Instagram Users Are Flocking to This Beautiful Chemical Waste Dump in Siberia
A polluted lake in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk has become a popular Russian social media destination.
How the Black Plague Left Traces in Arctic Ice
Charlemagne’s iconic silver currency increased industrial lead pollution, while the Black Death caused it to plummet.
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Russia Is About to Tow its “Floating Chernobyl” Through the Arctic Circle
The plant’s two reactors sit atop a nearly 500-foot platform, which will be pulled by tugboats through the Northern Sea Route
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.
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."
Russia Is Making Its Own 'Chernobyl' Blaming America for the Whole Thing
Their version is apparently based on a conspiracy theory that says the CIA did it.
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.“
'People Live Here': How Ukrainians Are Trying to Survive the War
Albert Lores' photos capture the lives of people who have been forced to paint messages on their doors to avoid being bombed.
Sex, Lies and Offshore Vehicles: How Russia Became the Country It Is Today
As this extract from Oliver Bullough's book 'Moneyland' makes clear, it is remarkably easy to loot a country providing you are in charge of it.
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.
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.
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."