In the throes of a crippling, unhappy insurgency, Dagestan is Russia's hotbed for Muslim extremism. Its jihadists have been behind many high-profile terrorist plots around the world, including alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who spent six months there the year before that deadly attack. To understand why so much terrorist activity originates in the region, and to see firsthand what Tsarnaev learned during his stay, Shane Smith heads to Dagestan to follow in terrorists' footsteps.
HBO is partnering with "VICE" on an innovative news magazine show to be hosted by "VICE" founder Shane Smith, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.
The HBO series will showcase a mix of stories from around the globe. Among the segments in production for possible inclusion in the show are: Taliban child suicide bombers; North Korean slave labor camps; New York's underground voodoo heroin clinics; Somalian pirates; and Satanic dentists in the Pacific Northwest.
Vice - Terrorist University & Armageddon Now Synopsis and Schedule