Eastern Europe


Hunting for Hallucinogenic Mushrooms in Eastern Europe

Tune into VICELAND Tuesday for a new episode of 'HAMILTON'S PHARMACOPEIA' all about the psychotropic mushroom amanita muscaria.
VICE Staff
VICE News Tonight on HBO

U.S. troops have spread across Eastern Europe in show of force to Russia

Harriet Dedman

Heineken Could Be Banned in Hungary for Use of Red Star in Logo

The Eastern European nation hopes to eradicate the usage of communist iconography and Nazi symbology, including the swastika and the red star.
Charley Lanyon

Why Putin Hates Clinton and Helped Trump Win

An expert in US-Russia relations explains how we got to where we are today.
Eve Peyser
Restaurant Confessionals

Brexit Has Made It Even Worse to Be an Eastern European Waitress

The Eastern European girls never got a chance to do anything other than take drinks orders, which we were told to do wearing nice dresses and high heels.
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Gravediggers in Hungary Held a Race to Show the Kids Gravedigging Is Cool

At a gravedigging competition in Debrecen, Hungary, the fastest two-man team dug one in an impressive 34 minutes.
Brian McManus
defense & security

The US Is Switching on an $800 Million Missile Defense System in Eastern Europe

The Kremlin says the shield's aim is to neutralize Moscow's nuclear arsenal long enough for the United States to strike Russia in the event of war. Washington denies that.
Reuters and VICE News
VICE Long Reads

Tracing Heroin's Destructive Path from Afghan Poppy Fields to British Needles

We traveled along the heroin trafficking route from Afghanistan into Iran, Turkey, and Eastern Europe, meeting growers, addicts, and experts along the way.
Hanne Coudere, Photos by Jim Huylebroek

'Czech Republic' a Bit Difficult? Just Call Us Czechia

Leaders of the Czech Republic are sick of it being one of very few countries in the world that doesn't have a simple one word name in English so they're officially adopting one — Czechia.
VICE News and Reuters

Meet the Chef Teaching Estonians to Dine for Pleasure

Chef Tõnis Siigur of Tallinn’s celebrated NOA restaurant sees it as his job to help Estonian diners enjoy food as form of entertainment—a very un-Soviet concept for a country that left communism just 25 years ago.
Merlin Jobst

Are You a Budding Tech Innovator? Head to Repressive Belarus

The former Soviet republic has an abysmal human rights record and an autocratic president, but that's not keeping its tech sector from booming.
John Dyer
defense & security

The US Is Sending Thousands More Armed Troops and Heavy Weaponry to Eastern Europe

The troops will be on nine-month rotations in the region along NATO's eastern border starting in February 2017 — the first such deployment since the end of the Cold War.
VICE News and Reuters