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    • Yakovlev Yak-130 Combat Trainer
      Last update: 15:54 20.04.2017
      15:54 20.04.2017

      Yakovlev Yak-130 Light Attack and Training Aircraft

      The Yak-130 lead-in fighter trainer is the world's only training aircraft with the aerodynamic configuration and subsonic flight performance characteristics of modern jet fighters. The two-seat reconnaissance and light attack jet has a combat load of up to 3,000 kilograms (about 6,600 pounds).

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    • How to Organize a Revolution
      Last update: 17:45 18.04.2017
      17:45 18.04.2017

      How to Organize a Revolution, or Lenin's April Theses

      After the fall of the monarchy during the February 1917 revolution, the power went to the Provisional Government, which enjoyed little support in Russian regions where local councils known as Soviets ruled supreme. As the war raged on, the political crisis intensified, compounded by food shortages.

      Flashback to 1917: The Stories of the Russian Revolution
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    • US Missile Attack on the Syria's Sha'irat Airbase
      Last update: 18:52 07.04.2017
      18:52 07.04.2017

      US Missile Attack on Syrian Airbase

      The United States launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Syrian military airfield in Ash Sha'irat near Homs on April 6 in response to the alleged chemical weapons use in Idlib, an incident which Washington blames on Damascus.

      US Missile Attack on Syrian Air Base
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    • Terrorist Attack in St.Petersburg Metro
      Last update: 18:30 04.04.2017
      18:30 04.04.2017

      Terrorist Attack in the St.Petersburg Metro

      On April 3, an explosion hit the center of St. Petersburg on the stretch of rail between two metro stations, killing at least 14 people and injuring about 50 more.

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    • Terrorist Attack in the St. Petersburg Metro
      Last update: 00:07 04.04.2017
      00:07 04.04.2017

      Terrorist Attack in the St. Petersburg Metro

      At least 11 people were killed and 45 others were wounded in a blast in St. Petersburg subway on Monday.

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    • Death From the Sky: The US Air Force's Mistaken Airstrikes
      Last update: 13:53 22.03.2017
      13:53 22.03.2017

      Death From the Sky: The US Air Force's Mistaken Airstrikes

      Despite the noble goal of fighting against terrorism, civilians and US allies too often become victims of US airstrikes.

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    • Vityaz DT-30P1: infographics
      Last update: 20:46 16.03.2017
      20:46 16.03.2017

      Vityaz DT Vehicle: Specifics of Russian All-Terrain Vehicle

      The Vityaz two-section tracked vehicle is indispensable in remote Russian regions where jokes about Russia's notoriously bad roads, which are said to be one of the country's two top problems, are justified by the local climate.

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    • US Interventions in World Politics: Infographic
      Last update: 12:43 07.03.2017
      12:43 07.03.2017

      US Interventions in World Politics

      Since the end of World War II, the US has repeatedly intervened in the political life of countries across the globe. Up until now, about 50 cases of Washington's direct interference in foreign countries' elections have been recorded.

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    • British Navy and Air Force escort Russian warships Admiral Kuznetsov and Pyotr Veliky
      Last update: 17:49 21.02.2017
      17:49 21.02.2017

      The First Combat Operation of Admiral Kuznetsov-Led Carrier Group

      The most powerful vessel of the Russian Navy and the largest ship in Russia, Admiral Kuznetsov is often referred to as "the one and only aircraft carrier of the Russian military." And the ship's combat deployment to the Mediterranean in 2016 was described as a momentous event by the Russian Defense Ministry.

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    • Infographics: T-90S
      Last update: 17:16 21.02.2017
      17:16 21.02.2017

      Russia's New Arms: T-90S, Third-Generation Main Battle Tank

      The T-90S is a modified, export-oriented version of the legendary Russian T-90 tank. It has both attack and defense capabilities.

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    • How the EU Has Chaged
      Last update: 15:50 08.02.2017
      15:50 08.02.2017

      How the EU Has Changed

      The European Union was created as a political and economic union of 28 member states on February 7, 1992, by signing the Maastricht Treaty. But the EU has changed since then.

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    • Protests Against Donald Trump
      Last update: 10:30 07.02.2017
      10:30 07.02.2017

      Protests Against Donald Trump

      A large number of protests occurred around the world after US President Donald Trump entered office.

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    • Hostility towards Russia in the global media
      Last update: 12:55 21.01.2017
      12:55 21.01.2017

      Hostility Towards Russia in the Global Media

      Statistics from the information analysis system 'Russia in the World' compiled for the Rossiya Segodnya news agency show which countries' print, radio and television media are most obsessed with casting Russia in a negative light.

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    • Plane crash in Bishkek
      Last update: 16:45 16.01.2017
      16:45 16.01.2017

      Plane Crash in Bishkek

      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.

      Turkish Cargo Plane Crash in Bishkek
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    • Countries the US Bombed in 2016
      Last update: 20:26 12.01.2017
      20:26 12.01.2017

      Countries the US Bombed in 2016

      In 2016, the US dropped 26,171 bombs in seven countries.

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    • Crash of Tu-154 plane in Sochi
      Last update: 15:25 25.12.2016
      15:25 25.12.2016

      Crash of Tu-154 Plane in Sochi

      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.

      Tu-154 Crash in Black Sea
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    • Robots among people
      Last update: 15:13 13.12.2016
      15:13 13.12.2016

      How Can You Tell a Robot From a Person?

      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?

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    • Has the US coped with being a world leader since the collapse of the USSR?
      Last update: 17:14 08.12.2016
      17:14 08.12.2016

      US Did Poor Job as Global Leader After Dissolution of Soviet Union

      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.

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    • Plane Crash in Columbia
      Last update: 17:30 29.11.2016
      17:30 29.11.2016

      Plane Crash in Colombia

      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.

      Plane With Brazilian Football Team on Board Crashes in Colombia
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    • US 'War on Terror' in Numbers
      Last update: 14:25 18.11.2016
      14:25 18.11.2016

      US 'War on Terror' in Numbers

      Following the 9/11 terrorist attack the US declared a "war on terror," which included the invasion of a number of Middle East countries. Check out Sputnik's infographic to learn more.

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