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    • A model demonstrates a coat from the 1968 autumn-winter collection at the Moscow House of Fashion, August 1967
      Last update: 13:08 GMT 19.09.2020
      13:08 GMT 19.09.2020

      Soviet Fashion: Trendy Autumn Outfits for Women in the 1960s and 1970s

      As September comes to an end, we should start preparing for long cold evenings. Warm and cosy clothes are essential at this time so it could be useful to hunt for some sources of inspiration before we start our autumn shopping.

    • Last update: 12:04 GMT 18.09.2020
      12:04 GMT 18.09.2020

      This Week in Pictures: 12 - 18 September

      The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread around the globe and many countries are working on a vaccine; meanwhile, life still continues, despite the crisis continuing to grip some parts of the planet.

    • Swedish Actress Britt Ekland (L) with husband, British actor Peter Sellers on 19 February 1964; Japanese artist Yoko Ono (C) after her wedding with musician and member of The Beatles, John Lennon, on 20 March 1969; English actress Amanda Barrie (R) with husband, actor Robin Hunter on 19 June 1967
      Last update: 15:31 GMT 17.09.2020
      15:31 GMT 17.09.2020

      From Trains to Shorts: How Wedding Fashion Has Changed Over the Century

      The wedding fashion has evolved over the years, reflecting major trends in the way people dressed.

    • Belgian Crown Princess Elisabeth takes part in a military initiation training at Elsenborn Belgian army camp in Butgenbach, Belgium September 10, 2020.
      Last update: 16:41 GMT 16.09.2020
      16:41 GMT 16.09.2020

      Princess Elizabeth, Next in Line to Belgian Throne, Engages in Military Training

      Belgian Crown Princess Elisabeth has started a military initiation training at Elsenborn Belgian army camp in Butgenbach as part of preparations for the inheritance of the country's throne.

    • To the Ends of the Earth: Cooperation Between Russia and China in the Arctic
      Last update: 12:00 GMT 15.09.2020
      12:00 GMT 15.09.2020

      To the Ends of the Earth: Cooperation Between Russia and China in the Arctic

      The northernmost region of the Earth consists of the Arctic Ocean, adjacent seas, and parts of Alaska (United States), Canada, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden. Several countries are seriously committed to projecting military power and their interests in the Arctic Ocean.

    • Last update: 14:05 GMT 13.09.2020
      14:05 GMT 13.09.2020

      On Guard for the Country: Iran Holds Annual Military Drills in Gulf of Oman

      On 10 September, Iran’s Armed Forces began large-scale three-day drills, dubbed Zolphaghar 99, in the strategic Gulf of Oman. The manoeuvres involved the Navy, Air Force, and Army, including a domestically-made submarine, fighter jets, and air defences.

    • Last update: 16:57 GMT 12.09.2020
      16:57 GMT 12.09.2020

      This Week in Pictures: 5 - 11 September

      Sputnik's weekly photo gallery presents a compilation of photos to show the highlights of the past week, where you can get a glimpse of what has been happening across the globe during this truly extraordinary time.

    • Last update: 14:12 GMT 11.09.2020
      14:12 GMT 11.09.2020

      US Mourns the 19th Anniversary of 9/11 Terrorist Attack

      This Friday marks the 19th anniversary of the September 11th attacks - one of the most dramatic incidents in the history of contemporary America, which claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people and altered the destinies of millions more.

    • Last update: 13:46 GMT 10.09.2020
      13:46 GMT 10.09.2020

      Futuristic Design of Moscow's New Metro Station by Zaha Hadid Architects

      The Moscow metro is one of the most distinctive places in the Russian capital. Once built to fulfil practical aims, including as a bomb shelter, the Moscow metro has turned into a tourist attraction flaunting its architecture, design and sculpture.

    • Miss Brazil 2016 Raissa Santana has her makeup done by makeup artist Celso Kamura as she prepares backstage for the Samuel Cirnansck collection during Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016.
      Last update: 15:14 GMT 09.09.2020
      15:14 GMT 09.09.2020

      The Art of Creating Beauty: Makeup Artists and Hairdressers at Work

      People have been using makeup for many centuries, with the earliest historical record of it coming from Egypt, around 3100-2907 BC.

