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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
3.9.18
russia

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
7.31.17
Comics!

'Vania Versus Radioactive Hellrats,' Today's Comic by Pedro d'Apremont and Gabriel Góes

Vania and friends head to the countryside to hunt radioactive hellrats in exchange for discount coupons in this epic seven-page comic. They also dance in a circle around a boombox together, as is their fashion.
Pedro d'Apremont and Gabriel Góes
8.28.16
Gaming

WWII Sim ‘Hearts of Iron IV’ Makes the Modern World Look Like It’s On the Brink

Where the world stands in 2016 is much like where it was in 1936, which is where Paradox's strategy game begins.
Oliver Lee Bateman
8.1.16
vice meets

Talking Art, Acid, and Architecture with Filmmaker Jonathan Meades

The British cultural icon talks about his new documentary 'Ben Building,' which looks at the architecture of fascist Italy.
VICE Staff
6.6.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

How Is the Tetris Movie Going to Work, Exactly?

Like... why?
Carlton Férment
5.18.16
Stuff

The Bizarre Story of the Time a Canadian Province Tried to Nuke Itself

Many years ago, there was a theory that a nuclear explosion would be a good way to extract oil from the earth. Turns out it was not.
Mack Lamoureux
12.22.15
Art

See the Avant-Garde Photos that Helped Spread Soviet Communism

'The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film' is now on display at the Jewish Museum in New York.
Anya Tchoupakov
10.25.15
The Road to Nowhere Issue

The Eastern European Gay Rights Movement Is Struggling to Be More Than a Western Cause

The region has lagged behind Western Europe when it comes to gay rights thanks to its reactionary nationalist movements and Russia's outwardly homophobic regime.
Svetlana Kitto
9.16.15
Film

This Journalist Spoke to Chechens Living in the Shadow of War

We spoke to French-English journalist Manon Loizeau, who recently went back to Chechnya years after the end of its devastating war to make a new documentary.
Alice Tchernookova
6.24.15
Stuff

What Would Cities Look Like without Greedy Landlords and Property Development Sharks?

We interviewed Owen Hatherley, author of a book about what happens to architecture when you get rid of capitalists and real estate agents.
Philip Kleinfeld
6.4.15
VICE vs Video games

The Story of ‘Hotline Miami 2’ Explained

You might have missed that it's really a tale of scarred, broken men struggling to adjust in a strange new world.
Dave Cook
4.17.15