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    • Sneak Peek Into Mysterious Mongolia: Yurts, Nomads and Genghis Khan
      Last update: 15:00 25.08.2019
      15:00 25.08.2019

      Sneak Peek Into Mysterious Mongolia: Yurts, Nomads and Genghis Khan

      Bright blue lakes, volcanoes, dunes in the Gobi Desert, reindeer in the taiga, the hospitality of nomads in the middle of the boundless steppe (grasslands), all this is Mongolia, a territory of contrasts.

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    • Robot Skybot F-850 is being prepared for a space launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome
      Last update: 16:08 24.08.2019
      16:08 24.08.2019

      'Let's Go!': Robot Fedor Repeats Yuri Gagarin's Famous Phrase During Space Launch

      Earlier this week, Russia successfully launched its humanoid robot Fedor, also known as Skybot F-850, into space. However, the spacecraft failed to dock with the ISS on schedule and will make another attempt early on Monday.

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    • The Denver Broncos cheerleaders perform during an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in Denver.
      Last update: 18:42 23.08.2019
      18:42 23.08.2019

      This Week in Pictures: 17 - 23 August

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

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    • Last update: 15:00 22.08.2019
      15:00 22.08.2019

      Could Greenland Be Part of a Future North America?

      Donald Trump earlier confirmed reports that he was interested in buying Greenland, the biggest island in the world, which has belonged to Denmark for centuries.

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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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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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    • Last update: 14:45 15.08.2019
      14:45 15.08.2019

      Tank Biathlon's Stars: Women at International Army Games 2019

      The tank biathlon is a military competition created by Russia's Defence Ministry to improve the skills of tank crews.

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    • Models Sizzle in Swimsuits at Beach Fashion Show in Sri Lanka
      Last update: 14:30 12.08.2019
      14:30 12.08.2019

      Models Sizzle in Swimsuits at Beach Fashion Show in Sri Lanka

      Sri Lanka’s biggest city, Colombo, hosted a fashion week dedicated to swim and resort wear from 3 August to 10 August.

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    • Last update: 13:36 11.08.2019
      13:36 11.08.2019

      Riding High: President Putin on Bike at Annual Motorcycle Show in Sevastopol

      The annual show is considered the main event of the biking season in Russia with bikers from as far as Siberia and the Far East coming to Crimea to attend the spectacular gathering.

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    • Get Your Lean On: Famous Towers Across the Globe
      Last update: 15:32 10.08.2019
      15:32 10.08.2019

      Get Your Lean On: Famous Towers Across the Globe

      There are many leaning towers in the world that have deviated from their original vertical state, threatening to keel over for different reasons. Typically, towers start to incline due to changes in the soil or due to building errors when the foundations were being laid.

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    • This Week in Pictures: 3-9 August
      Last update: 14:30 09.08.2019
      14:30 09.08.2019

      This Week in Pictures: 3-9 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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    • Dancer Mata Hari, 1906
      Last update: 20:16 08.08.2019
      20:16 08.08.2019

      Dancer, Spy, Double Agent: The Mystery of Mata Hari

      Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, better known by her stage name Mata Hari, was a Dutch exotic dancer, who was convicted of spying for Germany during WW I and executed in France in 1917.

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    • Sara Sampaio poses backstage during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on 8 November 2018 in New York City.
      Last update: 15:08 05.08.2019
      15:08 05.08.2019

      Behind the Scenes: Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show as You’ve Never Seen It Before

      Victoria's Secret is a popular US brand of lingerie and sleepwear. Its fashion shows differ from the usual variety, as the brand invites celebrities and entertainers to take part in its events.

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    • This Week in Pictures: 27 July - 2 August
      Last update: 14:00 02.08.2019
      14:00 02.08.2019

      This Week in Pictures: 27 July - 2 August

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

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    • North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un hugging former NBA star Dennis Rodman during a dinner in Pyongyang on 28 February 2013.
      Last update: 20:40 30.07.2019
      20:40 30.07.2019

      Friendship in Politics: Myth or Reality?

      The 30th of July marks the International Day of Friendship. Established by the United Nations in 2011, this day promotes the role that friendship plays in bringing people and nations together.

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    • The Worker and Collective Farm Girl statue above the arch at the main entrance to VDNKH park in Moscow.
      Last update: 14:00 29.07.2019
      14:00 29.07.2019

      All-Russia Exhibition Centre Turns 80: The Grandeur of a Major Soviet-Era Park in Moscow

      One of Russia’s most famous venues, the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy (VDNKH) park in Moscow, will be 80 years old on August first. The history of the park dates back to the 1930s, when the construction of the first pavilions began.

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    • This Week in Pictures: 20-26 July
      Last update: 14:00 26.07.2019
      14:00 26.07.2019

      This Week in Pictures: 20-26 July

      Sputnik's weekly photo gallery gives you a glimpse into what's been going on in different corners of the world over the past seven days.

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    • Some Like It Hot: Miss MAXIM 2019 Beauty Pageant
      Last update: 15:00 24.07.2019
      15:00 24.07.2019

      Some Like It Hot: Miss MAXIM 2019 Beauty Pageant

      The men's magazine MAXIM annually holds the Miss Maxim beauty pageant, where a star jury selects a winner from among girls from different Russian cities in the Soho Rooms nightclub in Moscow.

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    •  A girl wearing a national costume takes part in the Russian Field festival of Slavic art at Kolomenskoye Park in Moscow.
      Last update: 14:27 23.07.2019
      14:27 23.07.2019

      Festival of Slavic Art: Traditional Food and Music in Moscow Park

      The "Russian Field" festival of Slavic Art took place at the Kolomenskoye Park in Moscow. This is an annual event aimed at making visitors familiar with Slavic culture, music and food. 

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