While volunteering for the Peace Corps in Ukraine in 2010, I contracted a rare, severe strain of drug-resistant TB. Two years of painful, isolating treatment taught me the vital role social media may play in dragging this disease out of the shadows and finally getting rid of it for good.
“It was the most blatant example of shit-faced ignorance and pig-headed arrogance the world has seen since the likes of Hitler or Pol Pot.”
A photo exhibit and a pop-up Putin shop raise questions. “Nobody would ask if an Pro-Maidan exhibition or images showing the Free Syrian Army…is funded, lets say, by Saudi Arabia, the US or NATO states.”
“Apparently we got the Kremlin really pissed,” an aide to the fired governor told BuzzFeed News.
These lunches are cool enough for school.
“We’re shocked that an American official would … out him as an asylum-seeker.”
Update: Kyrgyzstan’s lawmakers voted Oct. 15 to advance a bill that could put individuals who spread “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations” in prison for up to a year.
Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius also tells BuzzFeed News in an interview that Russia is financing propaganda inside the country.
White nationalists from the U.S. and Europe thought they would find an easy home in Hungary, with its increasingly right-wing government. They were wrong. BuzzFeed News’ Max Seddon reports from Budapest.
This weekend might have been their first Con, but Russia’s cosplay game is on point. H/t redditor Teodor_Van_Bo.
Yes, that is your spine tingling.
BuzzFeed News speaks exclusively with the lawyer for an exchange student who Russian officials allege was “illegally” put up for adoption and placed in the custody of a same-sex couple.
“Our conference has been under attack by the forces of liberal tolerance,” organizer Richard Spencer told BuzzFeed News.
“Etiquette is the weapon of an experienced commander of the house and the serving staff are her army.”
The U.S. agency administering the exchange program confirmed to BuzzFeed News that one student did not return to Russia.
Featuring people trying Jewish food for the first time, the most dramatic flu shot ever, and tattoos in slow motion.
Deported once under Stalin, Crimea’s Tatars face a similar fate under Vladimir Putin. Leonid Ragozin reports from Crimea, and BuzzFeed News’ Max Seddon reports from Kiev.
“If you don’t have to invest in Russia, why would you?” said one private equity executive.
What did you achieve today?
The march drew tens of thousands in Moscow and is the first major protest since the conflict began in Ukraine five months ago.
Several participants fell ill after hooligans sprayed them with a “putrid gas” in a disruption led by local lawmaker Vitaly Milonov.
All the things she said, all the things she said…are homophobic.
Scots living outside the country aren’t eligible to vote in the historic independence referendum. Neither are cats. But that doesn’t mean they can’t have opinions.
Thugs in the city of Astrakhan beat up a BBC cameraman and smashed his camera before fleeing. After they reported the incident to police, the crew found the footage had been destroyed.
Following the Ukrainian Parliament’s decision to grant pro-Russian rebels self rule and amnesty a group of Ukrainians appear to have revolted.
“I do it all for the kids,” the cat said in a post-game interview. (H/T Reddit)
“No nation has ever paid such a high price to be Europeans,” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said.
The foreign ministry condemns a French court’s decision to release nine activists from the protest group Femen for a topless protest inside Notre Dame.
Some in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania fear Moscow will exploit the countries’ Russian-speaking minority.