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    • Italian model and actress Madalina Diana Ghenea on the red carpet of the 76th International Film Festival in Venice
    • President of Russia Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep TayyipErdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during a joint press conference after the 5th Trilateral Summit in Astana format on the Syrian crisis
    • Mi-8 helicopters during the main stage of the Centre - 2019 strategic exercises at the Donguz training ground
    • Russia's team performs a routine with 5 balls in the finals of the group program at the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Championship in Baku.
    • Russia's Soyuz-FG rocket booster carrying the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan.
    • People having a rest on a swing on a Moscow boulevard.
    • Russian military personnel during a parade as part of a progamme to train officers at the Rayevsky training ground in Krasnodar region.
    • The Spectrum of the Seas cruise ship arrives in the port of Vladivostok. The vessel is based in Shanghai and carries passengers to Japan.
    • Marathon participants reflect in a puddle as they run during a race in Moscow, Russia.
    • Tank T-72B3 at the Yurginsky training ground in the Kemerovo region during the Centre - 2019 strategic exercises.
    • Argentina's Brian Agustin Arregui, in blue, takes a punch from Uzbekistan's Bobo-Usmon Baturov, in red, during their 63-69 kg preliminaries bout at the 20th Men's World Boxing Championship, in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
    • CSKA fans during a match between Arsenal (Tula) and CSKA (Moscow) at the 8th round of the Russian Premier League championship
    • Promotional models pose for pictures near KAMAZ vehicles at the Comtrans 2019 international exhibition in Moscow.
    • RIA Novosti Ukraine editor-in-chief Kirill Vyshinsky and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a meeting in Moscow.
    • Su-35 jet during Gunsmith's Day celebrations in Izhevsk.
    • A girl poses for pictures in the vineyard during the Grape Festival in the Park of the Vikings outside Simferopol, Crimea.
    • Russia's President Vladimir Putin talks to locals after visiting a school in the town of Tulun in eastern Siberia.
    • Balloonists prepare hot air balloons for flight during the Sochi Balloon Festival, in Sochi, Russia.
    • Actress Penelope Cruz on the red carpet before the premiere of Wasp Network during the 76th International Film Festival in Venice.
    • The International Celtic Dance Team performs during the closing ceremony of the Spasskaya Tower festival on Red Square in Moscow.
    • Yakovlev Yak-50 aircraft of the ANBO aerobatic team from Lithuania perform during a demonstration flight at the MAKS-2019 International Aviation and Space Show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia.
    • Stage and film director Konstantin Bogomolov and TV host Ksenia Sobchak in a wedding car
    • A LADA Priora car with installed carriage-style wheels on display in Krasnodar
    • A person takes part in the re-enactment of an episode from the 1979-1989 Afghan war during the 6th Military and History Festival in Crimea.
    • Mercedes team pilot Lewis Hamilton during a press conference in Sochi.
    • Girls in national costumes perform during the opening of a school in Barzeh district in Damascus
    • Russian President Vladimir Putin during an award-giving ceremony at the 3rd International Junior Judo tournament as part of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.
    • Visitors watch the closing ceremony for the Circle of Light 2019 festival in Moscow.
    • A construction site of the Karamyshevksaya station of the Big Circle Line of the Moscow metro.
    • A car on the R257 federal road in Krasnoyarsk region.
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    Italian model and actress Madalina Diana Ghenea on the red carpet of the 76th International Film Festival in Venice

    As we have entered the final day of September, Sputnik invites you to reflect on the start of autumn and recollect the most interesting and landmark events that have taken place in Russia and in other parts of the world.

    This has been a fruitful month for a number of political, cultural and sporting events. What were the highlights? To name just a few, the International Film Festival in Venice, the Artistic Gymnastics World Championship in Baku, and the MAKS international air show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow.    

    Spare a few minutes of your precious time to view our selection of this month's brightest events as seen through the lenses of our photo correspondents. 

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