Edition:
United States
Pictures | Mon Sep 10, 2018 | 4:00pm EDT

Russians protest pension changes

A serviceman of the Russian National Guard beats a protester during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Moscow, Russia September 9, 2018. Russian police detained more than 800 people protesting against planned increases to the pension age on Sunday, a rights group said, disrupting demonstrations against an unpopular change that has hurt President Vladimir Putin's approval rating.

REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A serviceman of the Russian National Guard beats a protester during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Moscow, Russia September 9, 2018. Russian police detained more than 800 people protesting against planned increases...more

A serviceman of the Russian National Guard beats a protester during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Moscow, Russia September 9, 2018. Russian police detained more than 800 people protesting against planned increases to the pension age on Sunday, a rights group said, disrupting demonstrations against an unpopular change that has hurt President Vladimir Putin's approval rating. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
Close
1 / 20
A protester carries a poster reading "Thief" and depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in St. Petersburg, Russia September 9, 2018. The protests, organized by jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his supporters, were a challenge to the authorities who were hoping for a high turnout at regional elections also being held on Sunday, despite anger over the pension move.

REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

A protester carries a poster reading "Thief" and depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in St. Petersburg, Russia September 9, 2018. The protests, organized by jailed...more

A protester carries a poster reading "Thief" and depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in St. Petersburg, Russia September 9, 2018. The protests, organized by jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his supporters, were a challenge to the authorities who were hoping for a high turnout at regional elections also being held on Sunday, despite anger over the pension move. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Close
2 / 20
Police officers detain a protester during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in St. Petersburg, Russia September 9, 2018. Footage of the protests, which were held in more than 80 towns and cities, showed the police sometimes using force to disperse rallies, beating participants with batons and dragging them away. The authorities refused to authorize most of the meetings, declaring them illegal.

REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Police officers detain a protester during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in St. Petersburg, Russia September 9, 2018. Footage of the protests, which were held in more than 80 towns and cities, showed the police...more

Police officers detain a protester during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in St. Petersburg, Russia September 9, 2018. Footage of the protests, which were held in more than 80 towns and cities, showed the police sometimes using force to disperse rallies, beating participants with batons and dragging them away. The authorities refused to authorize most of the meetings, declaring them illegal. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Close
3 / 20
Police officers block a street during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in St. Petersburg, Russia, September 9, 2018. OVD-Info, a rights organization that monitors detentions, said 839 people had been detained by police on Sunday in 33 cities, including some of Navalny's closest aides.

REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Police officers block a street during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in St. Petersburg, Russia, September 9, 2018. OVD-Info, a rights organization that monitors detentions, said 839 people had been detained by police...more

Police officers block a street during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in St. Petersburg, Russia, September 9, 2018. OVD-Info, a rights organization that monitors detentions, said 839 people had been detained by police on Sunday in 33 cities, including some of Navalny's closest aides. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Close
4 / 20
A man carries a girl as he walks past police officers blocking a street during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Moscow, Russia September 9, 2018. It said most of the detentions - 354 - had been made in St Petersburg where authorities had initially authorized a rally before reversing the decision. The interior ministry was cited by the Interfax news agency as saying police had made around 100 detentions in St Petersburg and "several" in Moscow.

REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A man carries a girl as he walks past police officers blocking a street during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Moscow, Russia September 9, 2018. It said most of the detentions - 354 - had been made in St Petersburg...more

A man carries a girl as he walks past police officers blocking a street during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Moscow, Russia September 9, 2018. It said most of the detentions - 354 - had been made in St Petersburg where authorities had initially authorized a rally before reversing the decision. The interior ministry was cited by the Interfax news agency as saying police had made around 100 detentions in St Petersburg and "several" in Moscow. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
Close
5 / 20
Police officers detain an elderly man during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in St. Petersburg, Russia September 9, 2018. The proposed pension changes, which are currently going through parliament, have shaved around 15 percentage points off Putin's popularity rating and are the most unpopular government measure since a 2005 move to scrap Soviet-era benefits.

REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Police officers detain an elderly man during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in St. Petersburg, Russia September 9, 2018. The proposed pension changes, which are currently going through parliament, have shaved around...more

Police officers detain an elderly man during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in St. Petersburg, Russia September 9, 2018. The proposed pension changes, which are currently going through parliament, have shaved around 15 percentage points off Putin's popularity rating and are the most unpopular government measure since a 2005 move to scrap Soviet-era benefits. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Close
6 / 20
Protesters climb on lamp poles during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Moscow, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Protesters climb on lamp poles during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Moscow, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Protesters climb on lamp poles during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Moscow, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor
Close
7 / 20
Police officers detain a protester during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Krasnodar, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Natalya Kazhan

Police officers detain a protester during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Krasnodar, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Natalya Kazhan

