For today's installment of AP’s Worldview: Daily Life series, we focus on Russia. Today’s gallery features a celebration of the Slavic pagan holiday of Ivan Kupala, Moscow transit commuters, and the early rising sun over the Ob River. Our photographers capture Russia’s everyday, exploring the people, traditions, and daily activities that help define it.
A man fishes near a diesel submarine at the Neva River in St. Petersburg, Russia, early Tuesday, July 28, 2009. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
A boy jumps on ice floes drifting on the Tom River in Novokuznetsk, about 3,000 kilometers (1,850 miles) east of Moscow, Sunday, April 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Yaroslav Belyaev)
Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin, left, and Soviet dictator Josef Stalin look-a-likes eat ice cream as they share a minute of rest in downtown Moscow on Tuesday, June 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
People enter a train in a Moscow subway, Russia on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010. Russia's emergency teams have managed to reduce the size of wildfires around Moscow and other regions in western Russia, officials said Thursday.(AP photo/ Alexander Zemlianichenko)
The sun rises over the Ob River in the early morning, near the city of Novosibirsk, about 2,800 kilometers (1,750 miles) east of Moscow, Wednesday April 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Ilnar Salakhiev)
A young woman poses for a photo standing on the parapet of the embankment of Moskva (Moscow) River in front of Moscow's City Center skyscrapers in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
People covered with therapeutic mud walk to wash it out in the Azov Sea in southern Russian Krasnodar region Monday, Aug. 11, 2009. (AP Photo)
In this late Wednesday July 6, 2011 photo people celebrate the Slavic pagan holiday of Ivan Kupala, outside Novokuznetsk, Russia, about 3,000 kilometers (1,850 miles) east of Moscow. (AP Photo/Yaroslav Belyaev)
Workers leave the Uralvagonzavod tank factory in Russia's industrial Urals town of Nizhny Tagil on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, with a famous Soviet made tank T-34 on the right. Vladimir Putin is expected to draw strong support from blue-collar workers in towns like Nizhny Tagil during the presidential elections on March 4, although protests are expected in Moscow and other major cities after the vote. (AP Photo/Peter Leonard)
A man speaks phone near a window in a businesscenter in St.Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, April 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
A woman feeds pigeons near the Alexander Nevsky Monastery in St. Petersburg, Russia on Tuesday Sept. 3, 2013. The Alexander Nevsky Monastery complex, which is currently under renovation, is home to some of the oldest buildings in the city. The complex also has two cemeteries which contain the graves of some of the giants of Russian culture, including Tchaikovsky, Dostoevsky, and Glinka. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
A municipal worker washes a statue of Russian famous writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky in front of the Russian State library, near the Kremlin Wall in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Dostoyevsky was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist and philosopher whose works explored human psychology in the context of the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
An Asian municipal worker plays on his cell phone as he rests at an advertising in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, March 12, 2013.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Two man stand above a stairway in Vladivostok, Russia, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Greg Baker)
Youth riders learn to ride horses during the sunset outside the major Russian Siberian city of Novosibirsk about 2,800 kilometers (1,750 miles) east of Moscow, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. Novosibirsk temperatures on Sunday dropped to -15 C (5 F). (AP photo/Ilnar Salakhiev)
In this Aug. 4, 2014 photo, an aerial view of Moscow is seen from the window of an airplane, Russia. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
A woman and her son drink tea as they rest during the weekend in Moscow's Sokolniki Park, Russia, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
In this aerial photo taken from a remote controlled helicopter the Savior of Spilled Blood Cathedral is bathed in light in St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday, July 29, 2013, with the Griboyedov canal at right. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
People exit the Mayakovskaya subway station in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
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