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    • Live broadcast of the hutma in the Galeev mosque in Kazan.
      Last update: 18:01 GMT 27.04.2020
      18:01 GMT 27.04.2020

      First Days of Holy Ramadan Amid Pandemic

      Ramadan is one of the main pillars of Islam. This month, it is customary to refrain from satisfying one’s passions, to observe purity, to read the Quran, to do good deeds. Muslims around the world in fasting seek to approach God, to demonstrate self-denial and humility.

    • Gala vice-chair Melania Trump, wife of Donald Trump, arrives at the Martha Graham Dance Company opening night gala at New York City Center on April 6, 2005 in New York City.
      Last update: 14:25 GMT 26.04.2020
      14:25 GMT 26.04.2020

      From Fashion Model to the First Lady of the United States: Melania Trump Turns 50

      On 26 April 2020, Melania Trump celebrates her 50th birthday. She is the wife of the 45th US President Donald Trump and, accordingly, the first lady of the United States of America. She began her career in the fashion world, and also established herself as a designer of watches and jewelry.

    • Soviet poster calling for washing hands to avoid getting infected with mycobacterium tuberculosis.
      Last update: 12:35 GMT 26.04.2020
      12:35 GMT 26.04.2020

      Relevant Like Never Before: Soviet-Era Posters Promoting Proper Hygiene

      A procedure as trivial as hand washing has become a powerful instrument in staving off the new coronavirus disease. However, sometimes people forget about the importance of keeping one's hands clean and often disregard certain hygiene rules. Thankfully, we have Soviet posters to remind us of that!

    • This Week in Pictures: 18 - 24 April
      Last update: 14:00 GMT 24.04.2020
      14:00 GMT 24.04.2020

      This Week in Pictures: 18 - 24 April

      Amid the ongoing pandemic, people across the world are fighting the disease, caring for those infected or trying to find a cure, meanwhile, billions are going on about their daily lives, supplying everyone with food, celebrating, building, and helping the world go in the right direction.

    • Victory Day Parade rehearsal in Saint Petersburg.
      Last update: 14:00 GMT 23.04.2020
      14:00 GMT 23.04.2020

      Beauties in Uniform: Stunning Russian Servicewomen During Victory Day Parade Rehearsals

      Women played a crucial role in the victory in the Great Patriotic War and they remain an integral part of the Russian Armed Forces. Russian servicewomen have also become one of the centrepieces and highlights of the Victory Day parades.

    • From the Arctic to Antarctica: Lenin Monuments Around the World
      Last update: 12:41 GMT 22.04.2020
      12:41 GMT 22.04.2020

      From the Arctic to Antarctica: Lenin Monuments Around the World

      Vladimir Ulyanov, better known as Lenin, was a Russian revolutionary and the leader of the Bolshevik Party and the October Revolution. He was the first leader of the USSR and the government that assumed power at the end of 1917.

    • Last update: 12:00 GMT 20.04.2020
      12:00 GMT 20.04.2020

      Peacock in the Bar, Boar in the House: Animals Claim Cities as People Stick to Self-Isolation

      Amid several-week-long lockdown regimes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, cities and towns around the world have become almost deserted, with people only leaving their homes when absolutely necessary.

      COVID-19 Puts Nations on Hold
    • Last update: 13:32 GMT 19.04.2020
      13:32 GMT 19.04.2020

      Life of Cats Amid COVID-19 Self-Isolation

      While researchers from China's Harbin Veterinary Research Institute found out earlier that cats could be infected with coronavirus, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has advised keeping indoors only those cats that are from households with people infected with coronavirus or people who are self-isolating.

      COVID-19 Puts Nations on Hold
    • Muscovites are throwing an officer into the air as they celebrate Victory Day on 9 May 1945 on Red Square
      Last update: 11:16 GMT 18.04.2020
      11:16 GMT 18.04.2020

      Victory Day Celebrations in Moscow on 9 May 1945

      The German Instrument of Surrender, the legal document which ended World War II in Europe, was signed in Berlin late in the evening on 8 May 1945 by the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht and the Soviet Red Army in the presence of French and US representatives.

    • A woman runs with a dog through a field of buttercups near Kibbutz Nir Yitzhak in southern Israel, just outside the Gaza Strip, 14 April 2020.
      Last update: 11:22 GMT 17.04.2020
      11:22 GMT 17.04.2020

      This Week in Pictures: 11-17 April

      Sputnik's photo gallery invites you to check out the most important events that took place across the world in the past seven days.

