A Terek Cossack performs with sabres at the traditional Cossack games outside the village of Arkhonskaya, in the Republic of North Ossetia, Russia, March 18, 2017.
Born in Stavropol, Russia, in 1974. Eduard Korniyenko became a professional photographer in 2000. In 2002 he joined the Russian Union of Journalists. At present, Korniyenko is a full-time photo-correspondent for the regional newspaper Stavropol Pravda and a freelancer for the news agency REUTERS. His work as a photojournalist has focused on developments in Northern Caucasus, which has experienced ethnic and intercultural conflict and political and economic instability.