Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, is currently hosting the largest, wildest arts and culture festival in the world. To celebrate that and to share a slice of that culture with the wider world, Sputnik spoke with Muscovite and Comedian Denis Nikolin (@russian_comedian), about all things comedy.
Vitaly Serdyuk, a lawyer for Viktor Yanukovich, has given an interview to RT broadcaster, going into the details of trial of former Ukrainian president who was ousted in February 2014 after a coup in Kiev.
In August 2008, when hostilities broke out in South Ossetia and the Kodori Gorge and when Russia subsequently recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Sergei Shamba was the Abkhazian foreign minister; he later became prime minister.
Just over a week ago, the world’s first vagina beer was introduced to the wider public, quickly gaining popularity due to a steaming hot advertising campaign by the Polish brewery “The Order of Yoni.”
The winners of the 2018 Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest are expected to be announced on Monday. The event is organized by Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency under the auspices of the Commission of Russia for UNESCO.
Google left China’s market in 2010 due to the country’s Internet restrictions, but the tech giant is planning to return to the biggest Web space with its new app, Alphabet, CNBC reports. In an interview with Sputnik, Fahad Malik, a digital media strategist, commented on the issue.
Britain's foreign secretary will visit Paris and Vienna this week following his trip to China. Radio Sputnik has discussed the possibility of a free-trade agreement between China and the UK with Professor Alicia Garcia Herrero, Chief Economist at Natixis Asia Research and Senior Fellow at European think-tank BRUEGEL.
The Guardian has reported that the UK law enforcement and military will continue to access the encrypted signal of the Galileo satellite system post-Brexit.
Members of South Africa's white Boer and Afrikaner minorities are calling for help, saying that they have no place in today's "Rainbow country." Sputnik interviewed Dan Roodt – an activist who has traveled to many world capitals in an attempt to attract attention to their plight.
Facebook has lost over $100 billion of its market value as the company announced a slowdown in user growth. The plunge comes as the company revealed that three million users in Europe had left the social network after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Sputnik spoke with Daniel Ives, chief strategy officer at GBH Insights, about the issue.
The tenth annual BRICS summit is opening in South Africa on Wednesday. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already departed from the country to participate in the summit.
On July 19, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke at the Conference of Ambassadors and Diplomatic Representatives of the Russian Federation, which is held every two years in Moscow. On the eve of the meeting, Sputnik Italia met with the Russian Ambassador to Italy, Sergey Razov.
The Internet-famous meme character “Hide the Pain Harold” visited Russia for the first time in 50 years to attend FIFA World Cup. In an interview with Sputnik, the man behind the meme, Andras Arato, shared his views on Russia.
Seventeen-year-old Alyssa Carson from Louisiana is preparing to become the first human to set foot on Mars. She is currently undergoing training to become an astronaut and ultimately travel to the red planet. Radio Sputnik spoke with Carson about her passion for Mars.
A former head of India’s Catholic Union said he smelled a conspiracy in the way St. Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity orphanages have been raided following a case of child trafficking in Jharkhand. He said that it is not right to pin the responsibility on all Christians.
Observing that repeated attempts are being made to weaken the multilateral system in an era of an anarchic global system, the prime minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, spoke exclusively to Sputnik on the need of strengthening multilateralism and the UN system to promote peace and prosperity in the world.
Bangladesh’s Minister for Science and Technology Yeafesh Osman says that the Rooppur nuclear power plant will not only guarantee energy security, thereby uplifting Bangladesh’s economy, but will also bring invaluable expertise from Russia that will go a long way in the development of science and technology in the country.
With the construction of the first unit of Bangladesh's nuclear power plant (NPP) at Rooppur advancing rapidly, the stage is all set for the construction of the second unit. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be pouring the first concrete at the construction site of the second unit on Saturday.
Bristol Dry Gin has drawn much criticism in the UK after it released a 75 percent proof limited edition vodka named after nerve agent Novichok – which sold out within hours. Sputnik has reached the beverage producers to find out more.
The US is looking for every possible reason to prolong its anti-Russian economic sanctions,says Frank Creyelman, member of Belgium’s Flemish Interest party, honorary MP and former chairman of the Committee on Foreign Policy. Sputnik’s Denis Bolotsky sat down with Creyelman to talk about Russia-EU and Russia-US relations.
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