russia

Instagram

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.
Sarah Emerson
7.12.19
tech-science

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.
Becky Ferreira
7.9.19
nuclear power plant

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
Alex Lubben
7.1.19
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
6.25.19
chernobyl

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
6.21.19
tv

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.
River Donaghey
6.8.19
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
6.5.19
ukrainian war

'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.
Albert Lores
6.5.19
russia

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
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