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.
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.
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.
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.
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
A Visit to Moscow's Brain Institute
Where Stalin's brain is kept in a jar.
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
I'm a Russian Lesbian Pretending to Be Straight to Avoid Persecution
No Babushka would understand.
I Wish Lenin Were My Boyfriend
I dressed up real nice but his heart's so stony-cold.
Anastasia Ivanova, Styling: Dimitriy Shabalin