Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is sentenced to five years in jail
June 12,2013. Moscow,Russia. Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced in Kirov to five years in jail for theft on Thursday,July 18, it is an unexpectedly tough punishment which his supporters said proved President Vladimir Putin was a dictator ruling by repression. Pictured: Anti-Putin rally in Moscow. One of the leaders of Russian opposition Alexei Navalny with his wife Julia (L) participating in the rally.
February 18,2013.Ekaterinburg,Russia. The sample found by Ural Federal University scientists at Lake Chebarkul. (The meteorite was therefore named Chebarkul).Chebarkul meteorite is the proposed name for the fragments of the asteroid that entered the atmosphere of Earth and caused the Russian meteor event on February 15, 2013.
Pictured: Chebarkul meteorite sample is under research at the labaratory of the Ural Federal University in Ekaterinburg.
Pictured: Aurora over Murmansk city of Russia.
An aurora is a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions, caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere (thermosphere).