Victory Day parade rehearsal

epa09926898 Young couple kiss in front of Russian heavy weapons at Tverskaya street, during the rehearsal of the Victory Day parade in Moscow, Russia, 04 May 2022. Victory Day is held annually on 09 May and marks the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945. EPA-EFE/YURI KOCHETKOV

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2021

epaselect epa09423287 Takaaki Oba (L) of Japan in action against Gabriel Silveira (C) and Alessandro Canale (R) of the USA during the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2021 match between USA and Japan at Luzhniki Beach Soccer Stadium in Moscow, Russia, 21 August 2021. EPA-EFE/YURI KOCHETKOV

Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual news conference in Moscow

epaselect epa08081665 Russian President Vladimir Putin during his annual life-broadcasted news conference with Russian and foreign media at the World Trade Center in Moscow, Russia, 19 December 2019. A total of 1,895 journalists were accredited for Putin's annual news conference. EPA-EFE/YURI KOCHETKOV

Daily life in Moscow

epa09409827 Delivery food man walks on a street during rainfall in front of the graffiti on the wall in Moscow, Russia, 11 August 2021. EPA-EFE/YURI KOCHETKOV

Oko tower in business center Moscow City

epaselect epa08059876 A dried tree seen near the tower Oko (L) of business center Moscow City in Moscow, Russia, 10 December 2019. IT company Yandex plans to rent up to 45,000 square meters in the Oko tower in business center Moscow City. Yandex plans to rent all the free space in the Oko tower including the Business Club and coworking which is due to open in January 2020. Rent per square meter in the Oko tower is 30,000 - 35,000 rubles. The annual rent may amount to about 1.3–1.5 billion rubles. According to reports, this would be one of the largest deals in the office market in the last few years in Moscow. EPA-EFE/YURI KOCHETKOV

Historical parade in Moscow

epa07978154 Russian soldier in historical uniform takes part in the 78th historical parade marking the anniversary of the Battle of Moscow in 1941, on the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, 07 November 2019. During the Soviet era, the military parade on 07 November was the central holiday of the year marking the Great October Bolshevik Revolution. EPA-EFE/YURI KOCHETKOV

Lokomotiv Moscow vs Juventus FC

epaselect epa07977017 Alex Sandro (C) of Juventus in action against Lokomotiv players Rifat Zhemaletdinov (L) and Vladislav Ignatyev (R) during the UEFA Champions League group D soccer match between Lokomotiv Moscow and Juventus FC in Moscow, Russia, 06 November 2019. EPA-EFE/YURI KOCHETKOV

Coronavirus pandemic in Russia

epa08724310 A woman and man speaks to each other on the street in Moscow, Russia, 06 October 2020. According to official information, in the past 24 hours Russia registered 11615 new cases caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection. EPA-EFE/YURI KOCHETKOV

Daily life in Moscow

epa08659063 A woman crosses the road as she hold her umbrella during the rain in center Moscow, Russia 10 September 2020. EPA-EFE/YURI KOCHETKOV

Baikonur feature

epa07078574 A woman descends the stairs in front of a stained glass window in a building in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, 08 October 2018. Baikonur is the location of the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome. EPA-EFE/YURI KOCHETKOV

Women's Blue Bird Russian Tour FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Chaikovsky

epa09102961 Selina Freitag of Germany in action during the Women's individual HS140 competition at the Blue Bird Russian Tour FIS Ski Jumping World Cup ​event in ​Chaikovsky, Russia, 28 March 2021. EPA-EFE/YURI KOCHETKOV

Alexei Navalny on trial in Moscow

epa09025242 Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gestures inside a glass cage prior to a hearing at the Babushkinsky District Court in Moscow, Russia, 20 February 2021. The Moscow City court will hold a visiting session at the Babushkinsky District Court Building to consider Navalny's lawyers appeal against a court verdict issued on 02 February 2021, to replace the suspended sentence issued to Navalny in the Yves Rocher embezzlement case with an actual term in a penal colony. EPA-EFE/YURI KOCHETKOV MANDATORY CREDIT

