Ukraine Is Just The Beginning: Welcome To The Age Of Shadow Wars

Confused about what's been going on between Russia and Ukraine? You're not alone. And that's sort of the point — this conflict serves as a case study in the effectiveness of shadowy, "hybrid" warfare, which is hard to understand from the outside. And the effectiveness of this strategy means it could be the future of… » 3/13/15 10:06am 3/13/15 10:06am

Watch A Haunting Drone Flight Through The Remains Of Chernobyl

We've seen tons of photographs of the city of Pripyat, Ukraine, which has been abandoned since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, but this video offers a different view. Cinematographer Danny Cooke was able to fly a drone through the city, capturing the current state of decay. » 11/24/14 4:40pm 11/24/14 4:40pm

Photos Of Everyday Life In Pripyat Before The Chernobyl Disaster

Today, the city of Pripyat, Ukraine, is a ghost town, abandoned and overgrown in the wake of the disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. But once it was a thriving town, filled with people who walked the streets, visited the beaches, and even rode that famous ferris wheel. » 8/08/14 3:00pm 8/08/14 3:00pm

In Desperation, Ukraine Separatists Try To Restart a WWII Tank

If pro-Russian forces in Ukraine are going to be successful in redrawing the map of Europe, they're going to need some heavy equipment — like this 1943-vintage Soviet tank. Watch — or rather listen — as they try to get this relic going. » 6/12/14 12:20pm 6/12/14 12:20pm

Darth Vader Will Run For President of Ukraine

In perhaps the most unexpected turn of events in Ukrainian politics, RT News says that Darth Vader, Sith Lord of the Galactic Empire, has declared himself a candidate in the Ukrainian presidential election. The political force is strong with this one. » 3/29/14 6:20pm 3/29/14 6:20pm

Ukrainian Presidential Estate Included a Private Zoo

Following the abandonment of his winter estate near Kiev by Ukrainian ex-President Viktor Yanukovych, for the first time the general public could take a peek to see how the man lived. Among the findings: a golf course, a giant boat, several fancy cars, a spa, and a private zoo. » 3/19/14 3:57pm 3/19/14 3:57pm

How does political tension affect astronauts aboard the ISS?

Tension between the U.S. and Russia on account of the current political situation in the Ukraine has raised questions about the cooperation of Russian and American astronauts aboard the International Space Station – questions NASA chief Charlie Bolden addressed in a news conference held yesterday. » 3/05/14 11:40am 3/05/14 11:40am

The world's largest coffin is also an undertaker-run restaurant

What do you do with a 65-foot-long coffin? Undertakers in Truskavets, Ukraine, erected what they claim to be the world's largest coffin, and now run a side business you wouldn't normally associate with funeral homes: a death-themed restaurant. » 6/09/12 1:00pm 6/09/12 1:00pm

This Ukrainian salt mine is like a tourist resort for morlocks

Or a spring break destination for CHUDs. In the Ukrainian town of Soledar, an unused salt mine 300 meters underground has become a tourist attraction thanks to its ornate passageways. » 3/30/12 11:25am 3/30/12 11:25am

This two-headed, six-legged tortoise = two animals, one shell

This five-year-old conjoined Central Asian tortoise — which was on display yesterday at the National Museum of Natural History in Kiev, Ukraine — has two heads, six legs, two hearts, one intestine, and one big dilemma. » 3/06/12 6:30am 3/06/12 6:30am

This mind-blowing scifi movie was shot in the ruins of Chernobyl

What are you doing right now? Whatever's going on, table your plans immediately and watch this absolutely amazing short movie about a futuristic nuclear clean-up project gone awry. » 2/23/12 11:45am 2/23/12 11:45am

Strange law allowed Darth Vader to grab free land in the Ukraine

After Odessa city authorities okayed an initiative to parcel out land by the Black Sea to citizens, Darth Vader trotted down to the mayor's office to capitalize on this opportunity to expand the Empire. Explains Reuters: » 11/21/11 8:10am 11/21/11 8:10am

You will soon be able to visit beautiful, breezy Chernobyl

The site of the worst nuclear accident in history is going to open for business as soon as next year. Take a hike around the facilities and check out the catfish in the cooling pond. » 12/18/10 8:45am 12/18/10 8:45am

The industrial infinity of Kiev's metro tunnels

Urban explorers in Kiev risked a journey into the city's metro, and they discovered stark but glistening subterranean corridors. Just remember it's never a good idea to gallivant around subway tunnels. You have to watch out for incoming trains...and Morlocks. » 10/26/10 7:00am 10/26/10 7:00am

The Ruins of Chernobyl, Over 20 Years Later

In 1986, the disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant forced the residents of the town of Prypiat to evacuate, never to return. Today, Prypiat is a collection of crumbling buildings, and nature has begun to reclaim the city. » 9/26/09 2:00pm 9/26/09 2:00pm