With New Year's Eve just around the corner and Orthodox Christmas Day just about two weeks away, the Russian capital stands ready to meet these holidays in its full glory, lights blazing!
From the Soyuz-MS-07 launch in Kazakhstan and Palestinian protests, to Miss France 2018 and final Christmas preparations around the world - take a look at this week's events in Sputnik's photo gallery.
As Christmas and New Year's Eve draw near, cities around the globe bust out their festive illuminations, eager to outshine each other in glorious displays of holiday spirit.
Check out the most magnificent images snapped around the globe by photographers that received “the seal of approval” from a premier travel photo competition.
A giant, female panda cub called Xiang Xiang has just made its first official public appearance at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, where crowds of fans gathered to see the six-month-old animal. The young panda is so popular that the zoo had to set up a lottery to select guests from a quarter million applicants.
Rosa Khutor, one of the main ski resorts in Russia’s Krasnodar Region, was officially opened to fans of outdoor activities on Friday.
Take a look at the weapons of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces, which are the base of the so-called "nuclear triad."
The Miss Asia Russia beauty pageant was held in Moscow on Wednesday, December 13, with fifteen ladies from across the world vying for the title.
From Palestinian protests and an explosion near New York's Times Square to the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Norway and Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft landing in Kazakhstan — take a look at this week's events in Sputnik's photo gallery.
Check out the prize-winning images and honorable mentions of this year’s annual photo competition in Sputnik’s gallery.
Even if the weather outside might seem a little frightful, there is a whole bunch of outdoor activities to make this winter a blast! Check out these mesmerizing sceneries and photos of people enjoying winter in different parts of the world.
On Monday morning, the Russian president arrived at the Hmeymim base in Latakia province for the first time since 2015, when the anti-terrorist operation was launched in the Arab Republic. Take a look at the highlights of the official event in Sputnik’s photo gallery.
It’s pretty obvious that Santa would be lost with no Mrs. Claus by his side! Check out Sputnik’s photo gallery featuring women in red-and-white suits spreading the festive spirit of Christmas.
Learn more about this deadly weapon of mass destruction and why the world's major military powers still cannot find an effective substitute for it in Sputnik's gallery.
It is unbelievable, but true: birds help defend the Kremlin.
From the Southern California fires and a train accident in Germany, to the Running of the Brides race in Thailand and Samba Day in Brazil — take a look at this week's events in Sputnik's photo gallery.
For the third time, the National Tourist Rating looked at the tourist potential and popularity of the country’s regions and rolled out the 2017 list featuring the best ones.
US President Donald Trump is expected on Wednesday to declare formal recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to announce the US embassy will move there from Tel Aviv. Sputnik takes a look at the ancient city, which is considered a holy place by three major monotheistic religions, and which has again come under the world’s spotlight.
Check out the photographs in Sputnik’s gallery captured from 1935 to the present day, and find out how the city has changed over the years and what events took place every December.
Take a look at the charming participants of the 15th annual feline exhibition held in the Russian capital on December 2 and 3.
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