‘You looking at Me?’

A sphynx cat perches on its owner at the Grand Prix Royal Canin international cat show. The Sphynx cat is a breed of cat known for its lack of coat (fur). The Sphynx was developed through selective breeding, starting in the 1960s. The skin should have the texture of chamois, as it has fine hairs. […]

The Cave City of Crimea.

Photos: Dementievsky Ivan Eski Kermen is a medieval town located just 6 km from Mangupa, in the Bakhchisaray region in Crimea. The town is located atop one of the flat-topped mountains called mesa, which are normal for this part of Crimea, and is famous for its more than 300 caves. The caves were built in […]

Leo Tolstoy, Writer, 1828-1910.

Leo Tolstoy the renowned and celebrated Russian writer and philosopher was born on September 9th, 1828 in Yasnaya Polyana, the family estate in the Tula region of Russia. Tolstoy’s epic masterpiece War and Peace is one of the most widely acclaimed novels in the world and considered as one of the most important works of […]

Cossacks Barracks.

A photo of an old cossacks barracks. These buildings were quite magnificent at time they were built. After the Russian Revolution the building was used first by the Soviet army and then the Russian army up until 2003. Now it’s going to be demolished and residential houses are planned to be built in its place. […]

On the edge in Perm Europe’s easternmost city.

Since 1996, John Peter Askew has been heading 1,500km from Moscow to photograph the Russian city of Perm. His intimate shots capture family meals, frozen merry go-rounds and men in their trunks. Woman Glancing Down, 2007 ‘Photography is a bizarre mix of reality and fiction. That is what makes its identity elusive and impossible to […]

Night Tiger, Russia.

Krasnoyarsk, Russia A six-year-old tiger known as Amur lies in an open-air cage, lit to allow visitors to observe animals in night time conditions. Image Credit: Photograph by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters Source: Solar eclipse and a night tiger: Wednesday’s best photos | News | The Guardian

Newly built Brig Sails on Neva River, Saint Petersburg.

St Petersburg, Russia The Tre Kronor Stockholm, a newly built brig, sails along the Neva river during a rehearsal for the Scarlet Sails festival, which is held annually for school leavers. Image Credit: Photograph by Peter Kovalev/Tass Source: Rome flashmob and saved snails: Thursday’s best photos | News | The Guardian

Pusha adopts Baby squirrels.

Pusha the cat at a park in Bakhchisaray, Crimea, in April, 2019. Pusha has adopted four bereaved baby squirrels and currently feeds and lives with them. Image Credit: Photograph by Alexey Pavlishak/Reuters Source: The week in wildlife – in pictures | Environment | The Guardian

14th C. Church on its Lonely Perch in Georgia.

Stepantsminda, Georgia Photographs from the Eyewitness series A 14th century Gergeti church perched in the mountainous areas near the village of Stepantsminda, close to Russian-Georgian border. Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Source: Eyewitness: Stepantsminda, Georgia | World news | The Guardian

The Life of the Nenets people of Siberia by Cestari.

In the Storm: The life of Nenets people in the cold and harsh Siberian winter. Nenets people are nomad inhabitants of the Yamal Peninsula, in the polar Arctic Circle, who base their life on reindeer herding. During winter, the temperature reaches 50 degrees below zero and the migration to new grazing areas becomes really difficult. […]