Red Square is hosting the International Military Music Festival Spasskaya Tower from August 30 to September 7, with over 50,000 spectators expected to attend the event. More than 1,500 musicians and artists from all over the world are taking part in the festival, which this year commemorates the centenary anniversary of World War I.
Ukrainian self-defense forces make an advance in the southeast of the country, surrounding Ukrainian armed forces, Israeli and Palestinians celebrating the ceasefire in Gaza, the consequences of the Californian earthquake, and the spectacular Notting Hill Carnival in London - see these and many other important events of last week(August 25-31).
Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, given in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on August, 28, 1963 has become a symbol of the African-American struggle for freedom and dignity. "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."
Almost 50 years ago, on August 28, 1966 the Notting Hill Carnival was first brought to Britain's capital. Since then it has become the largest annual carnaval in Europe. This year, the Notting Hill Carnival was held in London despite the rain. Latin music filled the streets as hundreds of people in costumes poured out to celebrate.
Russia is rich in cultural heritage and natural wonders: it is home to 26 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and many more are on the UN's tentative list and are currently under consideration; it remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
The Moscow International Automobile Salon (MIAS 2014), which will open its doors for public from August 29 to September 7, is supposed to break all the records of all past years, despite current political tensions and a global decline in car sales. The Moscow show is a top international exhibition, featuring not only cars premiers from Russia but also a series of world and European premieres. The coming Autosalon will break records in terms of unveiled premieres.
Missile explosions were heard in the center of Donetsk on Tuesday. Eleven missiles hit houses and other civilian buildings over the past 24 hours. The Petrovsky district was heavily damaged after shelling.
A rally in support of the missing Rossiya Segodnya photographer Andrei Stenin, who went missing in the beginning of August in Ukraine took place in Moscow. The rally was organised by Moscow's photographers union near Ukrainian embassy in Moscow. Journalists, including freelance photographers and employees of the International Information Agency Rossiya Segodnya, were holding broadsheets, asking to release Andrei Stenin (#freeAndrew).
August 26 marks the birthday of the Catholic nun and missionary, the Blessed Mother Teresa. Born in 1910, Mother Teresa experienced a "call within a call" to devote herself to caring for the sick and poor. Here are 10 of her inspiring quotes about life, love and humanity.
Last weekend in memory of fallen WWI soldiers two monuments were opened and the Battle of Gumbinnen was recreated at a historical military festival in Kaliningrad Region, Russia's easternmost enclave.
On August 25 famous American film director Tim Burton celebrates his 56th Birthday. Burton is the master of all things dark, gothic and quirky. His most famous movies include “Edward Scissorhands”, “Beetlejuice”, “Big Fish”.
The 71st Venice International Film Festival will open on August 27 on the Lido. It will be held until September 6. 20 films, including “The Postman’s White Nights” by Andrei Konchalovsky, will compete for the highest prize of the biennale, the Golden Lion.
Ukrainian refugees living in tent camps in Russia, mass riots in Ferguson, and the recognition of the oldest living man in the world - see these and many other important events of the August 17-22 in photos.
In Soviet Russia fastfood came with long lines. Today, the Russian Federal Service for Consumer Protection and Welfare declared that numerous violations of health legislation were discovered at several McDonald's restaurants in Moscow.