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First Nighttime Rehearsal of Victory Parade Held on Red Square
This year’s first nighttime rehearsal of the Victory Parade, which will be held on May 9 to mark victory in World War II, took place on Thursday on Red Square. The rehearsal, which began at 10 pm and ended late at night, involved 11,000 troops and 101 items of military equipment.
Seven Days in Photographs, April 20-26, 2013
Vladimir Putin's question and answer session, the investigation of the terrorist attacks in Boston and the shooting of six people in Belgorod made headlines this week.
Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
Continuous exchanges of gunfire between Sunni Muslims and Alawite Muslims in Lebanon’s second largest city, Tripoli, located in the north of this multi-faith country 50 kilometers away from the Syrian border have split residents into two hostile camps. Syrian refugees, whose numbers have been growing steadily in recent months, also figure in the conflict.
Flooded houses in Novgorod Region villages
Seasonal flooding has started in the Novgorod Region. Water levels in a lot of rivers are higher than those recorded for many years. The Ilmen Lake is nowhere near its average high water level yet, but it continues to rise.
Three Potential Crimson Berets Reach the Final Hurdle
The preliminary qualifying round for soldiers attempting to earn the right to wear prestigious crimson berets took place at the Gorny training center, the Yermak special forces unit’s base in Novosibirsk. The trial included a 12-kilometer double-time forced march, special firing practice (with AK-74 automatic rifles and Makarov pistols), gymnastics and climbing exercises.
Rehabilitation Center Nurses Spotted Seals in Primorye
A rehabilitation center for spotted seals – also known as largha seals – has been operating in the village of Tavrichanka, in Russia’s Primorye Territory, for the past several years. The center is Primorye’s only facility of its kind.
Gypsies and Zombies in the Pond Ski Competition in Krasnoyarsk
Snowboarders and skiers in exotic costumes skied over a huge puddle at the Puddle Skier 2013 competition last weekend at the Bobrovy Log resort in Krasnoyarsk.
The Owners of Russia’s Major Family Businesses
Russia’s CEO business magazine has published a rating of the country’s wealthiest billionaire families. The average age of the people covered by the rating is 49, and the top three wealthiest families are the Gutseriyevs, the Rotenbergs and the Khachaturovs. RIA Novosti’s photo gallery gives more detail on Russia’s top billionaire families as ranked by CEO magazine.
The Magic of Circus
Circus associations across the globe have celebrated World Circus Day on the third Saturday of April since 2010.
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in April 1943
In early 1942, over 400,000 people lived in the Warsaw Ghetto. However, most of them were killed at the Treblinka extermination camp in the summer of that same year.
Soviet, Afghan Veterans Face Off on Football Pitch
Two teams comprising people who last faced each other on the battlefield, during the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan 1979-1989, clashed on Thursday – this time, on the football pitch.
Seven Days in Photographs, April 13-19, 2013
On April 15, a pair of powerful explosions ripped through a crowd near the finish line of the prestigious Boston Marathon. At least three people were killed and more than 180 others injured, some critically.
Fashion Show in Black: 20th Century Mourning Clothes Showcased in Novosibirsk
A fashion show featuring mourning clothes was held as part of the 2013 Necropolis-Siberia funeral industry exhibition.
Konyukhov-Simonov Expedition Leaves North Pole for Greenland
An Antonov An-74 Coaler airplane with members of a polar expedition on board, including Russian explorers Fyodor Konyukhov and Viktor Simonov, as well as their sled dogs, took off from Petrozavodsk, Karelia, and headed for Russia’s Barneo drifting ice station, located some 40-50 kilometers away from the North Pole.
Margaret Thatcher’s Funeral
A funeral ceremony for former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was held at St Paul's Cathedral in London on Wednesday, April 17.
Belarusian Villages Affected by Flooding
Nearly 200 houses and over 900 yards, together with some 800 sheds and barns, have been flooded this spring in Belarus’ Gomel Region. Over 20 incidents of flooding have made some of the roads in the region impassable.
Kremlin Regiment Holds Change of Guard Ceremony
On April 13, the Presidential Regiment held its first change of the guard ceremony involving infantry and mounted details for the first time in 2013. The ceremony took place on the Moscow Kremlin’s Cathedral Square.
Photo Tour with RIA Novosti: Mexico
With its unique archeological sites, beautiful colonial architecture and breathtaking nature Mexico is an ideal tourist destination.
Yury Gagarin and His Family
Not even those closest to Yury Gagarin – including his wife Valentina, his parents and children – knew what was due to happen on April 12, 1961. And even if the project had not been classified, Gagarin’s daughter Galina would not have understood – she was just one month old at the time.
The Road To Space Exploration
Russia celebrates Cosmonautics Day every April 12. On April 12, 1961, the Vostok-1 spacecraft with Yury Gagarin onboard lifted off from the Baikonur Space Center. However, this event was preceded by a massive research effort.
Machete Kills:US Police Officer Shot Teenager Who Attacked Him With Machete
Castro:Cuba to Continue Supporting Venezuela, Condemns US Sanctions
30 Spanish Cities Protest Against New Public Security Law
Turkey Shelters Almost 200,000 Refugees From Syria’s Kobani
Ukraine to Spend Over $5 Billion on Defense in 2015: Security Council
Stratfor: Ukraine Coup Plotted by US Over Russian Stance on Syria
Canada Imposes New Sanctions Against Russia: Prime Minister
One Austrian Teenage Girl Recruited by IS Killed, Other Missing: Reports
Top Secret Japanese Submarines Likely to Replace Australia's Aging Fleet
Russia to Prepare Response to Recent US, Canada Sanctions: Foreign Ministry
Merkel on Fire: European Farmers Protest in Brussels
Obama Congratulates Jews on Hanukkah and Says American Released From Cuban Prison
What Europeans Think About EU Foreign Policy