23:17 GMT +3 hours
28 January 2015
Analysis & Opinion
Military & Intelligence
Asia & Pacific
Art & Living
Agree or Disagree
Brave New World
From Moscow with Love
The Kingdom of Ice: Antarctica in Pictures
On January 28, 1820, the ships of the first Russian Antarctic expedition of Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev on the ships Vostok and Mirny reached the unknown continent near Princess Martha Coast. The first confirmed sighting of the continent of Antarctic is dated this day.
One Should Never Forget the Horrors of WWII: Auschwitz Concentration Camp
On January 27, the world commemorated International Holocaust Remembrance Day. 70 years ago soldiers of the Soviet army entered the gates of Auschwitz concentration camp, deserted by the Nazis days earlier. It ended one of the most nightmarish periods in the history of humanity.
New York Stands Still Under a Heavy Snow Blanket
Heavy snows made their way across New York City on Monday, paralyzing the tri-state area with blinding snow and icy winds. Authorities of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have declared states of emergency, as the storm could affect up to 60 million people in a dozen of states.
Large-Scale Russian Air Show in Pictures
A large-scale event promoting professional service in the Russian Armed Forces was held in Barnaul on January 24.
Miss Universe 2014 Beauty Pageant in Pictures
Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned as Miss Universe. More than 80 contestants from across the world showed off their beauty, talent and intelligence during the pageant held in Miami on Sunday night.
This Week in Pictures
Recent shelling in eastern Ukraine and the Milan Fashion Show, a stabbing attack in Tel Aviv and the celebration of Orthodox Epiphany — take a look at this week's most important events.
Memorial Services for Victims of Massacre in Armenia
On January 12, 2015, the Armenian town of Gyumri became the site of a terrible tragedy when all seven members of the Avetisyan family were brutally gunned down. Valery Permyakov, a serviceman from 102nd Russian Military Base located in the city, was captured by Russian border guards and and has confessed to the crime.
Hong Kong Fashion Week in Pictures
The 46th Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter launched on January 19 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. It is the biggest annual fashion gala in Asia and the second largest event of its kind in the world.
World's Best Aerobatic Teams
Performances by aerobatics teams are the feature of most public airshows. Sputnik presents you a picture gallery of some of the world’s most renowned teams and their breathtaking maneuvers.
Russian Only Arctic Division's Training in Pictures
Servicemen of the Russian Artic Command will operate in the Arctic Region and use unique military equipment which is able to withstand extremely low temperatures.
Traditions of Russian Orthodox 'Ice Bucket Challenge': Epiphany Celebration in Pictures
On January 19, Russian Orthodox Christians commemorate Jesus Christ’s visit to the Jordan River where he was baptized by John the Baptist.
The Immortal Legend: Bolshoi Theatre in Pictures
Throughout its history, the Bolshoi Theatre was destroyed by fire, restored and reconstructed several times, but it has always been a landmark of Russia and Moscow, as well as a center of the Russian cultural life.
Clearness of Purpose: The Mythology of Soviet Architecture
A new photo exhibition by the The Museum of Moscow History called 'Clearness of Purpose' is due to open to the public on January 23. The author, renowned photographer Mikhail Rozanov, presents a vision of Soviet architecture from the mid-20th century.
Day-to-Day Life of International Space Station in Pictures
The crew of the International Space Station is busy dealing with the aftermath of a false alarm signaling an ammonia leak in the American segment of the orbital facility. The alarm was apparently caused by a glitch in one of the station's computer relay systems.
This Week in Pictures
New issue of French magazine Charlie Hebdo and Oscar nominees announcement, shelling in eastern Ukraine and Dakar rally — take a look at this week's most important events.
Monster Trucks: Kamaz Tears 2015 Dakar Rally
This year's Dakar rally marathon began on January 4, 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The epic competition sees the contestants race more than 9,000 kilometers across three countries. Taking part in the challenging event is Russia's Team KAMAZ-master.
Pope Francis and His Flyaway Vestments
It seems that the traditional papal vestments have been giving Pope Francis one or two problems while performing his duties. His security detail not only has to keep an eye out for potential threats, they must also keep track of his skull cap and cape!
Detroit Motor Show: The Dark Side
One of the largest auto shows in North America, the annual North American International Auto Show, launched on January 12, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. However, the streets of the once proud capital of the US automotive industry offered a car show of a different, less glamorous kind.
Beauty Pageant Moments: Behind the Scenes of Miss Universe
88 contestants from around the world are preparing to compete for the title of Miss Universe 2014. The beauty pageant final is scheduled to take place on January 25, 2015 in Miami, Florida.
2015 Detroit Motor Show in Pictures
The 2015 North American International Auto Show – or simply the Detroit Motor Show – kicked off on January 12. As many as 45 all-new cars, trucks and SUVs are set to make their debut in the Motor City. Sputnik selected some of the most amazing premieres from the show.
Anti-Russia Sanctions Lift to Show Japan Can Lead Independent Policy
UK Officials Spent $150Mln on First Class Travel Over Past 4 Years
Next US Attorney General to Prioritize Terrorism, Cybercrime Issues
PACE Deprives Russia of Voting Rights Until April, Russia Quits for 1 Year
PACE Calls for Immediate Release of Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko
Decapitation Marks the Beginning of Saudi King Salman Reign
Greek F-16 Jet Explodes at Spanish Air Base: 10 Dead, 13 Injured (VIDEO)
IDF Vehicle Comes Under Fire on Lebanon Border, 15 Israeli Soldiers Killed
Putin Calls Ukrainian Army 'NATO Legion'
American Soldiers Caught on Tape in Mariupol? (VIDEO)
The Kingdom of Ice: Antarctica in Pictures
Lavrov on the Normandy Four Decision: This is Exactly What Russia's President Proposed
What US Residents Think About Racial, Ethnic Tensions in American Society
Do you think Russia and the US are heading back towards Cold War?
Yes, I think it is a matter of balance of power.
No, I believe the countries will return to a constructive dialogue.
I don’t think the situation should be viewed in that context.
I think the new Cold War is already on.