The Community of Russian Diplomats' Wives was created about two years ago in Russia and today it includes about 250 wives of Russian diplomats in some 60 countries.
The nominations for the 2020 Academy Awards have been announced, with many experts noting that this year does not offer much diversity in the main categories.
How do women react when they hear that they have been crowned as winners in a beauty contest? Check out Sputnik's gallery to see the moments of immense joy on the beauties' faces.
Despite very few colours winter usually has to offer, landscapes surrounding us can be really fascinating.
It's been just slightly more than a week since the third decade of this millennium kicked off, but even in this short period of time a whole lot of events have occurred, albeit many of them quite tragic.
According to Chinese astrology, the Rat years are known as years of transformation. Many people might face some important changes, both in their personal lives and in their careers.
There used to be a time when not every family had a landline phone and only two or three TV channels were available. So children played outdoors day and night.
How did people spend the New Year holidays in the USSR? Without computers or the Internet, people walked and enjoyed the fabled snowy weather of the former Soviet Union. Have a look at some nostalgic photos from that time.
Of all the cartoon characters ever created by Disney, Mickey Mouse and his friend Minnie are undoubtedly the most recognisable, if not the most iconic of all time. Several generations of kids have grown up watching the adventures of the good-natured mouse couple, while even today children continue to enjoy their gimmicks.
People all over the world said farewell to the past decade with music, drinks, festivals, New Year's Eve spectacles, and religious rituals.
If you want to experience a real Siberian winter there is nothing better than a walk on the banks of the great Yenisei River, of course, only if you are warmly dressed.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, as part of a team of well-known domestic hockey players, took part in the Night League hockey match, dedicated to the New Year.
This photo gallery offers a glimpse into the most important, extraordinary and breathtaking events which took place across the globe in the final week of 2019.
Sometimes, science can take you beyond the realm of the conventional – and then researchers have to be creative. There is even a legend about a Russian blacksmith who managed to shoe a mechanical flea- but reality can be even more impressive!
Billions of people across the world celebrate the birth of Christ, with many of them attending Christmas Mass in their local churches.
When it snows, we don’t think about how an ordinary snowflake under a microscope is a wonderful crystal that evokes awe with its diversity and complexity of the shape. Snowflakes can look like roses, lilies and wheels with six points.
For a couple of weeks every year the world takes on a magic glow, people become happier and all troubles seem to be a little bit further away. As Christmas and New Year's Eve draw near, cities all across the globe stand ready to greet it in their full glory.
Probably, any man would be over the moon to receive a new calendar from Russia's State Corporation for Space Activities (Roscosmos).
Sputnik's weekly photo gallery presents a collection of pictures that show the most significant and eye-catching events that happened across the globe over the past seven days.
Many will always think of Father Christmas as a jolly white-bearded fellow with a penchant for wearing red and eating treats. Sometimes women can wear red Santa Claus costumes, take to the city streets, and participate in various events.