Vova and Kolya, two Moscow boys on summer vacation, play at their family's country home. In the Russian imagination, the dacha occupies a near-mythical place, and Russians of all generations fondly recall childhood summers at the family dacha.
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A self-portrait of Darya Apakhonchich, with the writing on her face and a figure of a woman saying: "Not only a body but a person, person, person, person, person." She made the photo in support of Russian artist and LGBTQ activist Yulia Tsvetkova, who faces criminal charges for spreading pornography through her art.
The British Royal Navy destroyer HMS Defender in the port of Odessa, Ukraine, on Tuesday. Russia said it fired warning shots at the warship Wednesday when it entered territorial waters off Crimea.
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In this 2011 photo, Joe Biden, then vice president, shakes hands with Vladimir Putin, then Russia's prime minister, in Moscow. President Biden will hold a summit with Putin this week in Geneva, a face-to-face meeting between the two leaders that comes amid escalating tensions between the U.S. and Russia.
Protesters hold images of Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus opposition activist Roman Protasevich and Protasevich's partner Sofia Sapega during a demonstration of Belarusians living in Poland and Poles supporting them in front of European Commission office in Warsaw on Monday.
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Relatives of students who attend a school in the Russian city of Kazan, where a gunman opened fire on Tuesday, killing several students and at least one teacher and injuring more than 20 others.
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