Cold weather in Moscow

epaselect epa09023944 A man smokes a cigarette in front of a sculpture installed near the Art Gallery of the USSR artist Alexander Shilov in central Moscow, Russia 19 February 2021. The temperatures in Moscow dropped to minus 18 degrees Celsius. EPA-EFE/YURI KOCHETKOV

Russia marks the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II

epa08411896 Policemen confront a Russian man holding a red flag near the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, 09 May 2020. Russian cities, marks the 75th anniversary since the capitulation of Nazi Germany in WWII as the ground part of the parade has been postponed as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, which is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. EPA-EFE/YURI KOCHETKOV

Snowfall in Moscow

epa08937530 A soldier stands on guard of honor while municipal workers remove the snow, as the temperature fell down to minus 16 degrees Celsius, in Moscow, Russia, 14 January 2021. EPA-EFE/YURI KOCHETKOV

XIX World Festival of Youth and Students in Moscow

epaselect epa06265621 Students attend a parade during the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students in Moscow, Russia, 14 October 2017. The procession, representing the reconstruction of the world's grand festivals and carnivals from Rio de Janeiro to Venice, about 35,000 Russian students and 450 delegates from all over the world participated. EPA-EFE/YURI KOCHETKOV

Russia marks 74th anniversary of the end of World War II

epa07558402 Russian female military servicemen march during the Victory Day parade on Red square in Moscow, Russia, 09 May 2019. Russia marks on 09 May the 74th anniversary of the victory in the World War II over Nazi Germany and its allies. The Soviet Union lost 27 million people in the war. EPA-EFE/YURI KOCHETKOV

Orthodox Easter celebrations in Moscow

epa07533142 Patriarch Kirill (L) of Moscow and All Russia greets Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) as they congratulate each other during the Orthodox Easter holiday service at the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, Russia, 28 April 2019. EPA-EFE/YURI KOCHETKOV

Reconstruction of the Fountain of Friendship of People in Moscow

epa07494199 A member of a restoration team works during the reconstruction of the Druzhba Narodov (Friendship of nations) fountain at the All-Russia Exhibition Centre in Moscow, Russia, 09 April 2019. The restoration of the fountain will cost 892 million ruble (approximately 11.8 million Euro). The fountain was built in 1954 with 16 gilded bronze sculptures of women depicting 16 republics of the USSR. EPA-EFE/YURI KOCHETKOV

Daily life in Moscow

epa08234798 A street musician plays the trumpet in an underpass in Moscow, Russia, 21 February 2020. EPA-EFE/YURI KOCHETKOV

Women's FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Chaikovsky

epa07460717 Maren Lundby of Norway in action during the women's FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Final at the Snezhinka ski jumping hills in Chaikovsky, Russia, 24 March 2019. EPA-EFE/YURI KOCHETKOV

Opposition rally in Moscow

epa07444676 Woman attends an opposition rally in Moscow, Russia 17 March 2019. The rally is timed to the 28th anniversary of referendum on preservation of the USSR (which took place 17 March 1991) and to the 5th anniversary of Crimea's annexation by Russia. Participants rally demand to change the social economic course of the development of Russia. EPA-EFE/YURI KOCHETKOV

The Vodka Museum in Moscow

epa07362373 A waiter cleans the table in the buffet at the Vodka Museum in Moscow, Russia, 11 February 2019. The Vodka Museum founded in 2001 with a collection showing the 500-year history of Russian vodka from the moment of invention to the present day, the museum contains more than 600 types of this drink, old vodka recipes of the 18th century, posters, photographs, and documents of different time periods. EPA-EFE/YURI KOCHETKOV

