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Travel

A Visit to Europe’s Last Dictatorship

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.
Dave Hazzan
7.25.17
Photos

Decapitating Lenin Statues Is the Hottest New Trend in Ukraine

Surreal photos of monuments to the Communist leader in overgrown fields, supply closets, and hatchbacks.
Kim Kelly
5.24.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Putin Built a New Amusement Park Where Kids Can Play with Grenade Launchers and Tanks

Along with the sweet tanks to climb in and grenade launchers to touch and guns to shoot, visitors will be able to buy all the Putin memorabilia the mind can dream up.
River Donaghey
6.18.15
Internet Exploring

Jazz on Bones and X-Ray Audio: Chasing the Ghost of Soviet Russia's Most Dedicated Vinyl Bootlegger

How Soviet hipsters invented the first flexi discs...and were sent to the gulag for doing so.
Kim Kelly
5.13.15
Travel

I Was Arrested for Murder in Transnistria

All I wanted to do was sit in the park and look at the Lenin statues.
John Dennehy, Illustrations: Craig "Questions" Sco
9.3.14
Stuff

A Visit to Moscow's Brain Institute

Where Stalin's brain is kept in a jar.
Joy Neumeyer
4.11.14
News

Ukrainian Protesters Toppled Kiev's Lenin Statue Last Night

It might provoke a government crackdown on the pro-EU protests.
Annabelle Chapman, Photos: Konstantin Chernichkin
12.9.13
Travel

I'm a Russian Lesbian Pretending to Be Straight to Avoid Persecution

No Babushka would understand.
Sofie Mikhaylova
8.13.13
Fashion

I Wish Lenin Were My Boyfriend

I dressed up real nice but his heart's so stony-cold.
Anastasia Ivanova, Styling: Dimitriy Shabalin
10.16.12