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.
People around the world ushered in 2013 with a fanfare of record-breaking fireworks displays and raucous revelry. However, the New Year was also a more somber occasion for some, overshadowed by the events of 2012.