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As a young kid in America during the Reagan Era, the powers that be really wanted us to fear the USSR and every thing it stood for! Yeah, we thought we were fighting injustices around the world like Apartheid, and the threat of Nuclear War loomed over our heads. Meanwhile over

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Being openly gay in Russia could be bad for your mental and physical safety, just like in certain parts of Africa. Russian YouTubers ChebuRussiaTV decided to walk around the streets of Moscow holding hands to see what kind of reaction they would get from the public at large. You can

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I’m not going to front – at CVLT Nation we are extremely HUGE fans of France’s Doom Warriors MONARCH! We fucking way beyond stoked to share with you this sonic HULK of a performance by the band in St. Petersburg, Russia. Respect due to Anton Baronov for filming MONARCH killing

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Pyotr Pavlensky, the protest artist who nailed his scrotum to the Red Square, has recently cut part of his ear off in protest of the psychiatric sentencing of political dissidents. The Serbsky State Scientific Center for Social and Forensic Psychiatry in Moscow is notorious for its jailing of the USSR’s

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One of the most insidious aspects that made Nazi death camps so “effective” when it came to genocide and mass slaughter was the calculated and regulated structure of the extermination process. Resembling a factory floor-style production assembly line, it is perhaps the clinical efficiency and disturbingly unique order in which

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Pictures from the book “Drawings from the GULAG” by Danzig Baldaev, a retired Soviet prison guard. Depictions of the Soviet genocide. A prisoner who went on hunger strike is being forcefully fed through his nostril. According to laws of Soviet humanism, only those who had normal body temperature (36.6…37 C)

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Vergvoktre is a mysterious figure in an age where information is available about everyone…a Russian artist whose acrylic and charcoal paintings are masterpieces of bleak, depressed darkness. This is not an evil that is motivated to crush your existence, this is an evil that lets the veils of chilling fog

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In 1975, Kodak created the first digital camera, but never put it into production for fear that it would impact their film sales. In 2012, Kodak is gone and digital photography is an established medium, but there is a virtuosity to film photography that draws me in. Polina Washington, a

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Florian Schommer is an artist from Cologne, Germany, whose illustrations would look amazing permanently etched into someone’s skin. Sometimes you just see art that looks like it was meant for the human canvas, and his clarity, details and defined texture work beautifully as vignettes and as a part of an

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I once read a review of Killing Joke where their music was described as “the sound of the earth vomiting”. Well Fatum is like the earth’s crust being spewed up. Hailing from Moscow, Russia, their ‘musick’ is bleak dirty bass-heavy stenchcore which brings to mind bands like Axegrinder, Deviated Instinct

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