Mass demonstrations across the United States erupted against police brutality and racism on 25 May, after George Floyd, an unarmed 46-year-old African American man, died in police custody in the US city of Minneapolis. Some protests have turned into violent riots that include arson and widespread looting.
Anti-racism protests and clashes with police broke out in US cities after the in-custody death of unarmed black man George Floyd. The rallies quickly turned violent, with looting, arson, and vandalism continuing for six straight nights.
After the movie "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" was released in 1953, many people began wondering if the famous quote was actually true. Many blonde bombshells have done well in the modelling and the acting industry and have been "vastly over-represented" in the media.
Sputnik's photo gallery presents a selection of the most stunning dark-haired beauties: actresses, models and singers from all over the globe.
Countries around the world continue to report new cases of the COVID-19 infection, but regardless of the ongoing pandemic, life continues in different parts of our planet.
The Moscow metro, the busiest in Europe and one of the largest in the whole world, is not simply a means of transportation for Muscovites and visitors to the Russian capital, but is also a unique architectural landmark that tourists should definitely include on their bucket lists.
For almost half a century, people have been dreaming of reaching Mars, sending probes there in order to catch images of the Red Planet. Countless books have been written and films made about it, but even when we watch actual footage from Mars, it remains a mystery that haunts our imagination.
At the age of only 18, the Russian figure skating star has already reached unbelievable heights, winning six gold medals in international competitions, including the Olympic Games.
The longest river in Europe, the Volga begins in the Valdai Hills northwest of Moscow, Russia and carries its waters south until it drains into the Caspian Sea, covering a distance of 3,530 kilometres.
The broad children’s social movement, Young Pioneers, was a mass youth organisation in the Soviet Union for children aged 9–15 that existed between 1922 and 1991.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases around the globe continues to rise but some countries are already easing restrictions and slowly reopen their economies. To date, more than 5 million people have been infected worldwide, with over 333,000 fatalities.
While the international community remains indoors due to lockdowns, photographer Bob Thyssen from the Netherlands dug into his archives to share some of his old footage.
Face masks have become the symbol of the coronavirus pandemic, which was declared by the World Health Organisation on 11 March.
Sombre, mysterious, bizzare, yet captivating - all these epithets can be applied to the intricate and almost unearthly world of caves that are truly unique and worthy of exploration.
In less than half a year, the whole of humanity has been upended due to the coronavirus pandemic and the world outside of our dwellings has become an entirely new place with new rules. However, respecting these rules is a key to get our lives back to normal, including by respecting social distancing.
The Russian republic of Altai extends over 92,600 square kilometres, and it is an area where myths and legends mix with reality. The magnificent landscapes of the Altai Mountains, mountain rivers, and glaciers attract tourists, scientists, climbers, writers, poets, artists, and photographers from all over the world.
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases around the globe declines, countries are considering easing restrictions and gradually reopening their economies. To date, more than 4.4 million people have been worldwide, with over 302,000 fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.
One of Tokyo's many unique bars, Cheers One, an izakaya (Japanese pub), with a cheerleader theme in Tokyo’s Ginza neighborhood, has reopened in an attempt to cheer up the city amid measures to fight the coronavirus.
We all have been missing many things during the quarantines that have been imposed in our countries as part of measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Undoubtedly, walking in parks and meeting up with friends in cafes and pubs are what many people are most eager to do now that restrictions are partially lifted.
The Victory Day parade is one of the most important holidays in Russia, and the military parade is at its heart - however, this year, the coronavirus pandemic has caused a delay, as people are isolating to curb the outbreak.