Reconstruction of Christmas Masquerade Ball in Moscow

epa07278892 A woman wearing a historical costume of the 19th century attends a reconstruction of the Christmas Masquerade Ball in manors of the Stroganovs in Moscow, Russia, 12 January 2019. The tradition of the Christmas Masquerade Ball was started by Peter the Great. The event is organized the historical society '19th Production'. EPA-EFE/YURI KOCHETKOV

Expedition 50/51 to International Space Station

epa05631143 The Moon, or supermoon, rising behind the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft at the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan 14 November 2016. The crew members US astronaut Peggy Annette Whitson, French astronaut Thomas Pesquet and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novickiy are set to take off from Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome to the International Space Station (ISS) on 16 November 2016. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

Rehearsal for a military parade in Moscow

epa04733200 Russian servicemen stand before the rehearsal for a military parade at the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, 04 May 2015. The Victory Day parade on 09 May 2015 marks the 70th anniversary since the capitulation of Nazi Germany. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

Sunset in Moscow

epaselect epa05228091 Towers of the Kremlin and the business center Moscow City is silhouetted against the sunset in Moscow, Russia, 23 March 2016. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

International space crew lands in Kazakhstan

epa01894131 Soyuz TMA-14 capsule lands with Expedition 20 Commander Gennady Padalka, Flight Engineer Michael Barratt, and spaceflight participant Guy Laliberte near the town of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan, 11 October 2009. Padalka and Barratt are returning from six months onboard the International Space Station, along with Laliberte who arrived at the station on 02 October with Expedition 21 Flight Engineers Jeff Williams and Maxim Suraev aboard the Soyuz TMA-16 spacecraft. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV EPA POOL

Figure Skating ISU Grand Prix Cup of Russia

epa01558496 Jana Khokhlova and Sergei Novitski of Russia perform their exhibition program during the ISU Grand Prix of figure skating Cup of Russia in Moscow, 23 November 2008. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Premier Vladimir Putin

epa01555959 Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (L) and Premier Vladimir Putin speak to each other during the congress of the United Russia party in Moscow, Russia 20 November 2008. The Russian leadership is not going to change its strategic course despite the ongoing global crisis, said Vladimir Putin. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

Georgia - Russia conflict first anniversary

epa01818583 A woman cries near the remains of exploded cars outside Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, Georgia, 08 August 2009. Georgia attacked its brakeaway republic of South Ossetia 7 August 2008 in an attempt to bring it back under central control. Russia gave military support to the two former Georgian republics of South Ossetia and Abkhazia and recognized their independence after the war. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

Belarus Parliamentary Elections.

epa01503725 An elderly Belarussian woman voting at a mobile polling station at the village Krasniy Bereg 40 km. outside Minsk during Parliamentary Elections in Belarus, 28 September 2008. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

Anti-war rally organized by pro-Kremlin youth organizations

epa01447686 Nurses take blood from young people during an anti-war rally organized by pro-Kremlin youth organizations in Moscow, Russia, 15 August 2008. Participants of the rally demand from Georgia to stop the war which it had started last week when it had launched an attack on the breakaway republic of South Ossetia. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

Wounded South Ossetian soldiers

epa01438800 South Ossetian wounded soldiers lie at the road to Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, Georgia 10 August 2008. Georgia has called a ceasefire in its conflict with Russia over the breakaway region of South Ossetia, its foreign ministry said on 10 August. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

celebrations of the Holiday of Cyrilius and Methodius (day of slavic culture)

epa01740470 Officers of the Russian Emergencies Ministry stand in line during the ceremony of the celebrations of the Holiday of Cyrilius and Methodius (day of slavic culture) on the Red Square, Moscow, Russia, 24 May 2009. Saint Cyrilius and Methodius are the creators of the Cyrilic alphabet. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

lexander Rybak of Norway won the Eurovision Song Contest

epa01733198 An artist performs during the grand finale of the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow, Russia, 17 May 2009. Alexander Rybak of Norway won the grand final. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

