Photogalleries

‘I Can Do Anything with My Feet’

She was born without both hands and became the world champion in single combat

Passions of 18th-Century Russian City Residents

The passions, pleasures and vices common to the residents of a small Russian city moving from a traditional way of life towards a European one

Arctic Shamrock

For the first time ever, the Russian Defence Ministry revealed pictures of the Northern Fleet military base

The Bermuda Rectangle

A photographer found out what Russian women carry about in their handbags

Indigenous Peoples of Russian Empire as Seen by American Traveller

The ethnic minorities of the 19th-century Russia pictured by George Kennan, a traveller and photographer from Ohio

Notes From an Abandoned Soviet Arctic Settlement

A monument to Lenin, a portrait of Tatyana Drubich, mosaic panes featuring a bear and other Soviet design achievements within the abandoned mining settlement on Spitsbergen

With Paint and Brush

Unknown shots of the Great Patriotic War through the prism of Soviet retouch

Right on Earth

How Roscosmos, Russia’s federal space agency, has helped astronauts and common people

Post-Industrial: Moscow Factories Gain a New Lease of Life

A selection of numerous Moscow factories and plants that have now become home to business centres, lofts and museums

The Land of Oil and Wild Deer

What a curious traveller can discover in Russia’s Yugra region

Guess a Country by the Picture

Photographers from Russia, US, France and Canada unite in a bold attempt to reflect the image of contemporary Russia

Russian Illustrator Who Made the World Laugh

Meet Anton Gudim's creations which are funny, sad and sarcastic at the same time

Competing with Nature

How Russia’s indigenous peoples move around

Well Spotted!

In Russia, fashion events may be staged in the unlikeliest of spots such as metro stations, bathhouses or even cattle barns

'She Astonished Me'

Photo stories of elderly Russians in love. As Pushkin wrote, "to love all ages yield surrender"!

Kitties and Goats

Snow leopards and ibexes found in Russia’s Altai, Buryatia and Tuva

The Beauty of Russia’s Kuban

Resorts and beaches, rich nature, legendary local sweets and cheap homemade wine: Krasnodar region awaits!

‘Finally, the Ice Has Broken!’

Residents of Russia’s Far North greeting summer: Instagram selection

80 Years of World’s First Drifting Station

80 years ago, on June 6,1937 - the drifting scientific station "North Pole – 1" was put out to sea

The Fast and the Beautiful

Most attractive Russian award-winning female athletes of 2016

An Airplane and a Girl

How a 23-year-old female pilot conquers the sky