PHOTOS OF THE YEAR
Residents in the liberated district of eastern Aleppo.
Vladimir Putin interviewed by Nippon Television Network Corporation and Yomiuri Shimbun
December 7, 2016. The Moscow Kremlin. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Akita-inu dog Yume before being interviewed by Nippon Television Network Corporation and Yomiuri Shimbun in the run-up to his official visit to Japan.
Santiago de Cuba during Fidel Castro's funeral
Funeral procession with the ashes of Comandante Fidel Castro arrives in Santiago de Cuba.
Bolshoi Theater hosts gala concert marking Svetlanov Russian State Symphony Orchestra's 80th anniversary
The jubilee gala concert by the Svetlanov Russian State Symphony Orchestra and Sveshnikov State Academic Russian Choir on the Historic Stage of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.
State Orchestra and State Choir of Russia give anniversary concert at Bolshoi Theatre
Bolshoi Theatre ballet dancer Olga Smirnova during a gala concert of the Svetlanov State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia and the Sveshnikov State Academic Russian Choir at the historical stage of the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow.
Skating Rink opens at VDNKh
The German light theater DUNDU gives a show at the third season opening of the skating rink at VDNKh exhibition center in Moscow.
President Putin meets with FIFA president Giovanni Infantino
Russian President Vladimir Putin after his meeting with FIFA president Gianni Infantino at the Moscow Kremlin, November 25, 2016.
Transfer of Kolpino submarine to Russian Naval Forces
An official ceremony of transfer of Kolpino submarine to Russian Naval Forces at the Admiralty Shipyards pier in Saint Petersburg.
Syrian children to be treated at St. Petersburg's Military Medical Academy
Kasim Ahmad Alsavaz from an ISIS-freed area in Syria, during an initial medical examination at Kirov Military Medical Academy in St. Petersburg. A group of Syrian children with serious chronic diseases are delivered to St. Petersburg to undergo treatment at Kirov Military Medical Academy.
Supermoon at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's official visit to Israel
November 10, 2016. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev near the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem during an official visit to Israel.
United States presidential election
US presidential candidate from the Republican Party Donald Trump after voting on the election day, in New York.
Drill of Russian, Belarusian and Serbian airborne forces "Slavic Fraternity-2016"
A shepherd during the joint drill of Russian, Belarusian and Serbian airborne forces "Slavic Fraternity-2016" on the Oresac testing grounds in Serbia.
Tigress and polar bear in Krasnoyarsk predict US presidential election's result
On November 7, Felix the polar bear and Yunona the Amur tigress at the Royev Ruchei Zoo in Krasnoayrsk predicted the results of the upcoming US presidential election. The tigress "voted" for Hillary Clinton, while the bear supporting Donald Trump.
Multimedia 3D-mappig show in St. Petersburg
The Festival of Light multimedia 3D-mappig show on the facade of St. Isaac Cathedral in St. Petersburg
Workers continue dismantling scaffolding near monument to Prince Vladimir on Borovitskaya Square
Workers continue dismantling scaffolding near the monument to Saint Prince Vladimir Equal to the Apostles on Borovitskaya Square in Moscow.
The star atop the Vodovzvodnaya Tower of the Moscow Kremlin. Right: the Grand Kremlin Palace, and the Church of St. John Climacus the Ivan the Great Bell Tower.
Fall draft in Omsk
A conscript in a carriage at the railway station in Omsk as he is about to head to the army.
Nadezhda Savchenko arrives in Moscow for appeal hearings on Nikolai Karpyuk and Stanislav Klykh case
Verkhovna Rada deputy Nadezhda Savchenko at the Supreme Court of Russia during appeal hearing on the case of Ukrainians Nikolai Karpyuk and Stanislav Klykh, members of the UNA-UNSO nationalist organization.
Winter in Novosibirsk
Novosibirsk, Russia. A man from a school for winter swimmers at a lake in the city's Leninsky District.
Normandy Four leaders meet in Berlin
Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Paul Loebe Haus parliamentary building in Berlin before the Normandy format meeting between the leaders of Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France on settling the Ukrainian conflict, October 19, 2016.
Launch of Soyuz MS-02 manned spacecraft from Soyuz-FG launch vehicle
Member of Expedition 49/50 to the International Space Station Sergei Ryzhikov (Roscosmos) before the launch of the Soyuz MS-02 manned spacecraft from the Baikonur space launch center.
Transit of Russian Northern Fleet aircraft carrier group through the Norwegian Sea and the North Sea
Aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov during the transit of Russian Northern Fleet aircraft carrier group through the Norwegian Sea and the North Sea. (The picture is a handout material piece provided by the third person party. Strictly for editorial use. Archiving, commercial use, advertisement use phohibited).
Inclusions on display at the Kaliningrad Amber Museum
Amber containing remains of ancient insects from the collection of the Kaliningrad Amber Museum.
Skypark BASE days 2016 festival
A participant during a jump at the second basejumping festival Skypark BASE days 2016 in Skypark AJ Hacket Sochi.
7th Miss Independence 2016 beauty contest in Moscow
Contestants perform in the final of the 7th Miss Independence 2016 beauty contest in Moscow.
Test for right to wear crimson and green beret by National Guard servicemen
Servicemen of the special purpose and reconnaissance detachments of the Federal National Guard Troops Service during a forced march conducted as part of the qualification test for the right to wear crimson and dark green beret. Gorny training center in the Novosibirsk Region.
CSTO military exercise Rubezh-2016
An army serviceman with Igla short-range man-portable air defense system standing on a Tigr armored vehicle during a joint tactical exercise of the Collective Rapid Reaction Force (CRRF) of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), Rubezh-2016, at the Balykchy military base in Kyrgyzstan.
Rally marks 23rd anniversary of October 3-4, 1993 events in Moscow
March marks the 23rd anniversary of the event on October 3-4, 1993, in Moscow, on Krasnaya Presnya Street in Moscow.
Street artist makes Yury Shevchyuk's portrait from fall leaves in Perm
Street artist makes a portrait of DDT leader Yury Shevchyuk from fall leaves near Pushkin Square in Perm.
Miss World Russian Beauty pageant
A participant in the Miss World Russian Beauty pageant.
Nationalist rally outside Russian diplomatic missions in Ukraine
Nationalist activists stage riots outside the Russian Embassy in Kiev.
Central Electoral Commission
Broadcast from surveillance cameras at polling stations on the screen at the Central Electoral Commission on the general election day.
Single election day abroad
Boys at the polling station in the Russian embassy in Berlin on a single election day.
Three new metro stations open on line 10
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin at the opening of Petrovsko-Razumovskaya station of Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya Line of the Moscow Metro.
Working visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to South Administrative District
Construction of a transport bridge across the Kerch Strait in the Crimea.