Instagram made square pictures popular in 2010, but in fact the square format had been around for over a century. In the USSR, both amateur and professional photographers used 120 film to capture everyday life.
From the plane crash in Pakistan and the Russian field hospital destroyed by rebel shelling, to the Fashion Awards 2016 in London and the Grand Prix Royal Canin 2016 cat show in Moscow — take a look at this week's events in Sputnik's photo gallery.
IMDb, the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content, published its list of the ten most popular Hollywood actors and actresses. Its rating system is based on IMDb page views received in 2016 – each page was visited by more than 250 million unique visitors from around the world per month.
According to a Sputnik.Polls survey, the majority of people in Germany (69%), France (55%) and Italy (51%) believe that the United States did a poor job as the only superpower and global leader after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.
A plane, operated by the Lamia Corporation airline, was carrying 81 people including the Brazilian Chapecoense Real football team when it crashed on November 29 in northwestern Colombia. According to official reports, six people were hospitalized after surviving the crash.
'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.
Muslims in Russia came out to celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Friday, with Moscow proving no exception. Tens of thousands gathered outside Moscow's Grand Mosque to celebrate the holiday, marking the end of Ramadan, with a drone capturing the celebrations from high in the sky.
The full liberation of Aleppo will strengthen the position of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and lift the spirit of the Syrians who struggle for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Arab Republic, a French political scientist believes. Meanwhile, Russia's consistent strategy in Syria received praise from many of the regional players.
Japan’s Yamaguchi prefecture is busy making preparations to host the upcoming meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Draft of amendments to Turkey's constitution was supported by Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), according to local media reports.
US media outlets have published two test drives of the Russian sidecar motorcycle Ural Sahara over the past few weeks, according to the Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
A mini store for mice has opened in the Swedish town of Malmo, Sweden's Sydsvenskan news website reports.
Pentagon officials had buried the 2015 audit that identified $125 billion in wasteful spending after the bottom line figure turned out to be huge and the results of audit could be of interest to Trump, according to media reports.
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