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Blast from the Past: eXile Classics From Way Back When

In celebration of the second printing of The eXile book, we’ve decided to start the painfully dull process of merging the vast and greatly disorganized eXile Canon into a complete and definitive collection, which will now officially be referred to…

December 24th, 2008 | Comments (2)

War Nerd: Russia's Other Great Victory

A map of Zhukov’s attack on Japan’s Imperial Army bears a strange resemblance to the inner jaws of those giant sandworms in Dune Everybody knows about the Fall of Berlin. You Russians will be out in the streets next week…

May 4th, 2008 | Leave Comment

Issue #288 Cover

This is the cover of The eXile Issue #288, published in May 2008.

May 1st, 2008 | Leave Comment

War Nerd: Tibet: Five to One Against

Photographic evidence of Tibet’s military, circa 1950 FRESNO, CA — Writing a column on the military history of Tibet seemed like a good idea in the good old days, a week ago, before I started actually trying to research it….

April 17th, 2008 | Comments (6)

This article was first published in The eXile, April 2008 Last summer, The eXile took a safari journey in search of the legendary Gopniki, Russia’s underworld answer to the OGs of South Central, Long Beach, and the Bronx. Those notorious…

April 11th, 2008 | Comments (3)

Yair Klein: Russia's "Other" Viktor Bout

Klein on Columbian TV a few months before his arrest in Moscow Two weeks ago, while all eyes were focused on the case of international arms dealer Viktor Bout, I spent about five hours at the Moscow City Court watching…

March 28th, 2008 | Comments (3)

Driving Russia's Dangerous Roads: Risking life and limb on Russia's decrepit highway system

This article was first published by The eXile in March 2008 Two weeks ago I sat in a GAI patrol car drinking whiskey with an on-duty traffic cop. The pudgy officer had flagged down my friend’s Nissan for a routine “document…

March 10th, 2008 | Leave Comment