    • A delegation from Mongolia gives presents to Soviet soldiers.
      Last update: 12:47 GMT 16.04.2020
      12:47 GMT 16.04.2020

      A Look Back in Colour: Archived Soviet Pictures of Great Patriotic War Revisited

      The Great Patriotic War might sound for those of us living in the 21st century as days gone by, but the memories of that war still remain, including in photos. Thankfully, today it is possible to colorise old pictures to fully capture the atmosphere of the past.

    • Phantasmagoric Views of Empty Moscow Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
      Last update: 14:30 GMT 15.04.2020
      14:30 GMT 15.04.2020

      Phantasmagoric Views of Empty Moscow Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

      Moscow has become the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in Russia with 14,776 coronavirus cases registered in the capital. Overall, 24,490 cases have been registered in the country since the start of the outbreak.

      COVID-19 Puts Nations on Hold
    • Rituals and Daily Life of the Hamer Tribe
      Last update: 13:08 GMT 14.04.2020
      13:08 GMT 14.04.2020

      Rituals and Daily Life of the Hamer Tribe

      As nations have been put on lockdown amid the spread of the coronavirus, people are finding different ways to pass the time during self-isolation. This was the case with Belgian photographer Jolan Deschepper from Ostend, who decided to process photos of his Ethiopian trip because the night club where he normally works has been closed.

      COVID-19 Puts Nations on Hold
    • Tokarevsky Lighthouse by Amur Bay. Tokarevsky lighthouse is of crucial importance in ensuring the navigational safety of the navigation of ships sailing to the port of Vladivostok from Amur Bay.
      Last update: 14:02 GMT 12.04.2020
      14:02 GMT 12.04.2020

      Where to Hide From the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lighthouses That Are Not So Easy To Get To

      The COVID-19 pandemic has spread around the world, and it would seem that there is no longer any place that the coronavirus has not reached, but there are still some hidden spots left.

    • A woman wearing a face mask touches the graffiti-covered John Lennon Wall as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Prague, Czech Republic, 6 April 2020.
      Last update: 13:44 GMT 11.04.2020
      13:44 GMT 11.04.2020

      A Hundred Days of Coronavirus Pandemic That Changed the World

      For more than 3 months the coronavirus outbreak has travelled around the globe. Coronavirus has already been detected in 156 countries, thousands get sick every day, hundreds die, and the end of the pandemic is not yet visible.

    • Yulia Boyarintseva, master of snowboarding and snowkiting sports, walks her dog near her home outside Krasnoyarsk
      Last update: 14:01 GMT 10.04.2020
      14:01 GMT 10.04.2020

      This Week in Pictures: 4-10 April

      Despite the fact that most countries around the globe have been on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, our life is still full of small and major events though they are now being seen in a slightly different way.

    • Passengers wearing face masks and rain coats to protect against the spread of coronavirus walk outside of Hankou train station after of the resumption of train services in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Wednesday, 8 April 2020. After 11 weeks of lockdown, the first train departed Wednesday morning from a re-opened Wuhan, the origin point for the coronavirus pandemic, as residents once again were allowed to travel in and out of the sprawling central Chinese city.
      Last update: 14:16 GMT 09.04.2020
      14:16 GMT 09.04.2020

      Wuhan Lockdown Lifted: Daily Life in City That Became Epicentre of COVID-19 Outbreak in China

      Wuhan, a city in China's Hubei province, made headlines in December and January when it became the epicentre of mysterious pneumonia-like disease which was identified as the new coronavirus. Within fewer than 100 days, the virus has drastically spread across the globe, becoming a pandemic that has infected more than 1 mln people.

    • Coloured Eggs and Chocolate Bunnies Ready for Easter Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
      Last update: 11:04 GMT 08.04.2020
      11:04 GMT 08.04.2020

      Coloured Eggs and Chocolate Bunnies Ready for Easter Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

      Since the advent of Easter, it has become a time of feasting and many traditional games. Over time customs developed, such as egg rolling, egg tapping, and egg decorating.

    • COVID-19 Through the Prism of a Microscope
      Last update: 11:00 GMT 06.04.2020
      11:00 GMT 06.04.2020

      COVID-19 Through the Lens of a Microscope

      The World Health Organisation declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on 11 March. To date, more than 1.17 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, with nearly 65,000 related fatalities, according to a WHO report.

      Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Top One Million Globally
    • Love in the Time of Coronavirus: Couples Wear Face Masks Over COVID-19 Fears
      Last update: 12:02 GMT 05.04.2020
      12:02 GMT 05.04.2020

      Love in the Time of Coronavirus: Couples Wear Face Masks Over COVID-19 Fears

      The World Health Organisation declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on 11 March. To date, more than 1,213,900 people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, with over 65,600 fatalities, according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Centre.

      Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Top One Million Globally