Craig Mazin's Years-Long Obsession with Making 'Chernobyl' Terrifyingly Accurate

"We had a general standing philosophy from the beginning, which was: Accuracy is everything to us."
Drew Schwartz

The Moldovian Winery That Serves the Nearly-Forgotten Food of Gagauzia

There's a quiet pseudo-state contained within Moldova’s borders: Gagauzia, an autonomous region with its own people, culture, language, and cuisine.
Molly Harris

Sixty Years Later, Russia Is Still Trying to Figure Out What Killed These Hikers

Google the “Dyatlov Pass incident” and you are going find some incredible theories into the mysterious deaths of nine hikers.
Mack Lamoureux
true crime

The Quest to Pin the 90s Murder of a CIA Agent on the KGB

Twenty-five years ago, an American spy in Georgia was killed, supposedly by a drunken villager. Michael Pullara didn't buy that.
Alex Norcia
urban exploration

Photographing These Abandoned Space Shuttles Made Me a Russian Target

How one man broke into a secret facility housing the last of the Soviet Union's experimental space ships.
Julian Morgans

This Modder Has Spent Years Turning 'Prison Architect' Into a Soviet Gulag

Since 2014, ApolloLV has been chipping away at a mod attempting to convey one of the great horrors of the USSR.
Patrick Klepek

What It Was Like to Work at a Russian Gulag

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.
Seth Ferranti
JFK Centennial

JFK and the American-Soviet Moon Landing That Wasn’t

“Why don’t we do it together?”
Becky Ferreira
Fallen Cosmonauts

The Martyr of Modern Spaceflight

Vladimir Komarov was the first human to die during a spaceflight. His death, 50 years ago today, led to the creation of the most reliable spacecraft in operation.
Becky Ferreira
Narrow Escapes

The First Spacewalker Cheated Death And Crash-Landed In a Forest Full of Wolves

Humanity’s first spacewalk seems even crazier 52 years later.
Becky Ferreira
climate change

What in the World Did Mike Pence's 'Russian Bear' Comment Mean?

During last night's vice presidential debate, Mike Pence dropped a serious knowledge bomb that may have surprised many a biologist.
Sarah Emerson

The Other First Moon Landing

Apollo 11 achieved the first crewed Moon landing in 1969. Ten years earlier, it was the Soviets who had the edge with Luna 2.
Becky Ferreira