Police officers detain a protester during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Krasnodar, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Natalya Kazhan
Close
8 / 20
Vladimir Zhirinovsky, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR), gestures during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Moscow, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Vladimir Zhirinovsky, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR), gestures during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Moscow, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Vladimir Zhirinovsky, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR), gestures during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Moscow, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor
Close
9 / 20
Police officers detain a protester during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Moscow, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Police officers detain a protester during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Moscow, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Police officers detain a protester during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Moscow, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor
Close
10 / 20
A woman looks at servicemen of the Russian National Guard blocking a street during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in St. Petersburg, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

A woman looks at servicemen of the Russian National Guard blocking a street during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in St. Petersburg, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

A woman looks at servicemen of the Russian National Guard blocking a street during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in St. Petersburg, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Close
11 / 20
Police officers chase protesters during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Moscow, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Police officers chase protesters during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Moscow, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Police officers chase protesters during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Moscow, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
Close
12 / 20
Police officers block a street during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Moscow, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Police officers block a street during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Moscow, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Police officers block a street during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Moscow, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
Close
13 / 20
Protesters attend a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age, next to the monument to Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, in Moscow, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Protesters attend a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age, next to the monument to Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, in Moscow, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Protesters attend a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age, next to the monument to Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, in Moscow, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor
Close
14 / 20
Police officers detain a protester during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Moscow, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Police officers detain a protester during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Moscow, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Police officers detain a protester during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Moscow, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
Close
15 / 20
Protesters attend a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in St. Petersburg, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Protesters attend a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in St. Petersburg, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Protesters attend a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in St. Petersburg, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Close
16 / 20
Police officers detain a protester during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in St. Petersburg, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Police officers detain a protester during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in St. Petersburg, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Police officers detain a protester during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in St. Petersburg, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Close
17 / 20
Protesters attend a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Moscow, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Protesters attend a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Moscow, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Protesters attend a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Moscow, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor
Close
18 / 20
Protesters hold a poster reading "Plan of Putin - genocide of the people" in front of police officers blocking a street during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in St. Petersburg, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Protesters hold a poster reading "Plan of Putin - genocide of the people" in front of police officers blocking a street during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in St. Petersburg, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Anton...more

Protesters hold a poster reading "Plan of Putin - genocide of the people" in front of police officers blocking a street during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in St. Petersburg, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Close
19 / 20
Police officers detain a protester during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in St. Petersburg, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Police officers detain a protester during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in St. Petersburg, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Police officers detain a protester during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in St. Petersburg, Russia September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Close
20 / 20

Next Slideshows

Torchlight march in North Korea

Fireworks explode during a torchlight procession during celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of North Korea's foundation.

Sep 10 2018

North Korea relaunches 'Mass Games'

With a formation of glowing drones, lasers and stadium-sized gymnastics shows, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un relaunches the "Mass Games".

Sep 10 2018

Osaka wins U.S. Open after Serena meltdown

Naomi Osaka became Japan's first ever Grand Slam champion after she thumped a raging Serena Williams 6-2 6-4 in a controversial U.S. Open final, with the...

Sep 10 2018

North Korea marks 70th anniversary

With no long-range missiles on display, North Korea stages a military parade focused on conventional arms, peace and economic development, to mark the 70th...

Sep 09 2018

MORE IN PICTURES

On the midterm campaign trail

On the midterm campaign trail

Candidates hit the road ahead of the U.S. midterm elections on November 6.

Dozens of dead elephants discovered in Botswana

Dozens of dead elephants discovered in Botswana

Carcasses of 87 elephants, most discovered with their tusks hacked off, have been found near the Okavango Delta wildlife sanctuary, according to the Elephants Without Borders charity.

Milan Fashion Week

Milan Fashion Week

Backstage and collection highlights from Milan.

Day of Ashura

Day of Ashura

Millions of Shi'ite Muslims performed mourning rituals to mark Ashura, the holiest festival in their calendar, amid heightened measures in many places to protect against sectarian attacks.

Photos of the week

Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

South Korean president visits North Korea

South Korean president visits North Korea

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet for a third summit in Pyongyang.

Frenchman shares home with 400 reptiles

Frenchman shares home with 400 reptiles

Over two decades, reptile enthusiast Philippe Gillet has amassed a collection of more than 400 phobia-inducing animals, including rattlesnakes, tarantulas and lizards in his home.

Rising waters in Carolinas after Florence

Rising waters in Carolinas after Florence

Rising flood waters threaten communities across the Carolinas in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

Flashback: Hurricane Maria devastates Puerto Rico

Flashback: Hurricane Maria devastates Puerto Rico

A look back at Hurricane Maria, which struck Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, killed an estimated 3,000 people in the U.S. territory and knocked out power to all 3.4 million residents.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast