A passenger checks-in at the Turkish Airlines desk at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia. Russia on June 22, 2021 lifts the restrictions on air traffic with Turkey introduced in April over the COVID-19 situation in that country. Flights to Turkish resort city of Antalya are listed on a departures information screen at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia. Russia on June 22, 2021 lifts the restrictions on air traffic with Turkey introduced in April over the COVID-19 situation in that country.
Acting Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan prepares to cast his ballot into a ballot box at a polling station during a snap Parliamentary elections in Yerevan, Armenia. Armenians are heading to the polls in snap parliamentary elections that were called as a result of an internal political crisis triggered by significant territorial concessions to Azerbaijan in the armed hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh last fall.
A police officer guards the site, where the twin-engine L-410 plane crashed near the Tanay aerodrome, which provides parachuting services, leaving four people dead, in Kemerovo region, Russia. Five survivors of the plane crash are in intensive care units with critical injuries, while the condition of eight others is assessed as stable. It was a training flight with 17 skydivers and two experienced crew members.
Children show thumbs-up as they pose for a photo with a placard depicting acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian during a pre-election campaign rally of Pashinian's Civil Contract party, at Republic Square, in central Yerevan, Armenia. On June 20, 2021, Armenia will hold its third parliamentary elections in four years and it will be the second consecutive snap election.
Jailed Belarus journalist Roman Protasevich, right, arrives at a news conference about the emergency landing in Minsk of the Ryanair passenger plane on which he was travelling, in Minsk, Belarus. In May, an Irish airline Ryanair traveling from Greece to Lithuania made an emergency landing in Minsk over a bomb threat, which turned out to be fake. Two of its passengers, Roman Protasevich, the founder of a Telegram channel that Belarus has designated as extremist, and his girlfriend, Russian national Sofia Sapega, were detained during the stopover at the airport.
In this handout photo released by the Bank of Russia, head of the Russian Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina speaks during a news conference following the meeting of the Board of Directors, in Moscow, Russia. The Bank of Russia announced on Friday its decision to raise the key rate for the third time in a row by 0.5 percentage points, to 5.5 percent per annum. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
From left, second-placed Aston Martin pilot Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Technical Director Pierre Wache, first-placed Formula One driver Sergio Perez of Red Bull Racing and third-placed AlphaTauri pilot Pierre Gasly pose during the awarding ceremony at the Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix racing weekend, in Baku, Azerbaijan.
University students clean the "Pillar of Shame" statue at the University of Hong Kong on the 32nd anniversary of the crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators at Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989, in Hong Kong, China. For the second year in a row police banned the annual candlelight vigil in Victoria Park marking the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre citing the ongoing public health threats posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this handout photo released by Russian Space Agency Roscosmos, the Soyuz-2.1b rocket booster with the Fregat upper stage and 36 UK OneWeb communications satellites blasts off from the Vostochny Cosmodrome, Amur region, Russia. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
Supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad holding a huge flag of Syria celebrate his victory at the main Umayyad square, in Damascus, Syria. Assad has been re-elected for a fourth seven-year term and garnered 13.540.860 votes, or 95.1%. The two other presidential candidates, former state minister Abdallah Salloum Abdallah and Mahmud Merhi, a member of the so-called "tolerated opposition", received 1.5 percent and 3.3 percent of the vote respectively, according to the official results of Wednesday's election.
Members of the local election commission count votes after the polls close at a polling station during the presidential election in Damascus, Syria. In Syria, on May 26, 2021, the second presidential election was held since the beginning of the decade-long war in the country, in which the incumbent Bashar al-Assad will oppose two contenders.
Voters are registered at the polling stations during the presidential elections in Damascus, Syria. Syria on May 26, 2021 is set to hold its second presidential election since the onset of the decade-long war in the country, with incumbent Bashar Assad against two challengers.
A man poses for a photo next to Soccer Euro Cup 2020 trophy displayed at the Football Park on Zayachy Island, in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Euro Cup Championship was delayed due to Coronavirus pandemic. Seven Euro Cup soccer matches will be hold in 2021 in St. Petersburg.
People celebrate a ceasefire on the street in Gaza City, Palestine. On Thursday, the Israeli security cabinet unanimously adopted Egypt's initiative for a bilateral unconditional ceasefire, has taken effect at 23:00 GMT on Thursday. Hamas has also confirmed its plans to abide by the truce.
In this handout photo released by the Russian Foreign Ministry, Foreign Ministers Ara Ayvazyan of Armenia, Vladimir Makei of Belarus, Sergey Lavrov of Russia, Sirojiddin Muhriddin of Tajikistan, Mukhtar Tleuberdi of Kazakhstan, Ruslan Kazakbaev of Kyrgyzstan, and CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas attend the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) Foreign Ministers Council meeting, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
A woman waits to receive a dose of Russian Gam-COVID-Vac coronavirus vaccine, trade-named Sputnik V, at a vaccination point, in San Marino, San Marino. The Republic of San Marino launches a vaccination tourism programme, offering the Russian-made Sputnik V COVID-19 shot to visitors from May 17.
Flowers are placed to commemorate Kazan school shooting victims outside the representative office of Russia's Republic of Tatarstan in Moscow, Russia. At least nine people, including seven children, were killed in the school shooting in Kazan, while 20 more people were hospitalized with injuries.