Public polls have recently shown that an increasing number of Russians lament the collapse of the Soviet Union and support Soviet-era policies. The union broke apart on 25 December 1991 with the resignation of Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, who handed power over to Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
The final of the annual beauty pageant Mrs Russia 2019 took place on Saturday, 10 August, at the Moscow Folklore Culture Centre. Twenty seven participants contended for the coveted crown.
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SPIEF is a major global platform for communication between business representatives and the discussion of crucial economic issues. This year, the forum is slated to take place from June 6-8. Last year's edition brought together around 17,000 participants from over 140 countries.
A massive fire broke out at the cathedral on the evening of 15 April, causing the collapse of the Notre Dame’s spire and two-thirds of its roof. The blaze was fully extinguished only on Tuesday morning. Though the inferno badly damaged the iconic church, the two main towers, relics and main works of art were saved.
NATO's operations began on March 24, 1999, and ended on June 10. The Serbian government estimates that about 2,500 people, including 89 children, were killed during the US-led bombing campaign.
US President Donald Trump added to the recent distress following reports of his increased interest in Greenland on Monday evening by tweeting a doctored image of what he promises “not to do” to the Danish-owned island territory if it comes under US control.
The prime minister of Denmark and several other politicians were not so amused after a report claimed US President Donald Trump has expressed interest in acquiring Greenland as a US territory.
US President Donald Trump’s administration announced Monday a revision to the 1973 Endangered Species Act that would make it easier for officials to remove a species from the list and allow them to perform a cost analysis prior to designating another as endangered.
It's a well-known fact that unlike cats, dogs are very good swimmers and won't hesitate to take any opportunity to get their paws wet.
The US state of Florida is known to be home to many alligators, and while the internet is full of videos of the reptiles creating trouble and disruption, this short clip is more shocking than most.
The head of France's National Front and left-wing leader Jean-Luc Melenchon were both booed away from the protest against anti-Semitism, which took place in Paris after the brutal murder of an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor.