As Authoritarian Governments Surveil the Internet, Open Source Projects Decide How to Respond
Kazakhstan is telling citizens to download a cryptographic certificate, letting authorities monitor their traffic. Mozilla and Wikimedia are discussing how to respond from afar.
This New Compilation Wants to Share Mongolian Folk Metal With the World
Stream 'Sound of the Raging Steppe,' a new compilation of five Mongolian and Kazakh folk-influenced heavy metal bands.
Open Submission Wednesdays
We Reviewed Literally Whatever You Sent Us, Volume 23
You're all on timeout after this one.
Revealed: UK's Head of 'Tax Simplification' Is Helping Set Up a Tax Haven
A government tax adviser and one of Theresa May's "business ambassadors" are helping to create a tax haven in Kazakhstan.
Happy Anniversary to the Time a Sports Ceremony Played the Borat Song by Accident
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.
The Joy of Not-So-Secretly Drinking on Russian Trains
In vodka-soaked Russia, a calamity has taken place: Booze is banned on the trains. But that doesn't mean passengers and crew aren't drinking.
The VICE Guide to Right Now
Sacha Baron Cohen Wants to Reimburse Tourists Fined for Wearing Borat's Mankini
The 'Borat'-loving tourists were arrested in Kazakhstan for dressing up like Cohen's character.
My Strange Winter with a Shaman in Kazakhstan
Photographer Denis Vejas documents the practices of one of the country's last Sufi dervishes.
How Does Kazakhstan Feel About 'Borat' Ten Years Later?
"It was a comedy—not a documentary."
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Poland’s World Cup Qualifier Against Kazakhstan: Elbows, Chokeholds and a Bloody Nose
Things got really fucking tetchy between Poland and Kazakhstan on Sunday evening. Like, really fucking tetchy.
UK Sports Staff
The Grueling Lives of Foreign Students Who Spend Summers Working in America
They go to the best universities in their home countries. But in America, they're just "the help."