Hoversurf just created the world’s first rideable hoverbike

In 1989, Marty McFly and Doc Brown used a custom DeLorean – complete with flux capacitor – to travel to the far-off, futuristic year of 2015. They discovered a utopian world filled with technological wonders, the likes of which we’ve…

Ussuri Beach is home to stunning sea glass (photos)

BY BROOKLYN PINHEIRO Millions of discarded glassware has been worn down by the power of the ocean to create a stunning coast near the city of Vladivostok, Russia.  The once jagged, dangerous pieces of glass have been rounded down to…

Welcome to the real-life Hunger Games: Risk your life for $1.6 million

BY: BROOKLYN PINHEIRO This July, 30 contestants from around the world will be dropped in the Siberian wilderness for nine months with survival as their only objective. The Russian reality show Game2: Winter, will feature 15 males and 15 females…

A real-life Batman is stepping up to fight Russian crime (VIDEO)

(Source: © Nick Royer/Flickr/Licence) Well, it had to happen eventually. A vigilante masking up and spending their nights fighting crime. Starting around June, a man calling himself “Reaper” has been roaming the streets of Moscow and, according to him, helping to arrest criminals…

These photographs will show you that Russia is more than Putin and kids climbing cranes

BY: ALEX BROWN In the West, many have no concept of Russia, and perhaps more importantly Russians, beyond the surface of Putin’s media coverage and GoPro videos of kids climbing cranes. Our understanding of the largest country in the world…

Addicts of the world’s most dangerous drug are rotting while they are still alive

BY: LISA CUMMING Krokodil will literally eat you from the inside out. This poor man’s heroin, an opiate derivative of codeine, is ravaging the lower class in Russia because a) it’s dirt-cheap and b) it can be made completely from…

Take a peek into the surreal custom house of a 65-year-old Russian clown

BY: JESSICA BEUKER On the outskirts of Paris sits a house with a psychedelic caravan parked outside. Lush gardens line the perimeter and the inside has a design so surreal it must have been dreamt up by the severely mercury-poisoned…

A potential bridge between Russia and Alaska could lead to the ultimate road trip

BY: ZOE MELNYK The ultimate road trip stretching from New York City all the way to London could be possible if Russia’s plans work out to build a mega highway connecting Russia’s easternmost border with Alaska’s westernmost border. The idea…

Decoding the hidden meaning behind Russian prison tattoos (Photos)

Photography by: Sergei Vasiliev The Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive is hosted by: FUEL  There is a reason that Russian tattoos are the most feared and respected thing in prison society. Far from being merely personal, they carry a burden of meaning that…

Why average Alaskan citizens were given guns and recruited as spies

BY: SINEAD MULHERN It would take a certain kind of person to live in Alaska during the 1950s. Back then, the population hovered around 130,000—quite a small number considering the state covers 1,717,854 square kilometers. Those shy of rugged terrain…

24 photos of the coldest village on Earth

Located a few hundred miles from the Arctic Circle, and in the dead of the Russian Tundra, Oymyakon is the world’s coldest village on earth. It isn’t exactly a top priority travel destination, but for photographer Amos Chapple it was…