"It was a comedy—not a documentary."
Birobidzhan was a small region near the Chinese border in Russian that was established as the world's first autonomous Jewish region in the early 1930s. It didn't last long.
As a kid, I was convinced that my mum and her friends had to carry around all sorts of magical items, plus a couple of bricks. I thought that was the law – in case they needed to save the world or something.
In just three days, the Mediterranean city saw the best and worst of what football has to offer.
Weirdly, throwing loads of teargas around doesn't calm things down.
Åsa Sjöström documents the resilience of childhood in the ex-Soviet nation.
Risk, romance and losing your toes inside the exclusion zone of Chernobyl.
Just some tunes celebrating Putin for his decisiveness, stable character and moderate alcohol consumption.
The biggest leak in history is a plot against Vladimir Putin, a CIA operation – and something that could expose the truth behind 9/11.
"Wendi's nostrils widen and her mouth fills involuntarily with saliva. She spots him immediately. Illuminated by the depressing light of the Wimpy menu board is Vladimir Putin..."
A Russian war ship shot at a Turkish fishing boat and world leaders stuck a deal on climate change.
Something to Come, premiering on HBO Europe this week, follows a child in a Russian garbage dump over the course of 14 years.