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    • Weapons of WWII That Decided the Outcome of the War
      Last update: 16:25 23.04.2017
      16:25 23.04.2017

      Weapons of WWII That Decided the Outcome of the War

      The Second World War was largely a war of technology, and the Great Patriotic War is no exception.

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    • Residents of the village of Lugansk fleeing from an airstrike by the Ukrainian armed forces. Photo by Valery Melnikov
      Last update: 07:26 23.04.2017
      07:26 23.04.2017

      Black Days of Ukraine: World Press Photo Award-Winning Series by Sputnik Photojournalist

      Watch a World Press Photo award-winning series by Sputnik photojournalist Valery Melnikov.

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    • World's Most Beautiful Women From the Last Decade, People Magazine
      Last update: 14:49 22.04.2017
      14:49 22.04.2017

      World's Most Beautiful Women From the Last Decade, People Magazine

      The People magazine named Julia Roberts the most beautiful woman in the world in 2016.

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    • This Week in Pictures
      Last update: 14:36 21.04.2017
      14:36 21.04.2017

      This Week in Pictures

      From Easter celebrations around the world and Lingerie Fashion Week 2017 in Russia to North Korean celebrations of the late Kim Il-Sung’s 105th birthday anniversary and clashes between college students and police in India — take a look at this week's events in Sputnik's photo gallery.

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    • World From Above: A Bird's Eye View of the Most Interesting Locations
      Last update: 15:07 20.04.2017
      15:07 20.04.2017

      World From Above: A Bird's Eye View of the Most Interesting Locations

      Take a look at some of the most stunning sights our planet has to offer, from a new angle.

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    • Celebration of Hope: Yazidi New Year in Iraq
      Last update: 15:15 19.04.2017
      15:15 19.04.2017

      Celebration of Hope: Yazidi New Year in Iraq

      Still haunted by war and suffering, Iraq’s Yazidis still manage to find some place for light in their hearts. The minority gathered in the holy town of Lalish on Tuesday for celebrations ahead of their New Year.

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    • First Color Images of Russian Empire by Pioneer Photographer Prokudin-Gorsky
      Last update: 15:45 18.04.2017
      15:45 18.04.2017

      First Color Images of Russian Empire by Pioneer Photographer Prokudin-Gorsky

      These days, taking a picture is as easy as clicking a button on your smartphone, but a century ago it was much harder to obtain a color photograph. Take a glimpse at an early color photograph collection, created by Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky, one of the distinguished pioneers of color photography in early 20th-century Russia.

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    • Easter service at Christ the Savior Cathedral
      Last update: 16:54 17.04.2017
      16:54 17.04.2017

      Easter Celebration in Russia and Around the World

      Despite calendars which often dictate different dates for major Christian holidays, in 2017, Eastern Orthodox believers celebrated Easter on the same day as Roman Catholics and Protestants, on April 16. This is how the day commemorating Jesus Christ’s resurrection was observed in different parts of the world.

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    • Meet Miss Russia-2017 Pageant Beauties
      Last update: 13:55 16.04.2017
      13:55 16.04.2017

      Meet Miss Russia-2017 Pageant Beauties

      Meet the beauties who participated in the Miss Russia-2017 pageant.

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    • From Parade to Daily Life: Sneak Peak at Pyongyang in Spring
      Last update: 14:15 15.04.2017
      14:15 15.04.2017

      From Parade to Daily Life: Sneak Peak at Pyongyang in Spring

      This week North Korea has been in the spotlight of media attention. Take a look at the events in Pyongyang this week: from a parade to the opening ceremony dedicated to a new district in the city.

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    • This Week in Pictures
      Last update: 13:43 14.04.2017
      13:43 14.04.2017

      This Week in Pictures

      From Holy Week celebrated ahead of Easter by Christians around the world and the New Year's festival in Thailand, to Italy’s Mount Etna eruption and anti-government demonstrations in Venezuela — take a look at this week's events in Sputnik's photo gallery.

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    • Winners of Mobile Photography Awards Prove Cellphone Photography Has no Limits
      Last update: 14:30 13.04.2017
      14:30 13.04.2017

      Winners of Mobile Photography Awards Prove Cellphone Photography Has no Limits

      The Mobile Photography Awards announced winners in 18 categories of its 6th annual international contest. Check out the best images captured on smartphones in Sputnik’s photo gallery.

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    • Int'l Day of Human Space Flight: A Look at the First Trip to Space
      Last update: 16:55 12.04.2017
      16:55 12.04.2017

      Int'l Day of Human Space Flight: A Look at the First Trip to Space

      April 12 marks Cosmonautics Day in Russia and the International Day of Human Space Flight around the world. On this day in 1962, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin carried out the first human space flight. Take an inside look at this historic event that paved the way for space exploration for the benefit of all humanity.

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    • 'I See Things You Don't See!' Artist Transforms the World With Paper Cutouts
      Last update: 16:18 11.04.2017
      16:18 11.04.2017

      'I See Things You Don't See!' Artist Transforms the World With Paper Cutouts

      London photographer Rich McCor, better known as Paperboyo, sees the world differently. A travel junkie, Rich doesn't just take photos of the picturesque sights he stumbles upon, but turns them into true masterpieces with the help of neat black paper figures.

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    • Syrian Air Force Base Back in Operation One Day After US Missile Attack
      Last update: 15:30 10.04.2017
      15:30 10.04.2017

      Syrian Air Force Base Back in Operation One Day After US Missile Attack

      Syrian Air Forces have resumed flights from the Ash Sha’irat (Al Shayrat) airfield one day after a cruise missile attack by the United States.

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    • Guardians of the Sky: Russia Celebrates Air Defense Forces Day
      Last update: 13:23 09.04.2017
      13:23 09.04.2017

      Guardians of the Sky: Russia Celebrates Air Defense Forces Day

      Russia celebrates the Air Defense Forces day on the second Sunday of April. The forces have existed for more than 100 years. In 1914, the Russian Empire created its first units to counter German and Austrian airplanes during World War I. In 2015, the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces and Air Force were merged to form the Russian Aerospace Forces.

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    • Klinovka village in Crimea
      Last update: 14:58 08.04.2017
      14:58 08.04.2017

      Spirit of the Wild: Meet the Graceful Stallions of Crimea

      Crimea's architecture and natural surroundings have always attracted tourists. However, the wild nature in Crimea is of special interest to those who admire beautiful landscapes.

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    • This Week in Pictures
      Last update: 14:38 07.04.2017
      14:38 07.04.2017

      This Week in Pictures

      From a mermaid show at the Virginia Aquarium in US and newborn lion cubs in the Crimean lion park, to the commemoration of the victims of the metro train blast in St. Petersburg and clashes in Venezuela – take a look at this week’s events in Sputnik’s photo gallery.

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    • Ghosts of the Soviet Era: Creepy Charm of Abandoned and Rundown Places
      Last update: 17:08 06.04.2017
      17:08 06.04.2017

      Ghosts of the Soviet Era: Creepy Charm of Abandoned and Rundown Places

      It has been more than 25 years since the Soviet era, but its ghosts still can be found on territories of the former USSR and in Europe.

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    • Take a Virtual Journey to Majestic Alaska
      Last update: 17:35 05.04.2017
      17:35 05.04.2017

      Take a Virtual Journey to Majestic Alaska

      March 30 marked the 150th anniversary since Russia sold Alaska to the United States. Check out some interesting facts and gain some insight into what life is like nowadays in Russia's former North American territory in Sputnik’s photo gallery.

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