• Models Sizzle in Swimsuits at Beach Fashion Show in Sri Lanka
    Last update: 14:30 12.08.2019
    14:30 12.08.2019

    Models Sizzle in Swimsuits at Beach Fashion Show in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka’s biggest city, Colombo, hosted a fashion week dedicated to swim and resort wear from 3 August to 10 August.

  • Last update: 13:36 11.08.2019
    13:36 11.08.2019

    Riding High: President Putin on Bike at Annual Motorcycle Show in Sevastopol

    The annual show is considered the main event of the biking season in Russia with bikers from as far as Siberia and the Far East coming to Crimea to attend the spectacular gathering.

  • Get Your Lean On: Famous Towers Across the Globe
    Last update: 15:32 10.08.2019
    15:32 10.08.2019

    Get Your Lean On: Famous Towers Across the Globe

    There are many leaning towers in the world that have deviated from their original vertical state, threatening to keel over for different reasons. Typically, towers start to incline due to changes in the soil or due to building errors when the foundations were being laid.

  • This Week in Pictures: 3-9 August
    Last update: 14:30 09.08.2019
    14:30 09.08.2019

    This Week in Pictures: 3-9 August

    Sputnik's weekly photo gallery gives you a look into what's been going on in various corners of the world during the past seven days.

  • Dancer Mata Hari, 1906
    Last update: 20:16 08.08.2019
    20:16 08.08.2019

    Dancer, Spy, Double Agent: The Mystery of Mata Hari

    Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, better known by her stage name Mata Hari, was a Dutch exotic dancer, who was convicted of spying for Germany during WW I and executed in France in 1917.

  • Sara Sampaio poses backstage during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on 8 November 2018 in New York City.
    Last update: 15:08 05.08.2019
    15:08 05.08.2019

    Behind the Scenes: Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show as You’ve Never Seen It Before

    Victoria's Secret is a popular US brand of lingerie and sleepwear. Its fashion shows differ from the usual variety, as the brand invites celebrities and entertainers to take part in its events.

  • This Week in Pictures: 27 July - 2 August
    Last update: 14:00 02.08.2019
    14:00 02.08.2019

    This Week in Pictures: 27 July - 2 August

    Sputnik's weekly photo gallery gives you a glimpse into what's been going on in different corners of the world during the past seven days.

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un hugging former NBA star Dennis Rodman during a dinner in Pyongyang on 28 February 2013.
    Last update: 20:40 30.07.2019
    20:40 30.07.2019

    Friendship in Politics: Myth or Reality?

    The 30th of July marks the International Day of Friendship. Established by the United Nations in 2011, this day promotes the role that friendship plays in bringing people and nations together.

  • The Worker and Collective Farm Girl statue above the arch at the main entrance to VDNKH park in Moscow.
    Last update: 14:00 29.07.2019
    14:00 29.07.2019

    All-Russia Exhibition Centre Turns 80: The Grandeur of a Major Soviet-Era Park in Moscow

    One of Russia’s most famous venues, the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy (VDNKH) park in Moscow, will be 80 years old on August first. The history of the park dates back to the 1930s, when the construction of the first pavilions began.

  • This Week in Pictures: 20-26 July
    Last update: 14:00 26.07.2019
    14:00 26.07.2019

    This Week in Pictures: 20-26 July

    Sputnik's weekly photo gallery gives you a glimpse into what's been going on in different corners of the world over the past seven days.

  • Some Like It Hot: Miss MAXIM 2019 Beauty Pageant
    Last update: 15:00 24.07.2019
    15:00 24.07.2019

    Some Like It Hot: Miss MAXIM 2019 Beauty Pageant

    The men's magazine MAXIM annually holds the Miss Maxim beauty pageant, where a star jury selects a winner from among girls from different Russian cities in the Soho Rooms nightclub in Moscow.

  •  A girl wearing a national costume takes part in the Russian Field festival of Slavic art at Kolomenskoye Park in Moscow.
    Last update: 14:27 23.07.2019
    14:27 23.07.2019

    Festival of Slavic Art: Traditional Food and Music in Moscow Park

    The "Russian Field" festival of Slavic Art took place at the Kolomenskoye Park in Moscow. This is an annual event aimed at making visitors familiar with Slavic culture, music and food. 

  • Last update: 14:59 22.07.2019
    14:59 22.07.2019

    Every Man Can Do That Small Step: Walk the Moon's Surface Without Leaving the Earth

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the Earth's only satellite. "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind" - those words from US Commander Neil Armstrong started a new chapter in space exploration.

  • Skulls and coins in a tomb on the territory of the ‘City of the Dead’ in Russia’s republic of North Ossetia and Alania
    Last update: 15:25 21.07.2019
    15:25 21.07.2019

    'City of the Dead': Mysterious Necropolis in Russia’s South

    South-west of Vladikavkaz, the capital of the Russian republic of North Ossetia-Alania, lies the fascinating Bronze-age village of Dargavs.

  • Last update: 15:00 19.07.2019
    15:00 19.07.2019

    This Week in Pictures: 13-19 July

    Have a peek at this week's most spectacular events from around the world.

  • Last update: 16:00 18.07.2019
    16:00 18.07.2019

    Paradise for Geeks: Annual Comic Con Fest Kicks Off in San Diego

    San Diego is welcoming fans of comic books, movies, and science fiction to join the annual pop-culture extravaganza held annually since 1970.

  • Last update: 13:40 17.07.2019
    13:40 17.07.2019

    The Art of Amazing People: World Bodypainting Festival in Austria

    The 22nd World Bodypainting Festival gathered artists from 50 countries all around the globe in Klagenfurt, Austria last weekend to show off their skills and imagination, as well as to compete for the prize.

  • A young woman poses for pictures by a Novosibirsk energy plant's ash dump site - nicknamed the local Maldives - on 11 July 2019.
    Last update: 14:31 15.07.2019
    14:31 15.07.2019

    'Russian Maldives': Odd Lake in Siberia Sparks Selfie Craze

    A lake near an energy plant’s ash dump site in Novosibirsk, Russia has attracted crowds of Instagrammers since the location received international media coverage because of the lake's "tropical" colour.

  • Last update: 12:57 14.07.2019
    12:57 14.07.2019

    New Protective Sarcophagus for Chernobyl Power Plant's No.4 Reactor

    The European Union has officially handed over to Ukraine a new safe sarcophagus, built over the fourth power unit of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant destroyed by an explosion.

  • People parade during the Tropical Carnival on July, 7 2019 in Paris.
    Last update: 16:00 13.07.2019
    16:00 13.07.2019

    Bringing Heat to the Heart of France: Paris Hosts Tropical Carnival

    Over 2,000 participants, as well as thirty musical bands, took part in the 18th Tropical Carnival in Paris on 7 July. This event, full of bright costumes, music and joy, attracted tens of thousands of spectators.