An erupting volcano in Iceland has been providing the world with some stunning views, and now a travel company is cashing in on its popularity. The firm is offering the public the chance to fly over the site and get a bird’s eye view of the scenery.
Almost 94,000 people across Russia bathed in the ice-cold rivers and ponds over the night of January 18-19, braving the freezing winter temperatures to celebrate the Orthodox Christian holiday of Epiphany, the baptism of Jesus.
The record-breaking 400,000-firework display in Dubai crowned extravagant New Year’s celebrations around the world, which elsewhere included edible snowfall, greetings from space and billions of euros in lottery prizes.
Traditionally, several minutes before the end of the year, the Russian president makes his final speech addressing the nation, remembering the main events of the year and talking of prospects for the coming year.
Thousands of Russian nationalists have rallied in Russia’s capital on National Unity Day, annually celebrated on November 4. The march was peaceful, though some 30 people were detained “for minor violations.”
The amazing cannonade of elaborately configured firework displays has concluded the celebration of the Victory Day in the heart of Russia. Tears filled the eyes of thousands of spectators as they watched the majestic show.
An extreme winter activity turned into tragedy, after a zorb with two tourists inside lost control and plunged into a creek in Dombay mountain area, in Russia’s south. One of the two young men died, the other suffered a concussion.
Church services have taken place across Russia to mark the Orthodox Christmas, with thousands of people attending ceremonies. RT brings you special coverage of the service inside the Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral.
The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Kirill, has delivered his traditional Christmas address to the nation. Encouraging adoptions, the Patriarch said that foster parents should "not only feed and raise" their kids, but share love with them.