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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.
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Greenpeace International activist Sini Saarela from Finland at the Murmansk Regional Court. Sini Saarela is one of the ‘Arctic 30′ who are now in custody charged with piracy, punishable for up to 15 years in prison. The Netherlands said today it has taken Russia to the world’s maritime court in order to free 30 crew members of Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise, charged with piracy after protesting Arctic oil drilling.
Former bargeman Viktor, 57, reads the Bible while wearing a hat he made for this purpose, outside his wooden hut located in a forest 34 miles south of Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. A decade ago, Viktor decided to lead the life of a hermit and settled in the secluded forest. He reads the Bible, and survives mainly on fish, berries and mushrooms.
A customised Soviet-era Volga GAZ-21 vintage car covered by artificial grass, advertising for a dairy store, is seen on a parking lot in St Petersburg.
Greenpeace activist Anthony Perrett from Britain attends a bail hearing at a regional court on Wednesday in Murmansk, Russia.
Briton Kieron Bryan, a freelance videographer commissioned by Greenpeace International, attends a bail hearing at the Regional Court of Murmansk. Two Britons held in Russia for a Greenpeace protest were ordered to remain in pre-trial detention on Friday, a defeat for the first of the many foreigners among the 30 detainees to seek bail. Mr Bryan and Greenpeace activist Phillip Ball, who like the others face piracy charges, had appealed against an order that they be held through late November.
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
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Russian Soyuz-FG rocket with Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft aboard is transported to a launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Soyuz TMA-10M is planned to transport the Expedition 37 crew, including Michael Hopkins of the US together with Russia’s Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky, to the International Space Station (ISS) on 26 September.