    • Boaters show their support for President Donald Trump during a parade down the Intracoastal Waterway to just off the shore of President Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago on September 07, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
      Last update: 12:46 GMT 08.09.2020
      12:46 GMT 08.09.2020

      Ocean, Yachts and Bikini-Clad Ladies: Trump Supporters Parade Off West Palm Beach

      With Election Day approaching, the race between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, is growing tougher.

    • The winner of the Miss MAXIM-2020 beauty and sexuality contest, Oktyabrina Maksimova (Veliky Novgorod) (C) and the finalists
      Last update: 18:52 GMT 01.09.2020
      18:52 GMT 01.09.2020

      Sputnik's Best August Photos

      The first of September is like the beginning of a new life - both for people and for nature. It is also a good day to reflect on your summer: what has it been like?

    • Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring a hat trick. 18 August 2018
      Last update: 11:28 GMT 31.08.2020
      11:28 GMT 31.08.2020

      Messi & 'Barcelona': Looking Back at Argentinian Superstar's Career With Spanish Club

      Last week, Spanish football club Barcelona confirmed that its forward, Lionel Messi, had informed them of his wish to leave the club this summer.

    • A mushroom cloud is seen rising after the so-called Tsar Bomba was detonated in a test over the remote Novaya Zemlya archipelago in the USSR in this still image from previously classified footage taken in October 1961 and released by Russia’s Rosatom state atomic energy corporation.
      Last update: 14:13 GMT 29.08.2020
      14:13 GMT 29.08.2020

      Made in USSR: Freshly-Declassified Pictures of Most Powerful Thermonuclear Bomb Test in History

      The USSR conducted the test of the most powerful thermonuclear bomb on 30 October 1961. Previously classified photos of this landmark event were released by Rosatom earlier this week.

    • This Week in Pictures: 22-28 August
      Last update: 12:30 GMT 28.08.2020
      12:30 GMT 28.08.2020

      This Week in Pictures: 22-28 August

      As the coronavirus pandemic keeps spreading across the planet and many countries are working on a vaccine, people all over the world are continuing to live and enjoying the last days of summer.

    • Land of Thousand Lakes: Unequivocal Beauty of Russia's Altai Krai
      Last update: 13:30 GMT 27.08.2020
      13:30 GMT 27.08.2020

      Land of Thousand Lakes: Unequivocal Beauty of Russia's Altai Krai

      The steppe regions of the Altai Territory in Russia are often called the land of a thousand lakes. Innumerable beautiful lakes with various chemical compositions of water, which are rich sources of minerals and can be used for medicinal purposes, are located in this picturesque region.

    • Last update: 14:18 GMT 26.08.2020
      14:18 GMT 26.08.2020

      Flush and Don't Flash: Transparent Public Toilets Hit Tokyo Streets

      The unusual idea behind the transparent public toilets comes from Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who wanted to break stereotypes about public restrooms being dirty and smelly places.

    • American actor and bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger in Red Square, 31 January 1988
      Last update: 17:31 GMT 25.08.2020
      17:31 GMT 25.08.2020

      Discovering the Soviet Union: Images of Foreign Celebrities Visiting Moscow

      The Moscow International Film Festival was first held in 1935 and became a regular event in 1959. Since 1999 it has been held annually. In Soviet times, the event was more than just a film festival but an opportunity for people to meet each other despite political difficulties.

    • The “Martyr Hajj Qassem” surface-to-surface ballistic missile
      Last update: 13:25 GMT 23.08.2020
      13:25 GMT 23.08.2020

      Iran Shows Off New Missiles: One is Named After General Soleimani, Killed in US Drone Strike

      Iran has not forgotten General Qasem Soleimani, who was killed by a US drone strike. Tehran has created a new ballistic missile and named it in his honour.

    • Contestants participate in the Miss Buffalo Chip Beauty Pageant on the Wolfman Jack Stage at Buffalo Chip during the 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on Saturday, 15 August 2020, in Sturgis, S.D.
      Last update: 11:27 GMT 22.08.2020
      11:27 GMT 22.08.2020

      This Week in Pictures: 15-21 August

      Although the coronavirus pandemic continues its march across our planet, life is gradually getting back to normal in countries worldwide: local governments are announcing a partial lifting of restrictions and people are rushing to beaches and other popular venues to enjoy the last moments of summer.