• People wait for public transportation in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 8, 2019
    Last update: 16:30 08.08.2019
    16:30 08.08.2019

    Western Media is Lying & Fabricating Сhaos That Doesn't Exist in Venezuela - Journalist

    Russia has called the move by the United States to freeze all Venezuelan government assets in the US "economic terror." On Monday, US President Donald Trump issued an executive order that also targets other countries that continue doing business with "regime" of Nicolas Maduro.

  • Andrei Stenin, special correspondent for Rossiya Segodnya international news agency
    Last update: 12:00 06.08.2019
    12:00 06.08.2019

    Stenin's Mother: 'When Andrei Left for Ukraine, I Had the Thought That I Could Lose My Child'

    Tuesday marks the fifth anniversary of the tragic death of Andrei Stenin, special photo correspondent for Sputnik. Andrei Stenin was killed on 6 August 2014 while covering the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Andrei's mother, Vera, shared her grief and memories about her son and spoke about his dedication to the profession of photo journalism.

  • South Africa's Justin Sullivan poses for a photo with his work in the background after receiving 1st place in Top News, Single nomination and 2nd place in My Planet, Series nomination at the Andrey Stenin International Press Photo Contest Exhibition, in Moscow, Russia, November 8, 2018. The Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest is an annual contest for young photojournalists aged between 18 and 33 years old.
    Last update: 10:48 06.08.2019
    10:48 06.08.2019

    South Africa-Based Photographer Speaks About Inspiring Participation in Andrei Stenin Contest

    Tuesday marks the fifth anniversary of Sputnik's special photo correspondent Andrei Stenin’s death while on assignment in conflict-torn eastern Ukraine. Justin Sullivan, an award-winning documentary photographer based in the Cape Town, South Africa, who is specialising in the Cape Wild Fires has spoken about the Andrei Stenin contest.

  • Testing the FEDOR (Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research) antropomorphic robot for the Spasatel rescue project, at a lab of Android Technics in Magnitogorsk
    Last update: 12:00 05.08.2019
    12:00 05.08.2019

    Roscosmos: Skybot FEDOR, Flying to ISS, is Very Sociable, Has Sense of Humour

    Roscosmos will send Skybot F-850, a humanoid robot formerly known as FEDOR, into space on 22 August. For the first time in history, the humanoid will take the spaceship commander’s chair.

  • Marsha Lazareva
    Last update: 14:00 02.08.2019
    14:00 02.08.2019

    NGOs, Leaders 'Across Political Divide' Back Marsha Lazareva as Kuwait Subject to Review – Barrister

    by Demond Cureton

    CEO and Chairman of KGL Investment, Marsha Lazareva, has seen a positive turn of events after two NGOs, ‘No Peace Without Justice’ and the International Association for Democratic Laywers, filed submissions to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) as part of Kuwait’s Universal Periodic Review.

  • Black smoke billows over the skyline as a fire at the oil depot for the airport rages out of control after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, in Tripoli,
    Last update: 12:22 30.07.2019
    12:22 30.07.2019

    Exclusive: Libyan GNA Sarajj Says Will Not Stop Military Op Until LNA Withdraws to Pre-War Positions

    CAIRO (Sputnik) - The forces of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) will not stop military operations until troops of their rival Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, are withdrawn to their pre-war positions, GNA head Fayez Sarraj said.

  • Alexandr Ilin
    Last update: 17:45 24.07.2019
    17:45 24.07.2019

    Russia’s Top CrossFit Athlete: To Become a Professional, One Has to Be Selfish

    Hundreds of athletes from all over the world are gathering in Madison, Wisconsin to find out who’s the fittest man and woman on Earth as the 2019 CrossFit Games are set to commence.

  • Destroyed buildings are seen through a hole in Benghazi lighthouse after it was severely damaged by years of armed conflict, in Benghazi, Libya July 10, 2019
    Last update: 12:00 24.07.2019
    12:00 24.07.2019

    Exclusive: Haftar Army Has No Intention of Controlling Tripoli or Libya by Force – Libyan Interim Govt. FM

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Interim Libyan Government of Eastern Libya, Abdul Hadi Al-Hweij, has spoken about the ongoing Haftar army's operation to gain control over Tripoli and the situation in Libya an exclusive interview to Sputnik in Benghazi.

  • Kristinn Hrafnsson
    Last update: 21:39 22.07.2019
    21:39 22.07.2019

    Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks Calls to 'Question the Essence of Democracy' and 'Media Freedoms'

    At a festival in the heart of the Scottish countryside, whistle-blower’s and activists are given centre stage amongst the drums and the dancing. With a fair bit of festival mud, it’s not quite the environment you might expect to find Julian Assange’s successor, editor-in-chief of Wikileaks, Kristinn Hraffson.

