T-72 battle tank and Infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) are pictured during military drills of the Collective Rapid Reaction Forces (CRRF) of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in Nizhny Novgorod region, Russia. Servicemen from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia and Kyrgyzstan will work out joint operations to counter the border armed conflict in the East European region.
A man holds a Catalan and a republican flags in front of a riot police cordon during a protest in Barcelona, Spain. Protests began in Catalonia on Monday, after the Spanish Supreme Court ruled to sentence nine Catalan politicians, involved in organizing the 2017 independence referendum, to 9-13 years in prison.
Spanish riot police officers take position among burning barricades during clashes with demonstrators in Barcelona, Spain. Protests began in Catalonia on Monday, after the Spanish Supreme Court ruled to sentence nine Catalan politicians, involved in organizing the 2017 independence referendum, to 9-13 years in prison.
Honour guards carry the portrait of Soviet cosmonaut Alexey Leonov during a farewell ceremony in Moscow, Russia. The two-time Hero of the Soviet Union, Leonov was the first man to conduct a spacewalk on March 18, 1965, as part of the Voskhod 2 mission. In July 1975, Leonov participated in the first joint US-Soviet Union space mission.
People arrive to pay last respects to the nine-year-old Liza Kiselyova who was abducted and killed on her walk to school on October 9, in Saratov, Russia. Her body was found in garages near her block of flats. Mikhail Tuvatin, a convicted sex offender and the chief suspect, was arrested over her death.
Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev, Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko, Kyrgyzstan's President Sooronbay Jeenbekov, Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Moldova's President Igor Dodon, Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon, Uzbekistan's President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and CIS secretary Sergei Lebedev pose for a family photo prior to a meeting of the heads of CIS states in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
From left, silver medalist China's Tang Xijing, gold medalist Simone Biles, of the United States, and bronze medalist Russia's Angelina Melnikova pose during the awarding ceremony after the women's all-around final competition at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, in Stuttgart, Germany.
From left, Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov, Armenia's Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, Belarus' Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei, Kazakhstan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mukhtar Tileuberdi, Kyrgyzstan's Foreign Minister Chingiz Aidarbekov, Turkmenistan's Foreign Minister Rasit Meredow, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, State Secretary of the Moldova's Foreign Ministry Tatiana Molchan, Tajikistan's Foreign Minister Sirodjidin Aslov, Uzbekistan's Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev pose for a group photo before the meeting of the CIS Council of Foreign Ministers, in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
A serviceman of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) stands next to a checkpoint near the village of Petrovskoye, Donetsk region, Eastern Ukraine. Servicemen of Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) have fired a signal flare to show readiness to start the disengagement of forces, however, the same from the military forces of Ukraine have not followed.
In this handout video grab released by Federal Security Service (FSB), service officers detain a man suspected of financing the Imarat Kavkaz and Islamic State terror groups (IS, banned in Russia), in Kabardino-Balkarya Region, Russia. A group of Russian citizens, who organized sponsoring of international terrorist organizations using the Internet and the Telegram messenger, has collected over 6 million rubles in the guise of charity and then has sent the money abroad for sponsoring terror attacks in Syria. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
US Reality TV star Kim Kardashian poses for a photo as she arrives at World Congress On Information Technology (WCIT), in Yerevan, Armenia. More than 2,000 guests from over 70 countries are expected to attend WCIT, among them founders and CEOs of worldly renowned brands for IT, space technologies, innovation and science, as well as state officials, inventors and academics. The forum is organised by a consortium of ICT associations from 83 countries.
People burn flares during a rally against the approval of the so-called Steinmeier Formula, in Kiev, Ukraine. Territories controlled by the self-proclaimed peoples republics of Donetsk and Luhansk have been promised autonomy if they hold elections under Ukrainian laws. The plan is dubbed "the Steinmeier formula" after Germanys president and ex-foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who proposed it.
