A Russian peacekeeper stands guard at a checkpoint at the Lachin Corridor, the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. On November 9, the leaders of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan adopted a joint statement on the cessation of hostilities in unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh. The agreement on Nagorno-Karabakh resulted in the loss of some territories controlled by the Armenian-majority self-proclaimed Republic of Artsakh and the deployment of Russian peacekeepers to the region.
President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili wears a protective face mask at a polling station during the parliamentary elections, in Tbilisi, Georgia. Georgia is holding the second round of parliamentary elections in 17 single-member districts on Saturday. The first round of parliamentary elections was held on October 31.
The view shows the aftermath of a snow cyclone in Vladivostok, Primorsky krai region, Russia. The authorities of Primorye have introduced a state of emergency in the region due to a snow cyclone. For two days, precipitation in the form of rain and snow did not stop. Meteorologists recorded an extremely high thickness of icing of wires and trees-up to 12 millimeters. Over the past 30 years, this has not been observed in the region.
In this handout photo released by the Azerbaijan's Presidential Press Office, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev rises an Azerbaijani national flag while visiting the Fuzuli and Jabrayil districts in territories in unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh, which came under the control of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. On November 10, the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia signed a joint statement on complete cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh. According to the statement, Armenia and Azerbaijan stop at their occupied positions, a number of districts come under Baku's control, the sides exchange prisoners, and Russian peacekeepers are deployed along the contact line and the Lachin corridor connecting Karabakh with Armenia. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
Former Moldovan Prime Minister and leader of the Action and Solidarity Party Maia Sandu, who won the second round of the Moldovan presidential election, speaks to the media during a news conference in Chisinau, Moldavia. On November 15, the second round of the presidential elections took place in Moldova. According to the Moldovan Central Election Commission the leader of the Action and Solidarity party Maia Sandu won 57.75% of the vote.
Protesters hold flags during a rally against the outcome of parliamentary vote, in Tbilisi, Georgia. Georgia held a general election on October 31, which resulted in the ruling Georgian Dream party emerging as the winner. The opposition did not recognize the results of the vote and has been calling for a new election.
First Deputy Minister of education of the Russian Federation Dmitry Glushko and Deputy Minister of education of the Syrian Arab Republic Dr. Abdulhakim, from right to left in the foreground, pose after signing the interdepartmental agreement on cooperation in the field of General, secondary professional and additional education in the framework of a session of the International Conference on the Return of Refugees in Damascus, Syria. Syria's government kicked off a two-day Russia-backed conference in Damascus on November 11 towards facilitating the return of millions of Syrian refugees to the war-torn country.
In this handout video grab released by Russian Defence Ministry, Russian servicemen board an Ilyushin Il-76 transport plane heading to Nagorno-Karabakh, at Ulyanovsk-Vostochny airport in Ulyanovsk, Russia. Russian peacekeeping troops deployed to the mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh on Tuesday as part of a ceasefire deal designed to end six weeks of heavy fighting between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
Demonstrators protest against the end of war in Nagorno-Karabakh as they break into The Armenia's Parliament building in Yerevan, Armenia. Russian President Vladimir Putin, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a statement on ending the war in Nagorno-Karabakh starting from 0.00 Moscow time on November 10.
In this handout photo released by Azerbaijani Presidential Press Office, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signs an agreement on a complete ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh, in Baku, Azerbaijan. Russian President Vladimir Putin, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a statement on ending the war in Nagorno-Karabakh starting from 0.00 Moscow time on November 10. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
A view shows an entrance to the Baltimore military air base near the city of Voronezh, Russia. Russian conscript soldier Anton Makarov killed three fellow servicemen in the early hours on November 9 after attacking them with an axe and a gun, at the Baltimore military airfield in Voronezh region.
People wearing face masks hold national flags as they march during a rally against the outcome of parliamentary vote, in Tbilisi, Georgia. Georgia held a general election on October 31, which resulted in the ruling Georgian Dream party emerging as the winner. The opposition did not recognize the results of the vote and has been calling for a new election.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is greeted by his Venezuelan counterpart Jorge Arreaza before their meeting at the Foreign Ministry headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela. Zarif arrived in the Venezuelan capital on November 4 at the first leg of a three-nation Latin American tour which will also take him to Cuba and Bolivia.
A woman uses her phone in front of a digital board, showing the currency exchange rates of the Euro and the U.S. dollar against the Russian ruble in Moscow, Russia. Russia ruble was slipping down to more than 80 per $1, for the first time since 30 March. The Russian Currency lowered against the euro as well to the December 2014 level down to 93.7 rubles per one euro.
Moldovan presidential candidate Maia Sandu, leader of the Action and Solidarity Party (PAS), wears a face mask during a briefing following the announcement of the preliminary results of the Moldova's presidential election, in Chisinau, Moldova. With 100% of the votes counted, Maia Sandu gets 36.16% of the votes and incumbent president Igor Dodon gets 32.61%. The second round is scheduled for November 15.
In this handout photo released by Russian Defence Ministry, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu attends a meeting of the joint collegium of the Defence Ministries of Belarus and Russia held via a video link, in Moscow, Russia. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
In this handout photo released by the Marine Rescue Service, the damaged Russian General Hazi Aslanov oil tanker is towed into Port Kavkaz anchorage area, Krasnodar region, Russia. On October 24, two blasts occurred aboard the General Hazi Aslanov tanker in the Sea of Azov following a fire. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
Activists wearing protective face masks amid the coronavirus disease outbreak protest against completely banning abortion, in Warsaw, Poland. Tens of thousands of people attended rallies across Poland following Thursday's ruling imposing a near-total ban on abortion.
A law enforcement officer is pictured in front of the Bank of Georgia, in the city of Zugdidi, Georgia. An armed man took 19 persons, including bank staff members and customers, under hostage in the afternoon of October 21. The area around the bank has been cordoned by police and an operation to resolve the crisis is under way.
In this handout photo released by Russian Foreign Ministry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Armenian counterpart Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, left, pose for photos before their meeting on the situation in the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, in Moscow, Russia. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
In this handout photo released by Russian Foreign Ministry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov welcomes his Azerbaijani counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov before their meeting on the situation in the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, in Moscow, Russia. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin inspects the Akrtika nuclear icebreaker in the northern city of Murmansk, Russia. The world's most powerful and largest icebreaker Arktika of 22220 project, which is expected to clear the path for the ships carrying hydrocarbons from the northern fields, entered service on October 21.
A bullet-riddled helmet is lying on the ground near the hospital destroyed in a recent shelling in Martakert, a self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh. The cease-fire in the Karabakh region between Armenia and Azerbaijan came into effect on October 10, but was immediately challenged by mutual claims of violations that persisted since then.