U.S. Army medic SSG Quincy Northern from “Dustoff” team, C Company, 1-214 Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Avia- tion Brigade walks toward his medevac helicopter as it casts a shadow on a hospital wall at Camp Dwyer in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
Activists of Ukrainian group ‘Femen’ rehearse in a hostel as they prepare for an action at the presidential election in Moscow
Bolshoi Theatre's ballet dancers and workers stay backstage during a rehearsal of Grigorovich's ballet Sleeping Beauty
A Russian policeman tries to avoid the flood area using the church wall.
Russian servicemen take part in a military parade on the Red Square in Moscow
Migrants from Central Asia in Moscow. The collapse of the Soviet empire, followed by the 90s’ political and economic chaos in Russia, and people’s uncertainty of the future, has grown into a large crack in the country’s demographics. Two decades after the fall of the iron curtain, Russia has faced decreasing native population and a one-way, west-oriented, migration – with Central Asian citizens replacing the native Russians who migrate to Europe and the United States.
Communist supporters rally downtown Moscow.
A Russian Coast guard officer is seen pointing a gun at a Greenpeace International activist as five activists attempt to climb the 'Prirazlomnaya,' an oil platform operated by Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom platform in Russias Pechora Sea.
A woman wearing a T-shirt with Mona Lisa print stands next to the famous Russian painting 'The Apparition of Christ to the People (The Apparition of the Messiah)' (1837 - 1857) in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.
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Hipsters and Latvian youths gather at the most popular among them and trendy Kanepes Kulturas Centrs in Riga.
An oilfield near the village of Сolva. According to Greenpeace, more than 4 million barrels of oil spill into the Arctic Ocean every 18 months.
Russiam troops bloc the entrance of the Ukrainian military air base at the Bilbek outside Sevastopol
A Russian woman sits in her garden next to an Orthodox church in Mtsensk
Worshippers and their children attend an Orthodox Easter night mass in a church in the settlement of Roshcha
Pussy Riot's founders Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (L) and Mariya Alekhina are pictured Moscow.
A Nenets tribesman sits in front of a herd of reindeers on the Yamal peninsula, north of the polar circle
Russian FSB (former KGB) agents storm Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise after their protest against Arctic oil exploration, outside the first Arctic state owned oil rig Prirazlomnaya in Barents Sea as Greenpeace activist tries to prevent the board vessel.
A swallow tries to get into its nest made under a roof of an abandoned house in the village of Setdytin at Vichegda river. Komi. Russia.
Svetlana Zakharova takes part in a rehearsal of John Neumeier's Lady of the Camellias ballet at the main stage of Bolshoi theatre
Rosalia, an only resident of an abandoned village of Zalisia inside 30 km Chernobyl Zone is pictured in her house.
A backstage of filming Pussy Riot’s new music video clip 'I Can’t Breathe', a song dedicated to New York City’s recent protests against police brutality. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina
A backstage of filming Pussy Riot’s new music video clip 'I Can’t Breathe', a song dedicated to New York City’s recent protests against police brutality. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
Miners Ivan, 22 (C) and Andrey, 21 take a break in a shaft of private small coal mine, so-called 'Kopanka' outside the city of Shakhtersk in breakaway region in eastern Ukraine.
Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who has faced numerous threats after caricaturing the Prophet Muhammad in 2007 is pictured with his security officers in a village of Mölle
Mikhail Gorbachev, a first Soviet President is pictured in his office in Moscow. A portrait of his wife Raisa Gorbacheva is on the background
Female guests and male staff are pictured in Moscow Marusia night club for women.
Tajik women take a brake as they dance for money in a cafe overcrowded with their fellow countrymen. The collapse of the Soviet empire, followed by the 90s’ political and economic chaos in Russia, and people’s uncertainty of the future, has grown into a large crack in the country’s demographics. Two decades after the fall of the iron curtain, Russia has faced decreasing native population and a one-way, west-oriented, migration – with Central Asian citizens replacing the native Russians who migrate to Europe and the United States.
Leaders Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (2nd L), Ekaterina Samutsevich (3rd L), Maria Alyokhina (3rd R) and other members of the feminist punk group ‘Pussy Riot’ stage a protest called 'Putin, pissed himself' against Vladimir Putin in Red Square.
Father Tito, a rector at the Church of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in the village of Myeldino, looks at the Vychegda river. He complains, "There are few churchgoers, and not enough hands to keep up repairs on the church. The local men don't want to work. They've got no more faith. Maybe this is our fate. The punishment for our sins
Andrey Tikalov from the village of Laikovo, showing his trophy from the banks of the Izhma river. Helping hitch our boat to the only functioning truck in the village, Andrey and his family speak with great pride about his eight-grader daughter. "Valya knows how to fish all by herself! She's been able to drive since she was ten! " He pauses, considering his next remark carefully. "It's America against Russia, they say on television. If the Americans really put the screws to us, we'll all end up living like we did in the 19th century. Those who can live on their own will be the ones to survive. It will be tough. My daughter will make it."
A family, Olga and Alexey Sergeev is pictured in a former Soviet river dispatching office i Ust-Vologodskoye. Alexey is a worker at local businessman Alexander Zheltov's (an owner of local river fleet and ports) company
A man plays accordion as a street dog and a horse stand by during a celebration of 'Maslenitsa' in Russia's ancient town of Suzdal