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World through the lens of Eduard Pesov

World through the lens of Eduard Pesov

On 13 April the renowned Russian photographer Eduard Pesov turns 85. He chronicled the Soviet leaders from Nikita Khruschev and all the ministers of foreign affairs, from Andrey Gromyko to Sergey Lavrov. The award-winning photo correspondent remains full of energy at his age. To celebrate his lifetime achievements, we offer an online exhibition of his photos.



“Loss”, Tbilisi, 1961

May Day Demonstration, 1983

“Picasso’s disciple”, Tbilisi, 1959

Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov and Foreign Minister of Israel Ariel Sharon, 1999

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, United States Secretary of State Colin Powell

Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov and the USA President Bill Clinton, Washington, 1997

Vladimir Kryuchkov, Eduard Shevardnadze, Mohammad Najibullāh with wives and daughters, Kabul, 1989

“Reset”, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the USA Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Geneva, 2009

An oriental bow, Moscow, 2005

Armand Hammer, Moscow, 1989

Yuri Andropov, Lubyanka, 1982

Come back home, Eduard Shevardnadze, 1991

“Rare opportunity to stay alone”, Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze, Iran, 1989

“Visit to the USA is about to complete”, Eduard Shevardnadze and his wife Nanuli Shevardnadze, Washington, 1987

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on vacation, Kamchatka, 2007

Yevgeny Primakov and Igor Ivanov, Sochi, 1999

Yevgeny Primakov is trying to win over on his side NATO General Secretary Javier Solana

Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov, Khabarovsk, 1993

Foreign Minister Lavrov in Norway, 2010

Human Recourses settle all the issues, Igor Ivanov anniversary, 2005

Zurab Tsereteli and his wife, Inessa Andronikashvili, Moscow, 1995

Leonid Brezhnev and Nikolay Rerikh, Moscow

Colleagues, The Moscow State University, 1970

Leonid Brezhnev and Veriko Andjaparidze, 1982

Leila, Tbilisi, 1963

Leonid Brezhnev in Bonn, 1973

Yevgeny Primakov and his family, Moscow,1998

Gerald Ford and Leonid Brezhnev, Vladivostok, 1974

Leonid Brezhnev and USA President Richard Nixon, USA, 1973

Actress Sofiko Chiaurelli, Tbilisi, 1972

Lighting of Kremlin, 1974

Frontier Guards, USSR, 1963

Government Security, Tunisia, 2002

Girl in Ethiopia, 2006

Writer Yulian Semyonov, Moscow, 1973

Fisherman, Kamchatka, 1966

Leonid Brezhnev and Willy Brandt in Bonn, 1973

Leonid Brezhnev and Fidel Castro, Cuba, 1974

Expo-70, Osaka, Japan, 1970

My friend Lado Meskhishvilli, Tbilisi 1960

Prime Minister Primakov during his official visit to India, 1998.

US Secretary of State Albright and Russian Foreign Minister Primakov. Philippines, 1998.

Fishermen. Kamchatka, 1966

Communist Party Secretary General Yuri Andropov.

Shepherds’ camp, Chechnya, 1966

Baby in a pram. Canada, 1967

Mikhail Gorbachev and his wife Raisa, 1985

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rice, Moscow, 2006

Liza Minnelli in the workshop of Zurab Tsereteli, the Russian sculptor. Moscow, 1997

In the streets of Montreal, 1967

«Secret conversation». Canada, Montreal, 1967

Cosmonauts from «Soyuz-19» and «Apollo» crews leave their footprints in wet cement. USA, 1975

«Women at work». Dagestan, 1965

Restauration works in the old fortress. Dagestan, 1965

Near the Soviet pavilion «EXPO-67». Canada, 1967

Soviet pavilion in Osaka, «EXPO-70». Japan, 1970

Border guards in night watch. Russia, 1963

Foreign Minister Lavrov in a plane, 2006

Foreign Minister Lavrov, Head of Industry and Commerce Chamber Primakov and former Foreign Minister Ivanov at the event in MFA. Moscow, 2008

Communist Party Secretary General Leonid Brezhnev. Poland, Katowice, 1974.

Religious zeal. Japan, Kyoto, 1970

Sofiko Chiaureli, famous actress from Georgia. Tbilisi, 1972

«Reconciliation». Yaroslavl, 1971