Events of the week in photos

Events of the week in photos

Revision of the “news Mail.Ru” presents a digest of the most important and bright events from 22 to 28 April 2017 in the photographs of the leading news agencies of Russia and the world.

22 APR. Around the world held marches in defense of science. Thousands of scientists protested against the political attacks on scientific facts.

22 APR. “Saint Petersburg Arena” hosted the first official meeting in the match of the 24th round of the championship of Russia football players “Zenith” beat Yekaterinburg “Ural”.

April 23. In France ended the first round of presidential elections. According to its results, the struggle will continue centrist Emmanuel macron and nationalist marine Le Pen. The difference in votes between the candidates was only a few percent.

April 23. In Moscow Park “Patriot” was held military-historical reconstruction “the Storming of Berlin”. Participation in the reconstruction of the offensive operations of the red army took more than a hundred stunt people were used several thousand of fireworks.

24 APR. In Zurich, said the spring festival “Sechselauten” or Setswana. Traditionally on this day, burn a giant snowman.

April 24. The helicopter of the U.S. army with the defense Minister James Mattis on Board leaves the headquarters of the NATO mission Resolute support in the Afghan capital Kabul.

April 25. Ex-US President Barack Obama for the first time after leaving from a post of the head of state addressed the audience. In his speech to the youth at the University in Chicago, he said that he was going to work with the younger generation.

April 25. International banknote community chose the best 50 Swiss francs banknote of 2016. For the first place fought 1 thousand of Maldives of RF, 500 Argentine pesos and 5 pounds.

26 APR. Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova after a 15-month suspension for Meldonium first appeared on court in Stuttgart. In the first round of the tournament Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, she defeated Italian Roberta Vinci with a score 7:5, 6:3.

26 APR. In China launched the first aircraft carrier of its own production. In fact, the ship was a modernized version of the Soviet heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser of the project 1143 “Merlin”.

April 27. Space probe “Cassini” flew for the first time between Saturn and its ring system. The ship will pass the Earth science data which, scientists hope, will help to resolve many questions about the history of the planet.

27 APR. Police fired tear gas at a protest of schoolchildren in Paris. The young people went on the March against both candidates for the French presidency with the slogan “Neither Le Pen nor Makron”.

April 28. The US President Donald trump said that South Korea should pay $1 billion for the deployment of an American anti-missile complexes THAAD. In Seoul this option is called “impossible”.

April 28. The fourth stage of the championship “Formula 1” Grand Prix of Russia launched in Sochi. The best time in the first session of the free races showed the Finnish racer Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen. The second and third were the pilots of “Mercedes”.

Source: AP 2017