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    • Holi, The Riotous Hindu Spring Festival of Color in Pictures
      Last update: 14:58 03.03.2018
      14:58 03.03.2018

      Holi: Brightest Glimpses From Indian Festival of Color

      Streets all over India turned into playgrounds on Thursday as revelers threw colored powder and water at each other in celebration of Holi, also known as the Hindu festival of color.

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    • This Week in Pictures (February 24 - March 2)
      Last update: 14:54 02.03.2018
      14:54 02.03.2018

      This Week in Pictures (February 24 - March 2)

      From blistering cold traveling from Siberia to Europe to Vladimir Putin addressing the Parliament and awarding the Olympians: we've got this week's most striking images lined up for you in Sputnik's photo gallery.

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    • Cute Cat-alogue: Furry Felines to Brighten Up Your Day
      Last update: 18:27 01.03.2018
      18:27 01.03.2018

      Cute Cat-alogue: Furry Felines to Brighten Up Your Day

      Stop your activities, take a moment and look at these little feline beauties. You can sing the lyrics of this popular children's song, popularized by the show Big Bang Theory as you go through these images: "Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur! Happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr purr purr!"

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    • Dazzling Winners of 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
      Last update: 17:21 28.02.2018
      17:21 28.02.2018

      Dazzling Winners of 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

      Experience the best in contemporary photography: free to enter and open to artists from all countries, the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards is a powerful voice in the picture-taking industry, with the ability to set up the careers of its winning, shortlisted and commended photographers.

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    • Ice on the Moskva River under the Zhivopisny bridge.
      Last update: 14:23 27.02.2018
      14:23 27.02.2018

      Moscow Transforms Into Ice Kingdom

      After a relatively mild winter, the last few days of February have brought unusual cold, snow and ice to Moscow.

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    • Up, Up and Away: Sculptures That Defy Gravity Around the World
      Last update: 19:25 26.02.2018
      19:25 26.02.2018

      Up, Up and Away: Sculptures That Defy Gravity Around the World

      There are many spectacular landmarks and sculptures located in various corners of the world, and some of these creations look like they are attempting to defy the very laws of physics and gravity.

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    • Russia's Olympic Hockey Final Win in Pictures
      Last update: 14:28 25.02.2018
      14:28 25.02.2018

      Russia's Olympic Hockey Final Win in Pictures

      Any true sports fan will tell you: hockey is really half of what the Winter Olympics is about. And for a country where it is a way of life for thousands, the first Olympic gold in 26 years means everything.

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    • The Best from Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018
      Last update: 19:56 24.02.2018
      19:56 24.02.2018

      The Best From 2018's Underwater Photographer of the Year

      In a competition where contestants from around the world submitted 5,000 pictures, German photographer Tobias Friedrich won the title of Underwater Photographer of the Year.

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    • This Week in Pictures (February 17-23)
      Last update: 14:30 23.02.2018
      14:30 23.02.2018

      This Week in Pictures (February 17-23)

      From Alina Zagitova setting a new world record at the Winter Olympics and London Fashion Week to the Fergie Fiasco at the NBA All-Star Game and anti-gun protests in the US: we've got this week's most striking images lined up for you in Sputnik's photo gallery.

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    • For the Motherland: Red Army on Soviet Posters
      Last update: 20:17 22.02.2018
      20:17 22.02.2018

      'For the Motherland': Red Army on Soviet Posters

      As the national Defender of the Fatherland Day has wives and girlfriends shopping for small gifts all over Russia, we look back at how Soviet propaganda glorified the military visually.

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    • Radical opposition supporters on a barricade on Institutskaya Street in Kiev. (File)
      Last update: 19:58 21.02.2018
      19:58 21.02.2018

      Remembering Feb. 21, the Day When Maidan Supplanted the Ukrainian Constitution

      Instead of becoming the framework for a peaceful transition of power, the Agreement on settlement of political crisis in Ukraine ultimately untied the hands of the opposition and allowed them to capture government buildings without resistance, forcing the legitimate then-President Yanukovych out of country.

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    • London Fashion Week in Pictures
      Last update: 14:26 21.02.2018
      14:26 21.02.2018

      The Best of London Fashion Week

      From the latest creations by Marta Jakubowski, Gareth Pugh, Central Saint Martins, Mulberry, Burberry and everybody else in between, to an appearance by Her Majesty: we've got the most striking images from the London Fashion Week lined up for you.

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    • In Heels We Trust: 'Miss Russia' Beauty Pageant Casting
      Last update: 13:45 20.02.2018
      13:45 20.02.2018

      In Heels We Trust: 'Miss Russia' Beauty Pageant Casting

      Take a look at the beauties competing to make it into 2018 Miss Russia beauty pageant.

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    • Creating Mars on Earth: How Israeli Scientists Prepare For Mission to the Red Planet
      Last update: 18:45 19.02.2018
      18:45 19.02.2018

      Creating Mars on Earth: How Israeli Scientists Prepare For Mission to the Red Planet

      A team of six Israeli scientists have completed a four-day simulated mission to Mars in the Negev desert, according to Israel’s Science and Technology Ministry.

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    • The Most Beautiful Fangirls at the 2018 Winter Olympics
      Last update: 16:50 18.02.2018
      16:50 18.02.2018

      The Most Beautiful Fangirls at the 2018 Winter Olympics

      The 2018 Winter Olympic Games which kicked off in the South Korean city of Pyeongchang on February 9 entered their second week. Some athletes have already received their medals, and some of them have yet to compete for the awards. All the competitions are being attended by faithful sports fans.

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    • Lunar New Year Celebrations Across the Globe
      Last update: 17:38 17.02.2018
      17:38 17.02.2018

      Lunar New Year Celebrations Across the Globe

      One of the most colorful annual events, Chinese News Year, has triggered celebrations around the world.

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    • This Week in Pictures (February 10-16)
      Last update: 13:51 16.02.2018
      13:51 16.02.2018

      This Week in Pictures (February 10-16)

      From the carnival in Rio and the Winter Olympics to the Florida mass shooting and the Russian plane crash in the Moscow region: we've got this week's most striking images lined up for you in Sputnik's photo gallery.

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    • Water World: Imagining Drowned Cities
      Last update: 15:11 15.02.2018
      15:11 15.02.2018

      Water World: Imagining Drowned Cities

      A new study revealed that in recent decades, the pace of sea level rise has picked up and coastal real estate could be under water by the end of the century.

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    • 'Original Russia': Unique Landscapes Captured on Camera
      Last update: 14:35 14.02.2018
      14:35 14.02.2018

      'Original Russia': Unique Landscapes Captured on Camera

      The "Original Russia" festival is celebrating its five-year anniversary: the project has become one of the main platforms for nature photographers from all over the country.

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    • Maslenitsa celebration decorations by the monument to Yury Dolgoruky at Tverskaya Street in Moscow
      Last update: 13:42 12.02.2018
      13:42 12.02.2018

      Slavic Pancake Festival: Maslenitsa Celebrations in Moscow

      Take a look at the celebrations of Maslenitsa, which is believed to be the oldest surviving Slavic holiday, in Moscow in Sputnik's photo gallery.

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