As the queer community has grown increasingly visible thanks to the efforts of activists, homophobic assaults and rhetoric are also on the upswing.
I embedded with a British fighter, Chris "Swampy" Garrett, as his regiment fought separatists in eastern Ukraine.
VICE News spent time with Right Sector soldiers at their positions outside the strategically important factory town of Avdiivka, just a few miles north of Donetsk International Airport.
VICE Germany headed to Poland to see how the country is prepared to defend itself from invasion with a homegrown paramilitary resistance.
Ihor spent four months playing piano for the Russian separatists who held him prisoner.
An interview with an inmate who says that when the pro-Russian separatists took over his prison camp, they brutalized and shot inmates while forcing them to work longer hours.
Tourists and urban explorers are going crazy over haunting tours of the radioactive site.
The Magnum photographer on fatalism and determinism.
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This geopolitically-aimed performance piece has ruffled international feathers at the Venice Biennale and beyond.
VICE sat down with the deaf actress and used sign language to interview her about her award-winning performance.
For our season finale, we take a close look at America's complex relationship with Russia, and how the conflict in Ukraine has pushed that relationship to the brink of a full-blown crisis.
We caught up with actress Yana Novikova to talk about starring in the groundbreaking new film, growing up deaf in Belarus, and Kate Winslet's sex scene in Titanic.
A new book by Tommy Sussex documents the 2014 unrest.
The group fought against the Ukrainian Army until their commander was thrown in jail in November by the Donetsk People's Republic, the Russian-aligned government he was fighting alongside.
Ruslan and Oxana met first as soldiers in the same unit, when both joined the Donetsk People's Republic military at the beginning of the region's violent secession from Ukraine.
"I captured the clock on the wall. It stood frozen at 1:23 AM—the moment when the reactor exploded and time in Chernobyl stood still forever."
A string of suicides and murders points to growing political instability in Ukraine.
Ex-soviet soldier turned self-proclaimed savior, "Crocodile Gennadiy," is the subject of a new documentary. We talked to its director, Steve Hoover.
"The gun changes people. When a man has a gun in his hand, he becomes somebody different—the entire power mechanism is changed."
Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced a new training mission as Kiev keeps asking for real guns.
The Harper government is requesting bids for $17 million worth of development on the Inuvik satellite station in the Northwest Territories
A war is raging in East Ukraine. In the West, people are taking their minds off things by getting drunk and firing guns indoors.
At a time when the specter of the Russian military is high on the minds of European countries fearful of the next Ukraine, Canada's Department of National Defense is playing tough with President Vladimir Putin.