Charlemagne’s iconic silver currency increased industrial lead pollution, while the Black Death caused it to plummet.
Many Soviet children grew up loving the sweetness, texture, and slight metallic twang of Hematogen bars—without knowing what was in them.
Skywatchers say Kosmos 482, which was designed to withstand the harsh environment of Venus, will likely land on Earth intact.
The expensive attempt was largely a mechanical failure, but it was still one of the stranger covert ops in US history.
The United Nations may not formally recognise the country's independence, but 500,000 Transnistrians deserve to be seen.
Ivan Chistyakov was living a modern life in the city, working as an engineer and checking out plays and movies. Then he got shipped off to Siberia.
In 1987, the piano man tried to bridge the gap between the US and the Soviet Union, and threw an onstage tantrum in the process.
Ex-Soviet Belarus only began accepting visa-free tourists this year. I had to explore one of the hardest-drinking, most WWII-nostalgic countries on Earth.
Russia's 1985 ban on alcohol proved disastrous for the economy, but it was a great time for lovers of beautiful anti-alcohol posters.
While the Klitschko brothers are household names, far fewer people know about the exploits of their father.
The new book, Finks, reveals how great writers such as Baldwin, Márquez, and Hemingway became soldiers in America's cultural Cold War.
Voyaging great lengths to document the realities of the once mighty Cold War powers, Melbourne-based cinematographer Edward Goldner shares an outsider's celebration of life in Russia.