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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.
Oliver Bullough
5.21.19
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 Elliott
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
Photography

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
4.5.19
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
Candy

How Russia Fell in Love with Candy Bars Made of Blood

Many Soviet children grew up loving the sweetness, texture, and slight metallic twang of Hematogen bars—without knowing what was in them.
Mark Hay
4.1.19
mueller report

Republicans Are Overjoyed by Barr's Summary of Mueller's Key Findings

Democrats are demanding full transparency after learning Mueller found no evidence the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.
Emma Ockerman
3.24.19
mueller report

Read the 'Brief Letter' Congress Just Received About the Mueller Report's Findings

Rep. Jerry Nadler said the investigation doesn't conclude President Donald Trump committed a crime but “also does not exonerate him.”
VICE News
3.24.19
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