Crimea: March of the Tatars
Since the Tatars returned to Crimea during the fall of the Soviet Union, they've lived relatively peaceful lives under Ukrainian rule, but since Russia annexed Crimea, the community has worried that history may repeat itself.
No One Wants to Live in the Arctic City of Vorkuta Anymore
Ideas the local council has come up with in order to boost the town's profile have included a proposal to use the area for nuclear tests and restoring the gulag into a leisure park.
A Visit to Moscow's Brain Institute
The Brain Institute, which was founded by the Bolsheviks in 1928 as part of the effort to canonize Lenin, has a "Pantheon of Brains"—the brains of Sergei Eisenstein, Stalin, and Lenin himself are displayed in glass cases inside the Institute's pre...