In this handout photo released by ALROSA Company, a diamond with another diamond moving freely inside mined in Yakutia is pictured, in Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia. Due to its peculiarity, the stone resembles a traditional Russian Matryoshka doll. According to scientists, diamond may be over 800 million years old. Despite its complex structure, it weighs 0.62 carats (0.124 grams). Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
From left to right: First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Russian Presidential Executive Office, Sergei Kiriyenko, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova talk during a meeting of the Supervisory Council of the Russia, Land of Opportunity autonomous non-profit organization, at the Sirius Educational Center, in Sochi, Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to OTEKO President Michel Litvak, left, as he visits the port of Taman and industrial park built and owned by the United transport and forwarding company (OTEKO), some 180 km west of Southern city of Krasnodar, Russia. Port Taman is the biggest private port in Russia, with cargo, grain, coal and dry bulk terminals and possibility to ship oil, oil products and LPG (liquefied petroleum gas). Others are: Krasnodar Region Governor Veniamin Kondratyev, right, Presidential Envoy to the Southern Federal District Vladimir Ustinov, second right, Transport Minister Yevgeny Ditrikh, third right.
Head of Russia's Republic of Crimea's Parliament Vladimir Konstantinov, left, gives a book titled "Crimean spring: 5 years after" to Head of the international delegation, President of the People's Diplomacy Norway association Hendrik Weber during their meeting in Simferopol, Crimea, Russia. The international delegation started on September 29 a visit to Crimea to look for prospects for developing cooperation between the Russian peninsula and Europe.
From left to right: Russian President Vladimir Putin, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Independent States Sergei Lebedev, Eurasian Economic Commission Chairman of the Board Tigran Sargsyan, Moldova's President Igor Dodon, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Kyrgyzstan's President Sooronbay Jeenbekov attend a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Yerevan, Armenia.
Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, centre, walks upon his arrival in Yerevan, Armenia. Leaders of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council will take part in the "Transit potential of the Eurasian continent" forum on October 1. Armenian Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan , is centre right.
Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov shakes hands with Armenian Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan his arrival in Yerevan, Armenia. Leaders of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council will take part in the "Transit potential of the Eurasian continent" forum on October 1.
United States Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft, left, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, talk during a meeting with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters, in Manhattan, New York, United States.
International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 61 crew members, from left, United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazzaa Ali Almansoori, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka and NASA astronaut Jessica Meir attend a news conference one day before launching aboard the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Russia's Soyuz-FG rocket booster carrying the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft is erected the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan. On September 25 the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft will be blasted off the Baikonur Cosmodrome carrying International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 61 crew members NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, of the United States, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka, of Russia, and astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri, of the United Arab Emirates.
US Ambassador, Jon Huntsman Jr., left, and Vladislav Kononov, Head of the Museums Department at the Russian Culture Ministry, right, attend the ceremony to hand over historical documents signed by Emperor Nicholas II of Russia at Huntsman's Spaso House residence in Moscow, Russia. According to American officials, 16 documents were stolen from the Russian archives in the 1990s.
In this handout video grab released by Federal Security Service (FSB), North Korean poachers' boats are pictured during the Russian border guards' operation on their detention in the Russian waters of the Sea of Japan. Russian coast guard detained 2 fishing schooners, 11 Motorboats and 161 North Korean citizens. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
A woman holds a banner reading "I/We all the country" as she attends a rally outside the presidential administration headquarters in support of actor Pavel Ustinov in Moscow, Russia. On September 17 Ustinov has been sentenced to serve 3,5 years in a penal colony for attacking a riot police officer during an unauthorized rally ahead of the September's elections to the Moscow City Parliament.
Soccer player Pavel Mamaev leaves the correctional colony No 4 in the town of Alexeyevka, Belgorod region, Russia. Footballers Alexander Kokorin, Pavel Mamaev and Kokorin'g younger brother Kirill were released on parole after spending nearly a year in prison over a night of drunken assaults.
Soccer player Alexander Kokorin and his brother Kirill Kokorin, left, leave the correctional colony No 4 in the town of Alexeyevka, Belgorod region, Russia. Footballers Alexander Kokorin, Pavel Mamaev and Kokorin'g younger brother Kirill were released on parole after spending nearly a year in prison over a night of drunken assaults.