Photo Essays

See Pictures of a Young Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin prides himself on his humble, rough and tumble upbringing. Putin, who won this year’s TIME 100 reader’s poll and is included in...

Russia’s Fifth Column

Russian diplomats from around the world gather to receive their President’s orders. The summit this year took place in July, a few months after Russia had...

Putin's Patriotic Youth Camp

This summer, some 10,000 Russians will head to a summer camp north of Moscow run by Nashi — "Ours" in Russian — a youth group supportive of President Vladimir...

Russia Revels in Victory Day

Two days after Vladimir Putin yielded power to his hand-picked successor, Dmitry Medvedev, the Russians revive the Soviet-era tradition of parading symbols of...