The Chinese New Year, also sometimes referred to as the Spring Festival, is an important Chinese festival observed to much fanfare at the turn of the Chinese traditional lunisolar calendar.
On Friday, Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG unveiled its cutting-edge brainchild – the 4++ generation multipurpose MiG-35 fighter jet.
Miss Universe 2017 beauty pageant takes place at the Mall of Asia Arena in suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. A total of 86 contestants are vying for the title in the grand coronation on January 30 to succeed Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines.
From the collapse of a landmark building in Tehran and the Inauguration Day parade in Washington, to the “Underpants Run” in Belgrade and “The Beloved Wives Day” in Tokyo — take a look at this week's events in Sputnik's photo gallery.
The Republic of Karelia is a popular destination not only for traditional tourism and recreation, but also for pilgrimages, too. One can find many monasteries and holy places here in this peaceful land of swamps and forests. Among the pilgrims, Karelia is considered a place you should definitely visit.
The 41st International Circus Festival kicked off on January 19, 2017, featuring the most spectacular and thrilling performances presented for the first time in Monte-Carlo. The event gathered more than 120 artists from 16 countries on the Fontvieille Big Top arena.
On January 16-19, a delegation of UNESCO experts visited Aleppo after it was freed from militants to assess the damage caused by Daesh to the monuments of architecture. About 60% of the Old City of Aleppo is heavily damaged; another 30% is completely destroyed, according to preliminary results of the UNESCO delegation.
Russian wild life photographer Vladimir Medvedev was named winner of the UK-based BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the most prestigious wildlife photo contest that showcases the world's most astonishing and challenging natural sights. Take a look at Medvedev's breath-taking images now in Sputnik's photo gallery.
First Lady Melania Trump probably attracted as much public attention as her husband, US President Donald Trump, during the inauguration ceremony on January 20.
Rapid transit systems have come a long way since the first of them was built over one and a half centuries ago in London. As subways became an integral component of public transportation networks in major cities around the globe, some subway stations have turned out to be true architectural masterpieces.
At least 20 people were killed when the iconic Plasco building, a 17-story high-rise in the center of Iran's capital, collapsed due to a major fire.
From the deadly crash of a Turkish cargo plane and riots at Brazil’s Alcacuz Prison to preparations for Chinese New Year celebrations in Indonesia and icy winter swimming in Russia – take a look at this week's events in Sputnik's photo gallery.
Along with Easter, Epiphany is one of the oldest Christian holidays, celebrated by Orthodox Christians in Russia during the night of January 18. The traditional rite of mass bathing is performed on the Epiphany to commemorate the baptism of Jesus Christ in the waters of the Jordan River.
Illuminating outdoor installations of life-sized and oversized lanterns have been set up in London as part of the "Explore The Silk Road" festival to celebrate the 2017 Chinese New Year of the Rooster.
"Syria. Photo Chronicles of War" is an exhibition of images made by correspondents of Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency (Michael Alaeddin, Mikhail Voskresenskiy, Valery Melnikov and Ilya Pitalev) and operators of VGTRK (Viktor Prikhodko and Alexandr Pushin).
The newest S-400 Triumf missile defense system was put on combat alert in Crimea on January 14. Find out more about the S-400 and the ceremony of the regiment entering service in Sputnik’s photo gallery.
It’s hard to believe that these pictures actually show existing houses and landscapes from different parts of the world, and are not from some twisted horror movie set.
Sometimes Moscow looks like a city from a sci-fi movie. Especially during a cloudy weather.
The first nature reserve in Russia was opened on January 11, 1917. Now, a century later, Russia has over 494 million acres of nature reserves, big and small, that serve as home to countless unique species of plant and animal life.
From Obama's farewell speech and Trump's first press conference, to the snowfall in Europe and the fight against Daesh in Iraq – take a look at this week's events in Sputnik's photo gallery.
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