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    • What Instagram Would Have Looked Like in the USSR
      Last update: 13:10 10.12.2016
      13:10 10.12.2016

      What Instagram Would Have Looked Like in the USSR

      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.

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    • This Week in Pictures
      Last update: 13:41 09.12.2016
      13:41 09.12.2016

      This Week in Pictures

      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.

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    • Shooting Stars: Ten Most Popular Actors and Actresses of the Year
      Last update: 15:37 08.12.2016
      15:37 08.12.2016

      Shooting Stars: Ten Most Popular Actors and Actresses of the Year

      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.

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    • Aleppo Liberation: A Gulp of Freedom for Ravaged Syrian City
      Last update: 15:23 07.12.2016
      15:23 07.12.2016

      Aleppo Liberation: A Gulp of Freedom for Ravaged Syrian City

      Over the first weekend of December, the Syrian army, backed by local militia, recaptured a number of districts in eastern Aleppo from rebels and encouraged residents to visit neighborhoods and homes they left years earlier.

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    • Russia’s Next Top Models: Glamour Queens Take to the Runway
      Last update: 14:41 06.12.2016
      14:41 06.12.2016

      Russia's Next Top Models: Glamour Queens Take to the Runway

      The finals of Russian Top Model 2016 took place at the Korston Club Hotel in Moscow on December 5. The nationwide contest brought together 30 young models from different parts of Russia. The winning fashion models will soon be seen across Russian and on international stages.

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    • 'Travel at Home:' Natives’ Eye View of Russia’s Tempting Beauty
      Last update: 11:40 05.12.2016
      11:40 05.12.2016

      'Travel at Home:' Natives' Eye View of Russia's Tempting Beauty

      Nearly nine thousand exclusive photographs from all over the country were competing in the "Travel at home" 2016 photo contest organized by the Russian TRIP2RUS.RU tourism website. Here are some of those prize-winning photographs, which are literally inviting you to go to Baikal, Vologda or Altai and explore the vast beauty of Russia.

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    • Shards of History: Original Iconic Photos From Neil Leifer's Collection Go Under the Hammer
      Last update: 17:32 04.12.2016
      17:32 04.12.2016

      Shards of History: Original Iconic Photos From Neil Leifer's Collection Go Under the Hammer

      Hundreds of photos that were previously part of famous photographer Neil Leifer's private collection went on sale at Guernsey's auction house in New York.

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    • Get to the Choppa!!! Russia's New Squadron of Lethal Ka-52 Alligator Gunships
      Last update: 13:15 03.12.2016
      13:15 03.12.2016

      Get to the Choppa!!! Russia's New Squadron of Lethal Ka-52 Alligator Gunships

      The Russian Armed Forces have formed a new helicopter squadron in the Krasnodar Territory consisting solely of bleeding-edge Ka-52 Alligator scout-attack choppers.

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    • This Week in Pictures
      Last update: 14:30 02.12.2016
      14:30 02.12.2016

      This Week in Pictures

      From the Official Draw for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, to Colombian fans paying tribute to the Chapecoense soccer team and Cubans mourning the death of Fidel Castro — take a look at this week's events in Sputnik's photo gallery.

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    • Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2016: Angels Grace the Stage in Paris
      Last update: 14:05 01.12.2016
      14:05 01.12.2016

      Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2016: Angels Grace the Stage in Paris

      The Victoria's Secret annual fashion show featuring the hottest top models took place at the Grand Palais, Paris, on November 30. Beautiful ladies boasted their perfect bodies in elegant and tempting lingerie, while Lady Gaga, The Weeknd and Bruno Mars were responsible for musical part of the show.

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    • Beauty Unmatched: Russia's Miss World and Miss Universe Picks
      Last update: 16:29 30.11.2016
      16:29 30.11.2016

      Beauty Unmatched: Russia's Miss World and Miss Universe Picks

      Russian beauties Yana Dobrovolskaya and Yuliana Korolkova are all set to fight for the main crowns at the most prestigious pageants. Take a closer look at Russia’s most precious treasure in this photo gallery.

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    • Wildlife’s Fleeting Moments Depicted in Mind-Blowing Images
      Last update: 16:37 29.11.2016
      16:37 29.11.2016

      Wildlife's Fleeting Moments Depicted in Mind-Blowing Images

      Wildlife Photographer of the Year is a prestigious competition for photographers from across the world held by the London’s Natural History Museum. Here are 25 stunning images shortlisted by the museum from almost 50,000 submissions from 95 countries and nominated for the People's Choice Award.

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    • Moscow Kicks Off Winter Season With Opening of Colorful Skating Rinks
      Last update: 16:45 28.11.2016
      16:45 28.11.2016

      Moscow Kicks Off Winter Season With Opening of Colorful Skating Rinks

      Winter season has officially started in Moscow: the main parks of the city celebrated the opening of their outdoor skating rinks with massive festivities.

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    • 'Black Death' That Guards Moscow: Russia Celebrates Naval Infantry Day
      Last update: 15:44 27.11.2016
      15:44 27.11.2016

      'Black Death' That Guards Moscow: Russia Celebrates Naval Infantry Day

      November 27 is observed annually in Russia as the Naval Infantry Day. Having earned themselves a fearsome reputation during World War II, with Nazi Germans nicknaming them the 'black death', marines remain one of the most deadly and versatile branches of the Russian Armed Forces.

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    • Life and Death of a Titan: Tribute to Fidel Castro
      Last update: 15:40 26.11.2016
      15:40 26.11.2016

      Wisdom of a Titan: Top 10 Quotes by Fidel Castro About Himself, the World and Ideas

      Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, the legendary Cuban revolutionary and politician, passed away at the age of 90 on November 25, 2016.

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    • This Week in Pictures
      Last update: 15:07 25.11.2016
      15:07 25.11.2016

      This Week in Pictures

      From the anti-Trump protests in Paris and Putin’s participation at the APEC Summit, to Tokyo’s first November snow and extreme frosts in Siberia — take a look at this week's events in Sputnik's photo gallery.

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    • Divine Architecture: 14 Fantastic Religious Buildings
      Last update: 17:25 24.11.2016
      17:25 24.11.2016

      Divine Architecture: 14 Fantastic Religious Buildings

      Religious buildings are amongst the most impressive constructions created by man. For ages, many cultures devoted considerable resources to their sacred architecture and places of worship.

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    • Monsters From Above: Military Aircraft Turned Into Spooky Creatures
      Last update: 16:54 23.11.2016
      16:54 23.11.2016

      Monsters From Above: Military Aircraft Turned Into Spooky Creatures

      Alice Bruderer from Los Angeles, US, is a talented industrial designer by day and a creature doodler by night. All of her mechanized monsters have a story and are part of a bigger project that Alice is working on.

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    • Fading Colors of November in Crimea
      Last update: 16:08 22.11.2016
      16:08 22.11.2016

      Fading Colors of November in Crimea

      As the holiday tourist season is over, Crimea is slowly sinking into a sleep, getting ready for the approaching winter. However, quiet November is probably the best time to enjoy Crimean nature, far away from the hustle and bustle of dusty metropolises.

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    • When Nature Meets Fashion: BioFashion Show in Colombia
      Last update: 17:58 21.11.2016
      17:58 21.11.2016

      When Nature Meets Fashion: BioFashion Show in Colombia

      BioFashion is an environmental initiative that seeks to create awareness about the preservation and management of natural resources. The unusual fashion show took place in Cali, the capital of the state of Valle del Cauca, western Colombia, on November 19.

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