Back-To-School Fashion, From Moscow To Ashgabat
Published 2 September 2013
As children across the region begin a new school year, many are showing off their best back-to-school outfits, from sharp suits and uniforms to bows and national dress.
A girl poses before the first day of school in Moscow, Russia.
Skirts or ties are in vogue for these kids in Moscow.
Children wear school uniforms in Vladivostok, Russia.
Young cadets at the Nakhimov Naval Academy in St. Petersburg attend a ceremony for the so-called "Day of Knowledge" as the school year begins.
A girl plays on a playground in Minsk, Belarus.
Belarusian children gather before school in Minsk.
Students wear sashes on the first day of class in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
A young student sports formal wear in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Children wear sashes in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Students in Almaty, Kazakhstan
A more casually dressed crowd gathers at an elementary school in Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
A classroom at the Isak Samokovlija elementary school in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Children carry roses at the start of the school year in Balanesti, Moldova.
Children carry roses in Balanesti, Moldova.
Equipped with textbooks, kids in Balanesti, Moldova, are ready to learn.