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28 February 2015
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This Week in Pictures
Poroshenko’s selfie, Sri Lankan shadow dancers and Shaolin monks, situation in Donbas and Spring festival in China, gymnasts and steel mosquitoes — take a look at the week's most important events in the following photo gallery.
Newborn Asian Black Bear Cub Abandoned at Circus Doorsteps
A newborn Asian black bear cub has been found in a cardboard box at the entrance to the Vladivostok Circus on the night on February 24. According to medics, he's barely two weeks old.
Russian Cars Around the World: Style and History
Russian cars can be encountered in many countries around the world. Sturdy and reliable, they are favored in many regions, from the Middle East to the Caribbean.
Baby Polar Bears in Moscow Zoo: First Steps With Mom
The two polar bear cubs that were born in Moscow Zoo in November 2014 have become strong enough to leave the inner quarters of their enclosure for the first time.
Lipstick and Kalashnikovs: Women in the Russian Armed Services
Defender of the Fatherland Day, celebrated in Russia on February 23 each year, is generally a celebration for men,and is known unofficially as Men's Day. However, while military service in Russia is mandatory only for men, there are many women among the ranks of the country's defenders as well.
Welcoming Spring in a Russian Way: Traditions of Slavic Pancakes Festival
On February 22, Russia and several other Eastern Slavic countries end the week of Maslenitsa, preceding Lent, the most important fasting season for Orthodox Christians. Let’s have a look at this joyful and merry week’s origin and traditions.
Ukraine’s Year-Long History After Euromaidan
One year ago, on February 22, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine’s parliament) amended the constitution and ousted President Viktor Yanukovych without a legal impeachment procedure. That is how the coup d’etat occurred and a new history of Ukraine began.
Bonfire of Illusions: Rally in Kiev on Maidan Anniversary
Mass protests erupted in Ukraine in the Autumn of 2013 following Prime Minister Mykola Azarov’s decision to suspend the signing of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. The standoff peaked on February 18-21 when radicalized protesters stormed the governmental district demanding President Viktor Yanukovych’s resignation.
This Week in Pictures
A shooting in Copenhagen and Chinese New Year, weaponry withdrawal from the line of contact in eastern Ukraine and Aero India 2015 air show — take a look at the week's most important events in the following photo gallery.
Russian Aircraft on Display at Aero India 2015 Expo
The Aero India 2015 Expo kicked off in Bangalore on February 18. During the opening ceremony an announcement was made on exporting Russian weapons.
A Warm Welcome to the Blue Sheep: World Celebrates Chinese New Year 2015
The Chinese New Year 2015 begins on Thursday February 19 and will run to March 5. The Chinese New Year is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the Chinese lunar calendar. The calendar is associated with the Chinese zodiac, which has 12 animal signs. 2015 is a year of the Goat, according to the zodiac.
A Peek Through the Smog at China's Sights
In recent years thick smog became a price that China has to pay for being one of the most powerful economies in the world. Air pollution is becoming a growing concern to the Chinese leadership, even as smog gives a surreal look to the sights in many of the country's cities.
Living in the Wild:10 Amazing Wildlife Photos
The annual Golden Turtle wildlife festival is scheduled to be held in the Museum of History of Moscow starting February 28. The event is aimed at raising awareness about the importance of biodiversity and wildlife preservation.
Love Is in the Air: World’s Top 9 Most Romantic Cities for Students
Picking up a place to study abroad? Torn between your goal to grasp new knowledge and a desire to spend your youth romantically? Then follow our ratings and learn where you can meet the love of your life and receive an immaculate education.
This Week in Pictures
Minsk talks of the 'Normandy four' leaders on Ukraine reconciliation, 100-car crash near Seoul airport, ice show marking a year anniversary of the Winter Olympics 2014 in Russia and Madrid Fashion Week - take a look at the week's most important events in the following photo gallery.
Day-to-Day Life of Baikonur Space Center in Pictures
60 years ago, on February 12, 1955, the plan to construct the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan was approved. The facility tested intercontinental ballistic missiles and launched satellites.
International Information Agency Rossiya Segodnya has launched the "Heroes of Our Time" media project dedicated to those who performed brave and good deeds. For six months, videos of the project were displayed on the facades of five buildings in Moscow.
Iconic British Brands That Are Not So British Anymore
Maria Sharapova Takes Russia to Fed Cup Semi-Finals
Russia's Maria Sharapova won a decisive victory against Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska (6:1, 7:5) in the first round of the Fed Cup World Group match in Krakow. The victory further increased Russia's lead over Poland, paving the road to the tournament's semifinals.
Ka-52 Attack Helicopter: Fly Like a Butterfly, Sting Like an Alligator
Ka-52 attack helicopters became the centerpiece of a joint military exercise held on February 5 at Chernigovka airbase in the Primorsky Territory of Russia. The pilots demonstrated their skill at evading the simulated enemy's air defense systems and neutralizing its early warning capabilities.
Hundreds of Abducted Sudanese Boys to Be Sent to Frontlines
Russia, EU at Risk of Political Violence in Wake of Nemtsov’s Murder
Authorities Seize Record Marijuana Haul at San Diego Port
US Military Aid to Add Fuel to the Fire of Ukrainian Crisis – US Experts
Kiev's Withdrawal of Heavy Arms Conducted Without OSCE Monitors – Donetsk
Russian Politician Boris Nemtsov Killed in Moscow
Who Mr. Nemtsov Was and Why He Was Killed
Russia Signs Military Deal With EU Member State
Bad for Business: After NSA Hack China Stops Buying Major US Tech Brands
Scientists Baffled by Mysterious Light on Distant Planet
This Week in Pictures
Night Hunter and Terminator Helicopters Hit Targets During Russian Air Force Drills
Too Ambitious to be True? Iran Plans to Send Humans to Space by 2016
What do you think is the most important event of the week?
The beginning of heavy weapons withdrawal in eastern Ukraine
Military deal between Russia and Cyprus
The approval of the Greek bailout extension
The 87th Oscars Ceremony
Madonna’s epic fall at Brit Awards