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    • A Bridge to the Past: Rare Nostalgic Photos From the USSR
      Last update: 15:30 18.08.2019
      15:30 18.08.2019

      A Bridge to the Past: Rare Nostalgic Photos From the USSR

      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.

    • Ksenia Krivko from Kemerovo claimed the title of Mrs Russia Globe 2019.
      Last update: 13:20 17.08.2019
      13:20 17.08.2019

      Hot Mamas: Dazzling Beauties From the 2019 Mrs Russia Pageant

      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.

    • Last update: 14:58 16.08.2019
      14:58 16.08.2019

      This Week in Pictures: 10 - 16 August

      Sputnik's weekly photo gallery gives you a look into what's been going on in various corners of the world during the past seven days.

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    • St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF)
      Last update: 11:41 05.06.2019
      11:41 05.06.2019

      What You Need to Know About St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

      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.

    • Fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral
      Last update: 14:19 17.04.2019
      14:19 17.04.2019

      Heart of Paris on Fire: Devastating Blaze in Notre Dame in Facts and Details

      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 Bombing of Yugoslavia: History of the Conflict
      Last update: 08:00 24.03.2019
      08:00 24.03.2019

      NATO Bombing of Yugoslavia: History of the Conflict

      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.

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    • Trade Troll
      Last update: 00:10 21.08.2019
      00:10 21.08.2019

      Tower Troll

      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.

    • No Grabbing Greenland
      Last update: 02:28 17.08.2019
      02:28 17.08.2019

      No Grabbing Greenland

      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.

    • Enacting Endangerment
      Last update: 00:07 14.08.2019
      00:07 14.08.2019

      Enacting Endangerment

      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.

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