former USSR

11.12.15

An Unknown Black Marketeer from Russia May Have The Fuel for a Nuclear Bomb

US officials say the presence of identical nuclear explosive materials in three separate smuggling incidents indicates someone has a larger cache — and is hunting for a buyer.

9.13.13

Buying and Selling the Past at Tbilisi's Dry Bridge

You used to be able to get anything at the Dry Bridge Market, back when the upper classes were fleeing the country in the wake of the collapse of the USSR and were desperate to sell their possessions. But these days, most of the people at the market...