On Tuesday US police officers shot dead an African American youth in St. Louis, Missouri, only a short distance away from the town of Ferguson where the killing of 18-year old Michael Brown by lawmen sparked mass protests and riots.
A new ethnographic museum complex in which a reenactment of historical everyday Chechen life is being displayedhas been opened on August 18 in the village of Germenchuk in the Shalinsky district of Chechnya.
Moscow Jam Festival celebrating the sweet delicacy of all tastes and colors was held on August 8 – 17. Numerous workshops, contests and games were offered for those eager to participate. On Saturday, over 1.5 million people took part in the Jam Day that saw the main street in Moscow turn into a fruit garden.
Metropolitan Onufriy has been enthroned as the primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. He was elected on August 13 following the death of the previous Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine Volodymyr on July 5.
The third Engineering Technologies 2014 international forum and the second Oboronexpo 2014 international exhibition were held in the city of Zhukovsky, Moscow Region, on August 13 – 17. The entertainment program included large-scale displays of military hardware and spectacular auto- and air shows.
On August 17, the first 16 trucks of the 280-truck convoy carrying Russia’s humanitarian aid arrived at the customs checkpoint at the Ukrainian border. The convoy, which set off from the Moscow Region on August 12, is heading toward the crisis-torn eastern regions of Ukraine.
Thousands fleeing ISIS violence in Syria, protests over Michael Brown’s fatal shooting in Ferguson, the flashmob to raise awareness of the missing Russian photographer Andrei Stenin, famed actor Steven Seagal's visit to Russia and many more pictured August 9-15 events are there for you in our fresh photo gallery.
On Wednesday, Ukrainian army shelled the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk held by the self-defense forces, leaving 11 people dead. Numerous buildings have been destroyed; several shells fell near a hospital. The city residents brace themselves for more attacks.
Fighting erupted in the Ukrainian city of Ilovaisk, located in the Donetsk Region, on Wednesday. As a result, the city was unblocked and the Kiev armed forces sustained significant losses, Donetsk People's Republic authorities told RIA Novosti.
Russian Air Force marked the 102nd anniversary on August 12. Lipetsk aviation center held a large-scale air show with such famous Russian aerobatic teams as Falcons of Russia (Sokoly Rossii), the Russian Knights (Russkiye Vityazi) and Swifts (Strizhi) to honor the occasion.