'Candle of Memory' memorial event in St. Petersburg

epaselect epa10026962 Police cadets light candles during the 'Candle of Memory' memorial event at the Dvortsovaya Square in St. Petersburg, Russia, 22 June 2022. The event is dedicated to the Day of Remembrance and Sorrow and the anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War of the Soviet Union against Nazi Germany on 22 June 1941. EPA-EFE/ANATOLY MALTSEV

Rehearsal for Victory Day parade in St. Petersburg

epa09914771 Street actresses wearing historical costumes walk past a tank before a rehearsal for the Victory Day parade in St. Petersburg, Russia, 28 April 2022. The military parade marking the 77th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in the World War II will take place on the Dvortsovaya Square on 09 May 2022. EPA-EFE/ANATOLY MALTSEV

The monument of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in St. Petersburg

epaselect epa09900472 A municipal worker cleans the monument of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin from a crane during preparations for the 152th anniversary to Lenin’s birthday in St. Petersburg, Russia, 21 April 2022. The monument to Vladimir Lenin at the Moscow Square was installed in 1970. It was made according to the project of the sculptor Mikhail Anikushin and is the tallest monument to Lenin in St. Petersburg. EPA-EFE/ANATOLY MALTSEV

Group E Sweden vs Poland

epaselect epa09295981 Jan Bednarek of Poland goes for a header during the UEFA EURO 2020 group E preliminary round soccer match between Sweden and Poland in St.Petersburg, Russia, 23 June 2021. EPA-EFE/Anatoly Maltsev / POOL (RESTRICTIONS: For editorial news reporting purposes only. Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage. Photographs published in online publications shall have an interval of at least 20 seconds between the posting.)

Protest in Saint Petersburg against Russian operation in Ukraine

epaselect epa09805460 Russian policemen detain a participant in an unauthorized rally against the Russian military operation in Ukraine, in Saint Petersburg, Russia, 06 March 2022. According to independent Russian human rights group OVD-Info, hundreds of people were arrested in protests throughout major Russian cities on 06 March. EPA-EFE/ANATOLY MALTSEV

A graffiti depicting jailed Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny in St. Petersburg

epaselect epa09164791 Municipal workers paint over a graffiti depicting jailed Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny with wordings reading, 'The hero of the new age', in St. Petersburg, Russia, 28 April 2021. Navalny is currently being held at a prison camp northeast of Moscow, sentenced to imprisonment at the penal camp in early February 2021 for violating parole requirements related to an earlier suspended sentence over 2014 embezzlement charges. EPA-EFE/ANATOLY MALTSEV

Rally in support of Alexei Navalny in St. Petersburg

epa09150807 Russian riot police officers detain men during opposition rally in St. Petersburg, Russia, 21 April 2021. Unauthorized rallies in support of Alexei Navalny are expected to be held throughout Russia. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been transferred from the penal colony No. 2 (IK-2) in Pokrov, Vladimir region, to the regional prison hospital in IK-3 in Vladimir for receiving vitamin therapy. The decision was taken amid Navalny's hunger strike and announced by his team members fearing for his life. EPA-EFE/ANATOLY MALTSEV

Fire in the Nevskaya manufactory in St. Petersburg

epa09130757 Smoke and fire rise over the building of the factory 'Nevskaya manufactory' located near the Oktyabrskaya embankment of the Neva in St. Petersburg, Russia, 12 April 2021. Some 300 firefighters and 60 pieces of equipment and a helicopter are taking part in extinguishing the fire. One firefighter was killed when extinguishing the fire. EPA-EFE/ANATOLY MALTSEV

The historic Russian cruiser Aurora in St. Petersburg

epa06989265 Actors dressed in the Tsar's time costumes are seen in front of the historic Russian cruiser Aurora, a symbol of the Bolshevik revolution in St. Petersburg, Russia, 01 September 2018. EPA-EFE/ANATOLY MALTSEV

