I particularly like the way the headline works with the almost historical air of the photograph. It doesn't have the flames and visceral violence of other papers, but there's something of the First World War about it that offers a sharp reminder that domestic turmoil can lead to international catastrophe.
It's a pity that only the agency, EPA, is credited. I think the photographer was Alexey Furman.
There is a pleasing symmetry to the spread, but you have to be willing to study the smaller pictures to see how terrific they are: the stash of molotov cocktails, the slingshot and tyre weaponry, and the grim face of the
man about to throw a rock from behind the riot shields.
The Mail has decided that the unrest is now sufficiently severe to warrant an explainer on the following right-hander. The graphic is simple and effective. As this page is about style over substance, we'll stake over the 'evil empire' and say only that it's a pity that the reader has to turn four pages to read to the end. A slightly smaller heading and a bit of subbing wouldn't have hurt.
The end result is to look like an Xbox or DVD cover.
The Sun goes even further down the movie poster road with the two bloodied people in the foreground, apparently walking away from the burning battlefield behind. The flag-waving and the typography only add to the effect.
Is it deliberate? Possibly.
Is it trivialising a serious situation? Possibly not.
It may have been intentional to draw readers into a subject that they might not normally care about.
And if that sounds too generous, bear in mind that the Sun does go to some effort to explain some background to what's going on in the panels.