and unexpectedly went viral in Russia.Sergey Poteryaev
The paper’s office has an unremarkable main entrance.Sergey Poteryaev
Here’s the office’s interior: A long corridor with small cabinets on both sides.Sergey Poteryaev
The editor-in-chief Anna Vikalyk looks a lot like Kate Hudson!Sergey Poteryaev
The newspaper is only circulated in the tiny town of Kopeysk. Here, Alexander Bukanin, the website’s manager, holds a copy with Morgan Freeman on the cover.Sergey Poteryaev
The atmosphere in the newspaper’s small office is pretty lively despite its size. Here’s Alexandra Akhryapina, desktop publishing operator.Sergey Poteryaev
The newspaper is printed twice a week. The circulation is 7,000 copies. Svetlana Polezhayeva, correspondent, poses with a copy showing Ben Affleck on the cover.Sergey Poteryaev
The staff: 15 people. Accountant Olga Skorodnova holds a copy with Harrison Ford and a fake Indiana Jones movie title.Sergey Poteryaev
“I can’t see a reason why we should quarrel with the government, but we never ignore existing problems,” says Editor-in-Chief Anna Vikalyk. Here’s a photo of correspondent Alexey Samayev impersonating Matt Damon.Sergey Poteryaev
The newspaper busies itself reporting on local issues and life in the small town is carefully chronicled. Elena Ekimova, head of the advertising department, with her environmentally-conscious co-thinker on the cover.Sergey Poteryaev
The small newspaper has a long history. It first began in 1930 as a communist mouthpiece. In this photo, Olga Baran, office manager, holds a copy with Tom Hanks on the front page.Sergey Poteryaev
Some staff members were not very comfortable having their photos taken. Irina Makhnina, copy editor.Sergey Poteryaev
In this picture, Anastasia Bodolovskaya, subscription department manager.Sergey Poteryaev
The small publication has its own driver with a British sounding name. Denis Moor agreed to a very brief shot with a copy as he was in a great hurry.
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