  • Quantum century
    Last update: 08:00 19.07.2019
    08:00 19.07.2019

    Google's Engineering Director: Ordinary People May Make Use of Quantum Computers in 10 Years

    Moscow is currently hosting an international conference on quantum technologies (ICQT) taking place from 15 to 19 July. The convention takes place twice a year and gathers together the leading specialists on quantum technology from all over the world.

  • Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani shake hands before a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, April 4, 2018
    Last update: 07:42 17.07.2019
    07:42 17.07.2019

    Iran's Ambassador to Turkey: Ankara Making Every Effort to Get Rid of Unlawful US Sanctions

    Relations between Washington and Tehran remain tense. US President Donald Trump earlier stated that sanctions against the Islamic Republic would soon be strengthened, while Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that he is ready for talks when the US abandons its "bullying" and lifts the restrictions imposed on the country.

  • Prince Bader bin Abdullah Al Farhan
    Last update: 17:16 11.07.2019
    17:16 11.07.2019

    Saudi Culture Minister: We Are Interested in Cooperation With Russia

    The Arabian Peninsula is deemed to be one of the world's richest and least explored regions. Saudi Arabia, which occupies a large part of the peninsula, intends to expand the excavation area, as well as actively attract foreign specialists, including from Russia.

  • Sergei Ivanov
    Last update: 09:00 08.07.2019
    09:00 08.07.2019

    Soviet-German Non-Aggression Pact Helped Eventual Soviet Victory - Ex-Defence Minister Ivanov

    In less than two months, the world will mark the 80th anniversary of the start of the Second World War. Sergey Ivanov, Russia's former defence minister and Kremlin chief of staff, has spoken about the controversy behind the 1939 Treaty of Non-aggression between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.

  • World War II, 1941 - 1945. The Victory Banner over Reichstag, Berlin. May 1, 1945.
    Last update: 00:32 06.07.2019
    00:32 06.07.2019

    The Soviet Idea of an Anti-Hitler Coalition Fell on Deaf Ears in Europe

    In less than two months, on 1 September 2019, the world will mark a tragic date: 80 years since the day that Nazi troops crossed the border of Poland. This is how World War II, which claimed tens of millions of lives, began.

  • A man carrying an umbrella to shield from the rain as workers dismantle the Belt and Road Forum logo outside the media center as leaders are attending the round table summit of the Belt and Road Forum chaired by Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, Saturday, April 27, 2019
    Last update: 22:19 05.07.2019
    22:19 05.07.2019

    China's Belt and Road Initiative Gives Italy Chance to Increase Trade With Russia - Official

    Russian President Vladimir Putin recently paid a visit to Italy, meeting with Pope Francis, President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to discuss a wide range of topics, including bilateral Moscow-Rome relations, the issue of the EU sanctions as well as the state of Christianity in the Middle East.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose for a photo during a meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) leaders summit in Osaka, Japan
    Last update: 17:16 28.06.2019
    17:16 28.06.2019

    Russia-India-China Engagement Brings Stability to Asia, Broader World - Ex-Diplomat

    The leaders of Russia, India and China have been meeting at the trilateral level since the 1990s. In November 2018, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Chinese President Xi Jinping met in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires where they deliberated on several issues, including the need to reshape the world order.

  • Water tap
    Last update: 19:15 24.06.2019
    19:15 24.06.2019

    Unplanned Urbanisation, Poor Water Management Taking Indian Cities to Day-Zero - Analysts

    New Delhi (Sputnik): As Indian cities face the threat of violence over an acute water shortage, several experts opine that rapid urbanisation and poor water resource management are the actual culprits.

  • South African-based Independent Media Photo Editor Ian Landsberg
    Last update: 16:42 24.06.2019
    16:42 24.06.2019

    'Photography Does Great Deal in Showing the World or Telling Stories About Wars' - Photo Journo

    The Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest published its shortlist of 2019 winners on 13 June. The main goal of the modern photo contests is to support photographers and draw public attention to the challenges of modern photojournalism.

  • Marsha Lazareva
    Last update: 12:22 22.06.2019
    12:22 22.06.2019

    Russian CEO Marsha Lazareva Case Urges Due Process, End to Arbitrary Detention in Kuwait – Lawyer

    Following her move to Kuwait in 2004, Russian businesswoman Marsha Lazareva would later become embroiled in a surprise case of arbitrary detention that would irrevocably change the prestigious CEO’s life.

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, performs yoga along with thousands of Indians to mark International Day of Yoga in Dehradun, India, Thursday, June 21, 2018
    Last update: 16:28 21.06.2019
    16:28 21.06.2019

    Chinese Support to India for International Yoga Day at UNGA Did the Trick - ex-Diplomat to UN

    While addressing the UNGA in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed: “Yoga embodies unity of mind and body… a holistic approach to health and well-being. It isn’t about exercise... By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.”