The Boeing 747, operated by ACT Airlines, crashed into homes near Manas airport close to the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, where it was supposed to make a stopover. The Kyrgyz authorities said up to 37 people had died. The Kyrgyz president ordered a thorough probe into the tragedy, which has been reportedly blamed on dense fog.
On December 25, a Russian Defense Ministry Tu-154 plane with 92 people on board crashed in the Black Sea en route to Syria shortly after refueling at an airport in the resort city of Adler. Most of the passengers were members of the Alexandrov Ensemble who were traveling from Moscow to Hmeymim airbase in Syria to take part in New Year celebrations.
A robot is an automaton, replacing humans, and sometimes even animals, either in part or completely in manufacturing processes and in an increasing number of other tasks. Theoretically, it is almost impossible to tell a sophisticated android-robot from a human being. So what are the tell-tale signs for telling a robot from a real person?
According to a Sputnik.Polls survey, the majority of people in Germany (69%), France (55%) and Italy (51%) believe that the United States did a poor job as the only superpower and global leader after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.
A plane, operated by the Lamia Corporation airline, was carrying 81 people including the Brazilian Chapecoense Real football team when it crashed on November 29 in northwestern Colombia. According to official reports, six people were hospitalized after surviving the crash.
Most US citizens believe that the country’s electoral system needs to be reformed, while 45 percent would prefer to see the "One Person, One Vote" scheme used, TNS UK pollster revealed in a survey for Sputnik.
Voting for the 45th president of the United States began Tuesday at 6 am EST (11:00 GMT) with polling stations opening their doors in Northeastern states, including Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Virginia, Connecticut, Maine and New Jersey.
Who would become the US president if elections took place today? How is the electoral mood of Americans changing? Take a look at Sputnik's infographic to learn more.
From what US presidential candidates think about relations with Europe and NATO to what Trump and Clinton think about TTIP - check out Sputnik's infographic to learn more about where Hillary and Donald stand on these hot-button issues.
The development of health-keeping technologies is a scientific branch which changes the traditional approach to human health. Technologies of this kind make diagnostics, preventive care, and treatment more efficient, turning medical equipment into mobile and affordable gadgets.
Europeans would not trust a foreign military base located in their countries to protect their national security. Only four percent of Germans and five percent of Italians believe that foreign military bases would defend their countries better than their own armed forces.
An interactive program, "Best Russian Universities: Choose Yours", has been created for foreign students by Rossiya Segodnya's 'Social Navigator' program and Sputnik with support from Rossotrudnichestvo, Russia's Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation.
As the US presidential election looms closer, Sputnik decided to take a closer look at both candidates' campaign finances and to determine which industries favor Clinton and which would rather throw in their lot with Trump.
The Rostec International Fireworks Festival is scheduled to be held in Moscow on July 23 and 24. Sputnik presents a detailed infographic on how fireworks work.
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