Gold medalists Russia's Polina Komar, Maryna Goliadkina, Alla Shishkina, Varvara Subbotina, Vlada Chigireva, Maria Shurochkina, Vlada Kalinina and Anastasiia Arkhipovskaia pose during the awarding ceremony after the artistic swimming team free final competition at the World Aquatics Championships, in Gwangju, South Korea.
Russian President Vladimir Putin looks out the helicopter window observing the town of Tulun, Irkutsk Region, Russia. A cyclone struck the Siberian region on June 25 sweeping away dams and roads, causing the floods that affected more than 3,700 houses where more than 9,000 people lived.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chairman of the political council of Ukrainian party "Opposition Platform - For Life" Viktor Medvedchuk, centre, and Belarus' Presidnet Alexander Lukashenko, right, chat after the Forum of Russian and Belarusian Regions, in St. Petersburg, Russia.
From left, silver medalists China's Sun Wenyan, Huang Xuechen, gold medalists Russia's Svetlana Romashina, Svetlana Kolesnichenko and bronze medalists Ukraine's Marta Fiedina, Anastasiya Savchuk pose for a photo during the awarding ceremony after the artistic swimming women's duet free final at the World Aquatics Championships, in Gwangju, South Korea.
A man dressed as a cosmonaut poses standing in front of a Russia's Soyuz-FG rocket booster carrying the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft that is installed at the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. On July 20 the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft will be blasted off the Baikonur Cosmodrome carrying International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 60-61 crew members NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, of the United States, Roscosmos cosmonaut Aleksandr Skvortsov, of Russia, and ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, of Italy.
Local residents lay flowers to the monument to victims of MH17 flight outside the village of Grabovo in Donetsk region, on the border between self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics, Eastern Ukraine. The Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 plane crashed on July 17, 2014, while en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam, leaving all 298 people on board killed. Kiev and self-proclaimed republics in the southeast of Ukraine have blamed each other for the downing of Malaysia Airlines' plane.
Ukrainian navy sailors, who were detained in the Kerch Strait by Russian forces on November 25, sit inside a defendants' cage as they attend a hearing at the Lefortovo Court, in Moscow, Russia. Moscow's court considers the application to extend the arrest of 24 sailors who earlier have been arrested for illegally crossing the Russian border on board Ukrainian Navy ships, Berdyansk, Nikopol and Yang Kapu.
Russian High Commissioner for Human Rights Tatiana Moskalkova talks to the media after the hearing on Kirill Vyshinsky's case, in a court room in Kiev, Ukraine. RIA Novosti Ukraine news portal head Kirill Vyshinsky has been arrested and jailed in Ukraine since May 2018 on suspicion of supporting the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics and high treason.
Great Britain's Thomas Daley and Matthew Lee, placed third, China's Cao Yuan and Chen Aisen, placed first, and Russia's Viktor Minibaev and Aleksandr Bondar, placed second, celebrate with their medals during the awarding ceremony after the diving men's 10m platform synchro final at the World Aquatics Championships, in Gwangju, South Korea.
People take part in a rally to protest against alleged violations ahead of elections to Moscow City Duma, in front of the building of the city election commission in Moscow, Russia. Opposition candidates, including Lyubov Sobol and Ilya Yashin, accused the city authorities of seeking to remove them from the ballot in elections for the city's parliament.
Russia's Svetlana Kolesnichenko and Svetlana Romashina, placed first, celebrate with their gold medals during the awarding ceremony after the Artistic Swimming Duet Technical final competition at the World Aquatics Championships, in Gwangju, South Korea.
Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Russian Pension Fund Alexei Ivanov, who is charged with taking a bribe of 4.4 million rubles, is escorted to a court room at the Basmanny Court, in Moscow, Russia. The court considers the petition of the investigation to elect a preventive measure in the form of detention to Ivanov and his accomplice Alexey Kopeikin, director of the department for working with state structures of Tekhnoserv Management LLC, on suspicion of mediating bribery on a large scale.
In this handout photo distributed by Russian Orthodox Patriarch's press office, Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, centre, arrives for a Holy Synod meeting, in Saint Vladimir skete, on Valaam island, Republic of Karelia, Russia. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
Lawmaker Leonid Kalashnikov makes his speech during a State Duma, Russian Parliament's lower chamber, session, in Moscow, Russia. Russia's State Duma recommended the government to consider applying economic measures against Georgia, but the decision is to be made by the cabinet and President Vladimir Putin.
Newly elected Latvian President Egils Levits talks to his supporters during a wreath laying ceremony at the Freedom Monument before his inauguration ceremony, in Riga, Latvia. Lawmakers elected Judge of the European Court of Justice Egils Levits as the next president of the country on May 29.
Baring Vostok investment company founder Michael Calvey enters a courtroom for the hearing on extending his house arrest for three months, in Moscow, Russia. Michael Calvey and five of his business partners were accused of stealing 2.5 billion rubles ($37.5mln) from Vostochny Bank.
Ukrainian nationalists rally demanding against "We need to talk" teleconference between Ukrainian and Russian television channels in front of presidential administration building in downtown Kiev, Ukraine. Ukraine's NewsOne broadcaster abandoned its plans to hold a teleconference with Russia's Rossiya 1 TV channel over death threats to NewsOne journalists. The teleconference was supposed to take place on July 12.
Protesters talk to the media as they takes part in a rally near the building of Georgia's Rustavi 2 broadcaster demanding the TV station's production director Giorgi Gabunia to be fired, in Tbilisi, Georgia. On July 7, Gabunia started his program on Rustavi 2 with a monologue about Russian President Vladimir Putin using extremely obscene language.