The Year in Pictures


Vladimir Filonov / MT
Putin walking to the podium to address a United Russia convention on Oct. 1, where he agreed to run on the party's ticket for the December State Duma elections.




Igor Tabakov / MT
An honor guard standing by the open casket of Boris Yeltsin at his funeral in Christ the Savior Cathedral on April 25.




Igor Tabakov / MT
OMON riot police detaining British human rights activist Peter Tatchell during a gay protest in Moscow in May.




Vladimir Filonov / MT
A man wearing a Putin mask at a Sochi Olympics protest in July.




Irakli Gedenidze / Reuters
An expert passing a missile that Georgia said Russia dropped on it in August.




Vladimir Filonov / MT
Nashi celebrating United Russia's victory in the Duma elections on Dec. 4.




Ria-Novosti / Reuters
Putin river fishing on a trip to the Tuva region in August.




Vladimir Filonov / MT
Police running a relay on the Garden Ring to celebrate City Day in September.




Igor Tabakov / MT
Protesters relaxing in tents beneath a vandalized poster of Estonian Ambassador Marina Kaljurand in May.




Vladimir Filonov / MT
Alexy II walking past a bell returned to the Danilovsky Monastery in September.




Igor Tabakov / MT
Riot police breaking up a Dissenters' March of several thousand protesters in downtown Moscow in November.




Yuri Maltsev / Reuters
Sukhoi's Superjet 100, the country's first post-Soviet civilian aircraft, was unveiled in September.




Igor Tabakov / MT
Alexander Pichushkin received life in prison in October for 48 murders.




Andrey Kasprishin / Reuters
Nadya Khalina, born at 7.75 kilograms in September, crying in a Siberian maternity ward.