Medvedev’s Girls, members of an Internet community supporting Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev, practise yoga just outside Red Square, to celebrate the Russian president’s interest in yoga (via The Telegraph)
One of Russia’s most iconic images is St Basil’s Cathedral, with its riotously colourful twisting onion shaped domes, each with their own distinctive pattern and colour scheme. Located on Red Square in Moscow opposite the Kremlin, St Basil’s Cathedral was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible in 1552 to mark the 1552 capture of Kazan from the Mongol forces. It was designed by architect Postnik Yakovlev and completed in 1561. According to legend, Ivan was so impressed at the beauty and intricacy of Postnik’s work that he had him blinded so that he would never be able to design anything as fantastical again.