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2.7.19

Russia Is Reopening an Investigation Into the World’s Greatest Mystery

Google the “Dyatlov Pass incident” and you are going find some incredible theories into the mysterious deaths of nine hikers.

11.29.18

The Quest to Pin the 90s Murder of a CIA Agent on the KGB

Twenty-five years ago, an American spy in Georgia was killed, supposedly by a drunken villager. Michael Pullara didn't buy that.

8.15.18

Photos of a Forgotten Island That Defended America During the Cold War

Once home to 5,000 military personal, the base on Adak Island is now rusting into the wind.

3.8.18

Photographing These Abandoned Space Shuttles Made Me a Russian Target

How one man broke into a secret facility housing the last of the Soviet Union's experimental space ships.

8.1.17

What It Was Like to Work at a Russian Gulag

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.

4.30.17

Remembering Vladimir Rodionovich Klitschko; Father To Champions and Casualty Of Chernobyl

While the Klitschko brothers are household names, far fewer people know about the exploits of their father.

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3.19.17

The First Spacewalker Cheated Death And Crash-Landed In a Forest Full of Wolves

Humanity’s first spacewalk seems even crazier 52 years later.

12.7.16

Photos From the Former Soviet Union, With Love and Loneliness

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.

8.2.16

Playing WWII Sim ‘Hearts of Iron IV’ Makes the Modern World Look Like It’s On the Brink

Where the world stands in 2016 is much like where it was in 1936, which is where Paradox's strategy game begins.

7.8.16

A Potted History of the European Championships: 1960–2016

Each edition of the European Championships has its own historical narrative, and its own distinct identity. Here, we attempt to tie them all together.

3.14.16

Defections: Hungary at the Melbourne Olympics 1956

The Hungarian athletes who had enough of Soviet Oppression and deserted to the West in droves.

12.22.15

The Bizarre Story of the Time a Canadian Province Tried to Nuke Itself

Many years ago, there was a theory that a nuclear explosion would be a good way to extract oil from the earth. Turns out it was not.

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