Political figures as seen through the camera's lens

Russian politicians through the camera's eye. Source: Anatoly Zhdanov, a photojournalist for Komsomolskaya Pravda

Russian politicians through the camera's eye. Source: Anatoly Zhdanov, a photojournalist for Komsomolskaya Pravda

An exhibition, "Russian politicians through the camera's eye," portraying leading Russian politicians in informal settings opens today in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Russian politicians through the camera's eye. Source: Anatoly Zhdanov, a photojournalist for Komsomolskaya Pravda

An exhibition featuring portraits of leading Russian politicians in informal settings opens today in both the Moscow Photo Center and the Atrium of the Commandant’s House in the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg. The exhibition is focused on the President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who is running for president, but it also includes images of the other presidential candidates and major business people along with opposition figures. The photos were taken by Anatoly Zhdanov, a photojournalist for Komsomolskaya Pravda who has been part of the Kremlin pool for the past 10 years. The exhibition will continue until March 2, and therefore cannot be considered “campaigning.”

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