'Alex Swings Oscar Sings' of Germany

epa01732693 'Alex Swings Oscar Sings' of Germany perform during the last dress rehearsal of the grand finale of the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow, Russia 16 May 2009. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

Russian people celebrate easter.

epa01701884 A Russian woman walks in the snow during a visit to a cemetery outside Moscow following an Easter mass, which is tradition among Russian people, Russia, 19 April 2009. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

Russian fashion house LO

epa01685886 A model displays a creation by Russian fashion house LO during the Russian Fashion Week RFW in Moscow, Russia, 02 April 2009. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan

epa01141943 A train moves the Soyuz TMA-11 rocket booster to the launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for the launch of the manned space flight to the International Space Station, 08 October 2007. The launch of the 16th mission with Yury Malenchenko of Russia, Peggy Whitson of the US and Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor of Malaysia is scheduled for 10 October. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

Park of the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan

epa01738450 A previously unissued photograph dated 26 March 2009, shows a view of the mineral water spring in central park of cosmodrome Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The park of Baikonur was established in 1955 for the population of Baikonur. It is now park partly abandoned because of the shortage in financing. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

Navruz in Kazhakhstan

epa01673096 Woman prepares her nomad's tent during Navruz celebrations in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, 22 March 2009. Navruz, an ancient holiday marking the spring equinox, is widely celebrated across Central Asia. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

Victory Day parade in Moscow

epa01338617 An honour guard resplendently uniformed, stand to strict attention as the strategic missiles Topol-M pass through the Red Square during the military parade, devoted to the 63rd anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, Moscow, Russia 09 May 2008. Heavy military weaponry and vehicles were on show for the first time in 17 years. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

Snowfall in Moscow

epa01636984 Soldiers stand at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier at the Kremlin wall during snowfall in Moscow, Russia, on 15 February 2009. Unusually warm weather leads to snowfalls in central Russia. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

Snowfall in Moscow

epa01636997 A young girl toboggans on the Vorobyovy Hills in Moscow, Russia, on 15 February 2009. Unusually warm weather leads to snowfalls in central Russia. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

Russia vs USA

epa01326097 Anna Chakvetadze of Russia in action against Vania King of the USA during the Fed Cup World Group 2008 Russia - USA semifinal in Moscow, Russia, 26 April 2008. Chakvetadze won 6/4, 7/5. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

All-Church council to elect new Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

epa01615098 A Russian Orthodox believer holds a portrait picturing late patriarch Alexy II in front of the Christ the Saviour Cathedral which hosts all-Church council in Moscow, Russia, 27 January 2009. The all-Church council has to elect a new Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

Polish film director Andrzej Wajda speaks during a news conference at the Polish Embassy in Moscow

epa01289637 Polish film director Andrzej Wajda speaks during a news conference at the Polish Embassy in Moscow, Russia, 18 March 2008. Moscow hosts today 18 March the premiere of Wajda's movie 'Katyn' about the Katyn massacre, in which his father lost his life. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

First anniversary of the hostage crisis

epa000516291 Relatives of children killed last year mourn during a candle vigil at the school's sports hall in Beslan, Thursday, 01 September 2005. 01 September marks the first anniversary of the hostage crisis when terrorists took teachers, parents and pupils hostage at school No. 1 in the North Caucasus town of Beslan. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV


epa000357151 A woman feeds birds during the heavy snowfall in Moscow, Friday 28 January 2005. Up to 20 centimeters of snow fell during past 24 hours in Moscow. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

The 80th anniversary of the decisive Soviet counteroffensive near Moscow during World War II

epaselect epa09620641 Communist party members and supporters hold a huge replica of the Victory banner at the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, 04 December 2021. Russian communists gather to mark the 80th anniversary of the decisive Soviet counteroffensive near Moscow during World War II. EPA-EFE/YURI KOCHETKOV
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