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People walk into a metro surrounded by billboards outside a casino in central Moscow. A Rolls-Royce is displayed as a prize for the jackpot.


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Soldiers march on the Red Square after Russia Day celebrations.


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A model dances in the Diaghilev nightclub, one of the most expensive in Moscow. Diaghilev was destroyed by arson several weeks after my visit.


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Models getting ready for the catwalk in Moscow.

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A visitor to the Millionaire Fair in Moscow approaches female sales assistants bathing in hot tubs.


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The owner of Vremena Goda (Seasons) shopping mall, in Moscow's Kutuzevsky Prospekt, kisses his lover at the mall’s opening party.


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Russian fashion designer Julia Helen smokes a cigar outside a fashion show in Moscow.


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A street scene outside a fashion show in Moscow.


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Priests conduct a service at the world-famous Srentenski Monastery Church in Moscow.


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A woman walks along a tram track in Oryol, a poor city in the heart of Russia.


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Members of Russia's special force beat a crowd of peaceful protesters in Moscow. The demonstration is one in a series of so-called Dissenters' Marches.


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A policeman locks up four Tajik workers in a prison cell after they were arrested for working without a permit in Moscow. Russia is cracking down on foreign nationals working illegally in its markets and construction sites.


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Pro-Putin Nashi youth clean a pyramid symbolising Nashi at a summer camp on Russia’s Lake Seliger. The nationalist group’s yearly camp trains youth in political activism.


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A cow forages in a garbage dump in Zabaikalsk, a town on the Russian side of the border with China.


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Communist supporters, carrying red flags and portraits of Lenin and Stalin, demonstrate on the street in Moscow on Labour Day.