Professional Photographer Magazine Awards Top Prize to Rossiya Segodnya Correspondent

Rossiya Segodnyas photo correspondent Valery Melnikov has won the prestigious Professional Photographer of the Year 2014 award. His photo, Black Days of Ukraine, taken during his trip to Ukraine in July, took first place in the News category. </p>

// Oct. 30, 2014 - 23:40 GMT

Moscow Museum of Photography Presents: Traditional and Contemporary Azerbaijan

“Azerbaijan. Traditions and modernity” photo exhibition will be held in the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow from October 28 until November 2, 2014.

// Oct. 28, 2014 - 20:37 GMT

This Week in Pictures

This week has been full with events: the terrible death of Christophe de Margerie, the shooting in the Canadian capital, public discontent in Catalonia and the continued shelling of Donetsk by the government in Kiev. Here is our selection of some of the most memorable pictures of the week.

// Oct. 24, 2014 - 22:00 GMT

Christophe de Margerie: 40 Years With French Oil and Gas Giant

Total chief executive officer Christophe de Margerie died when his airplane struck a snowplow on a Moscow runway Tuesday, ending the life of one of the oil industry's most prominent figures.

// Oct. 23, 2014 - 02:33 GMT

Total Chief Christophe de Margerie Dies in Plane Crash in Moscow

The CEO of the French energy company Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed in a plane crash at Moscows Vnukovo Airport on October 21, 2014 while preparing for a flight from Moscow to Paris. </p>

// Oct. 21, 2014 - 16:17 GMT

Home of US Presidents: History of The White House in Pictures

The cornerstone of the White House was laid on October 13, 1792; the building's name would become synonymous with the American presidential administration and its ability to wield diplomatic and military power on a global scale.

// Oct. 13, 2014 - 20:00 GMT

Fast and Furious: 2014 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix Practice Session

The Russian Grand Prix, a new round of the Formula One World Championship, was launched in Sochi on October 10.

// Oct. 11, 2014 - 02:00 GMT

Wild Palestinian Parkour: Running for Life

The Gaza Strip, which ranks among the most densely populated regions of the world and is regarded as an ideal sports field by traceurs (people participating in parkour).

// Oct. 08, 2014 - 20:52 GMT

Alien Fighter Sigourney Weaver Turns 65

Sigourney Weaver, cinema's most infamous “alien” fighter, turned 65 on October 8, 2014. The actress debuted in Woody Allens 1977 comedy “Annie Hall”, playing a minor role with only six seconds in shot. Her fee was $50. Two years later Sigourney and her character Warrant Officer Ripley became known worldwide. </p>

// Oct. 08, 2014 - 20:07 GMT

Outrageous Human Towers in Catalonia

Castell, which means “castle” in Catalan, is a tradition of the Catalonian people who during festivals, build massive human towers.

// Oct. 07, 2014 - 16:36 GMT