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 April 20 to may 5, 2017 in the photographs of the leading news agencies of Russia and the world.

April 29. A state of emergency was imposed on the entire territory of the Siberian Federal district due to wildfires, which has increased due to high air temperature and strong wind gusts. In the Republic of Buryatia and Irkutsk region, the fire began to move to the settlements, the result was destroyed 78 houses.

April 29. A boy plays on a street in the Moroccan town of Chefchaouen, famous worldwide for its blue houses.

April 30. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin held a hockey training session at the Olympic stadium “Puck” in Sochi.

April 30. The Finnish pilot of the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas became the winner of the Grand Prix of Russia, held in Sochi. For him this victory became the first in his career.

May 1. In the Russian capital under the slogan “For decent jobs, wages, life!” was held Pervomayskaya trade Union demonstration. In the procession was attended by 100 thousand people, including mayor Sergei Sobyanin.

May 1. In Florida, launched a carrier rocket Falcon 9 with the reconnaissance by U.S. satellites. Nine minutes after the start of the first stage successfully returned to earth.

May 2. In the final match of the Cup of Russia on football victory with the score 0:2 was won by FC Lokomotiv Moscow. Following the meeting, police in Sochi detained a 64 fan.

May 2. Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel has arrived in Sochi for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The formal reason for the visit of the head of the German government in Russia after two years became the preparation for the summit of “big twenty”.

May 3. Prime Minister Theresa may announced the termination of activities of the Parliament. After 36 days, the country will choose a new government and a new Prime Minister.

May 3. In Venezuela, the ongoing mass street protests that erupted after the Supreme court’s decision to seriously limit the power of opposition in the National Assembly. As a result of the dispersal of the protest rally in Caracas at least 14 students were injured.

May 4. Husband of Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh Philip will cease to perform Royal duties in the fall. Her Majesty supported her husband. In June, he will be 96 years old.

May 4. In France were the last before the vote in the second round of the presidential election debates. The founder of the movement “Forward” Emmanuel macron on the final round defeated his rival, the leader “National front” marine Le Pen.

May 5. Comac C919 medium-range developed as a direct competitor to Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 made its first flight. This narrow-body aircraft with one Central aisle in the cabin, able to carry up to 168 passengers.

May 5. Greenpeace activists unfurled on the Eiffel tower in Paris, the banner with the inscription “Freedom. Equality. The brotherhood”. Thus they are protesting against the party “national front” on the eve of the second round of presidential elections.

Source: Reuters