Visitors look at paintings ‘City Scape’ and ‘Family Ties’ by Sylvester Stallone during the art exhibition ‘Sylvester Stallone Painting From 1975 Until Today’ at the Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg on October 27, 2013
Some gold medal winners at the Sochi Winter Olympics are set to be rewarded for their out-of-this-world performances with extra medals embedded with meteorite fragments.
The special medals are on offer to athletes who win their events on February 15, 2014, the one-year anniversary of a meteorite strike that injured 1,600 people, smashing windows and causing other damage in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk
The Palace of the Soviets was a project to construct an administrative center and a congress hall in Moscow, Russia, near the Kremlin, on the site of the demolished Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. The architectural contest for the Palace of the Soviets (1931–1933) was won by Boris Iofan’s neoclassical concept, subsequently revised by Iofan, Vladimir Schuckoand Vladimir Gelfreikh into a supertall skycraper. If built, it would have become the world’s tallest structure of its time. Construction started in 1937, and was terminated by the German invasion in 1941.