Transfer of anti-submarine aircraft Il-38N to Russian Navy

The solemn transfer of the first serial anti-submarine aircraft Il-38N to the Russian Navy took place in Zhukovsky.

// Jul. 16, 2014 - 22:31 GMT

Luhansk After Attack by Ukrainian Air Force

Last weekend, independence supporters were forced retreat from Slaviansk, Kramatorsk, Artemovsk and Druzhkivka to Donetsk and Luhansk to distract the attackers from the civilian population. First Deputy Head of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Mykhailo Koval said Donetsk and Luhansk would be blockaded to force the militia to surrender. In the photo: a small house in the village of Malaya Vergunka, part of Luhansk, was destroyed by the Ukrainian Air Force.

// Jul. 08, 2014 - 21:11 GMT

Ukrainian Crisis: Bombed-out Houses of Kramatorsk and Luganskaya Village

A large number of civilian casualties have been recorded as a result of Ukrainian airstrikes on settlements near Luhansk, Press Secretary of the self-proclaimed People's Republic of Luhansk Vladimir Inogorodtsev told reporters.

// Jul. 04, 2014 - 20:02 GMT

Yury Gagarin: A down-to-earth person

Yury Gagarin, the first cosmonaut in the world, remained a down-to-earth and approachable person to the end of his life. He was the first to see our planet from space but he never thought of himself as a star.

// Apr. 12, 2014 - 18:11 GMT

Baby Gorilla at San Diego Zoo and Other Animal News

This weeks RIA Novosti animal news photo essay stars a baby gorilla, a Tibetan mastiff and polar bear cubs, among other noble beasts. </p>

// Mar. 23, 2014 - 19:15 GMT

Crimea in Pictures

The Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, which has a special status, were added as subjects of the Russian Federation following a referendum in the Black Sea region, which saw over 96 percent of voters in the region back the motion to leave Ukraine and rejoin Russia.

// Mar. 22, 2014 - 01:57 GMT

Russia Conducts Live-Fire Air Defense Drills in Siberia

Russian air defense troops conducted live-fire anti-aircraft drills in the countrys eastern Buryatia Republic, which borders Lake Baikal in Siberia. </p>

// Mar. 20, 2014 - 20:21 GMT

Spring Snowfall in Moscow

Moscow was hit by a heavy snowfall on Wednesday after a week of warm spring weather.

// Mar. 20, 2014 - 00:59 GMT

Crimea Celebrates Landslide Vote to Join Russia

Thousands of Crimeans celebrated on Sunday night the outcome of a referendum that confirmed overwhelming support for the southern Ukrainian region to join Russia.

// Mar. 17, 2014 - 21:10 GMT

Referendum in Crimea

Residents in Ukraines autonomous republic of Crimea voted Sunday in a referendum on secession and possible annexation by Russia. </p>

// Mar. 16, 2014 - 20:51 GMT