Dmitri Chistoprudov’s photographs, taken from a bird’s-eye view, reveal Moscow as visitors to the city, and even its residents, rarely see it. It is a huge, majestic, beautiful, and sometimes frighteningly massive capital.
A group of marching drummers during the celebrations for the anniversary of Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol's birth in St. Petersburg, which included the firing of a cannon-shot at noon from the Peter and Paul Fortress
Russia has seen the appearance of a group of satirists hoping to imitate the success of the American spoof news agency The Onion.
A participant in the Miss Theater City Beauty Pageant for the disabled, held in the Moscow Center for Medical and Social Rehabilitation of the Disabled
A polar explorer found a new life taking a closer look at his backyard.
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Aurora, a one-year-old female polar bear cub, plays in a swimming pool which was filled with water for the first time this spring, at the Royev Ruchey zoo in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. Two female wild polar bear cubs were found in Russia's Taimyr Peninsula on the Arctic Ocean coast in May 2010 and were later housed at the zoo in Krasnoyarsk. Photo by Ilya Naymushin / REUTERS
The "Dragon's Teeth," Tegetkhof Cape, Hall Island. Franz Josef Land, the northeasternmost part of Russia, was discovered after explorers spotted this rocky outcropping. Photo by Yaroslav Nikitin