The main events of 2018 photos
Edition Mail.ru News recalls the most important events in Russia and the world in the past year.
Olympic games in Pyeongchang
In February, passed the XXIII Olympic winter games in South Korea’s Pyeongchang.
The winner of the Games was Norway, who won 14 gold medals, 14 silver and 11 bronze. Russia has won 17 medals and finished 13th in the medal standings. Gold of our national team brought players, who beat the team of Germany, and the Russian figure skater Alina Sagitova to win a medal in women’s figure skating. Eight awards brought skiers.
An-148 crashed into the suburbs
11 Feb passenger plane An-148 crashed in the Ramenskoye district. As a result of the tragedy killed 65 passengers and 6 crew members.
In March 2018 in the UK has been poisoned by a former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia. At the request of Britain, the attack was organized by the Russia, and his executors were officers of the GRU, who used fictitious names Ruslan Bashirov and Alexander Petrov (according to several media sources, their real names – Anatoly Chapiha and Alexander Mishkin). Russia involvement in the assassination denies.
The election of the President
On March 18 the election of the President of Russia. The victory was gained by Vladimir Putin, received 76,69% or 56 426 399 votes. This is the maximum number of votes which were cast for presidential candidates in our country.
A fire in TTS “the Winter cherry”
The fire in the shopping centre, “Winter cherry” was March 25 and claimed the lives of 60 people, including 41 children. It is the second largest fire in the history of modern Russia the number of victims after a fire in Perm nightclub “Lame horse”.
The opening of the Crimean bridge
On 16 may, President Vladimir Putin opened the regular traffic on the Crimean bridge, linking the mainland with the Peninsula. The head of state behind the wheel of “KAMAZ” first drove across the bridge at the head of a column of 35 vehicles.
The first woman at the head of the CIA
May 17, the U.S. Senate approved the new CIA Director Gina was Haspel. For the first time in history the head of the Central intelligence Agency was a woman. Despite the suspicion of involvement was Haspel to torture prisoners in the Thai prison in 2002, it was voted not only the Republicans, but two Democrats.
The wedding of Harry and Megan
May 19, in the chapel of St. George in the British Windsor hosted the wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle.
Among the 600 guests at the Royal celebration, was seen by American TV host Oprah Winfrey, Victoria and David Beckham, the British pop singer James blunt, sir Elton John and others.
A historic meeting between trump and Kim Jong UN
On 12 June, Singapore hosted the first ever summit of the leaders of the DPRK and the United States. Kim Jong-UN and Donald trump have signed a joint Declaration and promised “to end the war.”
The world Cup
In the summer of 2018 Russia for the first time in the history became the host of the 21st world football championship which was held from June 14 to July 15 in 11 cities across the country. Won the world championship the national team of France. The Russian team at the world Cup showed the best result in its history: the team managed to reach the quarterfinals, where it lost on penalties against Croatia.
The meeting of Putin and trump
July 16, Helsinki hosted the first full meeting of Vladimir Putin and Donald trump. Prior to this, the leaders of Russia and the United States crossed only twice — in the framework of the G20 summit in Hamburg in July 2017 and at the APEC summit in da Nang in November 2017.
Fight McGregor and Nurmagomedov
Russian mixed martial arts fighter Habib Nurmagomedov defeated Irishman Conor McGregor in the battle for the champion title UFC in Las Vegas. For the Russians, this victory was the 27th in mixed martial arts from 27 fights.
Forest fires in California
Wildfires in California that occurred in the autumn of the year, recognized as the most destructive in state history, and the most deadly in U.S. history. As a result of floods killed 88 people, more than a thousand missing.
More than 300 thousand people were forced to leave their homes. Fires caused billions of dollars in economic damage and killed more than 13 thousand houses. Among them were the mansions of many celebrities: Gerard Butler, Liam Hemsworth, Miley Cyrus.
Fight Kokorin and Mamaev
Players Kokorin and Mamaev October 8, become the instigators of the two fights in Moscow. First, they beat the driver of TV presenter Olga Ushakova at the hotel “Beijing” and then in the coffee shop attacked an official of the Ministry of industry and trade Denis Pak and the Director General of FSUE “NAMI” Sergey Gaisin. Against athletes three criminal cases under articles “Hooliganism” and “Assault”. Kokorin and Mamaev were imprisoned for two months in a Moscow jail “Butyrka” and was supposed to be released on December 8th. However, on December 5 their arrest was extended.
The accident at the start of the “Union”
On 11 October during the launch crew to the ISS on the space ship “Soyuz MS-10” accident. The capsule with Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and American astronaut Nick Hague was not injured, they made an emergency landing in Kazakhstan. The cause of the accident was abnormal operation of the sensor in the missile, which was damaged during Assembly at Baikonur.
In the past year was the adoption of the pension reform. Among the main conditions of the act — the gradual increase in age of the retirement age (to 65 and 60 years for men and women respectively); the right to retire two years earlier for people with extensive insurance experience (42 years and 37 years for men and women respectively) and the development of programmes to support employment and requalification of senior citizens.
Constantinople began granting autocephaly to a new Church in response to the request of the Ukrainian authorities. The ROC, in response, broke off relations with the Patriarchate of Constantinople. 15 Oct Petro Poroshenko announced the establishment of a new Orthodox Church in Ukraine.
Mass murder of Kerch
On 17 October there was a massacre in Kerch Polytechnic College. He was attacked by one of the students from the Polytechnic University — the fourth-Vladislav Roslyakov. In the tragedy of 20 people were killed and over 60 injured.
Husky and the cancellation of concerts of rappers
Since the second half of November in the regions of Russia has cancelled a number of performances of contemporary musicians, including groups IC3PEAK and “friend zone”, LJ and Husky. The last 12 days arrested the court in Krasnodar. On the eve of the Huskies climbed to the roof of the car to speak to the fans who are unable to get on his show because of the warning of the Prosecutor’s office.
Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin “watched very carefully” the situation with the abolition of the youth concerts of popular performers.
“Yellow jackets” against the Makron
From November, France was swept by a wave of protests. Protesters in reflective capes organize pogroms and riots. “Yellow jackets” protest against rising fuel prices and demanded the resignation of the government and the President of France Emmanuel Makron.
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