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