Spending some time in a Finnish Sauna, Russian Banya or Turkish Hammam is one of the best ways to escape frigid winter months and boost the immune system at the same time. Check out some sauna and spa rituals from different cultures.
Engineer troops are special forces designated to perform the most complex tasks of engineering support for combat operations. During the Russian operation in Syria, they cleared more than 6.5 thousand hectares of the country's territory from explosives.
From a volcano eruption in the Philippines and protests in Lebanon on the seventh anniversary of the Arab Spring Revolution to traditional Orthodox Epiphany bathing in freezing waters, marking the baptism of Jesus Christ - take a look at this week's (January 13-19) pictures of the most important and colorful events in Sputnik's photo gallery.
The year 2017 saw the notions of blockchain, cryptocurrencies, bitcoin and the like dominate the global media. A large part of the digitalized world, has felt its breath taken away by the tumultuous vibes of cryptocurrencies.
The Russian campaign in Syria began on September 30, 2015, when the country was on the brink of falling prey to terrorists once and for all, and ended on December 11, 2017, with order restored, Daesh defeated, and peace finally in sight.
The Republic of Lebanon, which borders Syria and Israel, gained independence in 1947 from France and has since faced a rash of political and military conflicts.
As the clock ticks away until midnight, the Senate floor does not look promising in terms of passing a short-term spending bill that would effectively prevent a government shutdown.
Despite the tide of approval generated after Oprah Winfrey’s inspiring Golden Globes speech, a recent poll reveals the majority of US voters are not keen on putting the O in the Oval Office.
Bitcoin's triumphant ascendance came to an abrupt halt on Wednesday, January 17, after its price plummeted amid disturbing rumors about government regulation coming from the Far East.
A "disturbing" video showing animal cruelty has caused a storm of public outrage. During the summer, a video surfaced showing three young men on a speedboat with a shark being dragged behind it with a rope.
'World Order' is a documentary film produced for Russian TV which aired this December. Vladimir Putin was among those interviewed for the documentary. Sputnik presents the full version of the film with English subtitles.
Oleg Storchevoy, deputy head of Russia's national aviation regulator, held the briefing on Wednesday, October 14, in Moscow.
On Saturday, the Arab-Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), supported by the United States, issued a statement expressing readiness to defend themselves and the Kurdish people against the Turkish military operation.
The US Vice president has arrived in Israel to have talks with the state leadership and deliver a speech in the country's parliament amid high tensions over President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
University of Pennsylvania political science professor Dr. Rogers Smith has told Radio Sputnik that how long the current shutdown will last will depend on how the public responds, and who they blame.
The researchers, supervised by Professor Alexei Ustinov, the head of the MISiS Superconducting Metamaterials Lab, has created the world's first metamaterial-based 'mirror' qubits, which can be used as a control element in superconducting electrical circuits.
Despite being touted as the best possible replacement for the decades-old Orion surveillance aircraft, the procurement of Poseidon 9-8A has been heavily criticized by several Norwegian parties. To add insult to injury, the pricey aircraft were found to be not so great at discovering illegal fishing, their primary task.
A thief who has been stealing salt-cured meat products, a traditional New Year delicacy, for the past three decades was reportedly caught red-handed and arrested.
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