Invasion

Society

A North Korean Refugee on His Escape From "the Best Country in the World"

Escaping North Korea cost him five years of his life. Jun Heo now wants to tell the whole world his story.
Guillaume Piedboeuf
2.9.18
What If

What Would Happen in the Minutes and Hours After the US Invaded Canada?

Here’s a play-by-play of the unthinkable.
Mack Lamoureux
1.13.17
Travel

I Went on a Strange, Propaganda-Filled Press Junket to Moscow

A mysterious state-sponsored organization took a group of Western journalists on a tour of Russia seemingly dedicated to telling them just how awful and full of lies the Western media is.
Holly Baxter
10.1.14
Stuff

We Asked a Military Expert How to Conquer an Independent Scotland

If Russia invaded, Scotland would last about a day.
Owen Duffy
9.17.14
Travel

Abkhazia Is Yet Another Country that Doesn't Exist

Located in the backyard of the Sochi Olympics to the Northwest, the Caucasus republic is wedged between southern Russia, Georgia, and the Black Sea.
Guillaume Poli
5.1.14
News

People Actually Gave a Shit About This Year's Kiev Security Forum

It seems that a country with a Russian troop build-up along its border, armed insurrection, and a government-backed anti-terrorism campaign is the perfect backdrop for a security conference. Last week, the 2014 Kiev Security Forum, held in the swanky...
Katie Engelhart
4.17.14
VICE News

Tatar Nation: The Other Crimea

Crimea's Tatars—who amount to 12 percent of the peninsula's 2.2 million residents—overwhelmingly boycotted the March 16 referendum for Crimea to become part of Russia. VICE News's Simon Ostrovsky spent some time with Tatars in Simferopol to get their...
Simon Ostrovsky
4.3.14
VICE News

Russian Roulette: The Invasion of Ukraine

The day after Crimea's controversial referendum—in which 97 percent of the peninsula's population supposedly voted to join the Russian Federation—Ukraine's newly-formed National Guard began training in anticipation of further Russian aggression.
Henry Langston
3.20.14
VICE News

Russian Roulette: The Invasion of Ukraine

Just a few days after Crimeans overwhelmingly voted in a referendum to join Russia, the crisis across the peninsula has claimed its first life. VICE News's Simon Ostrovsky attends the funeral of the young Tatar man whose body was found this week after...
Simon Ostrovsky
3.20.14
VICE News

Russian Roulette: The Invasion of Ukraine

The day after Crimea's referendum, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky tried to figure out what country he's in, and what—if anything—has changed.
Simon Ostrovsky
3.18.14
VICE News

Russian Roulette: The Invasion of Ukraine

On March 13, two people were killed during clashes between pro-Russian & pro-Ukraine groups in the eastern Ukrainian town of Donetsk. Two days later, friends and family gathered for the funeral of Dmytro Cherniavsky—a former press secretary for the...
VICE Staff
3.17.14
VICE News

Russian Roulette: The Invasion of Ukraine

As the whole world waits to see what impact the referendum has on Crimea, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky spends time with new recruits of the Crimean Self-Defense Army.
Simon Ostrovsky
3.17.14
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