russia

Drugs

Dodgy Drug Charges Are Being Used to Silence Russia's Opposition

If you're a journalist or an activist in Russia, drugs can magically appear in your backpack.
Niko Vorobyov
a day ago
politics

What the Russian Media Thinks of HBO's 'Chernobyl'

"The producers probably think the audience are a bunch of illiterate, stupid idiots who won't ask any questions."
Marianna Prysiazhniuk
3 days ago
Syria

How Assad Is Using Hospital Bombings to Win His War in Syria

“Rather than being a place of healing and refuge, hospitals are now some of the most dangerous places for civilians to be.“
Tim Hume
6.10.19
Photos

Photos of Fake Towns Around the World, Built Only as Props

Some were built as film sets, others constructed as propaganda. But all are people-free and serving some purpose that isn't about housing.
Laura Woods
5.8.19
mental health

Photos of an Illegal Mental Health Awareness March in Moscow

Campaigners of PsychoActive risked arrest to demonstrate against the lack of mental health support in Russia.
Olga Kravets
5.6.19
weird

Whale Freed From Harness Was 'Likely' Trained by Russian Navy

We talked to the Norwegian marine biologist who freed a beluga whale from a harness that said "Equipment of St. Petersburg."
Sarah Emerson
4.30.19
NORTH KOREA

Kim Jong Un and Putin Are About to Take Their Relationship to the Next Level

The two world leaders could have their first meeting as early as next week.
David Gilbert
4.17.19
Culture

Photos of Russian Hooligans at the Scene's Bloodiest Peak

"You no longer see these beautiful moments where 100 guys beat the shit out of each other."
Samantha Elliot
4.15.19
News

Russian Prisons Suspended Yoga Over Fears it Could Make Inmates Gay

The detention centres have since resumed classes, rejecting claims that “Yoga poses cause uncontrolled sexual arousal which will lead to homosexuality behind bars.”
Gavin Butler
4.10.19
Photos

Portraits of Women Inside Russia’s Modern Gulags

"In jail they don't stop being mothers, sisters, teachers, loved ones, grandparents, or simply cute girls."
Mirjana Milovanovic
4.7.19
Fashion

At Moscow Fashion Week, Children Are The New ‘It Bag’

Security guards didn't bat an eye at the "pitter-patter of little Uggs" on the exhibition-hall floor.
Emma Specter
4.1.19
Sports

Professional Slapping Is the World’s Greatest Sport

You do not want to get into a slap fight with the Russian man known as Dumpling.
Mack Lamoureux
3.26.19
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