Spending some time in a Finnish Sauna, Russian Banya or Turkish Hammam is one of the best ways to escape frigid winter months and boost the immune system at the same time. Check out some sauna and spa rituals from different cultures.
Engineer troops are special forces designated to perform the most complex tasks of engineering support for combat operations. During the Russian operation in Syria, they cleared more than 6.5 thousand hectares of the country's territory from explosives.
From a volcano eruption in the Philippines and protests in Lebanon on the seventh anniversary of the Arab Spring Revolution to traditional Orthodox Epiphany bathing in freezing waters, marking the baptism of Jesus Christ - take a look at this week's (January 13-19) pictures of the most important and colorful events in Sputnik's photo gallery.
As Russian Orthodox Christians celebrated one of their most important ancient holidays, hundreds of thousands braved the bitter cold to perform the traditional mass bathing ritual to commemorate the baptism of Jesus Christ in the waters of the Jordan River.
Rooftops make a perfect place to create an oasis, where residents of the Mediterranean metropolis can take a break from the hustle and bustle of the Israeli financial and entertainment center. Here, one can find flourishing gardens, cozy restaurants, yoga, music and art studios and even guest houses.
Take a glimpse of the magnificent green, yellow and turquoise colors flashing in the sky above the county’s Extreme North region.
As three stations of the Russian capital’s subway were granted the status of national architectural monuments, let’s take a look at some of the most spectacular "palaces of the people."
Let’s take a closer look at the newest addition to Japan's ever-growing number of pop idol groups – the cryptocurrency-themed girls’ band Kasotsuka Shojo.
Almost since its very founding over eight and a half centuries ago, Moscow played a prominent role in the history of Russia. Enduring the onslaught of some of the most powerful armies in history and serving as the country's political, cultural and spiritual center, the city has seen much throughout its history and has much to show as well.
Take a look at the 2,400 square kilometer-long "snow village" in a city in Russia's far north in Sputnik's gallery.
From the ongoing Palestinian protests to Orthodox Christmas celebrations in Russia and 2018 Pre-Carnival Samba Parade in Brazil — take a look at this week's events in Sputnik's photo gallery.
Lake Baikal, known as the planet’s oldest, deepest and clearest freshwater lake has always been attracted a lot of attention from around the world, and that is not just because of its prominent titles. Enjoy a selection of airy images snapped by Sputnik’s photographer at the legendary Siberian lake.
Check out Sputnik’s photo gallery to discover some of the most attractive small towns for big adventures, even for a very brief visit.
Clad in colorful kimonos, thousands of young men and women from across the country gathered on January 8 to celebrate their passage into adulthood.
To say that sport events attract considerable attention from fans and enthusiasts from all over the world would be an understatement. This interest in no small part stems from the good looks and allure of the competing athletes and cheerleaders.
Orthodox Christians all across Russia flocked to cathedrals and churches during the late hours of January 6 to attend all-night vigils and masses celebrating the coming of one of the most important religious observances - Christmas.
With over one and a half million of servicemen and thousands of advanced combat aircraft, armored vehicles and warships at its disposal, the Russian Army is certainly one of the most powerful fighting forces in the world.
An amazingly beautiful lake in the suburbs of Kazan, Tatarstan (Russia) is popular with both the locals and tourists. People who swim in it say that it leaves them smiling all day, their mind clear and body energized.
According to the eastern calendar, 2018 is the year of the yellow dog. Around the world people celebrated New Year with decorations representing the yellow dog symbol. Christmas tree toys, souvenirs, posters, etc. were all depicting the animal. Some people even dressed their little ones in the symbol's outfits for good luck and prosperity.
As the New Year 2018 was ushered in, Sputnik captured beautiful girls in Snow Maiden and Santa’s helper’s costumes from around the world.
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