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Pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk, a city in the eastern Ukraine controlled by the rebel group Donetsk People’s Republic, destroyed a 130-foot-tall sculpture in spectacular fashion earlier this month, International Business Times reports. Video of the explosion surfaced this week, showing a horrifying, Taliban-esque act of terrorism. The installation was constructed in 2012 by Cameroonian artist […]

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You may have noticed an onslaught of subway ads for a Chelsea gallery show touting “unique footage, artifacts, and video” that will tell “the whole reality about the countries involved in civil war.” It forbiddingly asks, “Syria, Ukraine…Who’s next?” According to Gawker, there’s some shady shit going on with this pop-up photography exhibit. The show, titled […]

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Four alleged protest artists are facing criminal charges after climbing a 577-foot-tall, Stalin-era tower in Moscow, after the golden signature Soviet star up top was painted part blue sometime around August 20th at dawn. It was later topped with the Ukrainian flag of matching colors later that the morning. It lasted three hours before being removed. Yevgeniya Korotkova, Anna […]

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Last Friday, a bird took a well-timed shit on Vladimir Putin, while he was giving a speech at the unveiling of a monument commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I. The poop landed on the Russian President’s tailored suit shoulder, as he said, “Humankind should grasp one truth: violence generates violence.” Watch the video […]

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The Russian state media is a joke that keeps playing itself. Its latest tune is this report on a political “art exhibit” staged for a very shoddy state television news segment. As discovered by Radio Free Europe, the reason why the newscaster doesn’t name the gallery is because it isn’t a gallery. It’s a hallway. Here’s […]

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Ukraine’s military is strapped for cash, so much so that they’ve been openly asking for donations to help in their preparations for further conflict with Russia and Russian separatists within the country. A group called the People’s Project (whose website is more than a little dystopian) took this fundraising to the next level, crowdfunding the […]

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Since the ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych fled his insane palace, it has been open to the public who can pay about a dollar to marvel at what their president had been spending all their money on. Alongside the 70 cars, a shooting range, some golden toilets, and a private zoo, Yanukovych’s property also housed a dog […]

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“Luckily, we got out of the city while the getting was good,” photographer Brendan Hoffman posted on his Instagram this morning from Downtown Slovyansk, “before things heated up.” The Moscow-based American photojournalist and co-founder of the Prime collective had been filing work last week from Ukraine’s eastern cities as pro-Russian militants continued seizing government buildings […]

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Vice News journalist Simon Ostrovsky who was detained by armed gunmen in Ukraine has been released. Yesterday, Vice has confirmed his release and declined to comment further. This morning, Ostrovsky described what happened: On Thursday, armed gunmen who held me prisoner for four nights and three days released me into the streets of Sloviansk, in eastern Ukraine. My release was […]

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Earlier this week the Ukrainian government released photographic evidence linking the organized, suspiciously well-armed “pro-Russian” _________ leading insurgencies in the country’s eastern industrial cities to Russian military forces and “sabotage-reconnaissance” groups. The photos have been heavily scrutinized, and not for nothing — one of the misattributed images appears to be lifted right off of Maxim […]

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