On June 18, the US Departments of Justice and Defense released a 15-page list of the names of the prisoners being held at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba on January 22, 2010. Today, the prison holds 166 inmates.Add comments
In mid-May, ligress Zita, the pride of the Novosibirsk Zoo, gave birth to her second litter of offspring: three baby liligers. A month later, visitors to the zoo were able to see the cubs for the first time.
Che Guevara, the famous revolutionary, was born 85 years ago today. He is often described as “the linchpin of the resurgence movement in the countries of Latin America,” and is credited with forming the notion of a “new man.”
The civil unrest in major Turkish cities was sparked by the government’s plans to demolish Gezi Park in central Istanbul and replace it with rebuilt Ottoman barracks and a shopping mall. About 5,000 people have been injured and at least four people have died in demonstrations across the country in the past two weeks. Watch the photo chronicle of the events as seen by RIA Novosti photo correspondent Andrei Stenin.
Sergei Tsapenko is a Cossack in America, and on Russia Day this year, he dazzled fellow Russian Americans with a glimpse of part of his prize-winning collection of military memorabilia from tsarist and Soviet times.
The son of an African-American émigré to the Soviet Union and a Russian mother, Jim Patterson played an iconic part as a toddler in the legendary 1936 Soviet film “The Circus” before going on to a career as a Soviet naval officer and a well-known poet. Together with his mother, he emigrated to his father’s homeland in 1994 following the Soviet collapse but became a virtual recluse after her death in 2001. After spending around 18 months in the hospital, he returned home to his apartment in downtown Washington last year, where he continues to write and hopes to publish a collection of his poems in Russian and English.
Photos of Moscow’s Red Square taken by a chimp named Mikki were sold this week at Sotheby's for 50,000 pounds sterling. Mikki performed at the Moscow Circus in the 1990s and was taught the art of photography by his colleagues, the circus artists Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid, as part of a project called Collaboration with Animals.1
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife, Lyudmila, announced after a joint outing to a ballet performance on Thursday that their marriage is over, ending years of media speculation about the couple’s relationship.
While their peers run around in parks or play video games, these 8-year-olds pose for magazines and catalogs, strut down runways, star in sitcoms, attend high-society events and learn to catwalk, act and always use proper manners.
The changing of the guard, with participation by Kremlin Regiment servicemen, Children’s Equestrian Ceremonial Division cadets and Kremlin Riding School horsemen, was held on Sobornaya Square in the Kremlin to mark International Children's Day.