The Best of Russia 2015 Photography Competition Winners

These are some of the winning entries in the “Best of Russia 2015” photography competition, which was open to amateur and professional photographers across the country. The only condition for entry was that photos must have been taken in Russia during 2015. What’s remarkable about this year’s contest is that many photos are from Crimea. See the rest of the winners on the official website. Related: “The Best of Russia 2014 Photography Competition Winners”.

Smoke emissions from the crater of the Klyuchevskaya Sopka, Volcano and clouds- their almond shaps make them appear like flying Saucers sitting on top. Kamchatka. September 2015. Photo by Vladimir Voychuk

Smoke emissions from the crater of the Klyuchevskaya Sopka, Volcano and clouds- their almond shaps make them appear like flying Saucers sitting on top. Kamchatka. September 2015. Photo by Vladimir Voychuk

Road constructivism.   The square in front of the shopping center MEGA, Ekaterinburg, August 2015 Photo by Nikolay Kuvshinov

Road constructivism. The square in front of the shopping center MEGA, Ekaterinburg, August 2015 Photo by Nikolay Kuvshinov

DJ Lenin, the city of Oryol, photo by Oleg Korotky

DJ Lenin, the city of Oryol, photo by Oleg Korotky

"Apathy". This wooden church of the Archangel Michael was built in 1871. Saratov Oblast. Photo by Nikolay Shadrin

“Apathy”. This wooden church of the Archangel Michael was built in 1871. Saratov Oblast. Photo by Nikolay Shadrin

"An Evening Prayer." Children's Orthodox camp, the camp in honor of the Holy Martyr Clement of Ancyra in the village Poteryaevka, Altai Krai. July 11, 2015. Photo by  Alexandr Kryazhev

“An Evening Prayer.”
Children’s Orthodox camp, the camp in honor of the Holy Martyr Clement of Ancyra in the village Poteryaevka, Altai Krai. July 11, 2015. Photo by Alexandr Kryazhev

The Victory Day, Kursk, 2015 Photo by Nikolai Ramazanov

The Victory Day, Kursk, 2015 Photo by Nikolai Ramazanov

A WW2 Veteran, the honorary guest of the event to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory. Moscow. Photo by Pascal Dumont

A WW2 Veteran, the honorary guest of the event to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory. Moscow. Photo by Pascal Dumont

"Changing of the Guard" At the "Tomb of the Unknown Soldier" in the Alexander Garden in Moscow. Photo by Sergey Romashov

“Changing of the Guard”
At the “Tomb of the Unknown Soldier” in the Alexander Garden in Moscow. Photo by Sergey Romashov

Photo series of the Detention center "Kresty" St. Petersburg. Photo by Konstantin Dikovsky

Photo series of the Detention center “Kresty” St. Petersburg. Photo by Konstantin Dikovsky

Sunbathing in the city of Saint Petersburg. Spring of 2015. Photo by Pascal Dumont

Sunbathing in the city of Saint Petersburg. Spring of 2015. Photo by Pascal Dumont

Aurora in the Murmansk region during the polar night. Murmansk Oblast. Photo by Vitaly Novikov

Aurora in the Murmansk region during the polar night. Murmansk Oblast. Photo by Vitaly Novikov

Milky Way over the Koba-Kaya, Crimea. Photo by Evgeny Zaytsev

Milky Way over the Koba-Kaya, Crimea. Photo by Evgeny Zaytsev

"White Silence" Komi Republic. Photo by Daniel Korzhonov

“White Silence” Komi Republic. Photo by Daniel Korzhonov

Awakening, Arkhangelsk region. Photo by Yulia Popova

Awakening, Arkhangelsk region. Photo by Yulia Popova

"The perfect start", Teberda reserve Dombay, Caucasus Photo by Anatoly Laptev

“The perfect start”, Teberda reserve Dombay, Caucasus Photo by Anatoly Laptev

"Under the dome" Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. Photo by Alexander Romanov

“Under the dome” Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. Photo by Alexander Romanov

"Buranovskiye Babushki" Udmurtia. Photo by Alexander Anoufriev

“Buranovskiye Babushki” Udmurtia. Photo by Alexander Anoufriev

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