Tomatina in St. Petersburg

epa07779597 A couple kiss while covered in squashed tomatoes in the traditional tomato fight called 'Tomatina' in St. Petersburg, Russia 18 August 2019. The famous Spanish tomato battle 'Tomatina' was held for the first time at the 'Kirovets' stadium, where 20 tons of ripe tomatoes were used. EPA-EFE/ANATOLY MALTSEV

Victory Day parade general rehearsal in St. Petersburg

epa08497236 Russian military servicemen wearing protective face masks stand prior a general rehearsal of the Victory Day parade on the Dvortsovaya Square in front of the Hermitage State museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 June 2020. The military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in the World War II will take place on the Dvortsovaya Square on 24 June 2020. The traditional troops parade as part of the Victory Day Parade which is annually held on 09 May, was cancelled due to Covid-19 epidemic in Russia. EPA-EFE/ANATOLY MALTSEV

Weather in Saint Petersburg

epaselect epa08999125 Russian fishermen fish on ice of the Finish Gulf in St. Petersburg, Russia, 09 February 2021. Temperatures dropped to minus fifteen degrees Celsius in the second largest city of Russia. EPA-EFE/ANATOLY MALTSEV

Swamp Soccer Cup of Russia in Leningrad region

epa07666043 Russian swamp soccer players compete in the Swamp Soccer Cup of Russia in the village of Pogi in Leningrad region, Russia, 22 June 2019. EPA-EFE/ANATOLY MALTSEV

Russian police detain protestors during rally against Russian invasion of Ukraine

epa09789404 Russian policemen detain a protestor during rally against Russian invasion of Ukraine in St. Petersburg, Russia, 27 February 2022. Russian troops entered Ukraine on 24 February prompting the country's president to declare martial law and triggering a series of announcements by Western countries to impose severe economic sanctions on Russia. EPA-EFE/ANATOLY MALTSEV

Monument of Lenin in Razliv

epaselect epa08375371 People walk near a monument of Lenin by sculptor Matvei Kharlamov (1926) at the memorial museum 'Lenin's hut in Razliv' by the lake of Razliv near Sestroretsk outside St.Petersburg, Russia, 21 April 2020. On 22 April 2020, communists mark the 150 anniversary since birth of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin. EPA-EFE/ANATOLY MALTSEV

St. Petersburg FC Zenit wins the Russian Premier League

epa07565609 Players of FC Zenit St. Petersburg throw into the air Head coach Sergei Semak and celebrate after winning the Russian Premier League title, following the match against FC CSK Moscow, in St. Petersburg, Russia, 12 May 2019. EPA-EFE/ANATOLY MALTSEV

Ukrainian presidential candidate and comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy made of candies in St. Petersburg

epa07514496 Visitors take pictures near a portrait of Ukrainian presidential candidate and comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy made of candies ahead of the second round of a presidential election in Sweet Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, 18 April 2019. A portrait was created from more than three thousand candies, jelly beans and marmalade. All candies are made by confectionery Roshen which belongs to the acting President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and were ordered from a plant in Ukraine. The most popular material of the artists were jelly bears of yellow and blue colors, from which they made a huge flag of Ukraine. The total weight of the painting is 15 kilograms. EPA-EFE/ANATOLY MALTSEV

National Security Council of Russia

epaselect epa09775854 A woman watches TV with Russian President Putin speaking during a broadcast of a meeting of the National Security Council on the recognition of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and the Luhansk People's Republic (LPR), in St. Petersburg, Russia, 21 February 2022. Putin said he was considering a request from leaders of the two self-proclaimed republics to recognise them as independent states, less than a week after the Duma on 15 February voted to appeal to President Putin to recognise the two Donbas regions. The regions declared independence in 2014 amid an armed conflict in the eastern Ukraine. EPA-EFE/Anatoly Maltsev

International Women's Day in St. Petersburg

epa07422282 Women gather in St. Petersburg, Russia, 08 March 2019, in honor of International Women's Day. International Women's Day started as a Socialist political event and is celebrated annually on 08 March. EPA-EFE/ANATOLY MALTSEV
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