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Baikal of Wonders

Long ago shamans were revered as a hereditary caste of the chosen in Baikal region, Russia. But now everything's changed. Whom has they become for locals and strangers: true followers of the faith of their ancestors, healers or just touristic amusements?
Belongings of passengers on Malaysia MH17 crash site
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Malaysia MH17 crash site: The Belongings

Belongings of 289 passengers on Malaysia MH17 crash site, scattered across fields covering an area of 20 sq km. Most of these photos were taken in July, within hours after the Boeing 777 airliner was shot down over a rebel-held area of Donbass,

Text and photos by Mstyslav Chernov
France24 on the use of Krokodil

France24 on the use of Krokodil

In the recent years the use of a new type of drug, the krokodil, skyrocketed among nearly 2 million people in Russia, the largest home to heroin addicts...