Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov of Russia perform during the pairs short skating programme at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup, in Moscow on Friday
Russian soldiers dressed in Red Army second world war uniforms prepare to parade in Red Square against a backdrop of St Basil Cathedral in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday. The soldiers marched across Red Square to mark the 72nd anniversary of a historic second world war parade.
Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images
Russian soldiers in second world war-era winter camouflage smocks carry skis and rifles in Red Square, Moscow, during a rehearsal for the forthcoming military parade to mark the 72nd anniversary of the November 7 1941 parade. Then, Red Army troops marched past the Kremlin and continued directly to the front line to fight the German army, which was at the gates of the Russian capital.
Nationalist demonstrator wears a mask as others carry a banner reading ‘Today a Mosque – tomorrow Jihad’, during a march to mark National Unity Day, in Moscow, Russia. Several thousand Russian nationalists rallied in Moscow on Monday, venting against the migrants they accuse of pushing up the crime rate and taking their jobs.
Visitors look at a display of Kalashnikov automatic rifles at the Arms and Hunting Exhibition in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, which runs from 10 to 13 October 2013
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin gets a laugh as he takes his place at a group photo of G20 leaders outside the Konstantin Palace in St Petersburg, Russia.
US astronaut Michael Hopkins, left, and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov, centre, and Sergey Ryazanskiy put on spacesuits before a training session at the Star City space centre outside Moscow. Mr Hopkins, Mr Kotov and Mr Ryazanskiy are scheduled to be part of a mission to the International Space Station that will launch in September 2013.
Britain’s Mo Farah, right, crosses the finish line to win the men’s 5000-metre final ahead of Ethiopia’s Hagos Gebrhiwet, left, and Kenya’s Isiah Kiplangat Koech, second from left, at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, on Friday. Read more
Yelena Babkini and her husband Boris walk through Gorky Park with their bicycles after having been married earlier on Thursday in Moscow Read more
United States’ Inika McPherson competes in a women’s high jump qualification at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia on Thursday Read more