The first beauty contest in the world celebrated its 110th anniversary on August 14. Its roots go back to 1908, when the event took place for the first time in Folkestone, Britain.
This year, the best dates for watching Perseid meteors entering Earth's atmosphere are between Saturday, August 11 and Monday, August 13, so you still have a chance to see them live.
On August 12, Russia celebrates Air Force Day, an annual professional holiday. Sputnik offers you a look into the branch's daily life as well as military driils and festive activities.
If you still consider Disneyland to be the only thematic park, you should review your data. These photos present the most interesting thematic parks from all over the world. Some of them seemingly exist in parallel universes.
Fires in California, a peace rally in Japan and colorful sports events — the last seven days have given the world a lot to keep up with.
Take a look at photos from the finalists of the 2018 Andrei Stenin Press Photo Contest in Sputnik's photo gallery.
Contestants from South Africa and Spain have been named the winners of the 2018 Andrei Stenin Press Photo contest in the category Top News.
The main task of a cabin crew is to do its best to ensure that passengers on board are comfortable while at the same time monitoring the implementation of safety rules on the plane.
Since its opening in June, Vietnam's Golden Bridge Cau Vang has been attracting crowds of tourists willing to see the unique piece of architecture lifted up by a pair of giant hands.
Protests, natural disasters, competitions and colorful festivals — the last seven days have given the world a lot to keep up with.
On August 2, Russia celebrates Airborne Troops Day, marking the 88th anniversary of the founding of the Soviet and Russian Airborne Troops.
Contestants from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine have contended for the title of the most beautiful girl of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Sixteen women's teams competing for the World Cup on the white sand in bikinis could probably be the best entertainment of the summer.
Crews from 32 countries, including Vietnam, Armenia, Myanmar, Syria, Serbia, Iran and Russia take part in the competition at the 4th International Army Games this year.
The best time to see St. Petersburg is in summer, especially so from the end of June until the beginning of July, during the famous "white nights."
After a summer heatwave blasted Europe with temperatures over 30 degrees Celsius (86 F) everywhere from Italy to northern Germany amid wildfires in Scandinavia and Greece, the locals rushed to rivers, lakes, canals, sea coasts and into the shade to cool down and escape the burning sun.
From festive participants of a Belgian festival and the world's Santa Claus meetup in Denmark to protesters burning flares and effigies in Asia, Sputnik has collected a patchy mosaic of this past week's most interesting events.
A group of dauntless Egyptian ladies challenge the conservative norms of their country as they engage in a strenuous physical discipline known as parkour.
The fifth classic car rally, initiated by the State Department Store (GUM) and the company Gorkyclassic started on July 22 in Moscow.
The annual global competition for the most stunning and spectacular images of the universe, whether they are inspiring pictures of vast galaxies millions of light-years away, or just exciting images of the night sky close to home.
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