Charlemagne’s iconic silver currency increased industrial lead pollution, while the Black Death caused it to plummet.
"We had a general standing philosophy from the beginning, which was: Accuracy is everything to us."
Many Soviet children grew up loving the sweetness, texture, and slight metallic twang of Hematogen bars—without knowing what was in them.
Skywatchers say Kosmos 482, which was designed to withstand the harsh environment of Venus, will likely land on Earth intact.
"Tea or cigarettes might be wagered, but also fingers, ears, eyes, or even the lives of other inmates—or the life of the player himself."
VICE's Abdullah Saeed, Danielle Neftin, and Dina Rayzman venture through Russia and into Kazakhstan to visit the "Polygon," the Soviet Union's primary nuclear test site.
The expensive attempt was largely a mechanical failure, but it was still one of the stranger covert ops in US history.
The United Nations may not formally recognize the country's independence, but 500,000 Transnistrians deserve to be seen.
Ivan Chistyakov was living a modern life in the city, working as an engineer and checking out plays and movies. Then he got shipped off to Siberia.
In 1987, the piano man tried to bridge the gap between the US and the Soviet Union, and threw an onstage tantrum in the process.
VICE News reports from Russia’s radioactive hotspots, where residents continue to live amid radiation from Soviet-era nuclear activities.