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From Moscow with Love
Whimsical Weather in Russian Cities
Moscow is in the grip of a heat wave, with temperatures reaching almost 30 degrees Celsius, while other Russian regions, including Novosibirsk, Tomsk and Tuva have seen snowstorms and below-zero temperatures in recent days.
Parade Marking the 230th Anniversary of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet
Sevastopol hosted a naval parade at the weekend marking the 230th anniversary of the founding of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet. The parade featured over 20 warships and supply ships from the Russian Black Sea Fleet and the Ukrainian Navy.
Washington Celebrates Russian Ballet Impresario Sergei Diaghilev
A multimedia exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington pays tribute to Russian art impresario Sergei Diaghilev, who founded the ground-breaking Ballets Russes in Paris in the early 20th century and gave then unknown artists, including composer Igor Stravinsky, their first break.
War and Peace in Moscow Streets
To mark Victory Day, RIA Novosti's In Moscow project prepared collages using war-time and modern photographs of the Russian capital.
Victory Day Fireworks
Each year, Victory Day celebrations across Russia marking victory over the Nazis in World War Two culminate in firework displays.
Russia Celebrates Victory Day
Russia celebrates Victory Day on May 9 marking the final defeat of Nazi Germany by the Soviet Union in World War II.
Victory Day Parade in Moscow
Moscow celebrated the 68th anniversary of the Soviet Union's Victory over Nazi Germany in World War II with a traditional military parade on Red Square.
Berlin, May 1945
From April 25 to May 2, the war in Europe had entered its endgame. The Red Army took Berlin and declared victory over Nazi Germany. These photographs, from RIA Novosti’s archive, give us a glimpse of Berlin through the eyes of Soviet soldiers.
Five Photo Stories of World War II Veterans
In the run-up to Victory Day celebrations, Moskovskiye Novosti interviewed several veterans of World War II.
ABBA Museum Opens in Stockholm
May 7 saw the opening of ABBA: The Museum in Stockholm. The museum building is part of the Swedish Music Hall of Fame exhibition venue, which opened on the same day.
Dress Rehearsal for the Victory Day Parade on Red Square
The final rehearsal for this year’s Victory Day parade took place on Tuesday on Red Square. The rehearsal involved over 11,000 servicemen, 101 military vehicles and 68 combat aircraft.
RIA Novosti Photos Tell the Story of Soviet and Russian Robot Technology
On May 7, the exhibition “Robots: First Steps and New Achievements. RIA Novosti Photo Archives Tell the Story of Soviet and Russian Robot Technology” is to open at Moscow’s Polytechnical Museum. Photo: A dreamer at a young technicians’ club. Moscow, 1981.
Easter Service in Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral
On April 5, the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates Easter, Christianity's most important and joyful holiday.
Mariinsky II Opening Gala
The new stage of the Mariinsky Theater opened in St. Petersburg on Thursday with a gala concert.
Spring in the Altai Mountains
Soon before May, the Altai Mountains become covered in purple and pink Rhododendron ledebouriie, which is often called Ledum.
Labor Day Celebrations Across Russia
Mass demonstrations were held across Russia as the country marks May 1 holiday. Marches and rallies were organized by both the rulings authorities and opposition parties in more than 1,000 Russian cities and towns.
Exploring the Universe: Herschel Telescope Photos
The European Space Agency’s Herschel Space Observatory has completed its work.
Masterpieces from the Secrets of the World’s Peoples Sand Sculpture Exhibition
The sand sculpture world championship got underway on April 28 at the former imperial estate of Kolomenskoye in Moscow. Taking part are famous artists from around the world. The theme of this year's competition is Secrets of the World’s Peoples.
Russia’s Pacific Fleet Holds Missile Boat Exercises
Guard missile boats of the Pacific Fleet are exercising in Peter the Great Bay near Vladivostok.
Victory Steam Train Arrives in Volgograd
On April 28, people in the Russian city of Volgograd (previously known as Stalingrad) welcomed the Pobeda (Victory) steam train. The World War II-era steam locomotive traveled from Rostov to Belaya Kalitva with a presentation at every station dedicated to the 70th anniversary of victory in the Battle of Stalingrad and the liberation of Rostov-on-Don in World War II.
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