Russian president Dmitri Medvedev speaks at the opening of the Nord Stream gas pipeline from Russia to Europe. The ceremony was held at the landfall site if the pipe at Lubmin on the German Baltic coast.
Kalle Koponen is a photojournalist currently based in Helsinki, Finland. Koponen covers current events and reportage assignments world wide. He has travelled extensively and spent years abroad. Previously he has been based in Moscow, Stockholm and Berlin acquiring a wide experience of international reporting.