This Week in Pictures: 8-14 August


Sputnik International

This week has been full of events in various places around the globe: while people in some countries held massive festivals, many cities were hit by violent protests. Nature has also been treating people in very different ways: while some countries experienced severe heat, with people crowding the beaches, others suffered from disastrous floods.

Sputnik has picked impressive photos from across the world so that the most important moments of the week won’t be lost in the intense news flow of the hot summer.

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  • Russian athlete Yuliya Boyarintseva holds a sup-board yoga session with her student in the Yenisei River.Summer in Siberia? Yoga in Bikini on Sup-Boards!

    Siberia is often associated with biting frost and an inhospitable climate, evoking a stereotypical image of the never-ending Russian winter. In fact, however, summers in Siberia can be quite hot and favourable for all sorts of activities.


  • Introvert's Dream: Most Isolated Houses Across the GlobeIntrovert’s Dream: Most Isolated Houses Across the Globe

    At least once in their lives everybody has had the idea of going somewhere far, far away, where there is no evil boss, household chores, and where no one will surely “nag” over trifles. We’re all looking for a peaceful and quiet place to stay.

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  • To Moscow With Love: Tourists Visiting the USSR and Modern-Day RussiaTo Moscow With Love: Tourists Visiting the USSR and Modern-Day Russia

    The Russian capital is one of the 20 most visited cities in Europe and the tourist flow has almost doubled over the past eight years. Moscow has everything a tourist city needs, including developed infrastructure, high-quality hotel services, places of interest, and an extensive public transportation network.

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  • Between the ridges of the Northern Tien Shan in Kyrgyzstan, at an altitude of 1608 meters above sea level, there is a hot lake that does not freeze in winter - Issyk-Kul. It is the main local tourist attraction. Guests from different countries are attracted by the healing climate and numerous health resorts.

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