Economic sanctions and the falling price of oil seem to be crippling Russia's fragile economy, but is that actually a good thing for the West?
For a few months now, a strange print ad has been making its way around the streets of Belgrade. It writes: "I will be buying hair (natural, 40 cm or longer) on October 16th. Only on October 16th." And nothing else.
A new study may help erode the notion that sexual orientation is a choice—if the homophobic fanatics around the world take it seriously, that is.
Protesting in the heat is fucking horrible.
There we all were: my half-naked compatriots and I, either running from something or searching for something, because basically there are only three reasons to trade life in Russia for a life unknown.
Thanks to Isa Lappalainen, you can now buy underwear emblazoned with the likes of Vladmir Putin, Tyra Banks, and Jesus.
Mothers-to-be are crowding the shores of Miami and hiring bilingual companies to find them short-term leases and high-quality medical care before they jet back home.
VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky embedded with the Azov Battalion while they trained and conducted a patrol.
VICE News stumbled upon one of the many Ukrainian ambulance convoys sent to retrieve the dead and wounded from an ambush site, finding a scene of absolute horror and panic.
For three weeks, the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the capital of the so-called Donetsk Peoples Republic, has faced a near-constant barrage of deadly shellfire. Hundreds of civilians have been killed as the Ukrainian army slowly encircled Donetsk and…
The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. This week, protests erupt in Ferguson, Missouri, and anti-government protesters demonstrate in Pakistan.
A new survey shows that 87 percent of Russians support Vladimir Putin, but does that mean he's actually beloved by his people?
We visited Debaltseve, a town at a strategic crossroads between two rebel-held cities in Eastern Ukraine.
Since the Tatars returned to Crimea during the fall of the Soviet Union, they've lived relatively peaceful lives under Ukrainian rule, but since Russia annexed Crimea, the community has worried that history may repeat itself.
On July 24, 14 bodies were exhumed from a burial site in Sloviansk. The victims were civilians, all of whom are believed to have been killed by pro-Russia separatists when they were occupying the area. According to Ukrainian officials, there are roughly 3…
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One week after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people onboard, authorities have yet to determine for certain who was responsible for launching the missile that destroyed the plane.
The Dutch Foreign Minister's UN address reminded me to fight violence with humanity. Now there's just the question of whether a Russian dictator will manage to show some empathy and human decency.
The ceasefire in Ukraine between pro-Russia forces and the Ukrainian military technically ended on Monday, but the ceasefire never lived up to its name.
Meet Yuri Kasyanov, a Ukrainian activist who raises money from ordinary people to buy supplies for the Ukrainian army and risks his life to deliver supplies to the front lines.
The standoff between pro-Russia forces and Ukrainian troops continues on the outskirts of the rebel stronghold of Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine. But with heavier fighting escalating over the last few days, many residents are braving checkpoints and gunfire…
Ukraine went to the polls this weekend to choose a new president, but pro-Russia separatists in the east did everything they could to stop voters from taking part.
Almost six months after the Euromaidan revolution that toppled former president Viktor Yanukovych, Ukrainians went to the polls to elect a new president in the midst of an anti-terror operation to wrestle Donetsk and Lugansk oblasts back under Kiev's cont…
VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky travels around Eastern Ukraine to gauge the vibe before voting begins today.