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Alexei Gruk, 45, mechanic and supporter of presidential candidate Pavel Grudinin, poses for a picture in St. Petersburg, Russia, January 31, 2018. “The most important thing for me is that our foreign policy stays the same”, said Gruk. “To hell with the sanctions… So what if they don’t bring foreign stuff here anymore? As if that means we have to give up. I don't care”. (Photo by Anton Vaganov/Reuters)

Most Russians intending to vote for Vladimir Putin in Sunday's election say stability is at the root of their faith in their candidate – though many young voters believe it's time for a change of leader. Putin, 65, is expected to win a fourth term in office with 69 percent of the vote, according to the latest survey by a state-run pollster. Reuters correspondents and photographers who travelled around the country talking to voters ahead of the March 18 election found nothing to contradict expectation of an emphatic Putin victory. (Photo by Anton Vaganov/Reuters)
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15 Mar 2018 00:01:00
A 10 km prologue dog sled race on the eve of the 2018 Beringia dog sled race in Russia' s Far East; the prologue race is part of the 2018 Russian Winter Dog Powered Sports Cup in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia on March 4, 2018. (Photo by Yuri Smityuk/TASS)

A 10 km prologue dog sled race on the eve of the 2018 Beringia dog sled race in Russia' s Far East; the prologue race is part of the 2018 Russian Winter Dog Powered Sports Cup in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia on March 4, 2018. (Photo by Yuri Smityuk/TASS)
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07 Mar 2018 00:03:00
“I spend time trying to get the exposure right”, Vitaly Istomin explained. (Photo by Vitaly Istomin/Caters News Agency)

These Northern Lights “rainbows” have turned the sky greener than the Earth below. Vitaly Istomin, 26, spent several nights in freezing conditions under the stars in northern Russia’s Khibiny Mountains to capture the aurora’s “rainbows”. (Photo by Vitaly Istomin/Caters News Agency)
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22 Feb 2018 00:02:00
Antonina Yermokhina, 86, does physical exercises during her daily training session on the embankment of the Yenisei River in the Siberian town of Divnogorsk, Russia November 13, 2017. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)

Antonina Yermokhina, 86, does physical exercises during her daily training session on the embankment of the Yenisei River in the Siberian town of Divnogorsk, Russia November 13, 2017. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)
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20 Feb 2018 00:03:00
Yakutsk, with a population of around 270,000, holds its own title: that of the coldest city on Earth. Here: Frost-encrusted house in the city centre. (Photo by Amos Chapple/Courtesy Images/RFE/RL)

Yakutsk, with a population of around 270,000, holds its own title: that of the coldest city on Earth. Here: Frost-encrusted house in the city centre. (Photo by Amos Chapple/Courtesy Images/RFE/RL)
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23 Jan 2018 06:52:00
People look at the paintings depicting Russian president Vladimir Putin dressed as Father Frost, Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, at the “SUPERPUTIN” exhibition at UMAM museum in Moscow, Russia on December 6, 2017. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

People look at the paintings depicting Russian president Vladimir Putin dressed as Father Frost, Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, at the “SUPERPUTIN” exhibition at UMAM museum in Moscow, Russia on December 6, 2017. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)
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07 Dec 2017 07:37:00
Young couples compete in Rock' n'Roll & Co, an all- Russian acrobatic rock' n'roll competition in Kazan, Russia on November 4, 2017. (Photo by Yegor Aleyev/TASS via Getty Images)

Young couples compete in Rock' n'Roll & Co, an all- Russian acrobatic rock' n'roll competition in Kazan, Russia on November 4, 2017. Acrobatic rock’n’roll is a discipline for couples combining energetic dancing with acrobatic moves. (Photo by Yegor Aleyev/TASS via Getty Images)
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09 Nov 2017 05:35:00
Kyrgyz Communist supporters gather in front of the Soviet Union founder Vladimir Lenin monument in Bishkek on November 7, 2017, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Bolshevik Revolution. (Photo by Vyacheslav Oseledko/AFP Photo)

Kyrgyz Communist supporters gather in front of the Soviet Union founder Vladimir Lenin monument in Bishkek on November 7, 2017, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Bolshevik Revolution. (Photo by Vyacheslav Oseledko/AFP Photo)
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08 Nov 2017 09:09:00