Weird news and photos from Russia are a big deal outside of the country, with sites like Vice and Buzzfeed regularly tapping into the topic’s unlimited potential. But it’s also very popular inside Russia, where popular news aggregator Breaking Mad collects the weirdest, craziest and scariest headlines from regional media.
Breaking Mad started as a project in 2013, and in its current form the homepage is just a long list of bizarre headlines. All the news the site shares is real, and even though some headlines can be tragic, altogether they paint a very surreal picture of life in Russia. While some accuse Breaking Mad of reinforcing stereotypes, all the news comes from real sources, and nothing is made up — even when it sounds like it is.
But can you tell the difference between real news headlines from Russia and fake ones?
Take the quiz to find out!