The lavish meals prepared for the presidential inaugurations are not a matter to be taken lightly. In Russia, the US and probably in every other country the dishes prepared for such a grand ceremony are cooked under the watch of the president's security to ensure that nothing is tampered with. The meals become more a work of art than anything else.
A few years ago a British theatre director, writer and actor Leon Cain decided to open his own theater in quite an unconventional place: Russia’s southeastern city of Perm. Years have passed and today his Unity Theater has turned into a famous cultural phenomenon in the industrial city. Sputnik spoke to Cain about how he came up with this idea.
During one of the last rounds of 2017 Dakar Rally Russian pilot Anastasia Nifontova lost control of her bike and dramatically toppled over on one of the turns in the middle of high plains. None the racers stopped to help her, except for one “true gentleman,” French racer Grégory Morat, who then called his act of self-denial “natural.”
He might be preparing to hand over the keys to the White House in just a couple of days, but it seems outgoing-US President Barack Obama won't be short of options in his post-presidential life, with the Mayor of Munich inviting him to the city's world-famous Oktoberfest celebration.
In honor of their 75th anniversary, IMZ Ural, the renowned Russian motorcycle maker, released the Ural Ambassador Limited Edition motorbike made especially for the US market.
US President-elect Donald Trump is troubled by President Barack Obama's commutation of the prison sentence of whistleblower Chelsea Manning, Trump’s spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, Turkish security services arrested Uzbekistani Abdulgadir Masharipov, as the suspected gunman who opened fire in a nightclub in Istanbul on New Year's Eve.
The United States should be careful when dealing with Russia because Moscow cannot be trusted, the nominee for US Ambassador to United Nations Nikki Haley said in her confirmation hearing before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday.
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