The Second World War was largely a war of technology, and the Great Patriotic War is no exception.
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The People magazine named Julia Roberts the most beautiful woman in the world in 2016.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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