Sochi Olympics

News

With the Russian Ruble Collapsing, What's Putin's Next Move?

Economic sanctions and the falling price of oil seem to be crippling Russia's fragile economy, but is that actually a good thing for the West?
Peter Lawrence Kane
12.16.14
Art

"Without You" Tumblr Shows Figure Skating Duos Without Their Better Half

Christopher Hiltz digitally manipulates photos to create images that are both hilarious and oddly melancholy.
Jodi Sussman
2.19.14
Design

[Photos] The Selfie Monument At The Olympics Up Close And Personal

Look at some magnified pics of one of the more interesting attractions at Sochi
Zach Sokol
2.11.14
Design

The Sochi Olympics Were Designed Inside 5Pointz Graffiti Haven

As far as we know, there's no graffiti at the Opening Ceremony...
Zach Sokol
2.7.14
Design

5 Game-Changing Olympic Opening Ceremony Spectacles

Including fake UFOs, Firework footprints, and Björk's projection mapped dress.
Zach Sokol
2.6.14
VICE News

Sochi 2014: Mountains of Money

The 2014 Winter Games have cost Russia about $50 billion, making them the most expensive in history. There's more money to be made than ever before—especially if you're a friend of President Putin.
VICE Staff
2.6.14
News

The Environmental Martyr of the Sochi Olympics

Russian activist Evgeny Vitishko faces three years in a labor camp for vandalizing a fence near Sochi. The severe punishment is almost certainly an attempt to silence a vocal critic of the environmental costs of this year's Olympics.
Thor Benson
2.4.14
Stuff

The Big Gay Russian Surprise of the Winter Olympics

In less than a month, the world will turn its attention to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. As the Russian government gets ready for the event, the gay community is preparing in a slightly different way.
William Scarlett
1.17.14
2012 in Cocktails

Young and Gay in Putin's Russia

We traveled to Russia to investigate the effects of the country's state-sanctioned homophobia. In part one, we explore Moscow's gay taxi service, the rise of homophobic vigilante groups, and meet Yulia, who runs LGBT self-defense classes.
VICE Staff
1.13.14
VICE News

Young and Gay in Putin's Russia - Trailer

When Russian President Vladimir Putin banned gay "propaganda" in June last year, Russia's LGBT community went from being a stigmatized fringe group to full-blown enemies of the state.
Milene Larsson
1.8.14
News

Are Terrorists Intent on Destroying the Sochi Olympics?

Sochi is heavily guarded ahead of the Olympics, with a security zone stretching about 60 miles along the coast and 25 miles inland. Still, Doku Umarov, the leader of an umbrella Islamist organization known as the Caucasus Emirate, has called on his...
Annabelle Chapman
1.2.14